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Got it home last night. '76 Sea Nymph, Its 16'9" and just under 6' at the widest point. came with a 45# troller and a 70 horse merc. guys said motor was a late 80's model, but not sure. I heard the motor run before i bought it. the guy started to do his own mods to the boat before he gave up i guess, but im gonna tear everything out anyway because i think he did everything wrong.... :shock: used treated wood, and the hinges are all rusted to hell... nothing that i cant fix. heres some pics, wouldnt mind hearing some mod suggestions.
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Welcome, Nice project boat you got. Some people just don't understand that spending the extra $$$$ on stainless steel or aluminum goes a long way. Are you going to strip everything and start over? You should be able to find some good ideas on this site. I have a rebuild on this site, but it will not help as far as a layout for your boat. Mine is a 79 Sylvan Sportster 18 open bow which I kept almost 100% original on the layout.

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thanks! and yes i intend on gutting it completly. ive been lurking around this website for months now, reading looking at pictures, gathering ideas, and taking notes. ive looked all over and havent really found one that is just like this one. i am in building trades so i understand what quality means, and i want to do this right. Ive never done anything like this before so it is a little intimidating right now, but i know waht big projects are like it just takes time.
I really like the layout on the G3's and i think i can do something a little similar with this. id like to move the console up fro m the back so i can extend the rear deck and possibly put a seatbehind the wheel? (still unsure) and bring the front deck back to the front of the console. like jims G3 i think thats really sharp! im gonna remove the livewell that is shown in front of the console, and i hope to install 2, one in the front and one in the back centered and in the deck.
its all kinda up in the air. i have a long way to go before i even get to the laying out. stripping paint and patching holes, whats the best way to patch the bilge holes? this boat has about 6 or 7 of them in it... anyways thanks for looking! and any advice would be much appreciated. thanks!
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Personally, I like that boat alot. I would keep it as is, layout wise, but just fix things the right way, if they aren't done properly.

I'm in the middle of a Sea Nymph project myself.

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Do you mean holes in transom? got any pictures? Is the transom in good shape? Check it for rot. make sure it's not bowed. I had almost a 1" bow in mine. It was not rotted, but still needed replaced. Not bad for 32 yrs. old.

I filled the holes in the aluminum skin with water weld epoxy stick and sanded down after it got hard. Some of the holes got a stainless bolt with some 5200. It just depended on where and what the situation was.

You should be able to make this boat exactly how you want it. Take your time and think it thru. Try to get some sleep which I found hard to do. It just would not leave my head. Is this an addiction or what?

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LonLB wrote:Personally, I like that boat alot. I would keep it as is, layout wise, but just fix things the right way, if they aren't done properly.

I'm in the middle of a Sea Nymph project myself.
thanks i really like it too i just wish the decks were a little bigger, and i dont like where the live well is placed. is your nymph like this one?
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BillG wrote:Do you mean holes in transom? got any pictures? Is the transom in good shape? Check it for rot. make sure it's not bowed. I had almost a 1" bow in mine. It was not rotted, but still needed replaced. Not bad for 32 yrs. old.

I filled the holes in the aluminum skin with water weld epoxy stick and sanded down after it got hard. Some of the holes got a stainless bolt with some 5200. It just depended on where and what the situation was.

You should be able to make this boat exactly how you want it. Take your time and think it thru. Try to get some sleep which I found hard to do. It just would not leave my head. Is this an addiction or what?
its for the bilge drains i guess, the guy i got this boat from said the person he bought it from was big into cat fishing so it had about 5 livewells in it. 2 for bait and the rest were 4 ft long?? so he said he took them all outand cut one down and that is what is in it now. but its left with all the holes. they are plugged but i didnt know if i should change what repairs were already made on them. im gonna start on this soon and ill have pics of my progress.
Ive never done a step by step how to on the things ive done before so youll have to bare with me. and im not sure how long this project is gonna take me but my hopes are that ill be fishing by spring.... [-o<
O yea and as for the transome i believe he said its 3/4 ply doubled up and screwed together. but was done when he bought it. yr an a half ago. i should prob redo it? what is best materials to use? ive got my eye on a piece of 1/4" stainless diamond plate at work that may find its way into my truck somehow... this might be a good something extra to use? thoughts..
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Strip it and fix the problems. I can tell that you will do a great job. You will be out fishing before you know it.

I would get all the treated wood out of the boat. I used a good quality exterior grade plywood. How you seal the wood is up to you. You will find different methods used on these rebuilds. If mine lasts five plus years i'll be happy. Besides, nothing is built to last forever and the next guy should be able to try his hand at it.

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PitFishin' wrote:
LonLB wrote:Personally, I like that boat alot. I would keep it as is, layout wise, but just fix things the right way, if they aren't done properly.

I'm in the middle of a Sea Nymph project myself.
thanks i really like it too i just wish the decks were a little bigger, and i dont like where the live well is placed. is your nymph like this one?

Ya I know what you mean about bigger decks. My boat is only 17' long, but it's a pretty "big" boat. It was a dual walk thru console boat. I removed both of those and am converting it to a tiller.
https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopi ... 21&t=16904

That's my build thread.....Slow progress in there though.

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i got started on my tear out took pics but they are too big to post and im not real sure how to resize them. ill work more on it later
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PitFishin' wrote:i got started on my tear out took pics but they are too big to post and im not real sure how to resize them. ill work more on it later
I've used tools online for shrinking pictures like... https://www.shrinkpictures.com/
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thanks, i tried a free one last night and it put water marks all over my picture and you couldnt hardly see what it was anymore. i didnt do any more tear out tonight, instead i built me an 8 ft work bench to store all my boat stuff on :D. got all the wood free of the jobsire, turned out real nice and now i have tons o more room in there since everything is up and out of the way. the boat tucks in real nice with plent of room to walk around it. supposed to be nice this weekend so ill pull it out and try to get the rest of the tear out done.
:?: what should i do with my outboard while im working on the boat? id like to take it off but it looks heavy and im not sure how to store it. also is there anything i need to do with it before it gets really cold?
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so its been a few days and ive been working on the demo whenever i can. ive finally removed all the flooring... what a
nighnmare that was. previous owner was redoing this boat before i got it and what a mess. so many screws, i tried backing them
all out one at a time until i got frustraded with it and took the saw to it. but i got it. next step is is to get teh old floatation out, ill
prob work on this tomorrow and hopefully get it all out. figured out i have enough cable to move the console forward quite a bit. i should go well with the layout ive chosen.
ive been struggleing with resizing pictures to post, but ive found if i take pics with my phone i can use them so thats what im gonna do.
also i have a question about the transom, there is some bracing that runs the width of the boat about a 3rd of teh way up from the bottom and there is no wood undrneath of this. ill post a pic of it later tonight. im not sure if its right or not previous owner replaced the transom when he got it but i think that i wanna do it again since im replacing everything else in the boat.
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heres a few more pics of my progress so far.
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PitFishin' wrote:heres a few more pics of my progress so far.
OK, First two pictures.

Not sure if I am seeing the pictures right. Are those holes in the bottom of the boat?
Not sure why in the heck the previous owners did that.
I would think that an auminum patch with some of those shaveable rivets I used would work, and turn out OK. I would use some 5200 around the edges, but make sure it's not oozing out everywhere.
Then on the inside give the area a heavy coat of Gluvit, when you do the rest of the inside of the hull.

They do make these,
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These can be plumbed into a pump for bringing water into the boat for your livewell. I would probably use something similar in one hole, and patch the other.
HOWEVER I HAVE ONLY USED THOSE ON GLASS BOATS.....THERE MAY BE BETTER OPTIONS ON AN ALUMINUM BOAT-BECAUSE OF DISSIMILAR METALS.
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