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PostPosted: 21 Dec 2016, 09:19 

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Curious why your using the slide framing for the console? Also what are you using attaching the framing together?


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PostPosted: 21 Dec 2016, 17:14 
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I was not liking the original console since it was angled and really just a piece of bent sheet metal. I wanted to build a new one so I can make it a little larger and put some modern things in it. It will tie all together when I'm finished like the new ones.

The extrusion has gussets for connecting and there are bolts that slide in and tighten up. The extrusion is used to make assembly lines so it is very sturdy when assembled.


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PostPosted: 22 Dec 2016, 16:21 
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Laying the carpet next week and will be wiring all the circuits up. I ordered a 6 gang switch set for the console to clean every up thing and make it fully functional. Ordered from eBay for $35 and actually it is pretty nice.

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PostPosted: 23 Dec 2016, 14:41 
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Cleaned and re-greased the shifter today. It had 3 dirt wasp nest in it

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PostPosted: 23 Dec 2016, 15:44 
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Worked on the rotten floor area today to get ready for carpet. Used 2" aluminum flat stock and rivets to "stitch" the seams. Going to cut new piece and treat it. Then stitch it and secure with 5200

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PostPosted: 24 Dec 2016, 17:25 
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Jimbeaux wrote:
Really nice build! Can't wait to see the finished product.

Thank you!

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PostPosted: 27 Dec 2016, 11:47 
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Well after a great Christmas I decided to visit my local Academy sports. I found a deal! So there will be new seats in the smoker craft. It was a BOGO

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PostPosted: 31 Dec 2016, 11:51 
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One issue with moving the livewell to the front was the original livewell drain was going out the side of the boat. This has to be patched obviously either by plugging or removing the thru hull fitting. Removing it would be a nightmare to patch so plugs it will be. I called a friend who is is machinist to help me with turning out a plug for the side and the livewell outlet itself. 5200 and it's permanent.

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PostPosted: 02 Jan 2017, 14:04 
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Started on some carpet today.

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PostPosted: 15 Jan 2017, 17:38 
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Well I got a lot done this weekend because the fish are starting to turn on so I have a incentive plus it is 72 each day this weekend. Started with repairing the floor with new piece of plywood epoxied and painted. After drying I riveted in the piece and sealed it back with 5200. I think a bomb could go off under it and it would still be there

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While it was drying I ran all new wires for all circuits and cleaned all that up. All connections are soldered. I hate going on boats and having electrical issues

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Today I cut the floor carpet and cut it to shape. Glued and it is all set. I rolled it out after glueing and the areas that look like ridges are really flat. It is the coloring of the carpet actually.

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One of the accessories will be a lot of light for night fishing. I can cut these babies on and the sun will shine! One on each side of the rear trolling bar.

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Seat bases in and the new seats look awesome!

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PostPosted: 16 Jan 2017, 20:35 
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Set the deck starting point and attached the livewell and plumbing.

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PostPosted: 17 Jan 2017, 09:42 

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It's coming together, looking good.


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PostPosted: 17 Jan 2017, 18:38 
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dearl wrote:
It's coming together, looking good.


Thanks. It's getting there


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PostPosted: 18 Jan 2017, 00:52 
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Roll and tip method was the easiest to do!

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Agreed ... and as only as a guy from Boston can say it. - that looks AWESOME!

Dale.... Would that be ahhhsome?!?!



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