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Post by ericzerka24 » 07 Feb 2011, 23:21

Well here is what i looked like back in July right after I purchased it from someone on craigslist for $130. Only had a couple leaks but was an easy fix.

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Post by ericzerka24 » 07 Feb 2011, 23:28

My buddies dad has a sand blaster so we took it over to his place and sanded it up real nice. After that we applied a self-etching primer to the entire thing. Here's what it looks like with the new paint! Only a 10 hour job lol.

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Post by ericzerka24 » 07 Feb 2011, 23:55

Removed part of the middle seat for rod storage space got started right away with the frame work...

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Post by ericzerka24 » 08 Feb 2011, 00:01

Because the treated board that I used for the floor was a bit pricey, I decided to make an outline with cardboard. This is what made doing the floor a peice of cake! Once I got the shape I wanted, I just traced it onto the treated board and started cutting. Heres some pics:

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Now the floor in place...

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Post by ericzerka24 » 08 Feb 2011, 00:03

The switch panel:

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Post by ericzerka24 » 08 Feb 2011, 00:10

Got some marine carpet online. My fingers were pretty sore after doing the entire floor....

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Added a 12volt plug in the front and the rear.

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Post by ericzerka24 » 08 Feb 2011, 00:15

Added some latches to the storage compartments...

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Post by ericzerka24 » 08 Feb 2011, 00:23

And here is where I have stopped for the winter...

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Added a bow mount trolling motor. Had to make a little modification so that it sat high enough to clear front edge of the bow. This spring I plan on installing:
seats
stereo
fishfinder
cup holders

*Will update once modifications begin!

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Post by SilverFox » 08 Feb 2011, 22:52

Is that a Sears boat?

Looking good.

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Post by FishyItch » 08 Feb 2011, 23:04

I'm by no means an expert (haven't even started on my boat yet), but I've seen a lot of guys on this site say that treated wood is a big no-no. I think it has something to do with the copper in the treatment eating away at the aluminum.

I don't mean to spoil anything, but it might be worth looking into. Somebody who knows more than me will hopefully post and explain it better than I can.
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Post by skimsucka » 09 Feb 2011, 00:23

Loving your simple set up . I have a similar boat for sale on craigslist by me right now for 100$ no leaks ! I was wondering how stable is your boat the way its set up?
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Post by BaitCaster » 09 Feb 2011, 12:09

Outstanding job. I love the rod locker - and the colour. However, after all that great are you planning to instal a proper boat seat?
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Post by screwballl » 09 Feb 2011, 12:31

skimsucka wrote:Loving your simple set up . I have a similar boat for sale on craigslist by me right now for 100$ no leaks ! I was wondering how stable is your boat the way its set up?

Typically the person wraps the carpet around the side of the wood, and has paint on the aluminum there so as long as it doesn't have direct contact with bare aluminum it should be fine.


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Post by ericzerka24 » 09 Feb 2011, 13:11

SilverFox wrote:Is that a Sears boat?

Looking good.
I have no clue! haha I know that it is definitely an older boat...
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