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WhiteMoose
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Post by WhiteMoose » 12 Apr 2010, 20:30

Bassblaster- I can make it level by just putting a block under the front of it. Maybe your brace is in a slightly diff. spot.
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Post by BassBlaster » 12 Apr 2010, 22:03

Mine looks exactly like yours. I'll have to take some measurements and go shoppin for a tank!! Thanks for the pic!!

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Post by TC1OZ » 22 Apr 2010, 13:46

Nice job! I hope my job looks half as decent as yours! =D>

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Post by WhiteMoose » 06 May 2010, 22:00

Thought I would put up some new pictures. She is basically done, I just need to clean up the wiring, get seats, cupholders, etc. I'm also still having trouble keeping grease in my wheel bearing, but hopefully I can get that taken care of this weekend.

Fresh paint and decals for the old motor-
Hope I don't get any crap from someone for putting 1950's decals on a 1973 motor, but I thought they looked cool.
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Lowe decals. I got all my decals for $5 on ebay.
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Post by WhiteMoose » 28 Jul 2010, 10:08

I put my 25 hp mercury on it and have been running with that the last couple trips out, and WOW that thing is scary fast. Thinking about somehow restricting the throttle so it can't go wide open because I don't always trust myself. At the very least, I need to put in a kill switch.
I am thinking that it is too much motor for this boat. I also noticed that one of the cracks has opened back up at the transom corner/gunwale. This motor weighs only 17 pounds more than the old 9.5 I was using so I don't think weight is the problem. I thought the transom wood was still good, but maybe this should have been replaced with some solid oak or something. I'm getting the crack welded again next week, so hopefully that will just take care of it.


I think I'm going to use this setup for a couple years, then start keeping my eyes open for a 16' or a wider 14' to fix up. My wife will kill me if I start looking for a new boat now.

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Post by jarobi » 28 Jul 2010, 15:01

That 25 HP will warp the crap out of your transom over time, open up existing cracks, and create some new ones. I had a '73 lowe 1636 with a 25 hp Johnson, so I learned this from experience. It is cool to blow by an underpowered Lund or two in a hillbilly rig though:). If you keep your boat with that motor I'd recommend a new transom along with some reinforcement. Look at what River Rider did:

https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic ... 21&t=10457

He added an extra brace & a stud of a transom. The very boat I had. Now I have a '93 1648 Landau.

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Post by Loggerhead Mike » 28 Jul 2010, 17:57

I'm getting the crack welded again next week, so hopefully that will just take care of it.
may want to also have them weld in some L brackets and maybe a brace or two to take some stress off the transom


rig turned out very nice!!

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