14' Smokercraft Alaskan

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TOY BOAT
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14' Smokercraft Alaskan

Post by TOY BOAT » 02 Dec 2012, 18:41

So we purchased our third tin yesterday. It is a 82 14' Smokercraft Alaskan rated for 30 hp. It came with a Northeast galvinized trailer. Both need a little work, but for the price they were well worth it. Drove an hour in one direction each way to pick it up. I Did the same drive in a different direction to pick up a mint 94 Jonson 15 hp tiller. The motor was on a duck boat, and has low low hours. I just need to sand down the olive drab, repaint white, and install new decals.
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Post by TOY BOAT » 05 Dec 2012, 20:17

Plans include a update of the trailer, new tires, lights, and bunks. The boat will get new paint, carpet, seats, and lighting.
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Post by TOY BOAT » 14 Dec 2012, 21:30

So today I pulled the boat out to look it over, and make a list of issues and thing I need to get.

Hopefully soon, we will have our new trailer.
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Post by markc » 15 Dec 2012, 11:32

Sweet, I just started my Starcraft 14' project too. Can't wait to watch the progress! Good luck with her :D

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Post by TOY BOAT » 06 Jan 2013, 15:11

The wife and I decided to buy a new trailer for the boat. I was looking at $500 to get this one in order, and no paperwork or vin plate, so an officer would have to be called to verify at an additional cost of $15.
So we just purchased a left over 2012 Karavan KBL-1250-56 for $999. I can't wait to pick it up in the spring. =D>
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Post by TOY BOAT » 02 Mar 2013, 18:09

I got her on the new trailer. \:D/

I did it by myself, so now I need a nap.:roll:
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Post by rickybobbybend » 02 Mar 2013, 20:53

Congrats! Anxious to see what you do with her.
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Post by bguy » 02 Mar 2013, 23:05

You will enjoy the steps on either side of the fender. They come in handy.
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Post by TOY BOAT » 03 Mar 2013, 19:01

bguy wrote:You will enjoy the steps on either side of the fender. They come in handy.
Yes they do. My brother inlaw has a bigger trailer with the step fenders, and they are awesome.

Now comes some paint, seats, lights, radio, fish finder, wiring, and replace and recarpet some panels.
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Post by TOY BOAT » 09 Mar 2013, 10:14

Ok, so with spring just around the corner, I want to get started on fixing a few things, and that brings me to a couple questions.
A couple pieces of decking need replacing. What is a good wood to use, and can it be found at Home depot, or lowes? What is a good wood stain/poly I can buy at either place to protect the wood?

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Post by kfa4303 » 09 Mar 2013, 12:52

HI Toy. You can get practically everything you need to build/modify your boat from Loes/HD. Any brand of exterior grade plywood as long as it's NOT pressure treated. I like Aurco from Lowes/HD, but there are many others. I used 3/4" for my decks, but you can get away with 1/2" with proper bracing. As far as sealing it goes, you have several options. Based on the pics, it looks like you like in a pretty harsh environment so I would use 2-part spreadable epoxy. It's available from West Marine, US composites and many other outlets. Just be sure to paint over it after it cures to give it proper UV protection. If epoxy not and option, you can seal the deck in fiberglass mat and resin, or use Spar Urethane. Which ever method you choose, you'll want to mount the decks to the hull using stainless steel hardware dipped in a bit of 3M 5200. That's really about it.

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Post by TOY BOAT » 20 Mar 2013, 21:53

Thanks kfa4303
I think I will try the Spar Urethane. I have a couple cans of 3M automotive spray adhesive. Can I use that to secure the carpet on the top side? Or is there something better?
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Post by TOY BOAT » 07 Apr 2013, 19:47

Finally got some work started today. Yesterday I cut fresh benches, using the old ones as a template. Today, I sanded the painted portion of the hull, used hull cleaner on the bare portion, installed a bilge pump port, and a new drain. Also tested the motor. Looks like I am going to need a mini jack plate.
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Post by TOY BOAT » 09 Apr 2013, 20:53

Got all my decals, and paint in the mail this week. Also got seats, and mounts along with a switch panel.
Had a chance to prime the bare areas. Now just need a good weekend to paint. 8)
Also picked up spar urethane, and Dap contact cement. I have almost everything at this point to finish the boat. Just need good weather.

We decided to name the boat "The Jake". After out Jack Russel Terrier we lost two months ago. He was with me when we purchased the boat, and he was with me when I picked up the boat.
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Jake's last trip on a boat.
Jake's last trip on a boat.
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Zinc Chromate
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Oyster white
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seats, mounts and switch panel
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Post by DOBSONFLY » 09 Apr 2013, 20:59

Looking good, be anxious to see the new paint! =D>

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