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V8_TITAN

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HOUSE said:
Ranchero50 tipped me off to these cool LED lights for interior lighting:
https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160497086578&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT


has anyone used those ? quality ? amount of light they put out ? I want to order like 20 of them but dont want to waste my money.
 

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If you want to make your own wiring harnesses, and you want weatherproof multi-pin connector kits, may I suggest:

https://www.diyautotune.com

Look on there for the "weather packs"...these are the multi-pin connector kits, just like you see used on professional auto and marine wire harnesses.
 

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I purchased my used 18 foot Jon boat and restoring this winter. Since it was a used boat it has seen its share of beaching. All my other boats are semi V's with nice thick keels and I wasn't concerned with beaching. The river I fish has poor launches at best (no docks) so you have to beach each time you go out. I'm a guide on the river so I'm always launching and removing. The 18 footer has 4 keels which are pretty worn. I searched the web for keel guards. A few companies wouldn't recommend using their product on a Jon boat. Until I found Keel Shield https://www.keelshield.com KS Marine Product
These people went out of their way to accommodate me. They sent me a sample of keel guards, and easy to follow instructions, great color selection, and its a life time guarantee. They also make skeg guards, bow guards. I highly recommend them, they stand behind their product!

Just to add to the above info, because my ramp eats keels I've had to replace the KEEL SHIELD four(4) times. So far, I've only paid for the first one. They are great people.
Chuck
 

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the cheapest post for casting seats i found
https://www.academy.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_10051_10761_-1?N=581132421

i got a kit that was base plate, 14''post, and seat plate for less the the 2 plate cost seperately. i couldnt find it online to post a link.
 

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Fiberglass consoles, molded consoles, seats, pontoons, fuel tanks, vinyl and carpet flooring...many more overstock, new, new-old stock, and used boat items.


https://www.ebayclassifieds.com/user/Bill5500
 

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I was at my local lumber yard explaining what I was doing and what I needed out of my wood, when the very helpful associate steered me to Ecolife Pressure Treated plywood. www.treatedwood.com This is the perfect wood for many of your projects.

Advanced Preservative Plus Wood Stabilizer Protection

Ecolife™ is protected with an innovative non-metallic preservative and wood stabilizer system, offering the natural beauty of real wood combined with advances in dimensional stability, weathering protection, fastener performance, and environmental friendliness. The technology behind the Ecolife system significantly reduces cracking, checking and splitting common to ordinary lumber. Visit our channel on YouTube to view the Ecolife Performance Demonstration.

Ecolife Promotion in 2012! If you build a deck in 2012 using Ecolife as the decking surface, then register that deck at Ecolife.Fish-More.com, our micro-site for this exciting deck-building challenge. Grand Prize is a $15,000 bass boat, and there are monthly prizes too. Visit Ecolife.Fish-More.com for all the details and complete contest rules.
 

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I recently scored a major amount of aluminum square tube and thought I would post where from, for people who may or may not have thought of it . Stop by any local to you ALUMINUM/CANVAS AWNING COMPANY and ask if they have any scraps to sell. I stopped by one here and got 50 - 60 linear foot of 1" square tube for FREE.
 

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Might add Bullfrog rivets to the list. Closed end blind rivets to replace bottom rivets easily. bullfrogrivets.com
 

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Check this site out. Interesting and very informative. Site might seem difficult to navigate at first mainly due to all the information they supply. However, once you figure it out the prices for Epoxy resins, primers etc. can't be touched... definitely worth a LOOK.
https://www.epoxyproducts.com/
 

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Alternative to Bullfrog rivet kit...from Harbor freight. I bought the rivet gun and 100's of rivets for under $30 (incl. shipping) vs. BF at $149 + shipping. The quality of the products seems excellent. I've spoken with another tin boater who (also) has this gun and he has the same opinion.
https://www.harborfreight.com/heavy-duty-17-1-2-half-inch-hand-riveter-with-collection-bottle-66422.html
 

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If you decide to frame with aluminum angle, tubing etc.....this is the place to buy. LOWES: 1/8" x 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 96" aluminum angle $38 plus your tax & gas. Online metals: $13 plus shipping and I had mine in 2 days!
https://www.onlinemetals.com/merchant.cfm?pid=978&step=4&showunits=inches&id=62&top_cat=60
 

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The next time You're looking for seats, ????ever, take a look at this site. Their surplus, but they're nice OEM seats. Check out the other categories as well.

https://www.budsmotorsports.com/home
 

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Make sure that you check prices for shipping. I ordered a 3 ft alum. hinge for $5. shipping was $13.76 it was ground UPS and they won't tell you the shipping price until they ship.
 

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FYI --- WholeSale Marine has AWESOME PRICES

https://www.wholesalemarine.com/

Their steering and control cables are 10% cheaper - and thats all I have purchased from them so far. plus they have a 10% coupon code- welcomemarine10

Also

great prices on Driftmaster Rod holders way cheaper than everybody else

https://www.bottomdwellerstackle.com/
 

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PAINT STRIPPER for TIN BOATS

Used Dad's Easy Spray® Stain and Varnish Remover from Ace Hardware to remove old paint. The gel is thin and very easy to paint, worked very quick and the old paint litterally scrapped right off. MUCH better thank the Klean Strip KS33 premium. I dont know if it was just the type of paint etc, but this Dads stuff worked much much better and it went from a 8 hr job to a 2 hr job.

Its like $14 a bottle !

https://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=4024132
 

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For anyone who has a bass tracker like myself (i have an 88), the door handles can become faded or broken. I found them on mcmaster carr

https://www.mcmaster.com/#flush-mount-handles/=kz41zc

Part# 13155A24 @ $1.60 each

direct replacement
 

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dons marine salvage in clearwater/largo on 126th has new helm and steering cable kits $50 cheaper than bass pro shops has them on line for. i bought mine kit 14' length for $135.00.
https://donsmarinesalvageyard.com

its worth the trip if your building a boat or modifing a boat.

"great place"
 

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