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by rook
20 May 2010, 10:53
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Flats style jon boat mod
Replies: 17
Views: 6268

Flats style jon boat mod

Thats what Im talkin about. Love it. I got one with a very similar concept goin right now. The poling platform I bought bolts on the transom as yours does. I have since completely modified it and now its sits on top of the transom and has two braces comes off the front to bolt to the back deck. Well...
by rook
17 May 2010, 10:54
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: The Flats Tracker Project (1983 Bass Tracker) FINISHED
Replies: 83
Views: 38554

This years project (1983 Bass Tracker) *update 5/17*

Oh yeah I forgot an important update. Sold the '83 Merc 50 and picked up a '90 Mariner 50 w/tilt and trim.

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by rook
17 May 2010, 10:34
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: The Flats Tracker Project (1983 Bass Tracker) FINISHED
Replies: 83
Views: 38554

This years project (1983 Bass Tracker) *update 5/17*

Its good stuff man. All the info is on the bottle so look at the pic to get phone number. Its made here locally but Im sure they can ship. Silver Ships, which is a big ship builder down here has done away with sandblast by using this stuff. I mixed mine 8:1 and it started foaming as soon as it hit t...
by rook
17 May 2010, 09:30
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: The Flats Tracker Project (1983 Bass Tracker) FINISHED
Replies: 83
Views: 38554

This years project (1983 Bass Tracker) *Update 5/17*

A little progress, between showers this weekend was able to get the new trailer bunks and guides on as well as finish prepping the hull for paint. After doing a little research I ended up on the phone with a local company (Research Products) about what I need to do to get ready for paint. The duck b...
by rook
27 Apr 2010, 17:50
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: The Flats Tracker Project (1983 Bass Tracker) FINISHED
Replies: 83
Views: 38554

This years project (1983 Bass Tracker)

Ill take a look at that as well on this boat. All the wiring on this rig was through the walls. But I will tak a closer look at the bow.
by rook
23 Apr 2010, 15:51
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Last years project (1979 14' Fisher Marine jon)
Replies: 17
Views: 7689

Last years project (1979 14' Fisher Marine jon)

Nothing. I had all the material. If I had to guess if you buy it all about $100.00 in cost of actual material. If you figure in labor the will run about $1200.00 each!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by rook
23 Apr 2010, 15:03
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Last years project (1979 14' Fisher Marine jon)
Replies: 17
Views: 7689

Last years project (1979 14' Fisher Marine jon)

Small https://www.explorebeavertail.com/images/pods/smallpods.jpg Medium https://www.explorebeavertail.com/images/pods/mediumpods.jpg Large https://www.explorebeavertail.com/images/pods/largepods.jpg I used the small as a base, but I did change it once I had the templates built. Mine were in between...
by rook
23 Apr 2010, 14:05
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Last years project (1979 14' Fisher Marine jon)
Replies: 17
Views: 7689

Last years project (1979 14' Fisher Marine jon)

That's awesome.. and I'm really impressed you could fab the whole thing from fiberglass... seems much tougher than you make it sound :lol: Dont get me wrong, it was a pain in the....... Hardest part was getting all the angles correct. I made complete mock up's out of cardboard just to make sure the...
by rook
23 Apr 2010, 09:45
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: The Flats Tracker Project (1983 Bass Tracker) FINISHED
Replies: 83
Views: 38554

This years project (1983 Bass Tracker)

Got the Poling Platform fitted last night. Had to make sure of the mounting location before I pulled the motor and started the paint process. Going today to pick up a free (I love that word) 14 gallon alum built in fuel tank from a friend. Got to figure out how to make it work and then off with the ...
by rook
23 Apr 2010, 09:34
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Last years project (1979 14' Fisher Marine jon)
Replies: 17
Views: 7689

Last years project (1979 14' Fisher Marine jon)

The whole thing is a flotation pod. I assume the black circle on top is a lid of some sort. Nice boat OP... Did you make the pods yourself, or buy them somewhere? You are correct they are flotation pods. When I finished the boat and put it in the water for the first time it was sitting to low, betw...
by rook
22 Apr 2010, 12:21
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Beggining my 14'6" fiberglass vhull project
Replies: 2
Views: 534

Beggining my 14'6" fiberglass vhull project

$300!!! you cant beat that. You will definatley have to have a longshaft motor. Small tiller handle longshaft motors are not that hard to find, but I would suggest at the smallest a 15hp, that boat could easily handle a 25hp. Trust me on this, you want to go with as big a motor as the boat can handl...
by rook
22 Apr 2010, 11:40
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: The Flats Tracker Project (1983 Bass Tracker) FINISHED
Replies: 83
Views: 38554

The Flats Tracker Project (1983 Bass Tracker) FINISHED

Been keeping my eye on CL for a while trying to find something that sparked my interest and was in the right price range. In other words something that was cheap, but also something that was a good base to start a new project on. Well last weekend I ran across a 1983 Bass Tracker 16ft with a 1983 Me...
by rook
21 Apr 2010, 18:11
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Last years project (1979 14' Fisher Marine jon)
Replies: 17
Views: 7689

Last years project (1979 14' Fisher Marine jon)

Hello to all, This is my first post as I just learned of this website today. As I can tell from what little I have seen that I will fit in well here. I have re-furbished several boats over the years but just wanted to post some pics of my first alum project. I am actually working on another now and ...