New Boat!!!! 1986 Sea Nymph Fishing Machine FM-161

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BoatDawg4120
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New Boat!!!! 1986 Sea Nymph Fishing Machine FM-161

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Pics as promised. The deck is extremely solid. I surprised myself with how well the job has turned out and how fast it's going together.
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Deck marked for hatches and ready for carpet to go on in the morning.  Deck is extremely solid.  No flex at all.
Deck marked for hatches and ready for carpet to go on in the morning. Deck is extremely solid. No flex at all.
Framing for sectioned storage spaces complete.
Framing for sectioned storage spaces complete.
Boxed pieces carpeted and secured.
Boxed pieces carpeted and secured.
Boxing in the rear around the livewell.
Boxing in the rear around the livewell.
Projects:
1986 Sea Nymph Fishing Machine FM-161 rebuild and mod.
86 Johnson 30hp Rebuild
71 Mercury Thunderbolt 500 50hp rebuild
72 Mercury Thunderbolt 500 50hp rebuild
1970's Johnson and Evinrude 9.5hp's both running.

My build:https://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=35599

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New Boat!!!! 1986 Sea Nymph Fishing Machine FM-161

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Quick update photo of this mornings progress. Been at it since 9 so the last 2.5 hours has been spent checking measurements two or three times then cutting hatches and gluing and wrapping the carpet.
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Carpeted deck.
Carpeted deck.
Projects:
1986 Sea Nymph Fishing Machine FM-161 rebuild and mod.
86 Johnson 30hp Rebuild
71 Mercury Thunderbolt 500 50hp rebuild
72 Mercury Thunderbolt 500 50hp rebuild
1970's Johnson and Evinrude 9.5hp's both running.

My build:https://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=35599

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New Boat!!!! 1986 Sea Nymph Fishing Machine FM-161

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BoatDawg4120 wrote:gluing and wrapping the carpet.
Looking good! Gluing carpet is not my favorite task :LOL2: .

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New Boat!!!! 1986 Sea Nymph Fishing Machine FM-161

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Nice job on the deck!
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BoatDawg4120
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New Boat!!!! 1986 Sea Nymph Fishing Machine FM-161

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Thanks guys. I don't mind gluing. I've done enough to make it a quick painless task for me now. I wasn't able to get a good pic with the hatches in place before it got dark. I'll get some tomorrow after work. Gotta put the rear section of decking on still but ran out of carpet glue. Wife is picking up another quart for me while she's out tonight. So far Ive used a full gallon. Not too bad tho. Hopefully I'll get the new seats I wanted for Xmas from her. I dropped a few subtle hints. You know. Pics to her phone. Stuck to the fridge. The mirrors. Her car windshield. Lmao. Not that bad. She knows what I want.
Projects:
1986 Sea Nymph Fishing Machine FM-161 rebuild and mod.
86 Johnson 30hp Rebuild
71 Mercury Thunderbolt 500 50hp rebuild
72 Mercury Thunderbolt 500 50hp rebuild
1970's Johnson and Evinrude 9.5hp's both running.

My build:https://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=35599

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New Boat!!!! 1986 Sea Nymph Fishing Machine FM-161

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Well. Here she is guys. All the decking is complete on my build. Very happy with it. Can't wait to get on the water. I have a few more braces to secure but all in all she's done. Looks awesome. I only have two pics but will get more monday when I'm actually near it during daylight hours. Sat and sun I am at work from dark til dark lol. The pics make it look smaller than it actually is. Deck measures 53" from front to shortest point on the back side. It's 63" from front to the console where I decked to. Front is 43" wide. 63.5" wide at the back side of the front deck. Every inch of space under the deck is usable storage. Happy as a fat kid eating cake right now.
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Front view is a little better.
Front view is a little better.
Top down view looks like its a lot smaller than it actually is.
Top down view looks like its a lot smaller than it actually is.
Projects:
1986 Sea Nymph Fishing Machine FM-161 rebuild and mod.
86 Johnson 30hp Rebuild
71 Mercury Thunderbolt 500 50hp rebuild
72 Mercury Thunderbolt 500 50hp rebuild
1970's Johnson and Evinrude 9.5hp's both running.

My build:https://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=35599

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The wait is killing me. I want to get on the water so bad. Im off tomorrow but gotta family day planned at the Disney parks. Will be a good day for charging my trolling motor batteries back up tho. I have relocated the batteries to the rear of the boat. The boat runs 1000 times better with the weight in the back. The weather looks to be perfect for fishing this next week. Great thing about working the weekend is that it leaves the fishing spots wide open for me to hit during the week. Im excited about all the free space that having the storage is going to allow me to have. No tripping over tackle boxes or the trolling motor batteries. The raised deck allows me to move the trolling motor pedal wherever I need it on the front deck. The cable length left me extremely limited as to where I could position the pedal with the deck being set down so low. I will get some better pics and update everyone on how it does in the water in use.
Projects:
1986 Sea Nymph Fishing Machine FM-161 rebuild and mod.
86 Johnson 30hp Rebuild
71 Mercury Thunderbolt 500 50hp rebuild
72 Mercury Thunderbolt 500 50hp rebuild
1970's Johnson and Evinrude 9.5hp's both running.

My build:https://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=35599

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Ive taken the boat out a couple of times now. My only issue no is that there is now too much weight at the back of the boat. If I am by myself or just have me and my daughter on the boat it jumps up and planes out very quickly but as soon as I add another adult to the weight it doesnt want to plane out for a while. Once it does plane it moves just as fast as it did before I moved the batteries to the rear. Now I am trying to determine how to better balance the boat.
Projects:
1986 Sea Nymph Fishing Machine FM-161 rebuild and mod.
86 Johnson 30hp Rebuild
71 Mercury Thunderbolt 500 50hp rebuild
72 Mercury Thunderbolt 500 50hp rebuild
1970's Johnson and Evinrude 9.5hp's both running.

My build:https://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=35599

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New Boat!!!! 1986 Sea Nymph Fishing Machine FM-161

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Been some time since I last posted. Boat has gone back into rebuild and modification status within the last few weeks. Rewiring and replumbing. Also adding some much needed accessories. Marine radio new bilge and the old bulge pump will be used as a back up I have a new switch panel and fuse block coming in. Entire deck is being redone once again. Sitting outside under oak trees with no cover took a toll on it. Not to mention my livewll plumbing started to leak I. Multiple places and would make the boat take on some water when out fishing. Pics will be incoming of the progress shortly. Here's a few with the deck ripped back out again.
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New floor back in.
New floor back in.
Bottom flooring out.
Bottom flooring out.
Casting decks coming out.
Casting decks coming out.
Projects:
1986 Sea Nymph Fishing Machine FM-161 rebuild and mod.
86 Johnson 30hp Rebuild
71 Mercury Thunderbolt 500 50hp rebuild
72 Mercury Thunderbolt 500 50hp rebuild
1970's Johnson and Evinrude 9.5hp's both running.

My build:https://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=35599

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