1982 Sea Nymph 14' build

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Juanton
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1982 Sea Nymph 14' build

Post by Juanton » 16 Apr 2013, 22:42

Hey y'all.

I'm brand new to the site, but have been enjoying all the great information on here.

Here is what I'm working with:

'82 Sea Nymph sardine can that works great, doesn't leak, and is the perfect size for a solo fisherman up in the northern part of MN. Heck, I even hit some rocks at full tilt and the only thing that was damaged was the motor.

I've got a 15hp Yamaha 4-stroke, a new (old, but new) fish finder to install and a bow mount trolling motor to find and hopefully install as well.

I fish for anything that swims and need a solid layout and design to go with. I'm looking for advice as I'm in the planning stages right now and MN winter isn't letting up anytime soon. I need storage for life vests, anchor, bait bucket, and the rest can be packed in and out.

I am planning on creating a deck, but to what extent, I am unsure. I am attaching two basic (very basic) sketches of what is in my head. My main concern is removing a seat and losing lateral stability. I also want to make sure that whatever I do doesn't ruin any resale value because this is my first boat.

Here are some pics. Let me know your thoughts!

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1982 Sea Nymph 14' build

Post by TMax27 » 17 Apr 2013, 09:18

Looks like a great platform you are starting with!

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Post by Pweisbrod » 17 Apr 2013, 23:33

Hey big bro. This is gonna be sweet. I like your sketches, looks like a solid plan to me. Plan b that is. You can always turn the bench into a walk through bench as well, and keep almost all the lateral strength.

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1982 Sea Nymph 14' build

Post by jvanhees » 18 Apr 2013, 13:00

Good looking platform to start with! Carefull on how high you have your casting deck for stability purposes.
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1982 Sea Nymph 14' build

Post by Juanton » 18 Apr 2013, 18:45

Thanks for the feedback guys. She's pretty solid. I think I've decided to go with my option "B" and possibly maintain 20% of the original seat to keep the bracing the same while using the existing support to help the decking.

Right now I'm looking at using the existing front seat as support and keep the casting deck on that same level, but I'm stumped as to how to create a support from the bottom of the "V" to be level with the seat in order to put the plywood down and have it remain solid.

The question is:
What is the best way to build the structure to support the casting deck/storage and what should I use? I only want to do this once, but I also have a budget. I've seen everything from foam, 2"x2" wood, to square aluminum tubing. What's the best solution? The easiest to work with?

If anybody has blueprints or notes for me to work off of I'd be most appreciative.


Any thoughts?

-J
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Post by Juanton » 18 Apr 2013, 20:31

Here is what I've convinced myself would be best. I'd leave part of the center seat on each side while using a bit of the remaining base for decking support. Any comments on what might need to change or major concerns?

Thanks,
-J

P.S. for all the Northern folk (MN, ND, WI) I feel your pain. I'm in NE MN and it is ridiculous how this snow can keep coming. Might as well get the auger and 5 gallon buckets back out for ice fishing.

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Post by Pweisbrod » 19 Apr 2013, 06:55

The best way is going to be 2x2 sealed with spar urethane. won't rot out until you're so rich and snooty that you have a fleet of deep v lund tournament walleye boats in the driveway of your mansion.

That said, aluminum might not be too bad for framing. Maybe 50 bucks

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1982 Sea Nymph 14' build

Post by Juanton » 20 Jun 2013, 07:07

Here's the beginning. Just mocking up the trolling motor and main beam for the casting deck which will cover the front bench. The spring was just too busy, plus I had fish to catch.

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I do have a question before I go on to the next step.: What should I do with the front bracing? I personally don't know of a good way to brace up the front to make it a casting deck.

Back to pondering about whether or not to remove the whole middle seat.

More updates later.

-J
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Support/Middle Seat

Post by Juanton » 21 Jun 2013, 10:55

I'm just about done with the front deck. I have a few more things to take care of, but nothing major.

Here's what I did:

Started off making a cardboard template. (someone on here suggested measuring the width at different points and transferring them over = genius) The rough cut was easy, but fine tuning it took a bit more time.

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I used a jigsaw to cut out the decking and mocked it up to see how it fit. It was pretty snug for a first time boat builder.

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I then started thinking about using the space underneath as storage. The way it is set up right now the battery won't fit underneath the center beam unless I take it out of the battery box. Suggestions?

I wanted to make sure it wouldn't tip over at any point so I added some 1/8" aluminum angle to support the sides. I cut (4) 6" pieces and riveted them to the sides. Hopefully well above where water will ever go, but I plan to put some silicone on them to make sure.

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I really do need some help on the next part though. I am conflicted as to whether or not I want to take out the center seat. My only concern is that it looks as though it might be part of the structural integrity. Does anyone have experience with this? I'll highlight what makes me think this in the image.

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Let me know your thoughts. Thanks in advance.

-J
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Post by Juanton » 22 Jun 2013, 10:52

So it goes. Luckily I'm a teacher, so time is easily spent at this point during the summer.

Here's what yesterday brought:

I decided to get to the deck today, but that required making a decision. After a few "hmms" and head scratches I decided to take out the middle seat entirely as cutting it into chunks sounded like too much work for not that great results.

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I didn't know what to do with the center support straps, so I decided to just rivet them in place on the rib in order to allow me to restore the boat if it was ever necessary. Plus it was easier than trying to chop them out.

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Decking is in the works more on that this weekend hopefully.

I'm varnishing everything to waterproof it. Any suggestions on treating the wood? I've heard bedliner works as well as fiberglass? I don't know what reacts with aluminum other than the copper in treated wood. I don't know if anybody is following, but I'll continue to look through the posts to steal ideas.

I also am only planning on raising the floor a total of 2 1/2". From other people's posts this seems to be a pretty mild raise and shouldn't cause it to be tippy. Any suggestions will help.

Thanks,

-J
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1982 Sea Nymph 14' build

Post by Juanton » 22 Jun 2013, 13:48

Just got the decking cut and mocked in. I'm using a single 2x2 as a main beam and am planning to screw that to the bottom of the decking and just some basic L brackets to secure each side from sliding. Let me know thoughts/ideas/words of caution.

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Post by Pweisbrod » 23 Jun 2013, 07:44

Looks good broseidon

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Carpeting

Post by Juanton » 23 Jun 2013, 16:37

Does anybody have a good source/brand for carpet that I should look for?

Menards only sells them in 6' widths in-stock and according to my calculations a 12' by 4' section would be perfect to fit the three pieces I have.

Menards can special order a 12' width roll for 1.09 per square foot. That's 52 bucks by my count, but I'm sure I'll have to pay shipping or something dumb like that plus I'll have to wait 3 weeks. Any chance someone has a speedier option?

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Post by Pweisbrod » 23 Jun 2013, 22:30

Lowes has it in 12 ft wide rolls.

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Post by Juanton » 24 Jun 2013, 13:29

Carpet is purchased and ready to rock. Now for the installation. I know nothing about installing carpet. Any good threads I should look at?
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