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Old 12-25-2017, 05:31 PM   #101
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I've used it for years but I normally run aluminum boats..... now I'm a little worried!!!
Dont take my word for it but there was a thread or two. Yes on aluminum no on glass. Several guys replaced bunk boards and put fire hose in place of carpet

Hate to see your hard work rubbed out

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Old 12-25-2017, 05:42 PM   #102
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New to the party, and looks great. A little Jealous as that boat would do perfect on the lake for some sandbass chasing. In for the following now.
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Old 12-25-2017, 08:04 PM   #103
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Santa brought me a new fuel tank! Last major purchase I have to make is steering and a battery. I got the bow stop for the trailer moved to its new location and bolted down. Trailer is 99.9% done for now.

Next up is to complete the center console overhaul.
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Old 12-25-2017, 11:10 PM   #104
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My oldest son would kill for this scooter!
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Old 12-26-2017, 01:38 PM   #105
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I'm done with it until the boat is on there and I can custom mount everything i need.

It cleaned up really well.


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these are nice but I found I did not like mine as they tore into the gelcoat a good bit and be very careful if on a ramp with any bit of agressive incline as your rig will slide right off if you unhook it before its totally in water-

Nice build
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Old 12-26-2017, 04:36 PM   #106
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Thanks for all the help!!!! Looks like I will be carpeting the bunks.

It's cold and raining outside today so no visiable progress will be made today.....but I did order the last of the needed top coat and my steering system.
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Old 12-26-2017, 08:04 PM   #107
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Thanks for all the help!!!! Looks like I will be carpeting the bunks.

It's cold and raining outside today so no visiable progress will be made today.....but I did order the last of the needed top coat and my steering system.


If you decide to ditch the pvc, let me know. I'm about to rebuild a Jon boat trailer.
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Old 12-26-2017, 08:38 PM   #108
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Yes sir. Will do.
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Old 01-01-2018, 12:03 PM   #109
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Thanks to the tbh brain trust I was able to avoid a costly mistake. The bunks are now carpeted.

And now here she sets.


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Old 01-01-2018, 01:06 PM   #110
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Old 01-01-2018, 06:11 PM   #111
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It was cold today!!! Too cold for paint or glass work so....got the entire topside rough sanded. Now I'm at a stand still until it's warm enough to do patch work.
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Old 01-01-2018, 10:36 PM   #112
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Old 01-06-2018, 05:26 PM   #113
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Made a very temporary trailer now stop. I needed to secure the boat a little better. The bottom paint is so slick that the boat slides all over the trailer while working on it or dragging it around in the yard. I Also got the first round of topside hole filling done. Up next......more sanding.


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Old 01-07-2018, 11:44 AM   #114
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Leave the hull like that with nothing on it slap a tiller handle motor on it and a cooler running length ways in the middle and call it good less is more on those little rigs. I have always wanted a little scooter like that kicking around the idea of building me a aluminum one.
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Old 01-07-2018, 06:59 PM   #115
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^^^^let me know when you do. I can send you tunnel and boat specs if needed.

Only had an hour today but got the last of the topside holes, scrapes and nicks filled in. Next up is the last of the fiberglass ugly spot repairs.


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Old 01-07-2018, 09:43 PM   #116
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Derrick if you don't like the carpet or when it starts to tear let me know. I have a couple rolls of fire hose in my shed. Works great. Also good for making bumpers or putting on pilings at the dock to protect your boat. We just stuff a pool noodle in and lag bolt the ends to the piling.
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Old 01-07-2018, 10:43 PM   #117
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Derrick if you don't like the carpet or when it starts to tear let me know. I have a couple rolls of fire hose in my shed. Works great. Also good for making bumpers or putting on pilings at the dock to protect your boat. We just stuff a pool noodle in and lag bolt the ends to the piling.
I will keep that in mind. Thanks!!!!!!!
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Old 01-08-2018, 11:04 AM   #118
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The slick boards would have been okay. I've had Teflon strips on my last 3 boats with no issues other than they slide off of the trailer really fast

Looks great! You're doing some great work.
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Old 01-08-2018, 04:02 PM   #119
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Here is the second ugly spot. I took a cutoff wheel and cleaned it up a bit.


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Old 01-08-2018, 04:07 PM   #120
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I then took a rag,knife blade and some acetone and cleaned it as best I could. The oval drain hole was a challenge. I took cardboard, rolled it up and stuffed a rag in it in. Then mixed up some "peanut butter". A thick resin mixture that is full of tiny pieces of cut up glass cloth. The mixture was then worked into the break with a Knife blade. 2 boards were wrapped in wax paper to keep them from being glassed to the boat. 2 clamps were applied in hopes of restoring the hull to its proper shape.

Never made a repair like this so maybe it will come out alright!!!!


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Old 01-08-2018, 04:08 PM   #121
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This is what the other side looks like, and what I'm aiming for.





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Old 01-08-2018, 05:22 PM   #122
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This brings back some goooood memories for me, so I'm in.

Before he died my dad and I, at my request, took an old rear-steer riverboat and rebuilt it into a flats flyfishing boat. Never got to see it in the water..
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Old 01-08-2018, 06:06 PM   #123
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^^^ good to hear. Me and my dad had many a project together. All farm and ranch related though. Never a fun boat project, it was work that led to more work!
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Old 01-08-2018, 06:08 PM   #124
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Knocked out a little on the console too. I'm patching the old speaker holes. Lots of not so fun work....

I got 2 more layers in the inside. I was afraid of a temperature drop so I rednecked a heater with a halogen light and my welding fire blanket.


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Old 01-14-2018, 11:48 AM   #125
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Wax paper worked!!!! All the excess that squeezed out of the crack was on top. I hit it with a grinder then a sander. I have a heat lamp on it now. I need to warm the hull up to add the epoxy filler.


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Old 01-14-2018, 12:04 PM   #126
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Looking good! You have made a heck of a lot of progress on it.
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Old 01-14-2018, 12:10 PM   #127
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I'm able to devote 100% of my very limited free time to this rig. Top coat for the other boat was ordered and a got an email a week later. It was backordered and they added an additional 2 weeks. So that order got canceled and we found another source. Until that order arrives I can only work on one boat.


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Old 01-14-2018, 04:34 PM   #128
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Gotcha...that blows but, the progress looks awesome


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Old 01-15-2018, 04:10 PM   #129
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Topside is primed! The back drain hole is complete too. The glass repair is unnoticeable and I had to reshape the oval hole with a quarter round file. I think it came out really well.


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Old 01-15-2018, 04:31 PM   #130
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Wow, looks awesome so far!
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Old 01-15-2018, 05:47 PM   #131
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Thanks!!!



Look close and you can see a bunch of circles. The primer is thick and designed to fill in ugly spots. The circled area are spots in not happy with and will get additional epoxy filler added. I got another layer of glass on the old speaker holes on the console too. Tomorrow is another Arctic blast and a chance of snow...then I'm headed outa state so this is the last of it for a few weeks.


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Old 01-15-2018, 07:33 PM   #132
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Man I like this thing more and more. Would love to have something like this with either my 25hp Mercury on it or my Johnson 35hp Jet outboard....
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