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Man, this is really coming along nicely. =D>
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Meanmouth's Project (Updated on page 8---Aluminum work)

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Alright, a little break in rain allowed us to get a few pieces painted and put together. The first pic is the front deck, screwed down and ready for herculiner, along with the floor. (Hinges, TM mount, and pedestal base taped for herculiner)

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This second picture is of the new transom. Aluminum channel throughout, with aluminum sheeting for the faces. It's riveted together and then bolted through the hull. Solid as can be.

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Just waiting for a sunny day to apply the Herculiner. Then we'll get the trailer looking good, and will finally add the fishfinder. The last weekend of April is when our fishing season starts, so we're ready!

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MeanMouth
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Meanmouth's Project (Updated on page 10- Transom & Deck)

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Finally finished the jon, and tested it for the first time today. Everything went well, and we even caught a couple of rainbows, and a couple of bass.

Pintle hitch Welded and Installed
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Front Deck, with Minn Kota Edge 40 trolling motor
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Before the conversion:
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Finished Bass Boat
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Looks fantastic Meanmouth!! Hows it handle with the seats being up a little higher?

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Looks good.

You should snap a few pics with the TM down. With it up, it looks like there isn't much deck space so I'm curious to see how it compares.

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wow!! Looks very clean. I like the before and after pics side by side like that!
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MeanMouth
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rcgreat wrote:Looks fantastic Meanmouth!! Hows it handle with the seats being up a little higher?
Actually, we were really impressed with the seats themselves (wise seats from Bass Pro) and the fact that they weren't much higher than the orginal bench seats. Thanks for the comment RC

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dyeguy1212 wrote:Looks good.

You should snap a few pics with the TM down. With it up, it looks like there isn't much deck space so I'm curious to see how it compares.
There isn't a lot of extra room, it's a jon boat! There's enough space to get on, get off, sit and stand and a step or two each way to move around or get to the hatches.

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looks excellent. job well done. =D>
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Awesome before/after pics! I love that diamond aluminum plate.

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Great Job MeanMouth!

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Great work MeanMouth. Does it feel like you have a new boat now?

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KMixson wrote:Great work MeanMouth. Does it feel like you have a new boat now?
It does; it kind of brought back the excitement of owning a boat. I know that we're fortunate enough to own one, but a project like this really makes it unique, and can make a person proud.

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thats awesome, congrats. any clue how much the whole rig weighs?

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hunter2011@gmail.com wrote:thats awesome, congrats. any clue how much the whole rig weighs?
Haven't had the opportunity to weigh it, but the front is quite heavy now. I'll update when I get the chance.

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