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Post by Kurt Loup » 02 Oct 2009, 14:57

Here are a few photos of the Duracraft 1542 project my brother and I started. We removed the middle seat and added aluminum decks, floor and sides. Last weekend was the first launch. The one thing I was concerned about was stability, but it wasn't a problem. When my 5 year old and I stood on the bow, I was able to stand with my feet on the gunwales with no worries of tipping. I doubt two adults could to do this though. A friend following in his boat with a gps clocked it at about 24 mph. Plenty fast enough for me. Currently, I am working on an aluminum and fiberglass tiller extension for the motor.

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Post by jasper60103 » 02 Oct 2009, 15:12

Looks like it rolled off a showroom floor.
Beautiful, and enjoy!
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Post by G3_Guy » 02 Oct 2009, 15:22

:shock: WOW! That looks great! Nice work! =D> Is flooring painted or did you use a specific material to cover it with?
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Post by Kurt Loup » 02 Oct 2009, 15:50

Thanks. The interior is covered with hydro turf. It is a foam material.

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Post by Zum » 02 Oct 2009, 15:57

Wouldn't have thought it was the same boat,nice job.
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Post by masterofillusion » 02 Oct 2009, 18:10

That looks great. Nice and clean, not bulky. What type of panels did you use? You get 1st place for that one. =D>

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Post by Kurt Loup » 02 Oct 2009, 18:22

masterofillusion wrote:That looks great. Nice and clean, not bulky. What type of panels did you use? You get 1st place for that one. =D>


All the panels are aluminum plate purchased from a salvage yard.

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Post by bobberboy » 02 Oct 2009, 19:45

That's a really nice job! Way to go.

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Post by zr7cat » 02 Oct 2009, 20:20

Wow, thats a very nice job. Looks great. Very clean looking. Do you have some photos of the process.
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Post by Jim » 02 Oct 2009, 21:19

Very nice man! Boat looks awesome. Like the loomis sticker too! :beer:
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Post by Kurt Loup » 02 Oct 2009, 21:38

zr7cat wrote:Wow, thats a very nice job. Looks great. Very clean looking. Do you have some photos of the process.
Thanks. I have more photos on my photobucket account https://s425.photobucket.com/albums/pp336/kurtloup/

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Post by Specknreds » 02 Oct 2009, 22:06

Wow!!! Are you shure that is the same boat. Nice work!!!

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Post by doublej » 02 Oct 2009, 23:08

I was thinking about doing something simular to my boat so I was wondering if you had noticed any loose of strength after you removed the benches? It looks awesome I think you will enjoy the huge open area!

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Post by bandit » 02 Oct 2009, 23:48

That's Killer Man! =D>

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Post by Waterwings » 03 Oct 2009, 08:56

Outstanding work! 8)
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