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Post by BigTerp » 29 Jul 2016, 08:53

wmk0002 wrote:I just ordered a hatch from Fish On Fabrications (site sponsor and member) to fit the rear deck opening. I left the dimensions about 5" short to allow for the transom clamps and for cables, wiring, and fuel lines to pass through. I ordered it with a lock on each side. With the gap it wont be totally secured but it will protect my gas tank and battery, which are actually worth $150-200 (although most thieves don't seem to mess with them from the stories I have heard). It will probably be a month before I receive that so in the meantime I am going to try to do some electrical. I have a new Helix 5 SI/GPS just sitting at home I need to install and really want some navigation lights so I can get out at night to beat this heat. Its been miserable here lately and this OD green bare metal starts baking you after about 8 AM.
You'll love those hatches. I got a hatch frame and 3 hatch lids that span from port to starboard on my bow deck and a hatch with drop in liner for my rear bench from FOF. Quality stuff!! It was really nice that I could measure and determine the specs needed and they were made to order.
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Post by wmk0002 » 29 Jul 2016, 09:55

perchjerker wrote:that's really cool.

where do you live? I do not see it in your profile.
Cullman, Alabama which is in the northern part of the state.
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Post by perchjerker » 29 Jul 2016, 11:22

ok thanks

I went to that website but could not figure out the state from a brief look at it

looks a cool project!

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Post by wmk0002 » 29 Jul 2016, 11:33

perchjerker wrote:ok thanks

I went to that website but could not figure out the state from a brief look at it

looks a cool project!
It's definitely been neat to watch the progress of it all.
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Post by wmk0002 » 29 Jul 2016, 11:34

BigTerp wrote:
wmk0002 wrote:I just ordered a hatch from Fish On Fabrications (site sponsor and member) to fit the rear deck opening. I left the dimensions about 5" short to allow for the transom clamps and for cables, wiring, and fuel lines to pass through. I ordered it with a lock on each side. With the gap it wont be totally secured but it will protect my gas tank and battery, which are actually worth $150-200 (although most thieves don't seem to mess with them from the stories I have heard). It will probably be a month before I receive that so in the meantime I am going to try to do some electrical. I have a new Helix 5 SI/GPS just sitting at home I need to install and really want some navigation lights so I can get out at night to beat this heat. Its been miserable here lately and this OD green bare metal starts baking you after about 8 AM.
You'll love those hatches. I got a hatch frame and 3 hatch lids that span from port to starboard on my bow deck and a hatch with drop in liner for my rear bench from FOF. Quality stuff!! It was really nice that I could measure and determine the specs needed and they were made to order.
Thanks. I'm pretty excited...I just hope I took good measurements!
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Post by wmk0002 » 01 Aug 2016, 14:13

I got to try out the new motor yesterday. That thing is so much more powerful than the older 9.9 I have. With the same load and 2 guys the 9.9 was doing only 14-15mph @4900 rpms with a 10" prop. With this 15hp and a 8" pitch prop we were hovering right at 19mph @6800 rpms. I will have to see how the 10" prop works on this motor as I need to get the rpms down a few hundred plus it is way underpitched for a single person. Hopefully I can get it propped to run 23-24 with just me and at least 20 with 2 guys with a single prop...then save the 8 pitch for 3 or more guys which will be rare.
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Post by wmk0002 » 14 Mar 2017, 12:21

Man, it has been forever since I posted in this thread. Really, I haven't made much more progress. Just used the boat as it was pretty heavily throughout the fall and occasionally this winter. I primed and painted the hatch, however, I never installed it. I also never installed the rear pedestal base. One thing I did do was install my Helix fish finder and transducer. I also cut and painted a sheet of aluminum to act as a floor in the stern area where the gas tank and battery will go.

I will get some pictures up with details soon.
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Post by wmk0002 » 21 Mar 2017, 11:41

This is a mod I did last fall that I failed to document on here. Luckily I took a few pics during the process and they were saved to my Photobucket.

This mod was adding a small floor to the small space in the stern where the gas tank, battery, and a few other things go or will go. As you can see the area has a 1 & 1/2" rib right in the middle. Also (not sure if the picture portrays it) but try to notice that the right side wall is a little crooked which made cutting the floor to fit a little harder.

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The hardest part of this was simply getting material. For whatever reason, my dad happened to have a road sign in his barn. I believe one of my brother's friends grabbed it and somehow it ended up at my parents' house. Anyways, it was fairly thick aluminum so I just decided to use it since it was free. I cut it to fit using a jigsaw and metal cutting blade and filed the edges by hand. I cut a notch in the rear middle to allow for room to install the plug and to add a bilge and possibly thru-hull livewell pump.

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I cut it so the sign face would be down so I could paint the bare aluminum back side. I lightly sanded the aluminum and cleaned it but probably didn't prep it as I should. I used self etching primer first and then painted it with a can of factory touch up paint I got from my dealer for free. I don't have a good picture so just reference one farther down.

The idea was to attach the floor directly to the rib in the middle as well as to the two angled transom braces and add a support for the front edge. For the front support, I ripped a 2x4 stud in half (or whatever dimension aligned with the height of the rib). Then I coated it in many coats of spar urethane. Then I simply attached it to the underside front of the floor with a few sheet metal screws.

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Here is what it looked like with some of the fasteners in. The gap in the upper right hand corner reflect the misalignment of the side wall I mentioned. The board I used as a brace in the front is not attached to the boat anywhere. Te flooring is pretty rigid plus the weight of the battery holds it down. So far I have not noticed any vibrations coming from it when underway. The grommet in the top middle is for the power leads for my Humminbird Helix 5 I now have mounted on the rear deck.

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Here it is with the remaining fasteners in and my 3 gallon fuel tank and battery box dropped in. I have since fastened the battery box down. I am happy with the results...I still have room for a bus bar, aerator, bilge, a 6 gallon tank if needed, and a dry storage box for things like tools/emercengy supplies/etc. I have a hatch for this area I got from Fish On Fabrications which is already primed and painted and ready to be installed and which will be my next task.

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Post by RedHatRedNeck » 11 May 2017, 22:29

Wondering if you could provide 2 measurements if still possible. What is the length to where the original front deck stops from the bow and how far between end of front deck to front of rear seat? Thanks.
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Post by Catch Release Repeat » 12 May 2017, 06:05

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Bow nose to edge of front deck

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Overall length between decks


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Post by RedHatRedNeck » 12 May 2017, 08:23

Awesome thank you.
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Post by wmk0002 » 20 Apr 2018, 14:14

I need to go back through this and update all my pictures! Photbucket's new policy really wrecked a lot of good threads in various forums.
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Post by wmk0002 » 19 Jul 2018, 13:13

wmk0002 wrote:I need to go back through this and update all my pictures! Photbucket's new policy really wrecked a lot of good threads in various forums.
Just realized my pictures re-appeared. Did photobucket reverse their new policy that only premium members could imbed photos?
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Post by BigTerp » 19 Jul 2018, 14:10

wmk0002 wrote:
wmk0002 wrote:I need to go back through this and update all my pictures! Photbucket's new policy really wrecked a lot of good threads in various forums.
Just realized my pictures re-appeared. Did photobucket reverse their new policy that only premium members could imbed photos?
They did.
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Post by wmk0002 » 19 Jul 2018, 14:22

BigTerp wrote:
wmk0002 wrote:
wmk0002 wrote:I need to go back through this and update all my pictures! Photbucket's new policy really wrecked a lot of good threads in various forums.
Just realized my pictures re-appeared. Did photobucket reverse their new policy that only premium members could imbed photos?
They did.
Awesome. Must have gotten tons of backlash.
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