[url=https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=318263#p318263 said:Gaiagrim » Yesterday, 20:37[/url]"]Alex,
Nice work on the boat so far. I noticed you were trying to find a way to get a bit more space. My wife and I are gutting/rebuilding our 1992 Lund 14 ft DLX and decided to go with a portable/removable live-well made from a $5 Walmart storage bin. The great part is we wired the boat to have a cigarette lighter socket (it makes life so much easier). I think we have a grand total of about $60 dollars into the removable/portable live-well, but it will run in the boat or we can just plug it into my truck. I also picked up a AC to DC lighter adapter so that i can even run it in the house if we want. I used Zip-Ties for most of the support because they work well and most importantly it is waterproof and cheap
I figured I would share the photos to help you get some ideas to help on the storage issues. Leaving some things as portable and simple make finding time to fish much easier. We had about 2 hours total labor into it, even including getting the parts so it is a really quick way to get it done.
My wife and I drilled out a bunch of holes on the bottom side of the PVC pipe to allow this thing to act as an aerator, and we added the ball valves as well so it was able to empty itself. (what can I say I figure if we are using the bilge pump it may as well empty the portable live well too.) We usually leave it empty to save weight unless we catch some pretty large bass or catfish.
You have an exceptional talent to repair boat hulls for sure. I personally am terrified to drill any holes in our boat whatsoever, and I don't think I'll play with trying unless I have a hefty knowledge of how to repair the hull. I do know a bit about plumbing though so it seems to help for a few things
Hope this helps and happy fishing,
[url=https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=318267#p318267 said:DanMC » Yesterday, 21:34[/url]"]Hi Alex,
We also have a 2 Hp Honda for trolling,probably yours is water cooled ?, our little 2010 Honda is air cooled and does great job pushing our 14.6' Lund (2010) ,have fun !
[url=https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=318269#p318269 said:DOBSONFLY » Yesterday, 22:26[/url]"]:beer: :beer: :beer:
Looking great! I love the yellow, it is killer. Good snag on the little motor, that thing is clean and runs like a top it sounds like. Keep up the good work.
I had a good motor find over the weekend, since I am addicted to old cloud white Mercs I had to get it. Will post some stuff when I get some time...
kensho1976 said:Your "crude" drawings use autocad. My crude drawings usually involve crayons! I like what you're doing with the boat. Keep the pics coming!