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BloodStone wrote:
CrappieReaper wrote:I forgot to mention that I plan to turn this boat into a tiller model. I want as much room inside the boat as possible. I came close to modifying it into a center console, but decided a tiller would be best. I currently have a '98, 60hp Mercury tiller that will do the trick.
You should be in jail-Because you stole that boat! =D> It's kind of ironic, I have a boat project (14' shallow V) in which I am trying to install a center console in a boat that had none & is more suited for a tiller & you are doing just the opposite. :-k I know you want more room but, I'd seriously think about keeping or re-vamping that console system. Btw, just curious, whatcha planning on doing with the OB that came with that boat (especially since it ran so well after sitting for so long)?
First off, I have over 35' of 3/4" Schedule 40 in the boat.

The Mariner motor that came with it has been listed on Craigslist for the last 4 months with no serious inquirys other than one that was looking to lighten the weight of his 75hp. I have the motor listed for $775.00, it comes with the remote and stainless prop. The package is worth more as I have sold a 74, 50hp Merc on ebay for $750 just three years ago and a fellow from TN drove over to pick it up. I had a call on the motor last night with the guy wanting to trade guns, or a night scope for a rifle, and other hunting gear. I am not interested in trading for anything other than cash. I can't sell the guns on craigslist or ebay and I don't need them. I told him I would take $700. I also told him that I would suggest going through both carbs since the motor has so many "sitting" years just to make sure there is no dried up crap inside them. A new set of gaskets wouldn't hurt either as the old ones are most likely too dry from the years. One cylinder has 115 lbs compression, and the other is holding at 118 lbs. That's very balanced for a motor that old, ('82). With the 7+ years it has sit, to me makes it almost an '89 model. The guy who previously owned the boat really didn't know what he had.

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Looks good.

I would like to point out something on the plumbing, can't really tell from the pics (cameras don't do angles well). Make sure that ALL the lines can drain good. Otherwise you'll be doing alot of repairs if water stands in them and freezes. Or you'll be out on the water, go to fill up the livewells and end up filling up the boat instead. I would hate to see a good days fishing ruined by a busted pipe.

Not cutting down on you're work, just trying to help save some trouble.

And if you're already aware of this, disreguard this post.
No, I REALLY would rather be fishing.....

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Long day today. I was able to install the front deck with it's hinges, and install the side storage panels.

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I have a bit more of sheet metal work, some chases to build, and then I should be ready for some carpet.

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Let me start off by saying again... WoW! You are building a fishing machine! I noticed your wood is cut to fit just right, but are you planning on carpetting it while the wood is in the boat? Seems like most people wrapped the carpet on the edges of the wood, and was wondering if that was your plan or not? Again, WoW!
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Hey, what's the model of the boat and the size of it (length and width of floor)?
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WOW! :shock: It's a deeper hull than I thought.

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baptistpreach wrote:Let me start off by saying again... WoW! You are building a fishing machine! I noticed your wood is cut to fit just right, but are you planning on carpetting it while the wood is in the boat? Seems like most people wrapped the carpet on the edges of the wood, and was wondering if that was your plan or not? Again, WoW!
Preach, to be honest, this is basically a temporary forward decking. I'm trying to slam this thing together for the upcoming season and make the camping trip that I am supposed to go on next Friday. I will be looking for another material for final deck. It's all removable. I don't plan on wrapping the carpet around the lid openings. The lids are bolted from top to bottom and I can remove them anytime to make adjustments to size. I would like to find some type of edge channel that I could wrap the plywood and carpet edges. I can trim the lids to whatever size I need to make room for any edge trim. Right now my goal is clean and functional. Gitter done is my current motto and quality will unfortunately have to be compromised for now. I can backtrack at a later time and make things right. I still have more metal to do, more plywood to cut and install, carpet, switches, top out of the wiring, Trolling Motor, Two graphs, GPS, transducers, 60hp Merc, etc.

I've got my work cut out for me during the next 7 days. There is a good chance that I'll end up just wiring in the switches temporarily without build the switch boxs yet. I will deal with them one way or another.

I recently sold my old '98 PU that's been taking up the garage. Moving the boat in to work on it helps my progress an awful lot.

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ben2go wrote:WOW! :shock: It's a deeper hull than I thought.
24" deep, then gets less within 5' of the bow.

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baptistpreach wrote:Hey, what's the model of the boat and the size of it (length and width of floor)?
The boat is an '80, Travler Sea Nymph. I am fairly sure it was one of the possible prototypes for the Bass Tracker and they didn't get the bid. Could have been that it was "too much boat" in my opinion. This boat was very well made.

She is 16'4" from top of transom to tip of bow.
The rear deck is 50" wide at the floor and 72" wide up top.
The middle deck is 48" at the floor.
The front deck has 44" between the side storage panels on top of the deck worth of floor space.
The sidewalls are 24" deep.

Like I said early is this thread, I wanted the safety and stability. This is why I haven't raised the deck at all. Matter of fact, I lowered the midsection somewhat by removing the leveling braces that were originally in it and let the deck go with the flow of the ribs. IE, I have a slight "V" in the mid deck flooring which does not bother me at all.

I want to thank everyone for their input and the ideas just from looking over the other threads.

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I'm wicked impressed! Well done. You may have already said it but I haven't read the entire post yet. Do you have a rough estimate on how much you've put into it?
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I'm wicked impressed! Well done. You may have already said it but I haven't read the entire post yet. Do you have a rough estimate on how much you've put into it?
Gabriel
Gave 5 bills for the boat, sold the motor for $750. Materials so far have probably been around $170 total. I cannot find two hinges I need that are similar to the ones that were originally on the boat. (8 hours of google searching) I had most of the plywood in stock as scrap from jobs I've done. I did buy one sheet of 3/4 BC. All aluminum was with the original boat other than the front live well material which was left over from a mod 9 years ago. I had all rivets in stock. It's the little things that have added up, new trailer wiring, new bearing buddies, bolts, nuts, screws, washers, on and on. The carpet is extra from a job last year when the customer wanted a 12' x 18' area tiled once I had purchased the carpet for it.

I guess the biggest expense for it so far has been the Lowrance unit I bought back in October off ebay for $420.
I've spent more on electricity feeding the big compressor since the project began that I have on the boat itself. It's been fun.

Currently, all wood is cut to fit, most areas are ready to carpet. I need to fab a switch box and get the switches wired in so all I have to do is poke them through later. I have been trying like the dickens to have it complete by Friday morning, but have had way too many personal interuptions. I might have to make the camping trip this weekend with several things on a temporary connection.

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Little more wood added. Then I did up a switch box along with getting some wiring done.

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I still need a couple of hinges for back storage lids, may have to modify something to get the hinge I want. Also, I love the LED Courtesy lights I put in. I have them switched for front of back of boat operation. Me and two of the kids took it out for a trip Saturday afternoon. With an 18 year son and a 17 year old daughter, I was able to get her up to a little over 32m[h after trimming it out. I was impressed with the ride. I am going to be very happy with it. The bait well worked great, as well the fwd livewell. Had an impeller go out too, I changed it today. I am down to minimal sheet metal work, the missing storage lid hinges, carpet, latches and 3 finger pulls for the floor storage.

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That is just cool.I like that layout.Nice rig.

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Hey, did you finish the boat? I'm really hoping you have!!
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Did you ever finish your boat. I'm considering buy the same boat and would love to see your finished product.

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