Smackdaddy's "Pole Dancer" 1652 Polar Kraft flush deck jet b

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Ok, finally got the final day of welding scheduled for Tuesday next week...once this is done it is all downhill from there. I am ready to get this thing rolling at a faster pace!
Oh yeah, I burned up another brand new grinder right as I finished wire wheeling the last of the paint off. At this pace I should have three more grinders to take back after I flip it and finish the bottom...it sure does look clean and pretty with all that OD Green paint off of it. The Tuffcoat and GatorGlide should adhere to it well.
~Mac~

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Nice, looking forward to the progress... Maybe I'll see you on the water one day, once I finish my tritoon!
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I am nearing rigging stage with my build so I figured I would keep an eye out for items I will need soon...
Scored 3 Optima blue top D31M batteries with trays and straps, a 4 bank MinnKota onboard charger, Minn Kota battery indicator that shows charge status of three batteries and all the leads that go with them for $500! The batteries load tested 95%...could not pass it up, $1250 for all of it new.
Also got a 21' Stiffy Guide Series push pole that has only been used a few times for $600, new ones go for about $900.
~Mac~

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smackdaddy53 » 57 minutes ago wrote:I am nearing rigging stage with my build so I figured I would keep an eye out for items I will need soon...
Scored 3 Optima blue top D31M batteries with trays and straps, a 4 bank MinnKota onboard charger, Minn Kota battery indicator that shows charge status of three batteries and all the leads that go with them for $500! The batteries load tested 95%...could not pass it up, $1250 for all of it new.
Also got a 21' Stiffy Guide Series push pole that has only been used a few times for $600, new ones go for about $900.
Sweet................................................... =D>
https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopi ... 21&t=28342[/color] My Lowe 1752 Mod/rebuild
1999 Lowe 1752 Yamaha 115 HP four stroke.
1442 polar kraft 25 HP 3 cylinder Yamaha two stroke.

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I took the boat to the shop Tuesday and we got everything welded but the two drain tubes, stress cracks on the poling platform and the gunnel cap corners. I am pretty happy with where it is so far.
I know my build is not as in depth as others but it has been a pretty cut and dried build so far. I will get more detailed when I start the rigging and coating process. Here are a few photos of the project so far:
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Hey Smack it looks real good,

It's come along way brother, keep up the good work............................ =D>
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1999 Lowe 1752 Yamaha 115 HP four stroke.
1442 polar kraft 25 HP 3 cylinder Yamaha two stroke.

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Country Dave wrote:Hey Smack it looks real good,

It's come along way brother, keep up the good work............................ =D>
Slowly! It will never be as nice as yours.
~Mac~

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Way to GO Smack! Really GREAT JOB! You've come a LONG way brother, keep on trucking. The ends is in sight!

=D> =D> =D> =D> =D>

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Badbagger wrote:Way to GO Smack! Really GREAT JOB! You've come a LONG way brother, keep on trucking. The ends is in sight! =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
Bagger Out
I couldn't agree more! =D> Killer work Smack, esp. those sponsons! :)
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Very nice build. I love those float pods.

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The holidays and a head cold have slowed me down a bit but I am picking up a twice used Minn Kota Riptide 55 with CoPilot today for $450. I could not pass it up! I don't troll much so going with the 12v will keep my weight down. It has a disconnect plate for days I know I wont need it (which will not be often).
I need to get the drain tubes welded in and solid rivet a few holes where I drilled out the seats. Next step after that is float testing!
~Mac~

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smackdaddy53 » 18 minutes ago wrote:The holidays and a head cold have slowed me down a bit but I am picking up a twice used Minn Kota Riptide 55 with CoPilot today for $450. I could not pass it up! I don't troll much so going with the 12v will keep my weight down. It has a disconnect plate for days I know I wont need it (which will not be often).
I need to get the drain tubes welded in and solid rivet a few holes where I drilled out the seats. Next step after that is float testing!
Brother I know what you mean. Its not been cold here but the weather has been snotty, rainy and windy making it difficult to get anything done. Not to mention the hustle and bustle of the holidays. 55lbs thrust should pull you around just fine. You'll be happy after the float test, I know I was.

Don't get discourage these things take time. I have a sign in my office that's says "You want it done fast or you want it done right"............................................... :mrgreen:
https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopi ... 21&t=28342[/color] My Lowe 1752 Mod/rebuild
1999 Lowe 1752 Yamaha 115 HP four stroke.
1442 polar kraft 25 HP 3 cylinder Yamaha two stroke.

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Country Dave wrote:
smackdaddy53 » 18 minutes ago wrote:The holidays and a head cold have slowed me down a bit but I am picking up a twice used Minn Kota Riptide 55 with CoPilot today for $450. I could not pass it up! I don't troll much so going with the 12v will keep my weight down. It has a disconnect plate for days I know I wont need it (which will not be often).
I need to get the drain tubes welded in and solid rivet a few holes where I drilled out the seats. Next step after that is float testing!
Brother I know what you mean. Its not been cold here but the weather has been snotty, rainy and windy making it difficult to get anything done. Not to mention the hustle and bustle of the holidays. 55lbs thrust should pull you around just fine. You'll be happy after the float test, I know I was.

Don't get discourage these things take time. I have a sign in my office that's says "You want it done fast or you want it done right"............................................... :mrgreen:
Naa, Im not discouraged, just ready to get this damn thing wet and go catch some fish! Paddling my kayak several miles to catch fish really limits my fishing. We catch some good fish though! I have caught seven trout 24-26 1/2" the last two trips.
~Mac~

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Man I wish I had half of the metal working skills you or Country Dave have! Both your boats are sick, nice work.
As always tight lines, cold beer, & Go Gators!

my build https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopi ... 21&t=25185

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Gators5220 wrote:Man I wish I had half of the metal working skills you or Country Dave have! Both your boats are sick, nice work.
Thanks man! Many years of construction, metal fabrication and sore hands paid off I guess.
I ordered my GatorGlideG4 and should begin coating the bottom and sides as soon as it comes in.
I got my solid aluminum rivets, bucking bar and air hammer a couple of days ago so I can rivet the old rivet holes where the seats were mounted. Once I get them riveted I am taking her to the lake for the float test to see where I want to put my console, gas tank and batteries. Once I lay that out I can place my hatches where I can access everything under the deck easily. Some time soon will be the Tuffcoat nonskid coating on the deck and top of float pods.
I got a great deal on a MinnKota 55 SP CoPilot remote trolling motor the other day. It is all coming together finally!
So far I have:
A boat and motor, of course

Trolling motor with quick release deck plate and RAM mount that holds the shaft near the head and keeps it from bouncing on rough rides when it is stowed away.

Aluminum poling platform

90 quart K2 Cryo ice chest with custom starboard top I made so it will mount on the front of the boat and double as a casting platform

21 foot Stiffy Guide Series push pole with Stiffy bungee deck brackets

94 quart igloo fish box with cushioned top and aluminum rack for captains leaning post

Fiberglass mini console with grab bar and lexan tinted windshield I made with 2 double aluminum rod holders for each side

MinnKota 4 bank onboard charger

MinnKota LED battery indicator

3 Optima D31M Blue Top batteries with trays and hold down straps (1 for motor, 1 for accessories, 1 reserve)

One large gel cell for trolling motor

25 gallon below deck gas tank

Stainless 5 spoke steering wheel
(Getting a Teleflex NFB steering kit after I figure out console location so my cables are the correct length)

Tempress hatches

2 24" and 1 48" Flounderpro underwater light bars (I am making a removeable rack and more above water LEDs for gigging trips)

Perko switches etc

(Pictures will be added soon)
~Mac~