DrNip's Weld-Craft 1248 - Hit 32.1 MPH!!!

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Looks great. Who around here did your aluminum work?
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After asking around, calling and visiting many of places I finally found a guy locally that would cut and bend the metal. But in the end I opted to have Discount Steel out of Fort Worth supply, cut and bend it. My wife was wanting to go to Ikea so I just picked it up while down there. I found a guy 5 miles down the street from me in Choctaw who welded it up. He has a custom motorcycle shop.

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Well just got back from the boat shop. New 25 hp ETEC tilt/trim inbound!!! Still waiting on paint for my casting deck to come in.

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love this boat! cant wait to see more.

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Thank you.

Just hope the weather gets better around here so I can do some painting. So sick of it being cold and snowy.

I ordered a new trolling motor mount. Wasn't too pleased with the factory one I purchased at the time of the boat purchase. I ordered Alumacraft's mount.

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Awesome build bro. Good fit on the bow deck.
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That looks like a really sturdy built boat, congratulations on your purchase!

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Dude thats awsome. My next boat is going to be a 1248. Ive used a 1232 for years and just bought a 2001 alumacraft mv tex special cs a couple monthes ago but itll go before my ole johnny. Im wanting a 1248 weldbuilt with the split rear seat and the live well box off to the side and the biggest deck I can get but I really like the size of your livewell but I hate center seats. That trolling motor mount looks like it came off a tank. Lol you still got a awsome boat!

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Get that thing finished. Tourney is only 3 weeks away.
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Cant wait to see that evinrude on her. Its gonna be great!

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Haha it won't be ready in 3 weeks. I wish. The motor is going to take 2-3 weeks to get in. Still have to get it wet with the live well full to determine what length trolling motor to get as well as where to place the livewell drain hole. Then got to pick up a fish finder. Some time in April it's looking like.

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Lol. I hear ya. Lucky for you there is a tourney in April also. Lol.
Speaking of live well, I need to get mine in working order.
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Slow motion but progress. Got the deck prepped, primed and painted.
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looks good

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My next purchase will be an onboard charger. Let me know how that one works out for you.