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 Post subject: 1970's F&F 1678
PostPosted: 21 Mar 2018, 21:09 
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OK so here we go again. This is my latest project for a really nice customer who inherited this boat from his father. Its made by F&F boats. I have never seen one like it and so far I'm really impressed. The hull itself is made out of .125 aluminum, And the transom and ribs are made from 3/16 inch aluminum. I was very surprised at how well built this thing is. For its age it shows no wear. The aluminum is in mint condition. So somehow this guy got my phone number from some guy he met in bass pro shop and long story short I have no clue who it was but here's his boat. It is 16' long and 6 and a 1/2 feet wide. This build started as they all do he just wanted a front deck a d rear deck. After I showed him what I can do and the possibilities this is turning into a very large project. Which will include the obvious decks, A rod locker, a live well, And a side console (first time doing one of those) Lots of storage, Lots of LED lights, Battery trays and tenders, Full electrical job, paint and Hydro-turf. I started working on his boat last Saturday and im well into his build now. I had to remove his live well we are going to place it on the other side of the boat. I also ripped out the floor cleaned it up really good and installed fresh foam. I'm estimating this total job to be somewhere around 2500.ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage


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 Post subject: 1970's F&F 1678
PostPosted: 21 Mar 2018, 21:28 

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Looks great, you work fast.



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 Post subject: Re: 1970's F&F 1678
PostPosted: 21 Mar 2018, 21:30 
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Xxstang90 wrote:
Looks great, you work fast.
Honestly I've done so many of these I'm getting pretty quick at them. The 1st couple took a lot more thinking. Now I pretty much know what I'm going to do the 1st time I look at the boat

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 Post subject: Re: 1970's F&F 1678
PostPosted: 22 Mar 2018, 00:00 

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Very nice! You just tripled its value.


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 Post subject: 1970's F&F 1678
PostPosted: 22 Mar 2018, 00:17 
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Experience and skill comes through every time. Well done.



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 Post subject: 1970's F&F 1678
PostPosted: 22 Mar 2018, 00:26 

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Too bad the transom is only 16 inches where the motor mounts. Is he planning on making it a full 20 across? Do the floors on these measure 78 inches or is that measurement across the gunnels?


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 Post subject: Re: 1970's F&F 1678
PostPosted: 22 Mar 2018, 21:28 

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eshaw wrote:
Too bad the transom is only 16 inches where the motor mounts. Is he planning on making it a full 20 across? Do the floors on these measure 78 inches or is that measurement across the gunnels?
Same question. Betting this is top of the transom. Either way it is wider than normal!


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 Post subject: Re: 1970's F&F 1678
PostPosted: 22 Mar 2018, 21:44 
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thedude wrote:
eshaw wrote:
Too bad the transom is only 16 inches where the motor mounts. Is he planning on making it a full 20 across? Do the floors on these measure 78 inches or is that measurement across the gunnels?
Same question. Betting this is top of the transom. Either way it is wider than normal!
It is from the top. I'm not sure what it is at the floor. Ill check it.

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 Post subject: 1970's F&F 1678
PostPosted: 23 Mar 2018, 10:11 

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I'm betting that the floor will measure about 60 inches wide. I'd still like it for bow fishing.


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 Post subject: Re: 1970's F&F 1678
PostPosted: 25 Mar 2018, 01:55 
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Prowelder wrote:
thedude wrote:
eshaw wrote:
Too bad the transom is only 16 inches where the motor mounts. Is he planning on making it a full 20 across? Do the floors on these measure 78 inches or is that measurement across the gunnels?
Same question. Betting this is top of the transom. Either way it is wider than normal!
It is from the top. I'm not sure what it is at the floor. Ill check it.

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Its 52" at the floor

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 Post subject: Re: 1970's F&F 1678
PostPosted: 25 Mar 2018, 01:58 
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Finished the back deck with exception of one hatch and started framing the front deck. ImageImageImageImage

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 Post subject: 1970's F&F 1678
PostPosted: 26 Mar 2018, 10:33 

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Thanks for the info. That's turning out really well.


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 Post subject: Re: 1970's F&F 1678
PostPosted: 15 Apr 2018, 19:42 
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Front deck is framed out and livewell installed ImageImageImageImageImage

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 Post subject: Re: 1970's F&F 1678
PostPosted: 24 Apr 2018, 21:44 
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Starting to wrap up the metal work. All i have left is the rod locker lid, rear splashwell extension plate, vertical deck plate, console, and some little tabs for leds. The plan is for the owner to pick it up this weekend and get it sandblasted and painted. Then bring it back for wiring and finish work. ImageImageImage

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 Post subject: Re: 1970's F&F 1678
PostPosted: 08 May 2018, 23:00 
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Made a lot of progress on this build. Im stoked about the way the console came out! ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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