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Jdero620
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Location: Nashville Tn

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Hello,

I'm Jaxon, 24, Nashville, I'm part owner of a home renovations company, a bit of a smart@$$, and generally try to be as helpful as I can be. I stopped by looking for some help with prop-ing my boat. Seems like a good bunch over here, lot cleaner than a lot of the forums Ive perused.
Ive got a Lowe L1648 (16' jon) with an 06 honda 20. We get skunked fishing a lot, but its still a good day on the water. I particularly enjoy hogging up the ramp (when no one is awake yet) at 5 AM on the way to the whitetail (or turkey, or squirrel) woods. I've just recently starting adding electrical to the boat (it had an ancient fish finder already) I've got a front mounted motorguide i3 something or other trolling motor, a garmin 4" at the front, garmin 73SV at the rear, run through a 100a fuse block individually fused, all powered by a large deep cycle at the rear and kept topped up by the 6 amps supplied by the ole honda outboard/generator :LOL2: Look forward to participating here with the other tin boat nuts. And remember, the best fishing line is the wet one 8)
Edit: the trolling motor is on a dedicated 60a breaker protected line.

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rsaguire
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Location: Seattle, WA

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Hello All,

Just joined specifically because of the amount of discussion and information I found regarding rivets, sealing, adhesives, etc etc. I have 1970's Starcraft Chieftain that I use almost exclusively on saltwater. It has about 500 leaky rivets that I seem to be continually fixing.

I'm looking forward to the helpful information and collective wisdom.

Richard

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StarWarsGuy
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Post by StarWarsGuy »

Greetings,

I'm StarWarsGuy, I'm joining because I recently acquired my Grandfathers 1952 AlumaCraft Model A and have enjoyed reading this forum and the information provided by the group. I live near Springfield Missouri in the Ozarks. I am in the process of restoring the 1952 AlumaCraft Model A along with a 1964 Gator 214 Trailer, and a 1992 Evinrude 15 HP Outboard. This boat and been in my family since the late 1950's and 4 generations have enjoyed fishing from it. I look forward to participating in the forum and sharing the limited knowledge I have on the subject matter.
I hope to include some pictures soon. Thanks for letting me join the group.

SWG

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Kismet
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Hey Starwarsguy...

seems to me I've worked on an Alumacraft Model A. Sweet, long-produced hull. I think I've posted a link to my primitive rehab work.

Welcome, and enjoy the experience, and take lots of pictures.
Kis
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1955 Alumacraft Model A
https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopi ... 08&start=0
1959 Alumacraft Model F
https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopi ... =3&t=25386
1980 Alumacraft Model F7, 1955-56? Johnson 10hp
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=35326
1956 Alumacraft Model RB
https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopi ... =3&t=39249

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Lost But Happy
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Howdy all!

Great forum! :) Finally joined in the fun after lurking around for a bit.

I just purchased my first ever boat a few weeks ago. She's a 1978 Lund C14 that my girlfriend named Reba lol. She is a solid boat in need of some lovin. I started the deconstruction process last week. Starting with the trailer. Everything rusty is coming off and is going for a dunk in evaporust then it gets coated with a good primer and an automotive-grade top coat. Then it will be on to the boat paint itself.

I'm sure Ill have plenty of questions-especially about electrical, the stuff is like voodoo to me lol. I have some pretty decent DIY skills, so Im willing to tackle pretty much anything myself.

I have captained fishing boats before, every year for the past 10, in a rented 16' alumacraft with a 90hp up by the boundary waters, and enjoyed that immensely; so I figured I should buy my own hole in the water to throw money into! :lol:

Here's my heap as she sat last week....
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Post by im1kissfan »

Hi gang. Riding a 2020 G3 Sportsman 1810 in the lakes and rivers of North Florida… outside of Gainesville.

Always on the prowl for better boating and fishing education, so I look forward to the discussions here.


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