I've been a big fan of this site for a long time. You guys are awesome, and I hope I don't bother you with too many questions about my latest project
I bought a 14' Crestliner v-haul to work on this winter. I think it dates back to 1959, it has a new 9.9hp Mercury outboard on it which runs great. My original plan before I found this site was to rip out the benches and simply put a floor board down and a front fishing deck like this: (before & after) *photo removed*
but now that I've seen all of the projects on this website, I've got much bigger plans!
I'll post as many photos of the project as I can. I'm starting it tonight with my friend in my 20 degree Ohio garage
I think I'll combine 3 of my favorite designs from this site (devilmutt, benjineer, bassnbrian) and see if I can make something like this: *photo removed* (I hope you guys don't mind if I borrow your layouts to save time. My Microsoft Paint skills are far from "Bob Ross" quality!)
I'll upload the real pictures of my boat when I get home and start getting dirty...
Thanks in advance for any advice!
UPDATE: New Photos Added!
I finally uploaded the first pictures to photobucket. You can see them all here: https://s185.photobucket.com/albums/x12 ... SE77/BOAT/
I'll attach the most pertinent ones below:
video clip after ripping out the benches:
*Update: THINGS I WISH I HAD KNOWN AHEAD OF TIME:
1) Piano hinges should match the diameter of your plywood if you plan to mount them inside the 2 pieces of wood rather than on top.
2) Use 1/2 plywood to cut weight if there is ample support under it. Use 3/4 inch for everything that needs support.
3) Use a cheap staple gun to nail down your carpet as you glue it. Much easier than using clamps.
4) Don't be afraid to rivet. It's fun!