My name is Patrick, I live in Central Texas. I'm somewhat new to the forum and have been reading and bookmarking many of your threads on your boat projects for months now. Thanks for all the great tips and discussion.
Well it's my turn. I picked up this 16' Lowe and I'm planning to make it into a duck boat. This will be a slow going thread as my funds do not match my enthusiasm
Here it is:
Just wanted to get your thoughts on removing the live well bench in the middle of the boat. Would you pull it out or leave it? Leave it and pull out the front bench? I don't need it for fishing.
It is a good boat but has what looks like a fiberglass patch on the front. I am going to fix it up but I'm not going to spend as much time and money as some of the restoration projects on the forum.
Here's what I plan to do;
Trailer: Strip, repaint, new bunks and wiring, new jack, etc
Boat: Sand blast, repaint, stencil etc, install aluminum floor over foam, install aluminum decking/hatch over gas tanks etc, remove down-rigger platforms, remove/replace all wiring and steering components, remove/replace side console, install battery box upfront, install interior lighting, cover with hydroturf or similar, install bilge system
Engine: Taking it to a shop for reassembly -previous owner took it apart to fix.