1976 sears 1231 retro/restore/bass boat

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did i get screwed or was it a good deal for 200 bucks

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csimmons0885
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Post by csimmons0885 »

ok im new here and have alot of questions, most have yet to be answered but thats what our hands are for trial and error i have learned that a fixer uper is a 10 and 20 dollar here and there but the jon i got i got a deal on boat with a title 3 swivels a 50# new min kota ok lookin plastic seat one pedistool and a humminbird wide 100 a few holes and most of the rivets where bad.Sooo here is my journy to polish what i beleive to have been a turd.
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Bass n flats
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Post by Bass n flats »

It depends on where you are located. Around here $200 sounds a bit high, I would have been comfortable around $100. I picked one up a few years ago with about 30 holes for $20, fixed it up and sold for $500 about $300 profit. Good luck with the project and post lots of pictures! :D

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2013-02-23 02.33.25.jpg
more recent work done to her
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this weekends work put back together bedliner the bottom and a little primmer
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friday night progress
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back deck is complete with finder and seat installed this has turned into a good build and here are some pics of what ive done
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xXT.WARDXx
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Post by xXT.WARDXx »

Are all that tubing aluminum or is it stainless?

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its 20 and 25 ga metal studs and what you see on the floor are a metal strut that is a heavier gauge

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tomorrows is her maiden voyage hope it dont leak then i can finish my decks

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Ryno685
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Post by Ryno685 »

Nice work bud! Only suggestion I have is for checking leaks. I have a little 12 footer that used to be my grandpa's. When checked that one, I just filled the whole thing with about 8" of water. It is very easy to track down where the leaks are coming from that way. I found 28 leaky rivets and 3 cracked welds in that little sucker. Keep up the good work!
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TxTightLiner
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Post by TxTightLiner »

Lookin good. Nice work!

csimmons0885
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Post by csimmons0885 »

thanks everyone for the compliments never done a boat build before we took it out to the river and floated her yesterday and not a single leak lets just say im really happy to see her come together here are more pics of last nights work wired lights,fish finder finished front deck paint today rod holders today
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todays work paint paint and paint
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TimRich
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Post by TimRich »

Nice! I think you got a good deal for $200. She's coming along nicely!
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Post by csimmons0885 »

this has been a fun frustrating project and my first build or boat ever i build buildings it hss been trial and errorcussing and fussing ive put my family aside to finish her up more pics coming soon i like it not bad for a 27 year old city boy huh?