MDFishermen 16' 1985 Bass Tracker V16 Mod

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Post by MDFisherman57 » 12 Jan 2011, 14:32

Here is the pictures of what I have right now before im starting this mod.

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Here are a few questions,

1) What type of plywood can i used thats not expensive but not crappy?
2)What should i waterproof/seal it with? Read one mod who just used fiberglass resin over the wood but not sure it that would work. Keep in mind i am putting carpet over it.
3) What products would be good to paint the side. Im thinking of sanding the side down and prime it with a certain primer but not sure what primer and paint?

As ive read, i will be using steelfelx for the bottom once the weather changes to warmer temperature.
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Post by jasper60103 » 13 Jan 2011, 09:12

Welcome aboard, MD.
That's a nice rig you got there.
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Post by Brine » 13 Jan 2011, 10:14

Nice looking rig MDF. Here are a few suggestions for your questions.

1. Regular Exterior Plywood found at all the big-box retailers will do the job.
2. Spar Urethane would be my first choice. I just haven't seen enough feedback on the resins to reccomend them.
3. There are so many paints out there, it's hard to guide you without knowing what your finished expectations are and your desired budget. Interlux and Petit are known for quality marine paints, but the options run from Rustoleum to sky's the limit. If you expose any of the aluminum in your prepwork, you'll want to use a self etching primer. If the paintjob you have on there now is on there good, I'd bypass taking it down to bare aluminum and use a regular primer recommended by the same supplier you get the paint from.

Hope this helps.

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Post by MDFisherman57 » 13 Jan 2011, 10:51

Thanks for the input guys. Im hopefully going to get to work on this soon. Going to start making out drawing for the designs. Problem i have is its 32 degrees here so i cant steelflex the bottom i guess till early summer.

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Post by Outdoorsman » 13 Jan 2011, 12:05

I like the layout as it is.... maybe fish from it as is a few times to help in your ideas to Mod. I hope this does not cause me to loose my man card membership but for starters I would color corordinate with new seats to match carpet... maybe something in brown camo.... Also mouting the spare out on the front of the trailer would be another idea...

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Post by MDFisherman57 » 13 Jan 2011, 12:22

Yea the spare im going to just keep in the back of my covered truck. As for fishing in it, I fished in it in the summer and it wasnt bad. I would like to move the bow platform up some more and I will be changing out the seat with newer and since ones.

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Post by Outdoorsman » 13 Jan 2011, 13:20

Those seats a real nice... just not the right color.... :-k :D

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1980 17 Ft. Bass Tracker II Mod-V Hull Jon Boat with 45 HP Merc = Lakes and River Boat...
10 Ft "Bass Tender" (Plastic) Tri-Hull W Plastic Oars = Local Area Ponds..

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Post by MDFisherman57 » 13 Jan 2011, 13:48

haha yea i know. Im thinking of painting the boat a dark blue with like a white or grayish bottom. Then from there ill have grey carpet overtop. Problem with those seats are they are old and the same for the mounts. Im going to replace then with stuff at me work. I work at Bass Pro so it works out.

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Post by MDFisherman57 » 03 May 2011, 09:59

Alright so its been while trying to ghet everything set. Finally got the boat in the garage and now im gonna start to work on painting the boat. What kind of self etching primer would work? Can i use Dupli-Color DAP1690 General Purpose Self-Etching Primer? Its a spray can flat green that ill spray on the outside then im gonna paint over it with blue.

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Post by MDFisherman57 » 23 May 2011, 15:22

Well hopefully this week ill get to painting. Pulled up part of the boat.
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Post by MDFisherman57 » 26 May 2011, 12:19

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What a task this was. Started out with grinder and wire cup brush and it was just taking a toll on me. Used a sand and was ok but I went to walmart and got a product made by 3m with like a round disk and it worked wonders on it. Took a day though but it looked like it just got made at the factory. Added the self etching primer to the boat 5 srapy cans later with 2 full coats. Its coming along.

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Post by MDFisherman57 » 26 May 2011, 20:04

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Well I got the first coat of paint applied to th boat and all seems good. I used Interlux Brightside Kingston Grey for the inside of the boat. I applied the paint with foam brushes instead of the roller and it seemed to work really nicely. Hopefully next week ill be working on painting the outside of the boat.

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Post by MDFisherman57 » 31 May 2011, 14:58

Well ive got three days to strip the paint of the outside of the boat and repaint it. Heres what i got so far.

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AFTER!

I got one side done took from 8 - 2:30 to get that side done on a 95 degree day with heat advisory lol #-o

Also just wanted to recommend this item to some folks as an alternative to wire brush and sander.

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Its made by 3m and is like a rubberized abrasive disk. It works really well for my job. Ill keep you guys posted in a day or two on how everything is going.

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Post by MDFisherman57 » 01 Jun 2011, 17:21

Alright well got the other side of the boat stripped down and have primmed the entire area. I have not stripped the paint off the back part of the boat due to I have to relase the transom wood and must rescrew everything and I dont want to mess up the paint.

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