Q-14 (semi V) AeroCraft Project

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Post by Scott Mac » 31 Jan 2013, 08:29

Thanks BrazosDon,
There are still several things that need to be done. My work schedule is keeping me away but it looks like this weekend is open. The tough thing is that it is with me at work and I walk past it several times each day. The good and bad news is that spring is still a long way off half way between the North Pole and the Equator.
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Post by Scott Mac » 03 Feb 2013, 15:57

Put in a few hours over the past few days. Mounted some electronics and did some carpet work. Still working on getting the hatches to fit better that they do. I am going to do some work spacing the hinges so the hatch lays flat. That will have to wait for now the Super Bowl is on this afternoon, that is a required task.
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Waiting for spring.
Waiting for spring.
This rig is 50 years old!
This rig is 50 years old!
Lots of work to get to this point.
Lots of work to get to this point.
Starting to look like a fishin' machine
Starting to look like a fishin' machine
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Post by fender66 » 04 Feb 2013, 09:47

Simply Amazing!

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Post by OldFloater » 05 Feb 2013, 23:36

That is nice and clean, love it!
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Post by Scott Mac » 09 Feb 2013, 16:21

Had a busy work week so not much got done until Sat. Completed the wireing minus the bow light and the rope light but ran all the wires and switched the stuff I wanted. Finished the inside of the storage compartments and snapped some pictures.
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Bow battery (24V) storage.
Bow battery (24V) storage.
Front floor storage. Plastic tub inside is 6&quot; deep x 18&quot; wide x 42&quot; long.
Front floor storage. Plastic tub inside is 6" deep x 18" wide x 42" long.
Starboard side rod locker.
Starboard side rod locker.
Starboard rear hatch..has a heavy tub that could be used for livewell.
Starboard rear hatch..has a heavy tub that could be used for livewell.
Switch panel inside port side hatch next to pilot seat.
Switch panel inside port side hatch next to pilot seat.
Port side hatch next to pilot seat
Port side hatch next to pilot seat
Port side Rear hatch showing 12V battery and bilge pump. Notice black wire conduit.
Port side Rear hatch showing 12V battery and bilge pump. Notice black wire conduit.
Port side rear hatch with fuel tank
Port side rear hatch with fuel tank
Port side tackle storage.
Port side tackle storage.
View from back of port side storage.
View from back of port side storage.
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Post by Scott Mac » 14 Feb 2013, 18:26

Now that the boat is near complete I am going to fix up the trailer. Currently it is set up for a 12' boat that I sold last month. It has a bunch of rollers that don't come into play on the 14' boat it will carry. I plan to tear into it by removing the side rollers and adding carpeted bunks that will support the boat better. I also will put new lights, winch, side guides and paint. I will inspect the axles and hubs even though the previous owner told me he put new on it. Don't ask why I am doing this project bass akwards by doing the trailer last because I don't have a good answer!
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The rollers on the side are not doing anything...out they go and bring on the bunks!
The rollers on the side are not doing anything...out they go and bring on the bunks!
This is the side view of the trailer in question.
This is the side view of the trailer in question.
Out with the old winch!
Out with the old winch!
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Post by fishingmich » 14 Feb 2013, 23:02

Looks like it's time to try it out on the Saginaw River! I'd like to make it up there this year bot I doubt it's gonna happen. Guess I'll have to stick to the Maumee. If you ever have an extra seat during the week, I'd love to check it out. Thats a nice looking rig you've got. Hopefully mine will be done this summer.
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Post by bigwave » 15 Feb 2013, 16:57

Don't ask why I am doing this project bass akwards by doing the trailer last because I don't have a good answer![/quote]

I am doing the same thing :P
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Post by Scott Mac » 15 Feb 2013, 19:32

Thanks bigwave that makes me feel better.
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Post by Scott Mac » 16 Feb 2013, 14:15

Started yesterday by stripping down the trailer. Removed all the roller brackets and disassembled, removed the axle and removed the hubs and wheels. Removed the bearing cones from the hubs in preperation for replacements. Removed the bow bracket and the winch and disassembled that. I will replace the winch (ordered from Walmart). Removed the rollers and seals from the axle shafts in preperation of replacement. Inspected the frame and tilt and all looks good. I plan to disable the tilt feature so the trailer is more rigid in that area. I will use large bolts and nuts to accomplish that. I hit the loose brackets with a wire brush and sprayed them with rust-oleum paint. Back at it Monday after work.
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Painted the roller brackets and the winch brackeets.
Painted the roller brackets and the winch brackeets.
Removed the bearing races and painted the hubs and axle.
Removed the bearing races and painted the hubs and axle.
Stripped the trailer of all the bolt on stuff
Stripped the trailer of all the bolt on stuff
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Post by Action762 » 18 Feb 2013, 22:29

Hey Scott,

Great build brother! =D> Today I picked up the same boat for $175. It has a few things that need to be fixed on it like I noticed a few little soft spots on the bottom after I got it home. I think all in all it will be a great little fixer-upper for me. I think the design you went with is ideal for the size and shape of the boat so I may just use something similar. Any advice for me before I begin my journey to my build? Thanks and again great build!

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Post by Scott Mac » 19 Feb 2013, 06:45

Thank you Action762.

My advice is to enjoy the project and get humping. I found it took more time than I anticipated. Take several pictures and share them. This is a fun site to follow and learn from. There is a ton of knowledge on this site, take advantage of it. I look forward to watching your progress. Good luck!!!
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Post by bigwave » 19 Feb 2013, 10:20

Hey Scott, just have the area welded where the tilt mechanism was. My old trailer broke right where the u-bolts attached. If you use bolts they could break or rust through......I would just have someone weld a joint on all sides.
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Post by Scott Mac » 19 Feb 2013, 11:23

Great info....Thanks Bigwave!
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Post by Scott Mac » 20 Feb 2013, 11:13

BLING!!! for no other reason. Told my wife it was for function....She's not buying it!
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Cabalas 6' rope light = $15.00.<br />The extra on each side lights up inside the side storage.
Cabalas 6' rope light = $15.00.
The extra on each side lights up inside the side storage.
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