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DesertRAT
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1970ish Mirrorcraft 14 Deep Fisherman Project

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hi Everyone,

I've been trolling on this site since the beginning of this summer and picked up a 1970ish Mirrorcraft 14 Deep Fisherman back in July. I currently live in Apple Valley, California. It is the high desert (Mojave) and I live about 30 minutes from 2 lakes, Big Bear Lake at Bear Mountain and Silverwood Lake in Cedar Pines. I retired from the military, put in 23 years, and the last time I really had time to fish was when I was a teenager prior to joining the service. I retired in 2004 and got into off-roading with my 4 sons. That took a toll on my insides and have been forced to slow it up some. I'm still working for the government, as a civilian, and putting 10-12 hours shifts per day and only have about an hour or so per night to work on my projects. I renovated a used pontoon a few years back and that has been a blast, however, it is almost impossible to fish out of. My dad knew a guy who new a guy who had this mirrorcraft sitting in a horse corral for the last 30+ years. He needed to get rid of it and I took it sight unseen. The boat was tarped up and I hooked on to it and got it home. It came with a 15hp 2-stroke Evinrude which also had not been run for 30+ years so I had no idea what to expect. I really would like to clean it up and put in some fishing decks and seats. From all of the other mirrorcraft owners on this site, I am very impressed what you guys are capable of doing to this boats. I am going to clean it up and start getting a plan together. I got a ton of questions to ask and will start this build within a week or two and will post pics as I go along.
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Welcome desertrat. Look forward to following your build and see what you come up with. Just be sure there are lots of pics. Folk around here love pics ;)
My Fisher-Marine 1648 Build Thread https://www.forum.tinboats.net/viewtopi ... 96#p434296

My Sears 1236 Build Thread: http://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic ... 21&t=34781

Happy Boating & Fishing,
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Mercury 20 HP OB
1974 Ted Williams 4.5 HP OB

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typed by ben's 2001 Lowe 1648M all aluminum gas/electric only build

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Lowe 1648M | 25 hp Johnson electric start | Minnkota 40AT
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Jim wrote:Guys,
Please stop posting pics of your projects in this thread. Create a project and link it here if you want it added to the list.
Post the links here guys, I will update the list soon. If you posted your project here on this thread it will not be added to the list. It should have its one thread.

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16' sea nymph!
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Here is my 93 Bass Tracker Pro 17 Restoration project...

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I thought I had already posted mine in this thread but apparently not, so here it is...

YJs 1236 Semi V Mod
https://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=34781
My Fisher-Marine 1648 Build Thread https://www.forum.tinboats.net/viewtopi ... 96#p434296

My Sears 1236 Build Thread: http://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic ... 21&t=34781

Happy Boating & Fishing,
YJ

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1974 Ted Williams 4.5 HP OB

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Thanks, Will update the list soon.
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