1956 Arkansas Traveler, 14 footer

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Hotpickle
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1956 Arkansas Traveler, 14 footer

Post by Hotpickle » 23 Apr 2018, 16:10

So at the end of last week, I got both decks laid out, cut and shaped. The casting deck in the front took the longest, but I'm pretty happy with how it's coming. The final sand has been done on them, and I'm going to seal them with Helmsman this week. We finally have some spring weather, so the sealing of the hull finally gets underway next week! This gives my decks extra time to cure, which I'm pretty happy about. My goal was to have this going for May, but early June looks a little more realistic (which is tough when you are watchin boats head through town on their way to the lake all day!)
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Rough layout of the front casting deck
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Decks ready to be sealed
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Rough layout from the bow
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Rough layout from stern

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Hotpickle
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1956 Arkansas Traveler, 14 footer

Post by Hotpickle » 30 Apr 2018, 14:17

We got a break of great weather, so I called an audible and applied the raptor liner to the hull! I used 2 cans of #8 etch to cover the bare metal. I had previously sanded down the original paint. I borrowed an air compressor, and sprayed it on using the Schutz gun provided at 80 psi for a smoother finish. I also added 5% of a polyurethane reducer I had leftover from my last boat to smooth it out a bit. It took 4L of raptor liner to coat the entire boat. It's early, but I'm extremely happy with it!! It came out better than expected, I think it was exactly what I was looking for. Thanks to the user who got me on this track (I had started a different thread about this a few weeks ago.. I can't remember offhand who it was but I'll follow up with an edit)

EDIT it was @my demeyes that made the suggestion. Thanks dude
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Closeup of the finish
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Finished product
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Finished product
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Primed boat
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Primed boat

Weldorthemagnificent
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Re: 1956 Arkansas Traveler, 14 footer

Post by Weldorthemagnificent » 30 Apr 2018, 17:22

Be like fishing out of a skillet!


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Hotpickle
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1956 Arkansas Traveler, 14 footer

Post by Hotpickle » 08 May 2018, 13:43

Alright so now that the raptor liner is dried, the boat was flipped and the gluvit was applied. I put the boat on skids because I'm also doing some maintenance to the trailer, so we will definitely see how this stuff holds up.

I put the gluvit on in 2 layers, and gave it 48 hours to dry. Today, I painted the inside. There's a little overspray, but whatever. I'm really happy with how this came out, it looks like a totally different boat
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Overspray but I think the coloured lip is worth it
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From the back
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Painted boat
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Hotpickle
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1956 Arkansas Traveler, 14 footer

Post by Hotpickle » 28 May 2018, 15:25

I finally finished the decks. I have put new foam in, mounted the seats, and anchored the decks. Everything is fitting well. Now I have to rig up the steering, the motors, and accessorize the inside!!
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Front pedestal will be same as rear (it's being delivered)
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Foam before the decking

Hotpickle
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1956 Arkansas Traveler, 14 footer

Post by Hotpickle » 13 Jun 2018, 08:51

Alright here's the finished(ish) product... Taking it out for rhe weekend to test it out. Steering wheel is only in llace temporarily until I figure a better way to get it on, but I replaced the old pulley and cable system.
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Weldorthemagnificent
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Re: 1956 Arkansas Traveler, 14 footer

Post by Weldorthemagnificent » 13 Jun 2018, 16:57

Nice!


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akboats
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1956 Arkansas Traveler, 14 footer

Post by akboats » 14 Jun 2018, 08:34

that is one sharp boat definitely like that color combo. but would definitely get too hot for the black down here in texas.

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