Starting my mod (14ft alumacraft) - new pics 5/27

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Good job on the paint! Did you spray, roll, or brush? That thing is going to look SWEET!

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Really like what you are doing. What type of fishing do you do and where are you at (geographically speaking)
I fish mostly for bass, but will try for other species especially bluegill with my kids.
Good job on the paint! Did you spray, roll, or brush? That thing is going to look SWEET!
I sprayed the primer then rolled and brushed the rest. Did the first coat of white and will finish this weekend and post some more pictures. I also have somebody making replacement stickers for the old alumacraft ones I took off(they were shot).
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You should have made a template/stencil of the decal, that would be simple to paint on, and imo adds a nice touch. You could still make it with the pic you took actually.

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Oh yeah, I really like the paint too, this will definately be one sweet boat.

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jkbirocz wrote:You should have made a template/stencil of the decal, that would be simple to paint on, and imo adds a nice touch. You could still make it with the pic you took actually.
I thought about that, but I tried to do that on a jon boat I painted before and I suck at it so I just took the picture and sent it to someone to make replacement decals.
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White paint added:

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Looking good Joe! Think of all the stuff you could paint in that big white area :lol:

Bit of advice - make sure you wax the white area several times a year - otherwise you will have a brown and white area pretty quickly
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Looking great Joe! :D
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esquired wrote:Looking good Joe! Think of all the stuff you could paint in that big white area :lol:

Bit of advice - make sure you wax the white area several times a year - otherwise you will have a brown and white area pretty quickly
Yes! Learned that the hard way on a previous boat I painted :lol:
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Finally back at it... I know it's been a while, but I have been busy with teaching and coaching baseball. I am on spring break this week so after completing a wood laminate floor for my wife I have been working on the boat. I will post some pics either tonight or tomorrow. I need to get my computer from school as it takes xd cards.
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Looks nice Joe. Love the color combo! 8)
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Well here are some updated pictures:

First the paint job out of the garage.
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Front shelf/deck to mount new trolling motor. There will be storage underneath and one fish finder mounted on top as well. Played around with the idea of mounting fish finder flush (kind of like built in, but would give up storage space and might be kind of hard to see from front deck seat.
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Here is the small front deck. There will also be two storage areas for tackle (will fit 12 utility boxes)
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Dual rod lockers. Each side will hold up to 5 7' rods when I need that many. Hope to use one side as extra storage as I fish alone a lot. The main floor was finished and carpeted before I started taking pictures.
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Hope to make more progress today and post more pics tonight: Anyway one last photo of my two biggest fans and occasional helpers:
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Awesome progress!

Thanks for the update!
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Nice!

I see you have two boat trailers? :o
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Very nice! I loved fixing up my boat, but must admit, it is much more fun using it!

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