Lowe 170 Freshen Up

*****This section is for Full Boat Projects Only*****
DacMan
Posts: 82
Joined: 22 Aug 2014, 19:46

Lowe 170 Freshen Up

Post by DacMan » 14 Feb 2016, 08:55

Got a great deal on a Lowe 170 from a friend. It's a 1999 with a Johnson 50 with trim and tilt. The boat needs cleaned as well as new carpet, a deck extension/storage, bluewater LED's, new batteries, oboard charger, boat buckles, rod buckle, new graphs, and some re-wiring, as well as new trailer fenders. Attatched are some pics. I'm starting with the utility box.
Attachments
image.jpg

DacMan
Posts: 82
Joined: 22 Aug 2014, 19:46

Lowe 170 Freshen Up

Post by DacMan » 14 Feb 2016, 08:57

Ohh also going to flip the trolling motor to the other side.
Attachments
image.jpg
image.jpg

DacMan
Posts: 82
Joined: 22 Aug 2014, 19:46

Lowe 170 Freshen Up

Post by DacMan » 14 Feb 2016, 08:59

Originally the boat had three batteries I assume two for trolling motor and one for starting. I'm switching to two 29's. I'll be using th marine battery trays, the old ones were riveted in the new will be held in with stainless screws.

DacMan
Posts: 82
Joined: 22 Aug 2014, 19:46

Lowe 170 Freshen Up

Post by DacMan » 18 Feb 2016, 19:31

Got the deck cleared off swept and steam vac'd. Good for now.
Attachments
image.jpg

User avatar
Ictalurus
Posts: 1474
Joined: 12 Apr 2010, 08:50
Location: West TN

Lowe 170 Freshen Up

Post by Ictalurus » 19 Feb 2016, 10:36

Nice looking rig! =D> =D>

DacMan
Posts: 82
Joined: 22 Aug 2014, 19:46

Lowe 170 Freshen Up

Post by DacMan » 20 Feb 2016, 12:25

Thanks!
Got the rod buckle installed this morning
Attachments
image.jpg
image.jpg

User avatar
richg99
Posts: 5002
Joined: 27 Nov 2010, 09:36
Location: Houston, TX & Crossville, TN

Lowe 170 Freshen Up

Post by richg99 » 20 Feb 2016, 16:08

Looking Sharp! I like the green color. richg99

DacMan
Posts: 82
Joined: 22 Aug 2014, 19:46

Lowe 170 Freshen Up

Post by DacMan » 20 Feb 2016, 20:33

Thanks!

Got a little more done, replaced the "rod locker" latch with a simple perko plastic pull, also went through the floor and found any loose rivetts and knocked them out replacing them with new ones. It made a huge difference to the feel of the floor.
Attachments
image.jpg

Xhogger
Posts: 5
Joined: 24 Feb 2016, 04:22

Lowe 170 Freshen Up

Post by Xhogger » 24 Feb 2016, 06:55

Nice boat. I have the same one. I built a deck extension on mine. Deck come flush to front of console. I built an aluminum tray the size of the pocket. I carpeted it then bolted it in to rod locker,side console and the storage box on original deck. I left it open underneath so I can store a cooler or tackle bags.

DacMan
Posts: 82
Joined: 22 Aug 2014, 19:46

Lowe 170 Freshen Up

Post by DacMan » 24 Feb 2016, 07:26

Xhogger wrote:Nice boat. I have the same one. I built a deck extension on mine. Deck come flush to front of console. I built an aluminum tray the size of the pocket. I carpeted it then bolted it in to rod locker,side console and the storage box on original deck. I left it open underneath so I can store a cooler or tackle bags.
Thanks, would enjoy seeing pictures of that if you ever have time. I have thought a lot about what to do with it lately and am thinking of making a cooler out of the area and mayber plano storage. Not sure if I can fit it all. What motor do you have on yours and what speed do you see?

Xhogger
Posts: 5
Joined: 24 Feb 2016, 04:22

Lowe 170 Freshen Up

Post by Xhogger » 24 Feb 2016, 07:58

I have a 2009 25 hp yamaha 2 stroke on it. With me with all my gear I get 24.7 mph. With tournament load and my partner I get 22 mph (both gps speeds) I want to get a 90 hp to run on unrestricted lakes. I'm still trying to figure out how to post pictures on here. I got a couple on my phone. Nothing showing close up of mod but it will give you an idea. I also cut out a hole under passenger seat and put in a small igloo cooler. Then seat flips back down and you don't see it. I made shallow water anchors for front and back so I can push a fiberglass pole thru and anchor.

User avatar
richg99
Posts: 5002
Joined: 27 Nov 2010, 09:36
Location: Houston, TX & Crossville, TN

Lowe 170 Freshen Up

Post by richg99 » 24 Feb 2016, 08:35

As far as posting pictures, the easiest way I've found to do it is to go to the block directly below your "reply".

It says "If you wish to attach one or more files etc etc "

Click on the ....Grey ....Choose File..

Then, find the picture file on your phone/computer/pad and select it. Hit OPEN in the bottom corner box.

You will come back to the "if you wish to attach" section. Choose LOAD FILE

That is it. Do a preview of your message and your file should show up just fine.

regards, richg99

Xhogger
Posts: 5
Joined: 24 Feb 2016, 04:22

Lowe 170 Freshen Up

Post by Xhogger » 24 Feb 2016, 10:16

Here's the only picture I have showing extension of deck. Sorry for my wife "fishing " in the background. :)
Attachments
image.jpg

Xhogger
Posts: 5
Joined: 24 Feb 2016, 04:22

Lowe 170 Freshen Up

Post by Xhogger » 24 Feb 2016, 10:26

Found a couple other views.
Attachments
image.jpg

Xhogger
Posts: 5
Joined: 24 Feb 2016, 04:22

Lowe 170 Freshen Up

Post by Xhogger » 24 Feb 2016, 10:28

3rd picture
Attachments
image.jpg

Post Reply