Q-14 (semi V) AeroCraft Project

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Scott Mac
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Post by Scott Mac » 18 Apr 2013, 05:45

Hi th30dd7,
There are visible screws that hold down the carpeted panels and some are hard to see because the carpet (20 oz.) is quite thick and the screws get buried in it. I did use those stainless finish washers to avoid the screws from getting buried too deep but the carpet hid it well. I also planed it so they were at a minimum like screwing down the floor on the sides then covering that area with the side storage panels. I also designed it so the horizontal panels overhung the vertical ones. I then framed the horzontal panels with 2 x 2 (prior to applying the carpet) to fit into the opening the vertical panles made. I then screwed thru the vertical panel into the 2 x 2 frame up under the horizontal overhang. The challange came when dealing with the thick carpet but it worked out and I am happy with the results. I hope that helped. Fish On!
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Post by bigdog2594 » 19 Apr 2013, 10:28

Hey there, beautiful mod. Take a look at my 64 Aerocraft I did last year.
http://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic ... 21&t=25107

Awesome boats as they are sturdier and handle a little more weight than others the same size.

I went with a little different layout as usually my wife and kids are with me.

I will post pictures of the Bimini top I made for them in the back of the boat for those real sunny days. That way I can fish up front and they are relaxed and cool. It is almost done. Got side-tracked by another project.
What I found is having the back seat offset to the right (easier steering for the motor), that when I am on the front, and someone is sitting in the back seat, the boat is off center. I purchased a racing car seat slider. I have it almost ready to be mounted with the base so that I can actually slide the seat from one side to the other so that I can balance the boat better. I will post pics when it is complete.

But I know what you are talking about with motor and driveways and speed bumps. I am always paranoid the motor is going to get damaged. I love your idea for the transom saver. Any chance you can show a little more of it and or throw some more detail about it out there? I would love to make something similar to give me a little more peace of mind.

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Post by Scott Mac » 19 Apr 2013, 22:05

Hi bigdog2594,
For some I can't see the photos on you project. I'll check some stuff out to see if it on my end. Anyway thanks a lot I have been chomping at the bit to give it a good workout. I took it out about 2 weeks ago and the motor ran like crap so I removed the cover that exposes the coils and stuff and found that they were original and all cracked. I was surprised it even ran after I pulled them out. So I ripped into it and ended up replacing the coils, points, condensers, plug wires, fuel lines and tore the carb apart and cleaned it out good. I am waiting for a carb. kit to hit my door so I can complete the job and get her wet. We have a ton of water from the last few weeks of rain so finding a ramp will be a challenge. The local river is up about 8 ft. and what a mess. I think I will hit an inland lake by Sunday. I really want to see pics. of your mod. it sounds very nice. I will get some better pics of that transom saver and publish them next week. Fish On!
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Post by bigchromedog » 22 Apr 2013, 12:12

Huh, that is strange. I went to the link and pictures are still there.
Thanks for taking pics of the transom saver. Trying to figure one out as we speak!

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Post by Scott Mac » 25 Apr 2013, 05:46

Hi bigchromedog,
Checked it today and yes I can see photos. Great build I know you are diggig that rig. I bet that 15 HP gets the job done. I will get pics. of that transome saver but not until I pound the Walleyes this weekend. Fish On!
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Post by Scott Mac » 05 Jun 2013, 07:02

Well I have been using my rig and have enjoyed it and harvested my share of fish. I am helping my son do a few mods to his 14' jon. He is very busy with a family, job and school so I grabbed his rig and started in on it. I do not (shame on me) have before shots but here is where I am at with his. My mail man Neal gave me a great deal on a 1962 18 H.P. Johnson with a steering council and controls. I tore into it this past weekend and will work on it in hopes of getting it ship shape for our July vacation in northern Michigan.
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Post by Scott Mac » 23 Jun 2013, 20:29

Worked on my sons 14 flat bottom this weekend. I hope he likes it. I still have to bolt things down and tweek some panels to finish things off but the 90 degree weather slowed me down.
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Post by Scott Mac » 30 Jun 2013, 18:34

Delivered this rig to my son today just in time for vacation in 6 days. We will meet up near Traverse City, MI next Sat. and with my rig and his along with my two other sons (his brothers) we will pound the fish for a week straight. This is what the whole "Tin Boat" world is all about, enjoying the fruits of ones labor.

Fish On!
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Post by SCARNG2011 » 30 Jun 2013, 18:44

dude, both yours and your son's mods are looking sweet! enjoyed looking at your post from start to where it is now. have to agree with one of the comments you made previously, the build does take longer than originally anticipated! but boy, it's worth the time and effort spent in the end!

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Post by Scott Mac » 16 Dec 2013, 19:16

I sold"Dead Phish" and purchased a larger boat to fish out on the Saginaw Bay. I plan to do another project in the spring. I would start this Winter but eye surgery has slowed me down for now. I have however added a stereo, depth finder, seats, rod holders and interior lights (not in picture).
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Post by Gators5220 » 17 Dec 2013, 19:47

Congrads on gettin a new boat man, hope you heel up well from the eye surgery.
As always tight lines, cold beer, & Go Gators!

my build http://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic ... 21&t=25185

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Post by rscottp » 17 Dec 2013, 19:55

I dig the retro console on your sons boat, very nifty!

Hope the eye surgery goes well.

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