My new 16' project boat for next year

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My new 16' project boat for next year

Postby JustinNH » Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:04 pm

Just thought I would post this up... just picked it up Sunday for a few hundred bucks including the trailer. Needs some work but should be a nice fair weather sea duck boat. No motor yet, but the boat is just what I was looking for. Not too small and not too big that I can't store it anywhere.

Enclosed front, side console and can hold up to a 50 HP.

First pic is as it is now, in its new home. Second pic is older and shows it with either a 30 or 50 on it (forgot which the guy said). Blind was included, but we may make a whole new, more solid one.

I don't have a garage, so I'll be looking forward to the spring after the season ends!
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Re: My new 16' project boat for next year

Postby JustinNH » Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:17 am

Also, if anyone has any tips regarding fixing up a boat or recommendations on what to have in the boat, feel free to let me know.

I have ideas and I am sure anything I need to look up is online, but I am sure some of you have picked up things along the way that I would appreciate knowing :thumbsup:
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Re: My new 16' project boat for next year

Postby NHDuckHunter » Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:59 am

Tinboats.com is a good website for fixing up metal boats. What are you planning to do to it Justin? How's the inside look?

The only thing I would say is measure twice, cut once, check, double check, triple check everything.

I did a boat two years ago. I moved around the seats, and some storage inside. Re-did the decks, new carpet, etc etc. When I was all done, I realized that it was nearly impossible to operate the front troller with where I put the front seat. It needed to go back another few inches... just a few inches cost me a ton of time, and money in new wood, and carpet.
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Re: My new 16' project boat for next year

Postby JustinNH » Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:15 am

Thanks for the site, I will check it out.

I'd like it to be a good to fair weather sea duck rig. That was it's former use to it's old owner, although he told me some stories that were far from good weather trips.

The inside needs some work, but it is all there. She is old, so I will be triple checking the hull everywhere, especially the very bottom as I intend to put in a floor.

I'll keep all that in mind. Will probably be doing a lot of similar things to it.
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Re: My new 16' project boat for next year

Postby Benny8 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:36 pm

That looks like a fun winter project :thumbsup: I did mine last year, had a blast doing it, and have enjoyed fishing and hunting out of it this year so far. If you need any pointers feel free to get a hold of me. :beer:
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Re: My new 16' project boat for next year

Postby JustinNH » Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:01 pm

Thanks Aaron :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: My new 16' project boat for next year

Postby Joser06 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:41 pm

That is a great looking boat!
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Re: My new 16' project boat for next year

Postby toolmaker » Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:36 pm

hey justin , i hope you dont mind me posting in here. One thing for sure on an older riveted boat is to secure the boat on a solid trailer set up...good bunks with support on the keel as well...NO rollers...

roller did a lot of early damage to that boat....

that was my go anywhere boat!! for 14 years....hudson river, Long island Sound Maine coast, lake champlain.... you name it.

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the picture of the boat stranded, when the tide ran out is with a 2001 50 hp johnson..


good luck, Ill also help you anyway i can when you start to put her back together .

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Re: My new 16' project boat for next year

Postby JustinNH » Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:02 am

Nice pics, hopefully I'll get a few of those out of this boat :thumbsup:

thanks again, definitely looking forward to fixing it up in the spring and using it next year. I'll keep you posted. :beer:
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Re: My new 16' project boat for next year

Postby mojo » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:16 am

Gaddies and spoonies on the east coast?!

Nice rig....looks like she as a lot of good history to her. :thumbsup:
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Re: My new 16' project boat for next year

Postby toolmaker » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:19 am

mojo wrote:Gaddies and spoonies on the east coast?!

Nice rig....looks like she as a lot of good history to her. :thumbsup:



no spoonies.... have never shot one outside of North Dakota.

broadbills...YES :thumbsup:

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Re: My new 16' project boat for next year

Postby mojo » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:16 am

Ah, my bad....Just gave the pics the quickest of looks and the camera flash made that head on the far right GE (second to last picture) look a little too green. Obviously not if you actually look at the picture.
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