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Old 12-07-2017, 08:26 AM   #1
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Default 19'x60" Flat bottom rebuild....long project

So I bought this boat back in March and finally got started on it two days ago. It had a single tool box in back for a seat and wood flooring. Had no storage other than box. Began by welding up all old bolt and rivet holes. Added two boxes in back for storage and seating. Gonna keep it a side console to save room. Closed in front deck for storage. At a stand still now till I have a day off to run all the wiring that will go under the floor. Also have to add some foam panels and spray foam for flotation. Then hope this old Merc will run. Will add more as I progress.
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:11 AM   #2
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make a good flounder boat
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:57 AM   #3
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Probably would but I live around Longview. Gonna be a Catfish slaying machine.
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:41 PM   #4
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Cool project !!!
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Old 12-08-2017, 08:33 PM   #5
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Will also be looking for a triler for this boat soon if anyone knows of one for sale. Thanks
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Old 12-23-2017, 08:36 AM   #6
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Did some more yesterday. Windshield grab rail, railing on both sides and a rack for the cooler. Getting used to this spoolgun aluminum welding.
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Old 12-23-2017, 08:53 AM   #7
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I bet that boat could tell some stories! . I like it.
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Old 12-23-2017, 10:18 AM   #8
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I bought it from a coon-arse down in Jonesville, La. He commercial trapped and fished. No telling what this thing has done. My plan is to set it up with comfortable lawn chairs to fish out of. Three or four people should fit. No frills just catfishing machine.
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Old 12-24-2017, 01:26 PM   #9
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Like the grab rails. Nice work.
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Old 12-24-2017, 03:28 PM   #10
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Can you give some details on the pipe bending.

What bender are you using?
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Old 12-24-2017, 04:40 PM   #11
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Like the grab rails. Nice work.
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Old 12-24-2017, 04:42 PM   #12
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Can you give some details on the pipe bending.

What bender are you using?
Believe or not I am just using a Greenlee power bender we have at work. It's doing better than I expected.
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Old 12-24-2017, 04:43 PM   #13
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Can you give some details on the pipe bending.

What bender are you using?
Believe or not I am just using a Greenlee power bender we have at work. It's doing better than I expected. I think I did 60 degrees on most of the grab rail bends.
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Nice boat.
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:01 PM   #15
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It will be. working on a set of float pods for it tonight while I'm stuck on nite shift. will put them on this week I hope.
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Old 01-09-2018, 01:11 PM   #16
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Will also be looking for a triler for this boat soon if anyone knows of one for sale. Thanks


I might have something for you
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Old 01-09-2018, 02:19 PM   #17
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Hit up the classifieds with a want ad. I did and had a trailer within a week.
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Old 01-09-2018, 03:36 PM   #18
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Looking good. Following
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Old 01-09-2018, 11:22 PM   #19
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How did the pods come out

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Old 01-09-2018, 11:27 PM   #20
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How did the pods come out
Still working on them.
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