Weldbuilt 1652 semi-V mod

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Weldbuilt 1652 semi-V mod

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This is my first time to mod a boat and I can't wait to get started. This boat was given to me by Gary a longtime friend. Gary passed away this past year of Lou Garrets Disease (ALS). I only hope that he knew how much he was appreciated. He was retired Navy, Firefighter/paramedic,hunter,fisherman,sailer,one of the origional talladega pit/mechanics (when the greats were just starting he had pics to prove! they have been donated to racing museum) and civil war re-enactor with an Alabama cannon squad. =D>

The boat is a 1652 semi V weldcraft with a large livewell bench? near the back. The motor controls are on a center console. I have purchased a used 40# minn kota all terraine bow mount 12 volt, a 50 horse nissan 04 model w/oil injection came with the boat and still needs a break in period.I'm waiting on a friend to get me some scrap aluminum so I can save a few $$$. I have put in some new carpet and wood inside because the boat had set (new) for about 5 years, and yes the motor has been serviced, new plugs ect. run's perfect. Let's see if I can post some pics here.....

by the way, this site is awsome! Thanks for looking and any input!
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Welcome aboard.

Sounds like a heck of a boat from a great man. Looking forward to some pics.

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Welcome Aboard! 8)
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Ahoy, And Welcome Aboard ! Pics Will Not Only Help You Share Progress With Everyone Else Here On TinBoats.net, But Will Be Great For You To Review & Share With Family & Friends After You Get Her Done.

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well here goes pics i hope... :arrow:
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:) hey got some pics up!thanks for the great tutorial! I am starting to put a casting deck/ seat mount and storage for trolling battery. Has anyone made aluminum frame on a semi-v for this? I could use some tips....thanks.
my wife got me a couple seats and the doefin thats on the boat for xmas. will try to post a pic of the seats in a bit.

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Great lookin rig!

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Welcome. Nice lookin boat.

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:D Hey everyone, sorry about the delay. I have been waiting for a frien to bring me some 'scrap' aluminum and square pieces for bracing. Well now that i have it it's time to get a plan and start building. pics soon to follow. hmmmm shure would be nice to have a welder .... well lets se what happens... lol

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Nice looking rig! Really like that motor..

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you know i was just thinking this boat with the center console looks just like the gamewardens boat, hmmm i would hate to make anyone nervous out on the lake.. lol :shock:

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Hey wolf this is off topic but ru a NAPA autocare center

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sorry everyone been tied up, started workin on the boat again forgot camera but will get pics of progress monday. By the way, went to lowes to look at piano hinges and noticed that lowes has 2 types, look on the bottom tag and you will see either steel plated or STAINLESS yes! but the stainless are 20.00 for one hinge.....but they do have them here in alabama anyway...... :roll:

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well here goes some pics.....finally! sorry everyone, pics are not in the right order.... #-o
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Thats some stout framing, really nice job.
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