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    Posted: 08/26/2010 at 11:32am

Well since I promised WCD some pics. way back at the Carlyle GTG, I guess I better get to it.  I"ll have to look again to get the exact year, but it is (was) a Fisher 20" DLX with composit decking and 25" tubes.  It has quite a hefty transome, if I had to guess I"d say it"s good for at least 125HP if not 150.  I bought this toon back in early 09 when I sold my last one, but I just finially got to it the week before we left for Carlyle.  Then I kinda stalled out again when we got back, but I"m happy to say I"m back at it strong.  The boat was in a building that sustained fire damage, and as a result the boat had much smoke and some heat damage.  When I purchased it all furniture/etc. had been stripped.  These pics. are exactly as I brought it home, with the exception of a few hours with the hot water pressure washer and a few gallons of muratic acid...

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Pretty funky..

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Crusty carpet

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Last week end I cleaned all the rub rail, changed out the front sheet of composit (original was slightly warped) and got it all ready to start the fun part...

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Here we go!

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New carpet...check.

 

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Rub rail installed...check.

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Now I need to find some replacement insert for the extruded rub rail, and get crackin on this NASTY fence!

 

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OK, off to a great start! Your boat appears to be the identical layout to mine, although I don"t see the year model on yours. Mine also has the composite (plastic) decking which I love, although I can see how it might not fare well in a fire.  Keep us posted on  your rebuild!
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Reminds me of another rebuild we had about 3yrs ago where somebody bought a fire damage toon and completely redid it. Thing looked (and was) a brand new boat after that but boy was it crusty in the beginning . Hang on to the extruded rub rail, is it where I can get an eyeball on it when I come up to Elkhart later in Sept?? Or can you or Woody put markers where the insert fits exactly. I think I see its a fairly wide insert I think as I see either screws or rivets in the channel. Good start, this fall I"d say you"ll be busy and the temps you guys got are really good for working, showing only 72 degrees there, and its 82 here (our coolest day of the month so far)
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My boat doesn"t have the rub rail insert like that. I sent him a link (in a PM) to a company that makes a lot of different sizes. I had to replace some on a sailboat a few years ago.
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I don"t know Ty. I kinda like the burned out look..... Seriously though, nice job so far.
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Oh ya...I checked the title and it"s a 1999.  Hopefully I will have some new & improved pics. next week
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Sorry...althought I have been working on it no new pics. yet.  I did find out an interesteing bit of info.  I called Fisher about the max ratings and they claim this boat was rated for a max 90hp motor.  Some thing to do with the length vs. width and the Coast Guard.  That just blows my mind as I"ve seen MUCH lesser built boats with much larger motors on them!
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Yep, seems to be a closely guarded secret of some sorts on how they calculate and get approval. I"ve found references on how they supposely do it, but it doesn"t seem they actually follow those guidelines at all times.
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I think that 90HP is the rating on my Fisher as well.  I"ll check and see.
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I"m seeing that 75 HP is the max on both yours and Mr. Diesels. Seems odd..
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Finally got the camera back!  Last week ends progress:  Fence went back on like gravy with Fence Risers and a Fence Bolt Kit from PS.  Then came the Gray PTC vinyl coated aluminum paneling.  This stuff is a breeze to install.  Just score it with a utility knife and break it to size.  I used the toon for my work bench, as it"s nice and open and the new carpet is a nice surface to work on.  My toon has the "smooth side" type rails, so a little extra work to pry up/tap down the aluminum channel, and sliding around the corners can be a bit challenging too .  But I think the end result is worth it.  Just wait till I get my custom stripes on!  I"m working on the 3 gates still, but for now I"m leaving them off till I get the seating placed as it"s easier to get every thing on board with out the gates in the way.

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Fence risers are a MUST HAVE . I been thinking now Mr. Diesel, are you going to paint the siding or leave it gray like that?  Kinda matches the carpet, but I figure you"ll want some contrast, otherwise you"d look like a navy spy toon prowling the waters
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Ty, once again Rick was right.   The rating plate on my Fisher shows us rated for 75 HP max, which means I"m at max (which is fine with me). It also shows it rated for 10 people max.
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How do you dig up that info?  I looked around the web for quite a while before I just called them...
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I don"t know how Rick looked it up, I just read it off the data plate on my boat.
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