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by typed by ben
03 Mar 2015, 10:33
Forum: Jet Boat Projects
Topic: 14' Polar Kraft Jet Project
Replies: 44
Views: 11521

14' Polar Kraft Jet Project

I used tuff coat on my tin project. It works just like painting any other bare metal- scuff, etch primer, then paint away. it's pricey compared to traditional paint but the finish adds a lot of value and utility to what would otherwise look like a homemade boat.
by typed by ben
23 Feb 2015, 07:50
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: First Boat Project - 1989 Tracker Pro 17
Replies: 49
Views: 6756

First Boat Project - 1989 Tracker Pro 17

jkitchene wrote: Drilling into my thumb with a 5/16" drill bit slowed me down a bit this weekend :oops:
no pictures of this crack repair??? lol
by typed by ben
28 Jan 2015, 10:14
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: What is the best way to lay out your boat for decking?
Replies: 12
Views: 2183

What is the best way to lay out your boat for decking?

i used lines that were already present on my boat- the benches and the little stubby deck that comes on the front of lowe jon boats. i got those level (with the boat on the trailer) and then worked off of those lines as my data. i figure lowe had a pretty good idea of what their status would be when...
by typed by ben
13 Nov 2014, 19:22
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiring Specs
Replies: 14
Views: 1941

Wiring Specs

14 is plenty. id run 18 personally.
by typed by ben
12 Nov 2014, 13:19
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiring Specs
Replies: 14
Views: 1941

Wiring Specs

I am ready to add lights to my Aluma Craft. I bought the v12 boat lights. I have my 12v marine battery. The guy at home depot said I should just use low-voltage landscape wiring. Doesn't feel right to me so I thought I would see what you guys have to say. probably will be fine in the short term but...
by typed by ben
12 Nov 2014, 08:35
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 2015 Alumacraft MV 1546 DD build
Replies: 135
Views: 31612

Alumacraft MV 1546 DD

yea this flooring seems tough, and so far they don't stain. I had fish blood all over the flooring all weekend catching redfish & it hosed right off. I was thinking this flooring might float if I didn't glue it down & it be a problem, but it actually made washing out the boat super easy, all the tr...
by typed by ben
24 Oct 2014, 18:54
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Alumacraft mods 1442 MV
Replies: 12
Views: 1858

Alumacraft mods 1442 MV

everybody that has pulled a boat apart has run into that level/true/plumb issue. amazing that they get any of those boats together and without cracks.
by typed by ben
22 Oct 2014, 12:33
Forum: Electrical
Topic: two new 12 volt batteries wired in series for trolling motor
Replies: 19
Views: 2367

two new 12 volt batteries wired in series for trolling motor

i'm trolling with 2 31 series AGMS wired in parallel and a 4 bank charger. just doubled up the leads and she works like a charm.
by typed by ben
21 Oct 2014, 07:06
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: alumacraft 1648
Replies: 41
Views: 10591

alumacraft 1648

never been to camp peary but cheatham annex was good. my stepfather took me there- first place i caught a pickerel
by typed by ben
20 Oct 2014, 19:57
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: alumacraft 1648
Replies: 41
Views: 10591

alumacraft 1648

joseph101088 wrote: The one with the bass is lee hall. The one with my kid and myself is Harwood mills. It's one of the best bass lakes around here imo
surprised- didnt know harwoods mill was known for that

ever been to any of the military ponds like cheatham annex or camp peary?
by typed by ben
18 Oct 2014, 17:06
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: alumacraft 1648
Replies: 41
Views: 10591

alumacraft 1648

out of curiosity what reservoir is that? hardwoods mill?
by typed by ben
14 Oct 2014, 22:03
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: typed by ben's 2001 Lowe 1648M all aluminum build (UD 6/27)
Replies: 152
Views: 18574

typed by ben's 2001 Lowe 1648M all aluminum build (UD 6/27)

thanks gillhunter. goin out for striper this friday. big body of water for my little boat.
by typed by ben
14 Oct 2014, 09:10
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: First Boat Project - 1989 Tracker Pro 17
Replies: 49
Views: 6756

First Boat Project - 1989 Tracker Pro 17

impressive progress. that boat probably lost 150 lbs this week.