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by trueblue1970
26 Mar 2013, 23:52
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Dad's 12' Springbok reborn - "Dad's Buoy"
Replies: 159
Views: 21821

Dad's 12' Springbok reborn - "Dad's Buoy"

Condolences to you and your family. May your dad rest in peace. Keep that boat going, he will be proud.
by trueblue1970
26 Mar 2013, 22:09
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: My 2012 tracker 1542 build
Replies: 26
Views: 2676

My 2012 tracker 1542 build

The popcorn comment made me laugh...I think we all read treated wood and expected an interesting response.

Boat looks greats, congrats! Enjoy and catch a lot of fish!
by trueblue1970
21 Mar 2013, 20:20
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: First boat. 1432 Jon boat.
Replies: 9
Views: 1740

First boat. 1432 Jon boat.

Hey good luck with your build. I have a 1432 myself and kept it simple. I carpeted plywood over the 3 bench seats and put low pedestal seat mounts on all three as well. I have 2 seats that pop out and can be moved; at times we spread out and I stay in the in back and my partner will move the seat up...
by trueblue1970
13 Mar 2013, 10:19
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Tracker Topper 14 conversion - Finished!!!
Replies: 63
Views: 13041

Tracker Topper 14 conversion - Finished!!!

Very nice...I wish mine was 36 wide. Its only 31". I get myself (210lbs) and one son at a time (120lbs) in with no problem. From time to time I have a buddy close to 300lbs in it with me and no problem at all. I take it out on a small lake, electric only. BUT have been debating on using it in the fl...
by trueblue1970
13 Mar 2013, 08:26
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Tracker Topper 14 conversion - Finished!!!
Replies: 63
Views: 13041

Tracker Topper 14 conversion - Finished!!!

Great job on the boat! Looks amazing. I browsed the entire thread and I may have missed it, but if you dont mind me asking...How wide is the boat? again, great job...enjoy
by trueblue1970
12 Mar 2013, 17:55
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: MINE ALL MINE!!! Lowe 1436
Replies: 228
Views: 22760

MINE ALL MINE!!! Lowe 1436

[quote="Gators5220"]Nice crappie fishing is big in Gainesville, it's fun but I drink too many beers while doin it...too much free time! I prefer saltwater cause it keeps me busy....[/quot Thats funny. We have nice speck fishing in Flagler County, dead lake. Ive been starting to fish more in the flat...
by trueblue1970
29 Dec 2012, 13:12
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 9.9 hp or 15 hp
Replies: 11
Views: 471

9.9 hp or 15 hp

Thanks guys for the advice. Im going to go for the 15hp. Gives me more options.
by trueblue1970
28 Dec 2012, 02:30
Forum: Boat House
Topic: hep' me!
Replies: 8
Views: 922

hep' me!

hey all, if you look in this picture you will see wood trim in the top of this tin boat, it seems to have no purpose, and i have seen no other tin boats on this site with them. let me know what you thing, also it doesn't even go to the front, only about 3/4 of the way. thanks! Is the wood on the to...
by trueblue1970
28 Dec 2012, 01:35
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 9.9 hp or 15 hp
Replies: 11
Views: 471

9.9 hp or 15 hp

It sound like a very light weight boat. How many benches and do the ribs go up the sides or just on the floor? The boat has 3 benches and the ribs go up the sides. It is a solid boat, no flex whatsoever. I had a sears at one time and this is much more solid/sturdier. The aluminum is a mush better g...
by trueblue1970
27 Dec 2012, 21:44
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 9.9 hp or 15 hp
Replies: 11
Views: 471

9.9 hp or 15 hp

Stick with 9.9 as there are some lakes that do not allow more HP. Any of the larger lakes I fish at have no limit. I do use the 14' with my trolling motor on an electric only lake/canals. BUT I was able to remove some paint on the cap plate. It states max 6HP. WOW....that is not much HP at all. It ...
by trueblue1970
27 Dec 2012, 20:14
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 9.9 hp or 15 hp
Replies: 11
Views: 471

9.9 hp or 15 hp

lckstckn2smknbrls wrote:The 15 should be fine.

Thank you sir. Although it is older, it is $400 cheaper. But would work better on a bigger boat down the road.

I was worried about the 15 hp on the narrow 14. Thanks!
by trueblue1970
27 Dec 2012, 19:48
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 9.9 hp or 15 hp
Replies: 11
Views: 471

9.9 hp or 15 hp

I could use some advice. I currently have a 1432 flat jon. I re-did the transom and overall it is a solid boat. My cap. plate is intact but the HP is not visible (of course). I am debating on whether I should put on a johnson 15 hp (1985) or a john 9.9 hp (2004). The 15hp is an electric and pull sta...
by trueblue1970
08 Nov 2012, 22:52
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Mirrorcraft 14 Deep Fisherman
Replies: 327
Views: 43607

Mirrorcraft 14 Deep Fisherman

Paint looks good, I like the cobolt blue a lot...nice job
by trueblue1970
08 Nov 2012, 12:14
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Alumacraft 1648 Project
Replies: 302
Views: 103737

Alumacraft 1648 Project - Fishing with Eli

Thanks Gill. If you dont mind I may pick your brain a bit on this one. Being that it is a new setup I dont want to make as many mistakes (less holes the better) and have more patience. Again thanks...great job
by trueblue1970
07 Nov 2012, 02:25
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Alumacraft 1648 Project
Replies: 302
Views: 103737

Alumacraft 1648 Project - Fishing with Eli

Gillhunter, Love your build, great job. And all of your pics! I read you thread over and over and im buying the same exact boat. Thanks for all the cool ideas and info as Im sure I will be copying what you did for the most part. Only diff is mind is coming with a 15 hp Honda. How do you like the Hon...