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i have the same exact boat as you, except with a 25 hp merc. Mine has the center seat storage, but no plumbing installed - can you take pics of how the plumbing is run? thanks

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JoshKeller » Yesterday, 22:12 wrote:i have the same exact boat as you, except with a 25 hp merc. Mine has the center seat storage, but no plumbing installed - can you take pics of how the plumbing is run? thanks
I didnt have to run any plumbing. i bought a live well pump(bilge) from walmart that came with a plastic pipe and a piece of pvc with slits in it. then i just drilled a 1/4 inch hole thru the rear of the bench at the top right corner of the live well ( make sure its the top or it will leak). and ran the wires to the back. i fill it up with a five gallon bucket at the ramp when i use it ($1.50) at walmart. then to drain i just pull the tube out and put it over the side of the boat.

I also have finished decking the front of my boat finally. decided not to carpet it because i liked my other boat with just the wood floor. its easy to clean. If you have any questions about anything fell free to ask.
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Took the boat out for the first time with the deck. It felt pretty good. A lot better than those ribs. Also got into some good crappie and a few nice bass.
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finally compleatly done with the boat. only other thing to do is add the motor when i chose one. probably wont untill after may of next year. "gotta love going tdy" posted pics of the finished product.
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The thing is i want to carpet it and when it gets wet it will try to fall apart.I will just make it a wood removable floor.

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so while i get to miss fishing season this year. i am currently deployed with nothing better to do than think about whether i want to paint my boat a marshgrass camo or buy a vinyl wrap for it. The painting wouldnt be that difficult as i paint for a living. i have found some stencils for $90 online. I feel pretty comfortable that with the expertise i have i could make it look great. The only issue i have is the time it would take to do it the right way. When i get home i will have four sons and a wife that havent seen me in almost seven months. (ie) not alot of time for a project. On the other hand i could get a wrap for 195-255 and be done with it in a few hours. Possibly at night since i dont sleep good anyway. wondering if anyone has any input about either of these options. im torn because i did a little duck hunting last year and now i think i might be hooked. this will allow a use for my boat year round but its hard to decide which route i should go. any input good or bad will be much appriciated.
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If your thinking about stencils look at red leg camo on eBay. I got a 3 stencils from them for like 33 bucks. They have several patterns.
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foxtrot wrote:If your thinking about stencils look at red leg camo on eBay. I got a 3 stencils from them for like 33 bucks. They have several patterns.
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Thanks for the info looking at them now.

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That camo looks cool.

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out of curiosity what reservoir is that? hardwoods mill?
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typed by ben wrote:out of curiosity what reservoir is that? hardwoods mill?
The one with the bass is lee hall. The one with my kid and myself is Harwood mills. It's one of the best bass lakes around here imo

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joseph101088 wrote: The one with the bass is lee hall. The one with my kid and myself is Harwood mills. It's one of the best bass lakes around here imo
surprised- didnt know harwoods mill was known for that

ever been to any of the military ponds like cheatham annex or camp peary?
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typed by ben wrote:
joseph101088 wrote: The one with the bass is lee hall. The one with my kid and myself is Harwood mills. It's one of the best bass lakes around here imo
surprised- didnt know harwoods mill was known for that

ever been to any of the military ponds like cheatham annex or camp peary?
It isn't known for it. That's what makes it good. I brung my Ohio fishing techniques to it and have had great luck. I have yet to try either of those places. Are they any good?

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never been to camp peary but cheatham annex was good. my stepfather took me there- first place i caught a pickerel
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Cool lookin boat man.
As always tight lines, cold beer, & Go Gators!

my build https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopi ... 21&t=25185