14ft semi v hull conversion

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Mainefishing
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14ft semi v hull conversion

Post by Mainefishing » 07 Apr 2011, 11:48

Started this the begining of the month here in Maine with snow still on the ground. Here is what I started with
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14ft semi v hull conversion

Post by Mainefishing » 07 Apr 2011, 11:57

My buddy is a carpenter so after showing him a few ideas from this site everything started to click here is day 1 progress
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Post by Mainefishing » 08 Apr 2011, 08:20

Day 2 we framed out the live well and battery compartment now the floor goes down next step will be to cut out the compartments and then get ready for carpet. Trolling motor is in will be picking it up tomorrow minkota bow mount 45lbs thrust I think it will be enough to move the boat.
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Post by MtDewMadMan » 08 Apr 2011, 19:55

That's taking shape really well !!
I used to fish for food. Now I fish for sport. Soon I'll fish for fuel.

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Post by Mainefishing » 08 Apr 2011, 20:07

Thanks made a lot of progress today too. Will post more updated pics soon.

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Post by libertyday » 08 Apr 2011, 20:32

I really like the way its looking so far. The V hull boats are starting to grow on me!
Things Ive learned from fishing:
1. There is no such thing as too much equipment.
2. When in doubt, exaggerate.
3. Even the best lines get weak after they have been used a few times.
4. Sometimes you really have to squirm to get off the hook.
5. The fishing is always better on the other side of the lake.

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Post by Mainefishing » 08 Apr 2011, 21:02

Thanks for the feed back all

Yesterday took a little ride and threw out a few lines. It looks like still have a few weeks before ice out. So I have time to prep the boat. Below you can see where I am at after day 3 and 4 with the boat.
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Quick fix for trolling motor
Quick fix for trolling motor
Also started working on the transom
Also started working on the transom
We cut out the door for the Live well
We cut out the door for the Live well
Next we cut out the door for the storage and battery compartment.
Next we cut out the door for the storage and battery compartment.
Installed new carpet on the bow came out great but new trolling motor did not clear.  Quick fix was to rip a 3/4 piece of ply and carpeted it which raised the motor to the perfect height still need to finish mounting trolling motor .
Installed new carpet on the bow came out great but new trolling motor did not clear. Quick fix was to rip a 3/4 piece of ply and carpeted it which raised the motor to the perfect height still need to finish mounting trolling motor .
Rivers are open
Rivers are open
Dams are definately wide open
Dams are definately wide open
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Post by libertyday » 08 Apr 2011, 21:09

I have two Questions:

one....how wide is the boat? and two....how stable is the front of a v hull boat.

thanks
Things Ive learned from fishing:
1. There is no such thing as too much equipment.
2. When in doubt, exaggerate.
3. Even the best lines get weak after they have been used a few times.
4. Sometimes you really have to squirm to get off the hook.
5. The fishing is always better on the other side of the lake.

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Post by Mainefishing » 08 Apr 2011, 22:05

Those are 2 great questions

The boat is 5feet + up to the platform and even wider towards the middle almost 5 1/2 feet(walking area) . I fished everywhere around here with this boat walked all over it so to answer your question yes it is very stable. Here are a few pics from last summer Pre modifications
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Nice green one
Nice green one
daughter trying to show me up
daughter trying to show me up

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Post by Mainefishing » 14 Apr 2011, 22:23

Been working the past few days so haven't made too much progress. Finished the transom and mounted and carpeted the face of the bow compartment need to make the door to complete.
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Post by Mainefishing » 15 Apr 2011, 20:07

Got a lot done today. Framed in the back of the boat. 2 storage compartments in the back. 1 for the gas tank. Went over my buddies and he cut the floor for me. Now I need to treat the wood glue and screw down the floor and get ready for carpet. Also need to make the doors for the compartments.
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Post by Mainefishing » 28 Apr 2011, 16:07

Finally got a break in the rain to get the carpet in. Still have to make 2 hatches 1 for the gas tank out back and 1 for the compartment out front under the trolling motor. Next need to install seats.
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Express
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Post by Express » 28 Apr 2011, 18:21

nice work so far!

question on the brackets used to fasten the 2x2's........ what are the called? what material are they? and where did you get them?

thanks
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Post by jamrozy » 28 Apr 2011, 21:17

love the boat it looks sweet. hope to deck mine soon.

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Post by libertyday » 30 Apr 2011, 10:05

looks great! the carpet looks very nice. are you going to paint the boat? now dont get me wrong...im a good ole county boy from ga who loves a good camo paint job but it doesn't match the nice carpet.
Things Ive learned from fishing:
1. There is no such thing as too much equipment.
2. When in doubt, exaggerate.
3. Even the best lines get weak after they have been used a few times.
4. Sometimes you really have to squirm to get off the hook.
5. The fishing is always better on the other side of the lake.

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