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by Flat Bottom
10 Jan 2015, 19:23
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 21ft flat bottom The "Bucket"
Replies: 119
Views: 32220

21ft flat bottom The "Bucket"

Well... Here I am yet again with another update... This one, not so good hahaha. The lower unit on my miracle 1985 suzuki dt140 that has been brought back from many deaths finally flat-lined. I went out today doing some preventative maintenance stuff, fired up the engine after sitting for a couple m...
by Flat Bottom
09 Apr 2014, 19:01
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 21ft flat bottom The "Bucket"
Replies: 119
Views: 32220

21ft flat bottom The "Bucket"

Well were back for another year tinboaters! just went out the other day and started charging the batteries up. The weather in my part of the country is starting to warm up and I'm looking forward to getting out there and catching some sturgeon. This year I will be adding radio and hopefully some new...
by Flat Bottom
13 Jun 2013, 13:12
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 21ft flat bottom The "Bucket"
Replies: 119
Views: 32220

21ft flat bottom The "Bucket"

Had an interesting couple of weeks. Played tug boat for a family of 8 people stranded out on the river in a big fiber cabin boat, pulled them a mile or more through the current to their launch then ran out of fuel 1/2 mile from my launch and had to use the kicker to get in the last bit. Also had the...
by Flat Bottom
08 Jun 2013, 01:59
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1970 Cherokee V-Hull project
Replies: 79
Views: 17354

1970 Cherokee V-Hull project

Looking good so far man, welcome home.
by Flat Bottom
07 Jun 2013, 15:13
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 21ft flat bottom The "Bucket"
Replies: 119
Views: 32220

21ft flat bottom The "Bucket"

Added some rod holder's, plan on adding another 3 rod holder to the front of the console when I make some room for it.
by Flat Bottom
06 Jun 2013, 00:48
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 21ft flat bottom The "Bucket"
Replies: 119
Views: 32220

21ft flat bottom The "Bucket"

riverrat174 » Yesterday, 10:10 wrote:Genius fix. Give me your brain for a couple weeks. you can have mine!!! :D

Lol... I have to be resourceful because I can't afford brand new shiny things haha
by Flat Bottom
03 Jun 2013, 19:31
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 21ft flat bottom The "Bucket"
Replies: 119
Views: 32220

21ft flat bottom The "Bucket"

Got the thermostat replaced and sealed up nicely hopefully it will hold out for a while longer.
by Flat Bottom
01 Jun 2013, 15:04
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 21ft flat bottom The "Bucket"
Replies: 119
Views: 32220

21ft flat bottom The "Bucket"

What I find a bit humerous is that the inside of the water jacket actually looks cleaner and less curroded than the exterior of the engine. The 20 years of sitting out in the open really had a heavy toll on the engine. Tho she runs pretty good for the shape shes in, she is in pretty poor cosmetic sh...
by Flat Bottom
01 Jun 2013, 14:55
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 21ft flat bottom The "Bucket"
Replies: 119
Views: 32220

21ft flat bottom The "Bucket"

So the preventative maintenance plan to improve the longevity of the ol suzuki went as planned... Horrible. After broken bolts and cracks and everything horrible I wound up with a broke tap in a drilled out bolt hole. End of story for that hole. With my luck gone I used all the naval engineering I c...
by Flat Bottom
30 May 2013, 03:21
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 21ft flat bottom The "Bucket"
Replies: 119
Views: 32220

21ft flat bottom The "Bucket"

Been stressing the thermostate in the 140 suzuki lately. It appears to work fine, but it sat for 20 years and i cant afford another one so I decided better safe than sorry. So I ordered the new stat and gasket and decided to start removing the old one so I could have a while to drill out the damn bo...
by Flat Bottom
30 May 2013, 03:03
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Is removing 1 of 4 bench seats safe?
Replies: 2
Views: 839

Is removing 1 of 4 bench seats safe?

Send a picture out way if you can. Im sure you could do it. All else fails you could resituate the benches, or add a little bracing.
by Flat Bottom
27 May 2013, 23:16
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Aluminum Cabin build for 24 foot Alweld modified v Jon boat
Replies: 10
Views: 4695

Aluminum Cabin build for 24 foot Alweld modified v Jon boat

Yeah this is good stuff, maybe someday ill find some money to do something like this. It would be really beneficial if I could do it right and make it look good.
by Flat Bottom
27 May 2013, 12:56
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: '67 super seaman boat plug issue
Replies: 7
Views: 662

'67 super seaman boat plug issue

Can you put it in on the inside of the hull? If you can it would eliminate the rest of the plug extruding down on the bottom of the boat. Just an idea
by Flat Bottom
27 May 2013, 12:52
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Aluminum Cabin build for 24 foot Alweld modified v Jon boat
Replies: 10
Views: 4695

Aluminum Cabin build for 24 foot Alweld modified v Jon boat

I am also interested in something like this, at 21ft. I have tinkered with the idea of doing some kind of cab on my boat.