Spring/Summer project. (Boat Rebuild)

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Re: Spring/Summer project. (Boat Rebuild)

Postby tripleb56 » Wed May 07, 2014 10:40 pm

Actually because of where I work I have been able to get all tools and supplies for next to nothing. So far I only have about 200 dollars into it and after finding out the costs of the other materials i need it will only cost me around 400 dollars when it is all said and done. So I am a long way off from the point of it being cheaper to buy a new boat. I'm actually looking at getting another boat to do some work on and possibly flip.
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Re: Spring/Summer project. (Boat Rebuild)

Postby tripleb56 » Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:48 pm

Ok I haven't been keeping up with the progress but so far we have replaced the front winch and replaced the trailer jack stand on the front also we rewired all the trailer lights with submersible LED's and ran wiring from the front of the boat in the battery storage area to the back of the boat where the rocker panel will go and then ran the wiring to where the front bow light will be mounted and also where the interior lights will be ran through. I plug welded all the old rivet holes and bolt holes and got everything sanded smooth I also got the brackets built for the side trailer bunks to be installed. I got all the storage areas made and installed also got the front storage for the batteries and gas tank built and then I built 4 new anchors. I used 5200m and sealed all the rivet lines and then used foam insulation sheets to fill under where the flooring will go. then came priming and rhino lining and finally painting the final coats.
The final step will be to install the rocker panel and front bow light and the interior lights also to rivet in the side interior storage pods and re install the livewell and then it will be ready to hit the water.
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Re: Spring/Summer project. (Boat Rebuild)

Postby tripleb56 » Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:51 pm

Primed and ready for rhino lining
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Re: Spring/Summer project. (Boat Rebuild)

Postby tripleb56 » Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:55 pm

Rhino lined and ready to paint
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Re: Spring/Summer project. (Boat Rebuild)

Postby tripleb56 » Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:58 pm

painted and ready for the final assembly
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Re: Spring/Summer project. (Boat Rebuild)

Postby BigBlondeBirdDog » Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:35 pm

Really nice progression pic's on the boat ... Question the rhino lined bottom, but then again, I'm a fiberglass guy ... so I'm outta my depth on that ...

Congrats, can't wait to see final project finished!
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Re: Spring/Summer project. (Boat Rebuild)

Postby tripleb56 » Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:39 pm

BigBlondeBirdDog wrote:Really nice progression pic's on the boat ... Question the rhino lined bottom, but then again, I'm a fiberglass guy ... so I'm outta my depth on that ...

Congrats, can't wait to see final project finished!


well the bottom of the boat isn't rhino lined its just the interior flooring for added traction. it turned out awesome and has a ton of traction even after painting over the rhino lining.
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Re: Spring/Summer project. (Boat Rebuild)

Postby tripleb56 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:22 pm

Got the final paint on the boat and motor. got the motor mounted and wired in and got the seat pods installed. also got the live well plug and the cleats installed and painted. its ready to hit the water but the nat gear stencil and the blind still has to be installed and grassed up and other than that only the shell and cup holder has to be hung and it'll be complete! cant wait to use it this season.
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Re: Spring/Summer project. (Boat Rebuild)

Postby h2ofowlr » Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:17 pm

Should do the trick. It looks like it turned out good. :thumbsup:
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Re: Spring/Summer project. (Boat Rebuild)

Postby tripleb56 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:28 pm

Thanks its been a long project but after seeing the outcome it definitely feels worth it
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Re: Spring/Summer project. (Boat Rebuild)

Postby tripleb56 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:15 am

Ok guys I need some help the battery isn't pulling enough power to start the motor from the front of the boat but when I shorten it to a couple feet it starts fine. I'm using 10 gauge stranded wire and it's 16 ft from battery to motor. Any advice on what to do other than placing the battery at the back of the boat with the motor would be great. I really want to keep the battery at the front if possible.
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Re: Spring/Summer project. (Boat Rebuild)

Postby B.E.Nelli » Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:24 pm

Definitely bigger wire.
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Re: Spring/Summer project. (Boat Rebuild)

Postby tripleb56 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 3:24 pm

B.E.Nelli wrote:Definitely bigger wire.


What size would you recommend?
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Re: Spring/Summer project. (Boat Rebuild)

Postby 3Take_Em5 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:26 pm

you could go with the same stuff used to make welding leads sells by the foot
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Re: Spring/Summer project. (Boat Rebuild)

Postby B.E.Nelli » Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:22 pm

tripleb56 wrote:
B.E.Nelli wrote:Definitely bigger wire.


What size would you recommend?


I know there are guides out there, but I know on my boat it is at least 8 or 6 gauge coming off the motor leads. I would try to match that. 10 sounds small for running that far pulling that much juice. You can't go too big.
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Re: Spring/Summer project. (Boat Rebuild)

Postby AnonymousDuck » Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:12 am

Looking good! :thumbsup:
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Re: Spring/Summer project. (Boat Rebuild)

Postby crazyquacked » Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:52 pm

As mentioned above. Welding leads worked in my 16 foot boat. Guess they were about 12 feet long. Electric start and trim on a 40hp Merc.
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