Change of direction with my Lowe

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Post by PartsMan » 22 Feb 2011, 10:55

Update!

I finally got the Lowe in to the welder.
Been a crazy winter here. It has had snow in it forever.

The first thing he said when he saw my 16 foot 73 inch beam all welded tunnel hull. :mrgreen:
"O it's a little boat" :cry: Turns out he had a call on a 24' pontoon yesterday also.

He said the rip looked nasty but should be an easy fix. Also thanked me for getting the putty off.
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Post by arkansasnative » 22 Feb 2011, 11:06

If his work quality is as good as his humor the boat should come out nicely! :lol:

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Post by PartsMan » 23 Feb 2011, 13:44

The welder called back. Nothing $250 can't fix.
I'll try ti get pics tonight.
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Post by KMixson » 23 Feb 2011, 15:52

That looks to be a pretty major rip in there. I would cut a square section out and have a new plate welded in myself. That way the bottom will be flat when it is done.

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Post by PartsMan » 23 Feb 2011, 16:03

KMixson wrote:That looks to be a pretty major rip in there. I would cut a square section out and have a new plate welded in myself. That way the bottom will be flat when it is done.
I mentioned putting a plate on there and he said it would be major body work.
You see the hull is not flat. The rip runs right into the corner of the pocket tunnel.

I let the welder do what he though was best.
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Post by PartsMan » 23 Feb 2011, 22:59

Low quality and in the dark but they are pics.

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I'm going to test it this weekend and take it back to get the floor tacked back in.
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Post by Flat Bottom » 24 Feb 2011, 11:26

looks alot better than some of the welds that i've been making lately :)
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Post by georgiaken » 24 Feb 2011, 11:45

I have some Magnum Steel on the bottom of the boat I just bought...after reading this, me thinks a trip to the welder is in order...

Thanks for the updates...welds look great.
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Post by PartsMan » 24 Feb 2011, 12:28

I am pleased so far. He was able to "pull" the gap together as he welded.
There is a lot of rod there. One spot had a gash almost an inch deep before.

Can't wait to float it! Of course it's cold and rainy here today.
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Post by PartsMan » 28 Feb 2011, 10:22

IT FLOATS!

I took her out for a test float Saturday. Repair did great. Motor ran and drove great.
Not enough room to plan out but seems to have decent power.
It was a little tricky backing up cause the motor wouldn't lock down but that is fixed now.
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Post by georgiaken » 28 Feb 2011, 13:40

Good deal...happy to hear it worked out!
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Post by KMixson » 28 Feb 2011, 15:02

Happy to hear it floats.

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Post by PartsMan » 09 May 2011, 21:27

Fished all afternoon Saturday. Not one drop!
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Post by huntinfool » 10 May 2011, 23:07

Sweet!

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