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    Posted: 06/22/2018 at 4:25pm
Holy crud! you're still alive! Glad to see you're ok Eric!
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Wow!!!  12,700 + views, it's been a while since I've been here.  Thank you everyone for taking the time to view my build.  This build was pretty fun and I gained a lot of valuable advice and knowledge.  I'm looking forward to doing another one.  I've been doing refinish and restoration on old oak furniture.  I think I like boats better.

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I really want to do a 18 ft dual console.  Starcrafts are my favorite but are hard to come by in decent enough shape and cheap enough to make it affordable.
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Last fe pic"s of boat with new Wheels and Tires and new seats.

 

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Boat listed on Ebay last night.  I will post final pic"s with new seats and wheels tonight.
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Eric,

You"ve done a great job on that old boat. I"m sure someone will be proud to use it.

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I got a couple new tires and rims today. I got some eight spoke white wagon wheels with 530-12"s load range C. It had B"s on it but I thought C"s might be a little more suited. Makes the Trailer look like a new one now. I"ll let the old tires go as spares as they are in pretty good shape not checked or cracked and lots of tread left, the rims just looked terrible. I must be getting lazy  as I didn"t even try to sand the old ones. $130 for the new ones, I wasn"t going to sweat it for that.



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Very nice job there dahogman !

I have a 19?? SportCraft, fiberglass that I"m going to rebuild when it gets cooler.

If work stays like it is I might just pull it in the shop where I work and start. 

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Now THAT"S a fishing boat!  Very, very nice Eric.  Great job! 
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Miss is right a flood stage.  Water to the rails on dock at ramp.  Cats are hitting pretty good.  Good time to stay out of main channel, lots of floating stuff.
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Very nice.  Excellent attention to detail.  You might consider it entry level, but it sure looks like quality workmanship to me!  

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You got that baby lookin good Eric! How"s the old Miss over your way? It"s a mess here with all the rain, but I did manage to catch a few cats last week.

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Prob gonna just put new ones on it.  To much work to sand and paint em, lots of old grease on back of rims.  Plus I didn"t go cheap on rest of boat so no time to start now.
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You know, cleaning up those wheels and painting gloss white or black would really highlight the boat. Port side wheel looks good, but starboard side is rusty.

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Wow Eric, NICE JOB and I was just about to inquire about your project too. I just got most of my materials for the jon boat. I"m just praying I couldn"t even do half as good as a job as you did on that one. That is one NICE boat and worth every penny  
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Well I finally got it done. It"s a little plain but I was going for a affordable entry level fishing boat. I might add new Trailer tires and wheels to dress it up a little the old ones are kinda rough. I didn"t put a livewell in as everyone has a different idea on what"s best. I just wired up a switch and ran wiring and bought a good pump and all hoses and fittings. They just have to buy the livewell and put it where they want.  I am going to start listing it locally tomorrow for $3,000




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Looks good to me and thanks on the idea of the bracket for the bilge pump. Now I know how to mount mine in the bottom of the jon boat.
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Got the Dash put in today.  Put in the 5 switch panel from EZ AC/DC.  I also put in the steering and cable.  I used all stainless bolts and screws and Dash has 2 coats of Resin front and back and then painted.  Not great but gotta remember this started out as a $130.00 dollar boat.

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Ha you got almost exactly what I ordered for the jon boat. I held off putting anything in because I wanted to strip and repaint it. Glad I did as that"s a great idea on the bilge pump as I got the automatic switch for my bilge unit. I"m thinking too I"ll get a sheet or two of ply and put carpet on it.
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I finally got to work on the boat a little.  I decided to make the dash out of some of the left over plywood from the floor.  I cut it out and also cut out for the 5 switch Fishing Boat panel EZP-011 from www.ezacdc.com I also got the Bilge pump kit from them #EZK 321x, and the aerator kit #EZK 332x, and the wiring Harness  EZK 2502, and the lights EZK 3407, and the horn #11035.  I have put one coat of resin on the dash so far and will put one more on before I paint it.  I got the Bilge pump installed although not wired, wiring is as simple as running wire where I want and plugging it in.  The hard part on the bilge was making it easily servicable due to space limitations.  I made a bracket to mount pump on so that it can be easily removed to work on.  I am very impresssed with the quality of the merchandise from ezacdc and they were very helpful with my ordering decisions. 

Electrical supplies ordered from www.ezacdc.com

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Bilge pump mounted

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Eric, Let me know what size peice of AZEK you might need and I"ll see if I have any in the scrap box if you want it. Long drive but the price is right!  The build looks great. You do very nice work mister!

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Eric, if you really want to go wood, teak is the first choice and mahogany is the second for marine use.  But I can tell you that all of them will require a lot of upkeep unless kept covered most of the time, and you will never escape it completely.  That is why most modern sailboats and cabin cruisers now contain very little exterior wood (not to mention price, which can get significant).  Starboard is an excellent choice -- I"ve come to love the look after years of trying to maintain teak.  You can find laminates in wood grain patterns that will look good for a long time, but event hey will fade eventually.  I"m a lifelong woodworker, and love the look, but I"ve come to prefer other things on my boats.
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don"t let the lake mask your ability or the lack thereof    of course I hadn't seen any lacking of ability yet or you sure know how to hide it - unfortunately for me, it all sticks out like a hammered thumb

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I would love to use wood of some type with a natural look.  I don"t think I have the talent to make it look decent though.  I like the starboard or azek, I can cover for my lack of ability with paint that way.

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I inadvertently deleted my post. The Starboard would be an excellent product to use. You can work with it pretty much like wood products. It will last forever, cleans up nicely and looks good. But as we"ve all seen on scbadiver"s work, Azek is a good choice too.
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You"re right, I don"t see Rick"s post regarding starboard, maybe he changed his mind on that
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Eric,

I don"t know what Charles is agreeing with Rick on as I didn"t see his post and apparently it has been removed. But, I would look for a piece of Teak for the dash on that pretty boat. It is easily worked, and truly pretty when finished with Marine Spar Varnish. If you don"t want to fool with having to revarnish every few years, use a colored acrylic or azek (which will take paint). I"m sure whatever you use is going to look great. I can"t wait to see the finished product.

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