1970 Cherokee V-Hull project

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it's been a mess here in the great ATL for the past week... skies opened up for a couple hours today so me and the little old lady ran to a small electric only lake nearby and got some sun for a couple hours. man it was welcomed!!

go ahead and laugh that I took such detailed pics of this.... lol but all I've done this week to my tin was install a cupholder at the front of the deck hahaaa.... enjoy some pictures from our rainy fourth of July, the cupholder, and a few snaps of us at the lake today!

oh p.s. I've narrowed down my choices for a paint scheme... it's going to be one of two:

1) Toyota Forklifts of Atlanta (where I work)... hot orange with the Toyota emblem and "TOYOTA" graphic down both sides

2) Clemson Tiger Paws on both sides and once again hot orange

Tough decision
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Boat looks great! IMO I'd go with the Clemson Paws, unless your company is going to help foot the paint bill :) Keep the pics coming.

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Thank you for your service to our country bud! I'm glad you've got a nice little boat there to enjoy, drink beer and what not. Catchin anythin good?
As always tight lines, cold beer, & Go Gators!

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panFried wrote:Boat looks great! IMO I'd go with the Clemson Paws, unless your company is going to help foot the paint bill :) Keep the pics coming.
I talked to our paint guy last night and he is going to help me tape and paint it... Toyota forklifts are hot orange so there's plenty of paint at my disposal :) so I think I'm going to do the best of both worlds including tiger paws at the front and Toyota emblem and TOYOTA graphics running from the rear to the middle
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Gators5220 wrote:Thank you for your service to our country bud! I'm glad you've got a nice little boat there to enjoy, drink beer and what not. Catchin anythin good?
Heck yes to some brewskis my man!! I built a dedicated storage compartment custom built around my cooler... So you see where my priorities are lol! Been catching a couple decent sized small mouth but its been slow up here when I have had the chance to get out
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You have done a great job! Looks really nice.
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Hey guys. so I just managed to shift some finances around in the budget here at the house. acquired a Lowrance X-4 Pro fish finder, a Boss Marine head unit and two speakers, electrical wiring, battery case, and the head unit casing.

installed everything about an hour ago... but here's my dilemma... My fish finder fires right up, no problem, as soon as I switch the button to on with my switch panel... however, my stereo will not turn on and I've done everything (it seems) to get it to work... attached are pictures of my wiring... maybe I've missed something?? I have the red wire (12v switched) hooked to positive and the yellow wire (12v constant) is left unattached.

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Brother it’s so hard to say without seeing it first hand and being able to test stuff. I would first ask why you have the breaker on the ground side of the circuit. Secondly you need to test at the back of the head and make sure you have power and ground.

If you have two devices that are sharing the same voltage supply and they are both high consumption devices like you have theirs might be a voltage drop. A quick check would be to get to good jumper wires and go from the battery directly to the device and see if it powers up. If yes the heeds good and it’s a wiring issue.
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I don’t think I would even use a switch to power it up. The radio already has an on/off power switch.
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What is your MOS sir?
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Country Dave » 19 Jul 2013, 17:27 wrote:What is your MOS sir?
i'm 11Bravo Dave... Infantry blue, through and through!

you bring up a good point about the head unit already having an on/off toggle on the unit itself. i'll try your suggestions and see if anything changes. thanks!!
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Outstanding sir,

Let me know what happens. 93P Flight coordinator, air assault, first responder helicopter dust off squad.
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Sir how did you make out,

Did you get your wiring figured out?
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Hey there sir!

Forgive me if I missed this somewhere in this thread but:
How many pounds of wood do you estimate has been added to the boat?
I'm considering decking my 14.5' Lone Star Commander (1970 Johnson 9.5) with aluminum to keep the weight down.
But I have the tools and everything already for woodworking and I'd need to get a few things and practice some more before doing it in aluminum, would probably need to go with muggyweld.
Have you noticed a loss of speed now that it's decked?
How have your balancing and handling characteristics been affected?
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Hey guys. newest update includes stereo system, fish finder, and switch panel installation complete. turns out that my previous "Boss Marine" was a faulty unit. so after a trip to Bass Pro to return it I decided to go with a more trusted brand. so I spent another 100 bucks ontop of my trade-in to secure the CXS-M2016 sony marine stereo. wired it up and it lit up like a Christmas tree!

it's funny because once I started playing music and cranked it up it was so freagin loud! the boat with all the wood is acting like a subwoofer compartment. I made a joke to my wife saying that it would be funny if I had a noise complaint called on me, and the music was coming from a 14' jon boat lol! but ya, this sucker gets really loud!

I tell you what... for being a little $400 boat off craigslist this sure turned into a little money hole haha

once again, please forgive the "ish" craftsmanship. I've never done anything like this before, and it seems that every mistake is screaming at me in the face!
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