58 Richline, resto mod

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58 Richline, resto mod

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You are doing a great job.

I'm torn between admiring the walker-grab bar transition most, or the $100 bimini buy.

Very nice work. Please keep posting. I want to see this when you're finished.
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58 Richline, resto mod

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Thanks Kismit!
Got more electrical work done today, switch panel for front of console made from 2 walmart cutting boards with a strip of aluminum bar stock between. Radio mounted at an angle to aid viewing from bench, had to be mounted off center to clear steering cable, tight but it fits. Mocked up and then upholstered. Fabbed about half of the new wiring harness connections before I ran out of wire. Getting closer...
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1958 Richline Big 16 Center Console resto mod:https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopi ... 21&t=33752

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Console Wiring...Pulled out all old wires and rattle canned inside the console for a clean slate. Ran new mains from 4 AWG wire for both rear and front batteries. Installed battery selector switch. Made buss supply boxes from residential electrical boxes with buss strips inside, positive on left, negative on right. Horn motor mounted at top.
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1958 Richline Big 16 Center Console resto mod:https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopi ... 21&t=33752

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Battery selector switch mounted with waterproof cover made from small tackle box. Left side of console:
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Finished wiring today (except for battery gauge which I need more crimp on eyelets to install), see the sphaghetti mess in the console before looming - still highly populated but tolerable after cleaning up. Pic shows the breaker panel/radio panels made from cutting boards, leave the handles because they are handy for carrying around. Finally back together / everything works!
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Boat had holes where old cleats had been pulled through fore deck rail. Made patch panels from diamond plate with new cleats mounted on poly spacers. Made one for each side, will mount ss screws and 5200 after paint. Wired up battery gauge and selector switch.
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Back in the game!. Haven't posted for 3 months but work has continued on the Richline. The wooden cap across the bow at the front bulkhead was rotted oak. It is seen below in its original condition:
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Stripped paint under and adjacent to wood
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New rosewood cap rough cut and fit for 6" SS bolts, go through deck foam and into square aluminum tubing brace in bulkhead
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Took a day to wire wheel, bed liner and rewire the tilt trailer. Painted fenders to match hull final color
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Finished shaping the bow cap and side rails, finished in teak oil. Installed w/SS bolts
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PAINT DAY! I used tractor supply IH cream for the deck and interior, and MF gray for the hull, all surfaces were wire wheeled to remove most paint and sanded before etch priming. Shot the whole boat in a barn with a 35 dollar walmart paint gun (better than I expected!). The trick is to use their hardening catalyst (isocyanate) nasty stuff but it brings the shine!
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Decided to leave the front of the center console in original "patina" olive drab green, stripped rest to bare aluminum
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Carpet from Lowes, $.68 per square foot exterior grade. Found some of the cheap "plastic" fake wood molding that nicely matches the rosewood up front, made nice contrasting trim for carpet
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Picked up a used trolling motor on CL, mounted across bow to deploy on right side of boat. Made landing block from poly board and left over treated lumber wrapped in vinyl. Will add a hold down strap
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