Country Dave’s Lowe 1752 modification/restoration project.

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Post by Country Dave » 04 Dec 2012, 11:55

Ok I started working on my Lowe 1752. My 1448 is almost completed and I really wanted to get started on this project. This is going to be a total rebuild starting with the transom.

First things first. Strip her down and do a little clean up.
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Post by Country Dave » 04 Dec 2012, 11:58

More pics.
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Post by Country Dave » 04 Dec 2012, 12:02

Ok I removed the Side console and the rest of the junk. Shes going to get a new center console.
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Post by fool4fish1226 » 04 Dec 2012, 12:05

Great platform you are starting with - I will be following this build :beer:
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Post by Country Dave » 04 Dec 2012, 15:15

fool4fish1226 wrote:Great platform you are starting with - I will be following this build :beer:

Thanks bro,

I just looked at your Mirocraft project and I all I can say is “Awesome” Great ingenuity, creativity and workmanship. You should be very proud. :beer:
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1999 Lowe 1752 Yamaha 115 HP four stroke.
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Post by theyyounggun » 04 Dec 2012, 21:48

This is the boat I want to do next! Ready to follow this one! :popcorn:
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Post by Gators5220 » 04 Dec 2012, 22:06

What are you gonna do with this one? Make it a flats boat?
As always tight lines, cold beer, & Go Gators!

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Post by Country Dave » 05 Dec 2012, 10:53

Gators5220 wrote:What are you gonna do with this one? Make it a flats boat?

Gator that’s, it I’m a flats rat for sure. It’s going to be perfect set up for me. I fish Florida Bay a lot and it gets pretty skinny. I also fish Biscayne Bay, Flamingo White water bay, Cape Sable and Chokoloskee.
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Post by Country Dave » 05 Dec 2012, 10:59

Well last night I removed the scupper tray and then cut off the transom cap. I am sooooooo glad I did. I just wanted to check the wooden transom core. Its toast, lots of rot. :cry:
I tried everything to pull the core out including driving 6 inch wood screws down in the core and using my slide hammer to pull it out. That’s not happing. The core is so wet the screws just pull out, the core just crumbles. #-o I’m going to have to just drill and dig, drill and dig. Can you say tedious? :cry:
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Post by Country Dave » 05 Dec 2012, 22:30

Ok I got lucky and was able to get the core out in one peace. \:D/ Well pretty much one peace. Pics tomorrow.
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Post by Gators5220 » 06 Dec 2012, 04:14

Nice, can we say score on that one, also bud that's a nice snookie photo you got there...
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Post by Badbagger » 06 Dec 2012, 06:37

Looks great, just picked up an 1872 to fish the flats up here in the Panhandle. What cha going to do for final paint etc ? Pic of the FlatsArk.
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Post by Country Dave » 06 Dec 2012, 10:55

Gators5220 wrote:Nice, can we say score on that one, also bud that's a nice snookie photo you got there...
Yes we can say score on that one Gator :lol: Snook and Redfish/Red drum are without question among my favorite targets. There both great fighters, I mean a redfish will square off with you in the parking lot while you’re trying to launch your boat. :lol:
That’s a great rig BB. She is going to get some paint for sure and I’ve given it a little thought but trying to stay on task with the transom for now.

Pics in a bit.
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Post by Badbagger » 06 Dec 2012, 11:07

Thanks, indeed Redfish are ready to do battle at any time. Up here, it's Reds and Specks. I think I'm going Linex on the interior and a good ole classic white on the exterior.

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Post by Country Dave » 06 Dec 2012, 11:54

Ok this is what I found, not to bad all things consider. The front transom plate has a little bit of corrosion on it but its superficial. It looks worse in the pics. I’m just going to clean it up and hit it with some zinc chromate primer and a coat rustoleum.



The wood on the other hand was pretty bad. I didn’t weigh it but it’s heavy. It’s been drinking for a while. The core was two pieces of some type of ply, one piece was 1inch and the other ¾ I think I’m going to use yellow pine; it’s pretty hard and readily available. Going to stack it, bound it together apply a light coat of epoxy resin then sandwich it between two pieces of 0.125 aluminum.


The rear/outside of the transom is made out of 0.125 so between the core that has two pieces of 0.125, the rear 0.125 and the peace of 0.250 that I’m going to use as an overlay this new transom is going to be super rigged and will probably weigh less that the rotted wood core that came out.
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