1996 16' Lund Laker Project

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rscottp
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1996 16' Lund Laker Project

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Hi all, great site! I love checking out all the projects! I have had my boat for over 13 years and I love it. It had developed quite a few leaks from the pounding I have given it fishing around Martha's Vineyard and I was thinking that its days were numbered. I found this site and decided to attempt a fix. I replaced leaky rivets with SS nuts, bolts and 5200. Then 2 coats of Gluvit on the inside. No leaks! I have decided to do restoration and mod on the boat for next season.

Gluvit paint on outside, reconfigure inside(center console, rod storage, ect.).

Boat has been set up as a tiller but I am going to convert it to remote, I know I am giving up some space but after this season I knew I had to make a change. I fly fish most of the time for breaking fish. You have to drive to the fish and cast quickly, I am just getting too old to keep jumping back and forth from the back of the boat to the middle to cast. I am also sick of the twisting involved in the tiller steering. Still not 100% set on final design but this site has given me some great ideas.
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Interior stripped and off the trailer. Need to get some help to flip it over.
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Make it a forward console!

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Thats the plan, I would like to have a small center console in front of the forward casting deck. Should be small enough so that I can get up there if I need too.

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Got it flipped today. Time to get going with the wire wheel.
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Wire wheels are fun...I got after mine with it yesterday and got a 24"x48" area down to bare aluminum in an hour. At that rate I have another 10 hours...
~Mac~

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2 1/2 hours with the angle grinder later! Found a few areas of pitting and small holes that need to be addressed.
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Looks like a cool project. One thought, would it be better to have a rear casting deck on a V hull vs. the front? The rear deck is wider / stabler and easier to pop up onto. I think a setup like my jet boat console would work well. I have a small mid hull well and larger mid height decks front and rear. The center console on mine is in the middle of the boat and has a grab rail that make moving around very safe.

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Your boat is awesome. I like the console you made, grab rail is very sturdy looking. My console will be a bit closer to the front, I am going to deck over the back. There will be storage for fuel/battery and a built in cooler(made from old live well). The casting deck in the front is pretty stable but I don't really use it much, the storage under deck is a necessity. My dog Jack likes to ride up there.

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Nice warm day here in New England. Finished most of the wire wheeling with the grinder. Patched small holes and pitting with Marine-tex white, I ran a little short and need to get a bit more.
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Looking good.

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Weather in the mid 50's today. Just put a coat of Gluvit on the seams and rivets. I need to watch the forecast for a day warm enough for painting. I really wish I had a heated garage! I also have a space heater under the hull to add a bit more warmth.
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Post by Restrained »

Ever consider stick steering? No console taking up space and no tiller, it's something to consider.

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I did think about the stick steer but I think I have my heart set on the center console. I plan to stand 80% of the time but think I will put in a pedestal base just in case.

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I put a coat of 1 part epoxy oil based paint on today. It claims to be waterproof and can be used on bare aluminum. I used a foam roller to apply. I will get one more coat on the bottom in the next day or so. Hope the stuff works as advertised.
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