Well here we go. I bought this boat 4 years ago or so. Motor was acting up severely, and with new kids, etc, didnt have any time for it so I sold it to a family member more interested than I was at the time.
Boat was looked at a little by a mechanic, but then parked in a field and sat. Nose wheel sunk in the dirt, ended up being parked leaning forward, and of course with the snow and rain up here slowly but surely filled with water until it reached the level of the plug (basically filled to just under the floor). Floor is squishy, and you can obviously see the greenery.
So yea - $200 later and its home with me. Title and reg was never even switched out of my name - so thats one (and the only thing) done.
So here is the game plan since its almost winter here.
1) get the motor to start. Im not using this motor on the boat (the transom needs rebuilt, and the rivers I will use this in are large and fast current, so you either need a kicker or a good 4 stroke to troll with (bow mount wont do on its own for upstream). Plus with kids, etc, i just want reliability and quiet. So yea a new (or newer) 40 or 50 will be going on. So get it running, then remove and sell it off to bank some $ for the build
2) transom out and rebuild. doubled up 3/4 ply, epoxy resin coated, etc...
3) rebuild the floor. Here is where i may need some help. Its modular to a degree, as there are seams, but its hard to tell how it goes under the console, etc. Also, can someone tell me what type of rivets there are in the photo below?
Sure I will have lots of questions as we go, so looking forward to all your help!
1 by mikejjmay, on Flickr
2 by mikejjmay, on Flickr
3 by mikejjmay, on Flickr
4 by mikejjmay, on Flickr
5 by mikejjmay, on Flickr
Transom has a unhealthy amount of flex in it
6 by mikejjmay, on Flickr
trailer will need some work. Several of the rollers rotted out and cracked, etc. Thinking of converting to bunks. Thoughts?
7 by mikejjmay, on Flickr
These are the rivets that seem to be holding all the floor panels down. Not sure if i will rivet them down again (more water intrusion it would seem) or just pressure fit them.
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1988 Alumacraft Pro 170, work in progress!