Baptistpreach's 1436 Monark -100% 8/14

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I'm following pretty closely to what member PBW did with his, and when I'm done its gonna be quite a catfish and crappie rig. (of course I fish for bass too!) Anyhow, here's what it looked like when it started!
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And this is what it looks like finished (minus the lettering which can be seen on the last page)
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Good Luck..... Nice looking clean rig to start from..
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looks like you should be able to make you a pretty nice boat.. can't wait to see the end result

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I like it as is! If it was mine I would just put a nice level floor to walk easier on.
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nice boat i would fish it as it is
The fishing was good,it was the catching that was bad

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Nice rig to start out with. Is the front port side dented or is that just an illusion of the camera angle?

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Yes, its dented, I guess his son in law did that accidentally, but it has no leaks and I couldnt beat the price $250 for the boat, trailer, and a trolling motor!

btw, Thanks for the compliments, but I was hoping for some more encouragement to mod it! I'm too far committed to stop now!
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Nice rig! 8)
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First thing I did was coat most of the inside with spray on bedliner. Why you might ask? Well, because I heard it might help keep the boat sealed (probably not), it gives good grip, and because I think it looks cool! I also included some pics of what the floor looked like before. I washed the boat out at the car wash and let it dry before I did any of the spraying. While the true practicality of the bed liner may be in question, it did wonders for the appearance of my boat!
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Then I started to build my supporting frame for the front deck. I've never worked with wood before, so this was definitely a learning experience, but I'm really liking it!
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Looks good.Did you fix the punched nose?A hammer and a 6 inch long piece of 2x4 will fix it.

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Its looking good, keep up the good work on it.
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Here's the pics of the current state of the boat. I unscrewed everything that had screws (not really very much) and water proofed all the wood 3 or 4 times. I then went back and secured every thing firmly, added the three horizontal cross supports and one more middle vertical support. Every support has four screws, everything is level, and next I will cut my deck for the front and take it out for a water stability test to determine where I'm going to mount my front seat, which will then determine how I do my storage. I've also included a picture of the rough idea for my rear deck with the storage / livewell added. I want to see how the boat will run with that much water weight in it. If it can work though, it will be a HUGE livewell!

P.S. the tool that is laying on picture 22 is a 90 deg. tool that was very valuable to drill my supports in on some tight areas!
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Your boat is looking good.
Other then a square never heard of a 90 degree tool.
I see another boat in the background,looks to be fiberglass with side console?
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Yes, its a fiberglass with a 50hp motor, I'm doing my best to sell it though! After I sell it, I'm gonna be looking for a 9.9 or another decent sized motor to put on my jon!
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