58 Richline, resto mod

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Hello all! New here, just picked up a 58 Richline 16'. In decent shape but has been sitting for a few years. From this site and the yahoo groups page I believe it to be a big 16 or custom 16 (by the self bailing transom). Looks like an old custom build. Boat came from Ohio and was supposedly a state game boat in the 60's and 70's. Nice center console conversion with solid plywood floors. The orig 70 hp is long gone but boat came with '68 35hp merc 350. Plan is for new carpet, seats and paint to make a general purpose fishing/pleasure rig. Looking to get the old girl on the water soon!
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I would love to have that boat. Mine is a Big 16 daycruiser. Before some one chopped it up. Looks about what I think mine use to.

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Finally making some progress. Fabbed up a high bench for the console with storage and a fridge beneath, made a cooler seat and mounting for in front of the console. The angle on the wheel was wrong with the higher seat, trimmed the console and made a new dashboard from aluminum plate, lubed up the steering while it was apart and now it turns much more easily.
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A little wiring & time for paint & carpet
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Converted an old walker to be my grab bar for the center console, mounted some LED flood lights on top.
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New upholstery for front bulkhead, trimmed in cocobolo rosewood
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Front battery location behind bulkhead, low as possible for better CG
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$100 bimini top off ebay fit like a glove...
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Rear bulkhead upholstery & speakers
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I really like repurposing the 'walker' to a 'grab bar'…..going to probably use that….

Great looking job on the bench seat, too.
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Using 10 gallons of water to bend cocobolo rosewood strip for bow cap:
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New top for console made with poly board, lifts windshield to proper height & allows cutouts for cup holders, air horn mount cut & bent from left over diamond plate
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More Lights! Finished up overhead bar mounted LED and halogen lighting. Made a shroud /wiring cover from leftover plate and bedlinered it to prevent glare
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More pics of final console
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Added a flip up stern light to the antenna / air horn plate brace. Wired the grab bar lights and ran wires through grab bar and into console. Plumbed air horn with PEX and mounted horn motor under console. LOUD. Finally decided on location of front battery (under front casting deck - gets it lower and frees up space behind front bulkhead doors). Built battery mount from Lowe's shelf brackets and left over poly board. Nice and solid!
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