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PostPosted: 04 Apr 2018, 21:20 

Joined: 22 Feb 2018, 21:36
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Recovered the front deck. Home depot carpet for $2.40 a ft x 6 ft wide. Asked for 20 feet and we ran out at 16 so he only charged me for 10 feet. $24 total for the carpet and I think I will have enough to cover it all!Image


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PostPosted: 04 Apr 2018, 23:34 

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Floor doneImage


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PostPosted: 05 Apr 2018, 07:31 

Joined: 16 Mar 2018, 23:57
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Location: MN/WI
Good find man - a mod-V 16 or 18 footer was what i was looking for forever but they just don't come up around here sub $2k. Plenty of 14ft straight jon boats, but nothing in the 16ft+ variety in a mod-v, so i have to settle for my V-hull for now. Looks like you're making good progress!



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1967 Lund S-16, work in progress!
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PostPosted: 20 May 2018, 10:14 

Joined: 22 Feb 2018, 21:36
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Well progress has been slow BUT I did get the boat into the water on its maiden voyage!

The good news is the motor ran, and the boat has no leaks! The kids had fun and we managed to catch one nice catfish on a short trip.

The bad news is the prop was spun. So I have ordered a turning point prop and hub for $60 at Walmart. I plan to have the stainless one rebuilt and carry one as a spare. Local repair shop quoted me $50 to $60 to repair. I will install it the turning point Hustler prop this coming weekend.

Also I scored a new garmin echomap 53dv at cabelas. It was a $110 open box. I added a transducer for $60 and have tested the unit to make sure it powers on. Seems to be working fine. My plan is to mark the water level this weekend and mount the tranducer on a cutting board glued on to the transom.

More progress to come!ImageImageImageImage


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PostPosted: 20 May 2018, 20:31 
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Looks good. What’s the max hp for this boat I’ve got my eye on the same model.


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PostPosted: 20 May 2018, 20:46 

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40 hp if you believe the sticker!
bassonater wrote:
Looks good. What’s the max hp for this boat I’ve got my eye on the same model.


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PostPosted: 21 May 2018, 18:07 

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Very nice boat I definitely wouldnt mind finding a mod v.


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PostPosted: 27 May 2018, 16:07 

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Got her out for a second sea trial. Hustler prop worked well. Had the boat fully loaded but she ran well and planes without any hesitation. Caught a half dozen white bass without even planning on fishing at 2 pm in the texas heat...Image


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