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gregor12
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Hi All,
I'm Mario, I own a 1989 Gregor 12" with a 15HP 1990 Mercury outboard. I need to get off my butt and give some life to my boat. I have some extra time on my hands now so I'm looking for ideas to update her. This is the typical 3 tank seats, I did make some removable floor boards years ago and they are solid. I want to make some hatches in the tank seats and that would be a good start. Bottom line I need to fish more so any ideas or links to inspire me would be appreciated. Any members in N. California please feel free to reach out maybe we can me on a lake I'm in Manteca Ca, usually fish New Melones ,Don Pedro, Del Valle looking for new lake to troll.
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Howdy from the North Front Range of Colorado. I’m 52 years old and fishing mostly in a new to me 1994 14’ Smoker Craft Canadian tinny. I have a 2006 6HP Yamaha 4-stroke and 45lb MinnKota Endura2 on stern. It all rides on a 1994 ShoreLander trailer. I run a Humminbird 140C Fishin Buddy finder. I’m just starting to do some long needed maintenance and upgrades. Looking forward to being an active member of the forum.

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Good morning,

I'm from western Maine and here for some resources on rebuilding my 20' Lund duckboat. Looking forward to learning from those that have been through this process before. Thanks for having me.
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440roadrunner
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Hi, located in the N end of Idaho. I'm 72, mending broken ribs. My "short story" is I was born/ raised in a small town up here. When I was "a kid" my Dad was an auto parts guy for NAPA. Even though a parts store, the owner, a boater, held the Johnson franchise. My Dad along with selling parts, relining brakes and turning drums, and a few other things, was the Johnson mechanic.

A few years ago I bought (and sold) some various/ junk boats, and have/ are acquired a number of various outboards, most of which "still need work." My health has really slowed me down.

I have a 12' Crestliner Commander runabout, which I sometimes run with a 35hp, started to fix up and will sell a 14' Sea King, and then stupidly bought a 16' Crestliner "Flying Crest." It is simply too large for me. Last summer I bought a 15' Crestliner Voyager which needs a lot of work, cosmetically, but not much to get it operational.

I'm a Mopar guy, and have a 67 Dart I should be working on right now.

The Sea King I built a replacement aluminum dash, and new transom wood, white oak. The Crestliner I had out 2-3 times and just got into whether to fix/ sell/ etc when the "ribs thing" happened It came with a 63? Evinrude 75hp.
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Welcome aboard!
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Waynehdodd
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Just found this site and want to give a short introduction. My name is Wayne and I live in Anderson, SC. I have a G3 Eagle 175 with a 50 hp Yamaha. Since I am retired I generally fish at least three days a week, and usually on Hartwell. I was raised into a fishing family and have been fishing my entire life. In my 20’s and 30’s , I ran a big fiberglass boat - usually a Ranger and fished a lot of local and regional tournament circuits. Today, I much prefer a more relaxed pace and rarely fish tournaments. My G3 is the perfect boat for me at this point in my fishing life, and I really enjoy it. I am looking forward to interacting with everyone discussing fishing and boats.

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Alex from GA
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Hi, my name is, if you can't guess, Alex. I'm 80 years old and, mostly bass fishing is what I do at least 4 days a week. In summer I kayak fish the rivers in GA trying for the GA Bass Slam or fish in Lake Lanier. I had a glass bass boat and blew it up so bought a 16' 1987 Grumman Renegade bass boat with a Merc Classic 50. We have a winter mobile home in central FL. I mostly bass fish but have been known to inshore fish for anything that'll bite, mostly trout, snook and redfish. I was hoping to learn something about tin boats on this site and I already have. If you want a smooth ride in choppy water go slow.

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Wayne and Alex, you guys are making me feel bad! I was getting out about once a week and thought that was pretty good. But lately I haven't been able to get out at all. Been about 4 weeks maybe. I'm retired. I'm supposed to have all kinds of time on my hands. Funny how it doesn't always work that way.

Hope your guys enjoy this forum.
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ifish24
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Newbie to the TinBoat forum, thanks for the add! My wife and I have a 1964 14' Lone Star with a 7.5HP Honda tiller named 'Lil Lou. Fun little boat. We live in the Boise, Idaho area and love the outdoors. We enjoy fishing, hunting, camping, hiking and ATV's.
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garysai
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Hi, I'm Gary. I'm retired, and have just purchased a used 14' jon boat modified vee with a 25 Mercury. Did a lot of fishing as a teenager with my dad and uncles on Lk. Norman in the early 70's before the water skiers and jet skis took it over. Jug fishing mostly. I've talked about getting a boat ever since that time, and finally have pulled the trigger. Looking forward to spending time on the Yadkin river impoundments as I now live near Concord, NC. Looking forward to what I can learn off this forum as I'm going to need it.

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Hello all,
So I'm getting into (or back into) the aluminum world of boating. Mainly because we (my buddy and I) need a boat that I can use for freshwater fishing and hunting access, and my larger 21' SeaCat is much too large for this purpose. Therefore I have violated one of my marriage rules, which is "there will never be more than one boat in the driveway" (or barn) lol!

This being said, my hunting buddy and I bought a 1983 MirroCraft 14' Deep Fisherman with a 20hp Mercury (2-stoke) that we plan to slightly modify for bass fishing and hunting. Our thoughts are to remove the middle bench seat and install side lockers (12" deep off sides) between the front and rear bench seats that will allow us to store and lock our rods or hunting bows along with having a front deck from the rear of the front bench seat to the bow, and of course installing a flat deck between the rear and front bench seats.

We're trying to keep it simple, functional, and low cost while keeping the boat "utility" style.

Hope the build goes well. Please share any tips you have.

Attached is a sketch of what I'm thinking...
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