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by water bouy
12 Nov 2018, 14:44
Forum: Boat House
Topic: old trucks for towing
Replies: 26
Views: 1398

old trucks for towing

We don't see many true short beds around here for some reason. Most are ext cab or crew cab. I thought a true short bed would be good for towing a small boat and a back up work vehicle. Might have to go with standard tires though, not liking the noise of all terrains. My first pickup was a '76 Ford ...
by water bouy
10 Nov 2018, 20:22
Forum: Boat House
Topic: old trucks for towing
Replies: 26
Views: 1398

old trucks for towing

I drove it around today and like it a lot. It's easier to park especially with one eyeball. One guy said I paid half price which was nice to hear. This is the kind I woulda been happy with but it cost an extra 2k:

https://raleigh.craigslist.org/cto/d/19 ... 15972.html
by water bouy
10 Nov 2018, 11:46
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Mercury Mariner 40 HP - Anyone have one?
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Mercury Mariner 40 HP - Anyone have one?

I have one from the '80s I fixed up last year in the thread below. The light weight to hp ratio is what I wanted. If you google 40C Mariner you will find a lot of fans. I have yet to get mine on the water because I move like a snail. Also posting a video of one from a guy in Ga. I called that guy to...
by water bouy
09 Nov 2018, 18:39
Forum: Boat House
Topic: old trucks for towing
Replies: 26
Views: 1398

old trucks for towing

Older than '99 since it's going to sit most of the time. There's some '80s models people are wanting $5k or more but the rust is free. I do like my long bed F150 v6, it rides really nice.
by water bouy
09 Nov 2018, 17:46
Forum: Boat House
Topic: old trucks for towing
Replies: 26
Views: 1398

old trucks for towing

Nice pics. There's something about short beds that look right. Mine has the 5.4L which is a lot more than I need to tow my small boat but sometimes I'll buy something just because the price is too good to pass up. I was going to get an older one with a smaller v8 but people on craigslist are asking ...
by water bouy
07 Nov 2018, 20:55
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1987 Pro 16 bass tracker rebuild
Replies: 98
Views: 9309

1987 Pro 16 bass tracker rebuild

Nice going. It's fun and easier than fishing. You can work on it without having to drag it anywhere. lol
by water bouy
07 Nov 2018, 19:23
Forum: Boat House
Topic: old trucks for towing
Replies: 26
Views: 1398

old trucks for towing

Curious how everyone feels about 4x4s and short bed trucks for towing their boats. I found an F150 at a good price today. It's a '99 but anything is better than car payments. My work vehicle is a '99 2wd long bed f150 v6 full of tools and stuff. The last time I towed a boat it slid on the ramp and s...
by water bouy
06 Nov 2018, 12:02
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Should i buy this?
Replies: 23
Views: 1231

Should i buy this?

Nothing like finding a deal. Makes it hard to sleep sometimes. Which state are you? Look forward to the remodel. Tomorrow is new old truck day for me.
by water bouy
01 Nov 2018, 11:50
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1993 Sea Nymph 16 ft vee
Replies: 42
Views: 9200

1993 Sea Nymph 16 ft vee

It's coming along. The color of the Silver Grey vinyl is much nicer than my phone can show.

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A different setting shows it better.

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by water bouy
06 Oct 2018, 14:28
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1993 Sea Nymph 16 ft vee
Replies: 42
Views: 9200

1993 Sea Nymph 16 ft vee

A place for the batteries. I think I can get most of the foam from the middle bench under there.

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by water bouy
30 Sep 2018, 11:56
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1993 Sea Nymph 16 ft vee
Replies: 42
Views: 9200

1993 Sea Nymph 16 ft vee

The weather finally calmed down and I got a little done. The livewell is 39 x 10 x 11 = 18 gal.

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by water bouy
29 Sep 2018, 16:18
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1991 16' Lund Rebel Special
Replies: 62
Views: 14081

1991 16' Lund Rebel Special

CL has a long article about scammers somewhere. The other day I got a text from a scammer who tried to tell me 2 voicemail messages about my item were waiting if I called his number. Come to think of it, I got a robo call from my own home phone number the other day.
by water bouy
26 Sep 2018, 20:24
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1991 16' Lund Rebel Special
Replies: 62
Views: 14081

1991 16' Lund Rebel Special

That Lund on craigslist is posted by a scammer all over the country about every month.
by water bouy
23 Sep 2018, 22:38
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Johnson 48 hp tune up
Replies: 12
Views: 1627

Johnson 48 hp tune up

Nice. I had 48 spl Evinrude and liked it a lot. If I remember correctly it's the same as a 50 hp except no tilt trim.
by water bouy
20 Sep 2018, 16:35
Forum: Boat House
Topic: How much foam do I need in my boat?
Replies: 14
Views: 1156

How much foam do I need in my boat?

Somewhere I read that noodles would eventually absorb water so I went with the sheet type. If the boat has or had benches you could calculate the volume of them since they would have contained foam. Pics would help.