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hunter2011@gmail.com
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Post by hunter2011@gmail.com »

Hey tinboat guys,
Names Hunter, i also have to admit to creeping around here a few days. I recently inherited 40+ year old V hull from my uncle with a 15 four stroke Rude. I have spent about 300 in motor work on a new power pack, impeller, and tuning etc. It was sitting in a hanger for 4 years while he lives in south caroline. It is a cadillac aluminum boat, i love it and want to make it as useable and nice as i can afford.
Some things i want to do and need all the help i can get are

Rebuild the deck, possibly longer but i need room for storage and want to build a cooler holder in it.
i would like to move the seat in front to the second row (have two seats there)
build a livewell
carpet the deck
repaint the boat

I need alot of advice with all this, i am learning as much as i can right now about the painting but will have many questions
here are some pics of its current state after a great deal of cleaning:
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that boat has a lot of potential. i would put a floor in it for sure, but then the rest is up to you as far as little tweaks to get the boat perfect for your needs.

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Welcome Aboard :D

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Welcome! Good looking boat...

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Welcome Buddy!

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:WELCOME: aboard!!! Lots of good info around here. Painting should be a breeze, no paint to remove on her. Just rough up the surface and give it a good cleaning off with acetone, then use self etching primer to get started.

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Welcome aboard!
Nice looking boat you have there.

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Welcome. Nice little fishing platform you have there. You will find tons of ideas on this site!
“There’s a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.” ~Stephen Wright

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Hunter, Where abouts do u fish in Tampa? Im on the other side of the bridge. I fish mainly the coves and inlets on the intercoastal. I have fished old Tampa bay a few times with no luck.

Gary

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Sure Boater, when ever your ready to go let me know. I usually fish early in the am to avoid the boat traffic, but I can do nights also. Where do you uaually lauch from? I usually launch from Pop Stansell Park because its small and free. Your singin my song in the way of fishing for trout, reds, snook I have fished for Shark but usually from shore.

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Post by hunter2011@gmail.com »

I would defiantly want to take out out to the bay or somewhere salt water with you guys. Im not much of a saltwater fisher and need to go with someone who knows more than I and catch me a shark. :lol: I usually fish around tampa in lake carroll, keystone, tarpon, or the pond i live on. I also go to the river and use the boat ramp by McMullen Booth Rd.
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Hunter, Whenever you want to do some saltwater fishing give me some notice and we'll set something up. Im not set up for shark fishing and not sure I want to be. I love throwing lures at specks and Reds, but I am perfectly fine putting a shrimp on a bobber and waiting. I will trade you sometime I'll take you out saltwater fishing if you take me bass fishing. I used to fish fresh water but was not very successful and got bored with it (high school). When I started fishing saltwater I never looked back.

Boater, I have a 1436 alumacraft and am perfectly happy with it. Now it is not something I will take the family out in but for a buddy and myself it is fine. I do really have to keep an eye on the wind because the boat will beat you to death. My trailer is the thing that need sthe most work but it is a work in progress.

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