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Old 08-07-2017, 08:45 PM   #51
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Surely you aren't gonna put that nice new boat on that darn nasty trailer?
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Old 08-07-2017, 09:02 PM   #52
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Surely you aren't gonna put that nice new boat on that darn nasty trailer?
For now I am, but I like the way you think. Trailer overhaul is next, but it's gonna have to wait until the boat is completely finished.

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Old 08-07-2017, 09:04 PM   #53
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Man what an adventure! Just seeing this for the first time and I love it!
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Old 08-08-2017, 06:33 PM   #54
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Well it's slow moving, but it's coming along. I got the console, floor, steering, and shifter cables in.



Then I hung the motor and Jack plate.

Now my concern is my steering cable may be too short. It made the run, but its tight. I'm not sure if I can run my jackplate any higher, and only a couple inches lower. I'm going to reroute it to see how it looks, and if its sloppy, I'll get a longer one. If I go that route I'll have to pull the floor and console out, but it is what it is. Last thing is my rivet gun doesn't have a fitting for the rivets I bought, so the floor is screwed down for now. I'll get that tomorrow. All in all, I think it is looking real good. As she sits.


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Old 08-08-2017, 08:13 PM   #55
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Looking good man.
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Old 08-08-2017, 08:46 PM   #56
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Old 08-09-2017, 08:46 AM   #57
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Man with that 90hp Yammy, it should set the water on fire behind it. That is a solid motor you got on it now.
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Old 08-09-2017, 08:59 AM   #58
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Probably a dumb question, but what purpose do the boxes on the back of boat do. Is it for stability.
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Old 08-09-2017, 12:01 PM   #59
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Looks great.....
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Old 08-09-2017, 10:32 PM   #60
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Man with that 90hp Yammy, it should set the water on fire behind it. That is a solid motor you got on it now.
I'm hoping so. It aught to scream.
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Probably a dumb question, but what purpose do the boxes on the back of boat do. Is it for stability.
They serve several purposes. My two main reasons for them are, the boat is light in the front. I'm hoping they will help keep the bow down on take off. And just extra floatation. My plans are to eventually have a removable light bar up front, and air drive on back for flounder gigging. The shallower I can float, the better off I'll be.

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Old 08-10-2017, 05:28 PM   #61
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So far today, I have made brackets to hold gas tank and battery in place.


Finished mounting everything on the console.

Had to run to town to get raped, I mean registered. It wouldn't hurt my feelings if I never have to do that again. $337 later, I'm legal. Blew my mind. That was for transfer fees for boat and motor, registration, and taxes on new motor. If I had known they were going to charge me taxes on motor I wouldn't have told her what I paid for it. Live and learn. While in town I got a transom saver.

Fill pump for baitwell. This is the hole I cut that I was worried about. And IT FITS!!!


For now, the boat is pretty much ready for the water. I'll shove her in the drink bright and early tomorrow. Gonna tie up a few loose ends this evening. After the run tomorrow I'll give it a good cleaning, then touch up paint what I scratched while putting it all back together. I have to work nights starting tomorrow, but in my free time I'll get the hydro-turf put in.

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Old 08-10-2017, 09:38 PM   #62
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Looks good! Mine is very similar with a 70 and I touch over and under 40. You're going to be screaming!

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Old 08-11-2017, 06:22 AM   #63
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Glad the tank fits for ya . YOu can always put a spair tank in there too> Or get one with taller diminutions. Nice clean powerhead too.

Look-n forward to the Hydroturf job.
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:34 AM   #64
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Awesome job - would you mind sharing who did the initial aluminum fabrication for you? Again, great job and thread
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:48 AM   #65
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Thank y'all. Gonna stick it in the water in a couple hours and see how it acts.

Watson Propeller out of groves did the aluminum work.

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Old 08-11-2017, 01:19 PM   #66
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Well, it did better than expected. No leaks, was the first plus. With a brand new transom, this was in the back of my head. Motor runs excellent. The tattle tale pisser was partially plugged, so I didn't run it real hard. (Blew line out when I got home, much better). Boat gets up on plane in less than a boats length. It almost floats still on plane. And without getting into it very hard I touched 41mph. I think it's gonna scream when everything is in place right.
I also checked my water pick up for the baitwell and it pumps good and fast. Nothing to complain about. Now to get the floor in, in a couple of days.

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Old 08-12-2017, 12:31 PM   #67
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Don't forget to put your TX numbers on it. It'll save ya some greenbacks, from the Greenback.
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Old 08-12-2017, 04:19 PM   #68
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Thanks for the reminder.

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Old 08-13-2017, 09:41 PM   #69
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Old 08-13-2017, 10:40 PM   #70
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What floor will you use? I have diamond plate in mine and hydro turf on the deck. I'm very happy with it!

I had an air boat once. I ran it 1/2 dozen times before I realized the tags were still laying in my shed!!!
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Old 08-13-2017, 11:51 PM   #71
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What floor will you use? I have diamond plate in mine and hydro turf on the deck. I'm very happy with it!

I had an air boat once. I ran it 1/2 dozen times before I realized the tags were still laying in my shed!!!
I've got hydro-turf. Dark grey molded diamond. Just haven't got it in the boat yet. I pulled the motor off today, to troubleshoot some jackplate issues. When I get that figured out, I'll go in with the H-T.

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Old 08-15-2017, 08:11 AM   #72
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In for water pics !
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Old 08-15-2017, 09:56 AM   #73
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Turned out nice and just in time to enter the Beaumont A&M Club tournament on Sabine this weekend!
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Old 08-15-2017, 10:35 AM   #74
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VERY nice work!!!!!!
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Old 08-15-2017, 12:02 PM   #75
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Working this weekend

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Old 08-15-2017, 01:17 PM   #76
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^^^^^^cant fix a boat doing that!!^^^^^^^^
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Old 08-15-2017, 06:13 PM   #77
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^^^^^^cant fix a boat doing that!!^^^^^^^^
No doubt.

This hydro-turf fitting is a long process. I've spent 3 hrs on the first sheet. Good news is the first sheet should be the hardest. I can use it for a template for the opposite contour of the deck. The rest should be mostly square. I've also learned that it's a two man job, and I'm only one person. Ohh well I'll have help tomorrow and that should speed it up. I should be completely done sometime tomorrow early afternoon, minus the jackplate. Think I'm going to have to get a new pump and motor. If that's the case, I'll lock it in where it sits and worry about that when i build up some new funds.


I'm done for the day. A buddy called, gonna go help butcher a pig.
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Old 08-15-2017, 07:52 PM   #78
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I have an atlas micro jacker that I am very pleased with. Cost around 800$ but it's totally self contained. No external pumps or hoses.
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Old 08-16-2017, 05:49 PM   #79
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Hydro-turf is done. It wouldn't hurt my feelings if it lasted forever. I'd hate to think I'll have to do it again. What a PITA!!! Now that it's done, I'm glad I did it. Sure looks good.





Now headed to town for TX numbers, life jackets and a whistle.
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Old 08-16-2017, 09:20 PM   #80
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Nice!!!!! You forgot to add beer and shiners to your list....
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Old 08-16-2017, 09:30 PM   #81
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Nice!!!!! You forgot to add beer and shiners to your list....
Man Im not a very old fella, but I have been battling this heat the last couple weeks working on this boat. To the point of scaring myself twice. The beer may have played a role in that, but I'm trying to recoup. Believe me, nothing sounded better than a cold beer when I was soaked down with sweat today.
I did get some rod holders while I was in town, nothing fancy, but a place to put them anyway.


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Old 08-17-2017, 06:32 AM   #82
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Excellent work...........and LOTS of it!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-17-2017, 10:08 PM   #83
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Well I think we're going to call this one done. I do have a couple of things left to do, but they won't be picture worthy. Just wiring in running lights, bilge pump, and live well. Before and after


Took it out this evening with my wife and kiddos, I think it's gonna be a big part of their summers from here on out. For me, its gonna be year round fun.





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Old 08-18-2017, 10:51 AM   #84
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Nice work!!
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Old 08-18-2017, 11:46 AM   #85
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She sure looks good! Congrats on that! Good job on the boat too!
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Old 08-18-2017, 12:37 PM   #86
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Awesome job!

One thing I noticed. You should have gotten Watson to put in a trolling motor bracket for you before you painted and turfed it.
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Old 08-18-2017, 01:08 PM   #87
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I have one, just haven't mounted it yet. But good eye.

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Old 08-18-2017, 01:08 PM   #88
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She sure looks good! Congrats on that! Good job on the boat too!
Haha. I agree, and thanks

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Old 08-18-2017, 01:42 PM   #89
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Congrats on a job well done!!!
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Old 08-18-2017, 06:09 PM   #90
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Don't even look like the same boat. Good job man!
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Old 08-19-2017, 12:45 AM   #91
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Awesome build!
I have a similar one in size but mine has a tunnel and a 70hp. I bet that thing will fly with the 90 and no tunnel!
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Old 08-19-2017, 12:52 AM   #92
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Great build. But dang, refinish the trailer
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Old 09-05-2017, 09:09 PM   #93
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Great job turned out nice! Getting ready to paint a 14'
What paint and primer did you use?
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Old 10-29-2017, 07:01 PM   #94
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Now that is one clean overhaul! Nice job.
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Old 10-29-2017, 09:52 PM   #95
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Great job, looks awesome
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