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by Dirtmonkey
01 Jul 2018, 18:54
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Bass to salt
Replies: 11
Views: 2233

Bass to salt

Im working on building a 165 pro team bass tracker into a salt water flats boat. I’ve moved the gas tank to the front, I’m converting it to a center console too and mounting the batteries under it to move the weight load up front. With all of the research I’ve done I’ve decided to do 1/2” plywood fl...
by Dirtmonkey
27 May 2018, 10:54
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 2000 basstracker flats/duck hunting rebuild
Replies: 36
Views: 7914

2000 basstracker flats/duck hunting rebuild

Well time to wake this thread up! I’ve taken a big break on this thing and now that the weather is warming up again I’ve gotten the itch to get this thing in the water. Quite a bit has gotten done since my last updates. I finally got some man time in the garage last night and got a bunch of work don...
by Dirtmonkey
12 Dec 2017, 14:42
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 2000 basstracker flats/duck hunting rebuild
Replies: 36
Views: 7914

2000 basstracker flats/duck hunting rebuild

Everything is tig Welded Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk Well do you have an idea of what you'd want just to do the transom caps? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk I usually charge $25 an hour . 2 hr minimum. It would probably be less than 2 hours work if you get it all ready Sent from my SM-...
by Dirtmonkey
12 Dec 2017, 13:03
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 2000 basstracker flats/duck hunting rebuild
Replies: 36
Views: 7914

2000 basstracker flats/duck hunting rebuild

Prowelder wrote:Everything is tig Welded

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Well do you have an idea of what you'd want just to do the transom caps?


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by Dirtmonkey
12 Dec 2017, 12:31
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 2000 basstracker flats/duck hunting rebuild
Replies: 36
Views: 7914

2000 basstracker flats/duck hunting rebuild

Prowelder wrote:If you need some metal work let me know

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I might cut the splash well out and replace the transom while I'm this far but I haven't committed to it yet. Do you have a tig machine or are you using a spool gun?


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by Dirtmonkey
08 Dec 2017, 09:18
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 2000 basstracker flats/duck hunting rebuild
Replies: 36
Views: 7914

2000 basstracker flats/duck hunting rebuild

Looking good. You should check out my build I have a 97 with similar issues https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171122/b21aac571e5a2f2a71c7c357b1a68d93.jpg Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk I was just scrolling thru Craigslist and saw your boat. small world because im in Virginia beach haha beaut...
by Dirtmonkey
02 Dec 2017, 08:52
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 2000 basstracker flats/duck hunting rebuild
Replies: 36
Views: 7914

2000 basstracker flats/duck hunting rebuild

SeaFaring wrote:Looking good! There’s a lot of progress in this post.


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Thank you, it was a really slow start but it's coming along!


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by Dirtmonkey
02 Dec 2017, 00:15
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 2000 basstracker flats/duck hunting rebuild
Replies: 36
Views: 7914

2000 basstracker flats/duck hunting rebuild

Got some more done tonight. All of the floor boards are painted, console is painted except the outside because I'll be spraying that after all of the body work. Got the whole back deck laid out on the wood and cut it out. It's definitely moving along now! https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171202/fc...
by Dirtmonkey
26 Nov 2017, 04:33
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 2000 basstracker flats/duck hunting rebuild
Replies: 36
Views: 7914

2000 basstracker flats/duck hunting rebuild

Well I've been getting a lot done on the boat over the last week. I got the front deck framed for all of the hatches and gas tank, got the rear deck framed out and got two tough boxes mounted as well as the livewell, painted the whole inside of the boat, got the center console mocked up and got the ...
by Dirtmonkey
15 Nov 2017, 12:48
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Gas tank under console size question
Replies: 9
Views: 1720

Gas tank under console size question

If you have a 4 stroke a 6 gallon tank will last a decent amount of running time. 2 stroke if you are running fairly hard you better always keep a gallon can in the boat full of mix because you will be surprised just how quick a 25 will go through 6 gallons. Yea it's a 2000 mercury 2 stroke. I don'...
by Dirtmonkey
15 Nov 2017, 12:39
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 2000 basstracker flats/duck hunting rebuild
Replies: 36
Views: 7914

2000 basstracker flats/duck hunting rebuild

I used t21 fusor and JB weld to fill the pits


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by Dirtmonkey
14 Nov 2017, 14:15
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 2000 basstracker flats/duck hunting rebuild
Replies: 36
Views: 7914

2000 basstracker flats/duck hunting rebuild

After fixing all of the corrosion on the bottom and transom I got the boat flipped back over and stuck in the garage where it's going to live for a while. Got some materials ready and the actual build is about to start. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171114/722b0bbdf5d15a5e64df3f6c5c7c43bd.jpg S...
by Dirtmonkey
14 Nov 2017, 14:11
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Gas tank under console size question
Replies: 9
Views: 1720

Gas tank under console size question

Alright so I'm converting my basstracker to a center console flats boat. I'm moving all of he weight (gas tank and batteries) up front. The gas tank will be under the console to offset the batteries and livewell. I'm trying to keep the console as small as possible but I have to build it around the g...
by Dirtmonkey
14 Nov 2017, 14:05
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Too wide?
Replies: 16
Views: 2287

Too wide?

Yea I just didn't feel like spending the money on steel just to have something I would potentially not even like. It fits the boat perfectly now so I'm happy with it


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by Dirtmonkey
05 Nov 2017, 11:09
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 2000 basstracker flats/duck hunting rebuild
Replies: 36
Views: 7914

2000 basstracker flats/duck hunting rebuild

So I finally got about 2 hrs to get some work done. I got the boat flipped over and found a ton of corrosion, holes and sloppy repairs. This boat must have spent its entire life in salt water and never got sprayed down. In between the keels where the trailer bunks sat is really bad. There was also a...