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Buster's 1966 14' Foremost

Posted: 03 Apr 2011, 22:22
by bbarbee
Hope I finally post this in the right place. I got this boat from a neighbor who passed away a few yrs. ago. He took me fish'n several times in this boat when I was about 8 yrs. old. That was about 34 yrs ago. Glad I could get ahold of it.
I finally got started with the decking today. Any pointers and suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Buster's 1966 14' Foremost

Posted: 06 Apr 2011, 18:37
by bbarbee
Slow go'n but go'n

Buster's 1966 14' Foremost

Posted: 08 Apr 2011, 19:49
by bbarbee
Largest part finished. It was a job....more than I thought. I lucked out and picked up 15 ft. of piano hinge for $10 at the scrap yard.

One useful thing I found is if you jigsaw cuts as bad as mine, you can run a few layers of foam tape around the edges of you wood before glue'n carpet and it fills the low spots left by the saw.

Notice I used camouflage straps for the hatch pulls....but the didn't hide well...ha,ha.
Still have to put the floor in in front of the back seat and do something with the middle bench.
I'm think'n a place for the battery. Any suggestions???

Buster's 1966 14' Foremost

Posted: 08 Apr 2011, 20:47
by Jim
Excellent job on the front deck man! Nice and clean, I like it! :beer:

Buster's 1966 14' Foremost

Posted: 09 Apr 2011, 17:54
by MtDewMadMan
That looks fantastic !! Great job !!

Buster's 1966 14' Foremost

Posted: 10 Apr 2011, 20:28
by bbarbee
Thanks guys!
Took the boat out for the first time with the new deck. Sat purdy good in the water. A little lower than normal but it didn't sink. But thats about all it did. Motor wouldn't start fo nothing!! I had just started it up before we left. My luck. Messed with it all day one the lake and no fish'n!!! Got it back home and it was what I thought. The float was stuck. 10 mins. I had it fixed but the day was gone. Note to self: Put a tool box in somewhere! Oh well...I'm gonna take tomorrow off and give it another try.
Hopefully this week I can do something with the middle seat, cut it up or cut it out and put the floor in just in front of the back seat!

Buster's 1966 14' Foremost

Posted: 10 Apr 2011, 20:38
by MtDewMadMan
Ah some days are like that. I learned my lesson on tool kits the hard way too. Went out a couple years back in my old boat and made a mad dash up river. After fishing one spot went to fire up again and she was a goner. Why do sparkplugs wait until you are a few miles away from the dock to foul out ? Lol that's just Murphys Law I guess. Good luck on your next outing !!

Buster's 1966 14' Foremost

Posted: 10 Apr 2011, 20:43
by bbarbee
Glad you said it. I'll pick up some plugs too...

Buster's 1966 14' Foremost

Posted: 11 Apr 2011, 16:34
by bbarbee
Went back out today. Boat done great thanks to the lord.
Now to start on the floor!

Buster's 1966 14' Foremost

Posted: 11 Apr 2011, 16:38
by bbarbee
Question....will a lawnmower battery be enough to run a trolling motor if thats the only purpose for the battery? Thanks!

Buster's 1966 14' Foremost

Posted: 11 Apr 2011, 16:55
by dc3232
No... I dont recommend that. You would only get like maybe an hour or two out of it. It just doesn't have enough capicity.

Buster's 1966 14' Foremost

Posted: 11 Apr 2011, 17:09
by bbarbee
Good to know...Thanks!

Buster's 1966 14' Foremost

Posted: 11 Apr 2011, 17:13
by dc3232
No Problem, Happy to help
8)

Buster's 1966 14' Foremost

Posted: 11 Apr 2011, 17:55
by bbarbee
Will one marine battery be enough? Sorry .... my first trolling motor ever!

Buster's 1966 14' Foremost

Posted: 11 Apr 2011, 20:52
by dc3232
Yes, but it will depend on how large the lake is, and how much you use it. I have 2 for my boat. 1 is for the rear trolling motor and 1 for the front trolling motor. On a 1700 acre lake, fishing about 6 hours, I only use about 20-25% of my rear battery, and about 30-35% of my front. Hope this help