1970 Cherokee V-Hull project

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ok. that's what i'm going to do. I don't know what I was thinking. i'll just disassemble the side box and carpet everything individually.

...i'm so glad you follow my build @wwcenturian!!
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Don't forget to glue.

Oh yeah, one issue I had when I got careless was I accidentally carpeted the wrong side of the board a couple times. Pain in the arse removing all those staples and ripping the carpet off the boards! Eventually, I started writing "Carpet This Side!" on the boards before moving them over to the carpet cutting/mounting staging area.
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I used this example for cutting my corners and they turned out pretty good:

https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=8704

Scroll down about midway through this page to see examples.

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MAD PROPS TO "WWCENTURIAN" for saving me from what would have been a nightmare trying to carpet my boat. I had originally tried carpeting the wood as it sat installed in the boat. but after his advice I disassembled everything and carpeted each individual piece and everything went together like clockwork!!

attached are the pictures as it sits now. tomorrow and Thursday I travel but Friday I plan on having the remainder of the boat carpeted.
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That thing is looking great. I really like your layout. Glad I could help, but I can't take all the credit; most of it should go to the nice folks here on TB.

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Top deck compartment cut out and carpeting...
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Sorry it's been so long since my last update, life went apesh*t on me out here.

The project is starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel! compartment doors complete, seat mounted on rear bench, and I picked up an old Johnson 9.5HP outboard.

enjoy!
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Great job brother. How does that front casting deck feel? After fishing mine a couple times with my wife, I am thinking about covering the small floor area between the front bench and the deck I built. My only problem with doing this is she needs a place to put her feet while underway. I guess I could install a hatch over it that can be left open while riding.

Good luck to whatever is going on at home.

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It is surprisingly stable man. of course the closer you get to one side at the front of the boat, the more it leans. but I have maneuvered that entire casting deck with comfort and ease, very happy with how it came out.

on yours it looks like it would be easy to just build a lid to drop in and pull out, maybe integrate some cup holders into it??
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the sides of the deck are done... now all that's left is front seat mounting, paint job, and touch up.

thanks for bearing with the poor construction work... first boat, I've learned a lot... I will definitely being doing another project boat within the next two years!

more pictures to come as the summer progresses and I really finalize everything on my tin.
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finished the lid for the side cooler storage... i'm putting a lock latch on this, so will need to run to the hardware store tomorrow to get that.
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Dude you are ready to go now. Taken mine out four times and no fish yet. They just aren't biting in this hot weather and warmer water temps. I hope you have better luck. Stay in touch.

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Hi SCARNG2011,
First and foremost I want to thank you for your service to our great country. We are free to pursue our passions thanks to people like you. You have a kick butt mod yourself, I am sure it is very comfortable and a fish catching machine. My son took his rig out for the first time last night and caught 30+ bass in the cuts off the Grand River in Grand Haven, MI. That’s a good start. Anyway, thank you for the kind words and you service. Fish On!
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Hey Bud,

My Name is Allen "AJ" , I see that your rebuilding a 1970 V Hull. I first want to say that you have a great design Eye, I love the way you created such an attractive boat, out of such an elemetary foundation. Kutos to you bro, you did a Bang up job! =D>

I recently bartered with a man to obtain a...., Yup, You guessed it, a 1970 14' Cherokee V hull, It is in need of a full restoration. I saw your posting and the way you layed yours out is Exactly the way i wanted to lay mine out. Is there any way I could get a full aerial picture of your project, I would like to sketch out the design. Additionaly, I was wandering if you had some measurements for the design, I want to duplicate yours exactly! :D

On the sub frame did you use marine grade lumber, indoor/Outdoor carpet?

How did you fasten the lumber to the interior sides of the boat to create the floor?

Did you reseal the bottom?

I could ask you a million and one questions, BUT, I won't...Ill read more of the project details and see if the information is in there....

I am Very excited to start this project, I hope my Budget can handle it..lol

TTYS,

Thank you
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Hey AJ welcome to Tin Boats and congrats on your newly acquired Cherokee!!

To be honest with you, I've never done anything like this before so everything done on my boat was simply just fooling around with it until it started coming together. when I first started the project I bought about $100 worth of 2x2's, 2x4's, 2x6's, weather proof screws, wood sealant, corner framing brackets and a sheet of plywood. That's basically what got me started. I tried my best to document in pictures everything that I did so that you can see each step that I took.

none of the wood was fastened to the hull of the boat. I used the plywood that were already on the seat benches to keep everything in place. I built the upper deck so tight that I don't even get a squeak when walking on it. the plywood benches were cut out to fit over top the aluminum bunks, drilled holes through the plywood and aluminum lip, and then fastened with stainless steel bolts and nuts.

btw the wood was NOT treated lumber. I heard some bad things from people who used the pressure treated lumber. I just bought the typical untreated wood and sealed it myself.

so far I have only about $300 invested with building materials. really economical I think seeing as how cheap I got the boat in the first place. Also, don't get discouraged during the project... people on here make things look so easy through the pictures but it will take time and a few screw ups before it is right in your eyes.

It has been pouring rain the past couple of days down here in Atlanta, but as soon as it lets up i'll pull the boat out of the garage and get a couple nice aerial shots for you my man! Look forward to watching how your project goes buddy!! lets see some pics!!!
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