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Post by minicuda » 29 Apr 2010, 01:59

You are doing a great job! I will be following your progress for sure. I really like how you did your jack plate. I'm building one right now as well. I had planned on building mine exactly the same way you have done yours but couldn't find big enough angle at the scrap yard so I ended up useing a channel and square tubing. Keep up the good work!
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Post by Macgyver » 29 Apr 2010, 07:15

when I seen the shop you had the trailer in working on it, I thought you might be an RV tech. after seeing the framing your putting in the boat, I know your an RV tech, as some of it is used A&E Rafter arm Awning hardware, exactly what I used on my boat. great job so far, good to see another RV tech on here.
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Post by Troutman3000 » 29 Apr 2010, 07:37

Looks good man.

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Post by Boater » 29 Apr 2010, 13:28

Macgyver wrote:when I seen the shop you had the trailer in working on it, I thought you might be an RV tech. after seeing the framing your putting in the boat, I know your an RV tech, as some of it is used A&E Rafter arm Awning hardware, exactly what I used on my boat. great job so far, good to see another RV tech on here.

BUSTED.. You got that 100% correct, it was good to have a few wind storms around here last fall so I could come up with some junk arms for boat framing.

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Post by Macgyver » 29 Apr 2010, 22:07

yep , I did the same thing. that and some left over 3/16" aluminum diamond plate from some toy hauler ramps.

my trailer is an old popup frame and my trailer winch is from the same popup. my live well was built from gelcoat panels that was ordered for a slideout rebuild that never got used and the Styrofoam insulation in it is from packaging crates from ordering sidewall metal..


you can check out my photobucket album, see my boats, some rebuild and paint work i've done.

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Post by alanbird_87 » 09 May 2010, 00:48

Looks like u got urself a very nice boat to be working on. You really brought that trailer a long ways!! Looks very good!!

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Post by Boater » 31 May 2010, 09:30

Well its been a bit since my last update, and they say a picture is worth a thousand words so I have posted some photos of the build. In the next week I would like to get the interior of the boat done and have it ready for the water, depending on the work schedule. Would be nice to have it done considering fishing opener was 2 weeks ago.
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Post by BaitCaster » 31 May 2010, 09:43

Great work! I llike the colour you painted the boat. Very sharp.
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Post by bear7625 » 31 May 2010, 09:52

Awesome paint job! You won't be hiding out on the lake any time soon. :lol:

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Post by clarkbre » 31 May 2010, 10:38

That looks really nice. It's cool to see what people will come up with in their mods. I'm very interested to see how the interior looks after all that lightweight framing.
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Post by tccanoe » 09 Jun 2010, 12:38

MADD SKILLS!

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Post by tccanoe » 09 Jun 2010, 15:45

What is the black glue/goo you use on the interior framing joints? It also looks like you're using self tapping screws in lew of pop rivets at the joints too. Is that correct? I don't know if I'll ever be able to find the full square tube you have but I would like to make my joints as strong as possable. Can you help me out here with a reply? Thanks and keep up the posts. Best mod I've seen.

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Post by Boater » 12 Jun 2010, 11:16

The black gooo / glue is windshield urethane, holds 600lbs per sq inch and dampens any vibration. If using this method be sure your tubes are clean, I hit all my joints with an 80 grit grinding wheel and wiped with a paint prep. Also be sure to set your drill clutch so that the screws are not overtightened causing the threads to strip, ending up with a week joint. I started out using rivets but the urethane was causing the rivet gun to plug up and not work correct. Thanks for the complements.

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Post by Boater » 12 Jun 2010, 13:56

I have had a few PM me asking what I used for paint, so I thought I would post it here. Step 1 was to wash the boat. 2- removed all old paint with wire cup brush and drill. 3- clean the boat a 2nd time and wipe down with a paint prep automotive product. 4- sprayed with self etching primer, automotive paint. 5- primed with a high build automotive primer. 6- sprayed with a tractor implement paint made by valspar that has a hardner added to it. It promotes a hard high gloss finish and as you can see from the photos it look good. All painting was done in the garage with the floor weted down and sprayed with a gun. no rattle cans here.

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Post by Boater » 21 Jun 2010, 23:17

Well its almost done, I think... All thats left is the front seat / base, some trim work on the carpeting, trolling motor and a few other small things to tie up. Plan is to take it fishing this weekend without the front seat for a shake down run. Here it is now and I will try to post some photos of it on the water after the weekend.
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