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Post by bAcKpAiN » 07 Jan 2008, 20:47

After a rest and planning session with my help, I was able to put in a few hours after work today.

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We got all of the decking cut and in place.

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I used Joeybago'donuts idea for the front deck, only modified a tad, I put in a T connector for support in the middle and used the main ribs in the hull for the lateral support. In the end it feels very sturdy and strong. I am going to cut one more vertical support for near the seat, and possibly one 2x3 on each side of the front deck, but due to the small span and the doubled plywood it feels plenty strong. The 2x3's on the bottom of the deck fit snugly around the center support making for zero movement.

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Tomorrow after work, it is time for water sealing and final fitting. Might be a while before carpet goes on we are supposed to get rain through the weekend here starting wednesday :(

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Post by Captain Ahab » 07 Jan 2008, 20:51

Looking good - you are moving along nicely
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Post by pbw » 07 Jan 2008, 20:54

Looks good, I am moving so slow right now it seems!
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Post by Waterwings » 07 Jan 2008, 21:17

Looks good! I always say if we have to have nasty weather, better it's rain, than snow & ice! :)
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Post by alumacraftjoe » 07 Jan 2008, 21:18

Looks great! I am going to modify my v-hull soon so this gives me some good ideas.
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Post by bAcKpAiN » 07 Jan 2008, 22:58

What I like about this mod is that it is almost totally removable at any given time. The only thing that won't be easily taken out is the bracing which can be worked around if I want to try a trip to some rough waters or something. I am really anxious to see how it responds on the water. Quite often it will be me and two other guys fishing the big D, I am hoping I didn't add too much weight to make that possible. Again, the cool thing is, if I did all I need to do is pull some decks out.

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Post by Jim » 07 Jan 2008, 23:10

Keep them coming man! Boats gonna be killer when done!
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Post by pbw » 07 Jan 2008, 23:19

Are you installing a bow mounted trolling motor? Where is the battery going?
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Post by bAcKpAiN » 07 Jan 2008, 23:36

I am going to have the batery under the bow deck, or the one behind it if it won't fit and all wiring running to the back to a switch/fuse box. I want to have the batter as far forward as possible. The trolling motor is a transom mount though and will stay on the transom because it is only a 30" shaft and wouldn't convert to the bow. If I had a longer shafted motor or a bow mounted I would put it up front. After reading the internet forecast for the next few days I went ahead and water sealed the wood in the dark by the light of lanterns. I have to take advantage of this warm, dry weather while I can. It won't be here for long that is for sure!

EDIT: looking over my measurements the battery will be going right behind the first bench seat under the deck. I will probably mount the battery box somewhere under there semi-permanent. I will store the anchor and anchor rope under the bow, having those two things in the front should help with weight distribution.

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Post by pbw » 08 Jan 2008, 00:01

bAcKpAiN wrote:I am going to have the batery under the bow deck, or the one behind it if it won't fit and all wiring running to the back to a switch/fuse box. I want to have the batter as far forward as possible. The trolling motor is a transom mount though and will stay on the transom because it is only a 30" shaft and wouldn't convert to the bow. If I had a longer shafted motor or a bow mounted I would put it up front. After reading the internet forecast for the next few days I went ahead and water sealed the wood in the dark by the light of lanterns. I have to take advantage of this warm, dry weather while I can. It won't be here for long that is for sure!

EDIT: looking over my measurements the battery will be going right behind the first bench seat under the deck. I will probably mount the battery box somewhere under there semi-permanent. I will store the anchor and anchor rope under the bow, having those two things in the front should help with weight distribution.
Are you going buy some of those battery feet to protect again shock or vibrations during towing/wave impacts?
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Post by bAcKpAiN » 08 Jan 2008, 09:25

I have never heard of them, so far I have just kept it in the battery box. The box is larger than the battery, I could probably put some styrofoam around it.

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Post by bAcKpAiN » 07 Feb 2008, 10:05

I know progress has stopped for a long time now, but Saturday I am going to get back on the project. There is a long story as to why I haven't done a thing in weeks, but the short story is that I put the boat in a garage that required much cleanout to get it in and out of, not to mention the fact that to get the door opened and closed you need a full socket set. :lol:

Hopefully this saturday i will get on the ball and make some serious progress toward getting this think on the water!

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Post by bAcKpAiN » 09 Feb 2008, 23:30

Humbug, It rained here on and off all day. So I drove to Cabelas and bought the seat pedestels, rod holders, and various other goodies.

I keep telling myself that the weather will break, and I WILL get this thing done before the "season" starts. But working on the street is killing me. Anyone near Philly have a garage I could borrow to finish this thing before spring?!! :lol:

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Post by ky_madman » 14 Feb 2008, 23:19

Enjoying your build. Keep the updates and photos coming!

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Post by bAcKpAiN » 15 Feb 2008, 12:04

Thanks for the encouragement. I am still in a "when I have any time at all the weather doesn't cooperate" scenario. I do however, have all of the final parts in hand except the washers I am going to use to fasten the seat pedestels with. Maybe this evening I can make a little progress in this nice weather window and give some updates over the weekend.

Unless of course, someone here in the Philly area wants to donate their garage on Monday to work on it with me! hehe :lol: Working on it in the street has been at best a hassle, and at worste it has just kept me from working because of rain, sleet, snow, and what have you.

On a side note, anyone have any experience using 3m 90 spray adhesive? I cannot find anywhere a temperature range to use it in, maybe I don't have to wait for warmer weather to carpet? If anyone knows I would appreciate the info. I really want to get the project finished by March.

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