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Johny25
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Post by Johny25 » 20 Feb 2012, 03:47

Well I did this mod last winter before I joined here but thought I would share the pics anyway. I didn't take pics before or during the project because I didn't think anyone would ever care to see it lol. But I will post a before pic of the boat bare bones stock from the web. I did the mod because I wanted a flat floor, nice swivel seats, rod holders, dry storage hatches and a casting deck for my fishing buddies (my boys).
This is what the boat looked like when I bought it
This is what the boat looked like when I bought it
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Here is the front casting deck with a custom seat that fits my 6yr old son perfectly. Will be raised in a year or 2 when he gets bigger. Also there is a large dry storage at his feet for the battery and extra life jackets and etc...
Here is the front casting deck with a custom seat that fits my 6yr old son perfectly. Will be raised in a year or 2 when he gets bigger. Also there is a large dry storage at his feet for the battery and extra life jackets and etc...
I removed half the middle bench seat and added a flat floor and 4 more dry hatches for my gear and whatever else my sons can stick in them lol
I removed half the middle bench seat and added a flat floor and 4 more dry hatches for my gear and whatever else my sons can stick in them lol
and on the other side where I removed half the bench I reinforced the side of the boat and made a rod rack and a depth finder platform.
and on the other side where I removed half the bench I reinforced the side of the boat and made a rod rack and a depth finder platform.
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And last but not least is the toddler seat I custom made for my 2 yr old. It kept him from flopping out of the seat or sliding out the front of it. Since I couldn't find one to buy I made one from looking at our highchair we have. The seat works fantastic! Have had several requests from other boaters at the launch wanting me to make one for them.
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Oh and there is a small cubby hole storage area under my sons seat in front that he keeps his sun glasses, pliers and other essentials for fishing
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Also all my wiring runs through the starboard side underneath in pre-cut lined up holes in the stringers of the floor. It all comes back to this terminal switch so I can run everything from my seat.
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BOATS:
2002 Lowe 1467t
1988 Bluefin Sportsman 1900
1989 Spectrum 1900

MOTORS:
69' 6 hp Evinrude
71' 6 hp Johnson
85' 90 hp Evinrude
87' 9.9 hp Johnson (modified to 15hp)
88' 25 hp Johnson (modified to 30hp)
93' 120 hp Johnson

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Post by Johny25 » 20 Feb 2012, 03:51

All was framed out of 1x4 to keep weight down. And even at that my 15hp johnson strained to plane us last year and would not plane at all with the wife in the boat so I got a 25hp this year and modified it to a 30hp, which may be for another thread. haven't had her out yet with the new motor but will be on the water this Thursday :)
BOATS:
2002 Lowe 1467t
1988 Bluefin Sportsman 1900
1989 Spectrum 1900

MOTORS:
69' 6 hp Evinrude
71' 6 hp Johnson
85' 90 hp Evinrude
87' 9.9 hp Johnson (modified to 15hp)
88' 25 hp Johnson (modified to 30hp)
93' 120 hp Johnson

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Post by edge540 » 20 Feb 2012, 03:58

Nice work! The toddler seat for your lil man is awesome, I remember when my daughter was 3 months old taking her out in the lake with us strapped into her car seat with extra styrofoam added. I tested it with a #30 concrete block to make sure it would float no matter what. :roll:

What is the little shelf for behind the front seat?

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Post by Johny25 » 20 Feb 2012, 04:02

Good eyeball, that is a foot rest I put in for my son when he turns around and faces me while we are trolling. That way we can talk to each other while fishing :) Although this seems to be his favorite position to be in the boat in lol
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Yeah you never can be to safe when it comes to the little ones, I don't blame you for testing the seat with concrete lol
BOATS:
2002 Lowe 1467t
1988 Bluefin Sportsman 1900
1989 Spectrum 1900

MOTORS:
69' 6 hp Evinrude
71' 6 hp Johnson
85' 90 hp Evinrude
87' 9.9 hp Johnson (modified to 15hp)
88' 25 hp Johnson (modified to 30hp)
93' 120 hp Johnson

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Post by KevinWI » 20 Feb 2012, 08:08

Very well done...very well thought out.

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Post by Johny25 » 28 Mar 2012, 15:07

Well I decided this year that I needed a casting deck in the back of my boat. So I made a little deck for myself. My son always gets to fish off the front deck : ) The front circle cut out is for my leg when operating the motor, much more comfortable. I made this part removable so I can access the gas can and install my toddler seat when my little guy is out with us. I really like it and can't wait to take it out on the water and do some fishing. Just need a day without rain/snow
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BOATS:
2002 Lowe 1467t
1988 Bluefin Sportsman 1900
1989 Spectrum 1900

MOTORS:
69' 6 hp Evinrude
71' 6 hp Johnson
85' 90 hp Evinrude
87' 9.9 hp Johnson (modified to 15hp)
88' 25 hp Johnson (modified to 30hp)
93' 120 hp Johnson

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Post by jasper60103 » 28 Mar 2012, 15:26

Awesome job, Johny. That looks factory.
I can see a little bit of your tiller mod too, cool.
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Post by Johny25 » 28 Mar 2012, 15:34

Thanks Jasper, and yeah here is a couple pics of that tiller I moved. Needs to be painted and touched up but I am waiting until I am completely done tweeking my motor before I get out the paint again lol. I gained 2" due to the fact the tiller comes off the motor at a straighter angle now. I also made the aluminum bracket on the side so that the tiller handle now angles up and does not go all the way down. Makes it much more comfortable to operate now. I just got to get it out on the water now... : )
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BOATS:
2002 Lowe 1467t
1988 Bluefin Sportsman 1900
1989 Spectrum 1900

MOTORS:
69' 6 hp Evinrude
71' 6 hp Johnson
85' 90 hp Evinrude
87' 9.9 hp Johnson (modified to 15hp)
88' 25 hp Johnson (modified to 30hp)
93' 120 hp Johnson

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Post by Ictalurus » 28 Mar 2012, 15:57

=D> =D> =D>

Johnny, very nice man, very nice. I love the toddler boat seat. My 2 yo has been out a few times this year, I could use one of those if I could manage to get her to sit still!

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Post by jasper60103 » 28 Mar 2012, 16:10

Johny25 wrote:Thanks Jasper, and yeah here is a couple pics of that tiller I moved. Needs to be painted and touched up but I am waiting until I am completely done tweeking my motor before I get out the paint again lol. I gained 2" due to the fact the tiller comes off the motor at a straighter angle now. I also made the aluminum bracket on the side so that the tiller handle now angles up and does not go all the way down. Makes it much more comfortable to operate now. I just got to get it out on the water now... : )
Yea, I can see how you gained some comfort there with the tiller mod.
Looks good.
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Post by Johny25 » 28 Mar 2012, 16:43

Not sure if you can tell but I also offset the motor 2" toward the starboard side. So I gained about 4" total between the tiller mod and the motor relocation. It makes a world of difference. I did all this because I have been operating outboards while sitting on the port side all my life so some habits are hard to change. It started when I fished with my dad growing up I would have to troll out of the starboard side because he operated the boat from starboard and fished off the port side. So I got so used to it that when I started running the motor I could not get comfortable doing it backwards lol.... Now I am to old an stubborn to relearn
BOATS:
2002 Lowe 1467t
1988 Bluefin Sportsman 1900
1989 Spectrum 1900

MOTORS:
69' 6 hp Evinrude
71' 6 hp Johnson
85' 90 hp Evinrude
87' 9.9 hp Johnson (modified to 15hp)
88' 25 hp Johnson (modified to 30hp)
93' 120 hp Johnson

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Post by berger » 28 Mar 2012, 17:16

sweet set up where did you get the seats at

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Post by Johny25 » 28 Mar 2012, 19:57

Ictalurus wrote:=D> =D> =D>

Johnny, very nice man, very nice. I love the toddler boat seat. My 2 yo has been out a few times this year, I could use one of those if I could manage to get her to sit still!
Thanks Ictalurus, the toddler seat seems to get a lot of attention :D And I have a 1 and 1/2 year old grandaughter that will be using the seat after my 3 year old grows out of it this year. So it looks like I will get my monies worth out of it.
berger wrote:sweet set up where did you get the seats at
Thanks berger, I paid $35 a seat off of Ebay last year for them, plus shipping. I recently saw the same ones on Ebay but they were asking more than what I paid for them last Feb.
BOATS:
2002 Lowe 1467t
1988 Bluefin Sportsman 1900
1989 Spectrum 1900

MOTORS:
69' 6 hp Evinrude
71' 6 hp Johnson
85' 90 hp Evinrude
87' 9.9 hp Johnson (modified to 15hp)
88' 25 hp Johnson (modified to 30hp)
93' 120 hp Johnson

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Post by jasper60103 » 31 Mar 2012, 11:01

Hey, Johny.
I like that rod storage rack too. I need some rod storage in my rig.
Looks like the Berkley type holders.
Is that a 2x2 they're mounted to?
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Post by Johny25 » 31 Mar 2012, 13:20

The rod rack is really nice when running around, keeps them from sliding around and banging it everything in the boat. I can't remember what brand I purchased but they were cheap at like 10-12 bucks. I also cannot remember how exactly I mounted them but those uprights you see are hardwood 1x4"s and then I believe I cut the back pieces behind the rod holders out of 2x2 but I ran them through the table saw so they are the same thickness as the rod holder, 1 and 1/4" or something? The carpet makes the wood look thicker is why it looks like 2x2.
BOATS:
2002 Lowe 1467t
1988 Bluefin Sportsman 1900
1989 Spectrum 1900

MOTORS:
69' 6 hp Evinrude
71' 6 hp Johnson
85' 90 hp Evinrude
87' 9.9 hp Johnson (modified to 15hp)
88' 25 hp Johnson (modified to 30hp)
93' 120 hp Johnson

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