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Anybody know where I can order some new handles? I have one that is busted, you can see it in the pics above.
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Looking good man! Your Polar Kraft had the same problems as mine did. I am glad I saw this thread, it gave me a better idea of what to do. Nice!
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Hey thanks bud! You have a thread on yours? If you do, you should put a link in your signature. Maybe we can help each other out some. I've got a long ways to go on mine still yet. Just hopin' to be able to fish out of her this year! 8)
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Got your work cut out for you on this one, nothing like reviving a beater! Good work on the bow. Keep with it man keep us posted
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Thanks man. It's definitely a handful! Work in progress.... With a little less progress:-|. Hopefully gonna get the transom put back together this weekend. Then I will throw a temporary deck in just to be able to fish it. Got a lake trip coming up fast.
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Ryno685 wrote:Hey thanks bud! You have a thread on yours? If you do, you should put a link in your signature. Maybe we can help each other out some. I've got a long ways to go on mine still yet. Just hopin' to be able to fish out of her this year! 8)
Yep, here it is.
https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=29768
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Man we about got the same boat build going on! I have an 18ftr too that is in a certain amount of disrepair. I want versatility out of my rig too.

Do you plan on creating any storage? How big are you going to make your front platform? Have you thought through the bow lights for bowfishing? I.E. genny or batteries led lights or low sulphur halos? Sorry for the barrage of questions. But I think we may have similar goals in mind. Good luck. I'm tuned in and following along.

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SMOOTHboar wrote:Man we about got the same boat build going on! I have an 18ftr too that is in a certain amount of disrepair. I want versatility out of my rig too.

Do you plan on creating any storage? How big are you going to make your front platform? Have you thought through the bow lights for bowfishing? I.E. genny or batteries led lights or low sulphur halos? Sorry for the barrage of questions. But I think we may have similar goals in mind. Good luck. I'm tuned in and following along.
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Yeah I plan on as much storage as I can get. Hate clutter...but it is inevitable sometimes. As far as the platform size goes...I'm not sure yet. I know I will make it removable with light rail underneath. Still debating on type of lights. I would love hps or LEDs, but right now my budget trumps my wants list.:???: As far as the actual casting deck goes it will take up almost the whole front half of the boat. Here is a 3min drawing I did the other day on break. Sorry not the best or to scale, but I needed something to help visualize!:D not sure if you can read the writing...it is a phone pic of paper, but you can get the jist of it.
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smackdaddy53 wrote:
Ryno685 wrote:Hey thanks bud! You have a thread on yours? If you do, you should put a link in your signature. Maybe we can help each other out some. I've got a long ways to go on mine still yet. Just hopin' to be able to fish out of her this year! 8)
Yep, here it is.
https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=29768
Just checked out your thread. Man that is one sweet build you've got goin! Will be following. Keep up the good work!
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Ryno685 wrote:
SMOOTHboar wrote:Man we about got the same boat build going on! I have an 18ftr too that is in a certain amount of disrepair. I want versatility out of my rig too.

Do you plan on creating any storage? How big are you going to make your front platform? Have you thought through the bow lights for bowfishing? I.E. genny or batteries led lights or low sulphur halos? Sorry for the barrage of questions. But I think we may have similar goals in mind. Good luck. I'm tuned in and following along.
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Yeah I plan on as much storage as I can get. Hate clutter...but it is inevitable sometimes. As far as the platform size goes...I'm not sure yet. I know I will make it removable with light rail underneath. Still debating on type of lights. I would love hps or LEDs, but right now my budget trumps my wants list.:???: As far as the actual casting deck goes it will take up almost the whole front half of the boat. Here is a 3min drawing I did the other day on break. Sorry not the best or to scale, but I needed something to help visualize!:D not sure if you can read the writing...it is a phone pic of paper, but you can get the jist of it.
So are you not going to have the third row? I was thinking about moving the forward bench back about 6" and dropping in a removable platform that would lay ontop of some angle alluminum. I will try and do a drawing tonight in th hotel to give you a refence.

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Nope. No third row. Front seat is coming out and the casting deck will go all the way back to the middle seat.
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Ryno685 wrote:Nope. No third row. Front seat is coming out and the casting deck will go all the way back to the middle seat.
That's GINORMOUS!

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Yup. That's how I roll :twisted: ! :LOL2: I hardly ever have more than 2 extra people with me, so two bench seats oughta be enough.
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Well time for a little update. Got the new transom boards cut out and fit up together. I'm sitting in a lawn chair out in the garage watching glue dry as I type this. Plywood is one inch marine grade that I got from a guy at work. Came out of old refrigeration boxcars we rebuilt about six years ago, that's what they had in them for flooring. Got all the old paint sanded off and the stuff looked brand new. Solid as a rock! S-W-E-E-T!:D


Got the boat cleaned up on the back end earlier this week, so gonna go grab my father-in-laws tig welder later and head over to dad's to get all the holes the po drilled in the transom welded up. Wish I didn't have to drive 20 min to work on it, but hey that's life.:-)
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Looks solid bro! Wish I could tig mine without waiting on a buddy to get time, it would be done already
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