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by Chaser0721
27 Oct 2016, 16:54
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: newbie 1st build: '76 Meyers SuperPro 14','73 25hp Evinrude
Replies: 19
Views: 3306

newbie 1st build: '76 Meyers SuperPro 14','73 25hp Evinrude

When using my marine epoxy to seal the inside of the boat it would run as well, so I ended up letting it sit for about 10 minutes and mixing it in small batches that I could apply for about 15 minutes a time due to the working life of the epoxy being 20-30 minutes. Maybe let it cure a bit so it wont...
by Chaser0721
14 Oct 2016, 14:23
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1962 Elgin 14ft First Time Build
Replies: 14
Views: 2198

1962 Elgin 14ft First Time Build

Finished! After changing the impeller on my little 1962 Evinrude 5.5 fisherman it spits water and runs like a beast. Splurged on some seats and took it on a test run. Must be my lucky boat cause I stuck a 5lber first time out! If there was anything I would change it would be to buy a wider boat lol....
by Chaser0721
14 Oct 2016, 14:16
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1962 Elgin 14ft First Time Build
Replies: 14
Views: 2198

1962 Elgin 14ft First Time Build

Next step was to run all the wiring, solder all the connections and shrink tube. I got all of my electrical supplies from tinnedmarinewire.com for about $50. They made everything really easy for me. Everything worked great and connected nicely to the battery. Installed a 5A inline fuse on the bilge ...
by Chaser0721
14 Oct 2016, 14:12
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1962 Elgin 14ft First Time Build
Replies: 14
Views: 2198

1962 Elgin 14ft First Time Build

So I didn't have much time to post pictures I've been working on the project non-stop every day, so Im just gonna be posting everything at once. Not the best way to do it I know. I got so many good ideas from reading other peoples posts/advice I felt like I was ready to do it all. The carpet took a ...
by Chaser0721
14 Oct 2016, 14:03
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1962 Elgin 14ft First Time Build
Replies: 14
Views: 2198

1962 Elgin 14ft First Time Build

I ran water tight conduit throughout the boat frame where the wiring is going to be and held the conduit in place with plastic conduit clasps. I ended up using a lot more SS screws on this project than I thought I would... I secured the battery box for the deep cycle battery under the front compartm...
by Chaser0721
14 Oct 2016, 14:00
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1962 Elgin 14ft First Time Build
Replies: 14
Views: 2198

1962 Elgin 14ft First Time Build

Finished all of the framing for the front/back decks, as well as the center floor using 1x2's, and cut the 5/8 plywood decks using cardboard templates. It came together pretty nice and tight. I water proofed all of the wood with the old timers recipe, and finished it off with a few coats of spar ure...
by Chaser0721
14 Sep 2016, 13:34
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1962 Elgin 14ft First Time Build
Replies: 14
Views: 2198

1962 Elgin 14ft First Time Build

After a long busy summer I finally have time to get back into working on the boat. I finished painting the top lip and inside of the boat, and then I used some West Marine boat epoxy that my friend gave me from one of his projects to seal the inside of the rivets and seams. There are no leaks but I ...
by Chaser0721
01 Jul 2016, 14:04
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1962 Elgin 14ft First Time Build
Replies: 14
Views: 2198

1962 Elgin 14ft First Time Build

Was just going to do a quick job on the trailer, turned out to be a few weeks and a total rebuild. I replaced all of the hardware with stainless steel hardware, removed all of the rollers, winch, hitch receiver, and anything else I could easily remove, and blasted primed and painted with a protectiv...
by Chaser0721
01 Jul 2016, 13:55
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1962 Elgin 14ft First Time Build
Replies: 14
Views: 2198

1962 Elgin 14ft First Time Build

Flipped the boat over on some saw horses I made, and it turned out to be a real big job. Seeing as though I'm a first timer I thought I'd fly through this whole thing in a month or so, but now that I'm already a ways in I'm coming to grips with reality. I stripped the boat with Jasco, and more Jasco...
by Chaser0721
01 Jul 2016, 13:47
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1962 Elgin 14ft First Time Build
Replies: 14
Views: 2198

1962 Elgin 14ft First Time Build

I've had ideas and have been wanting to buy a boat to mod for five years now at least, but couldn't make it happen with the new kid that was on the way. This is my very first boat, and I'm finally making it happen, so I went out and bought this 1962 Elgin (Sears?) 14ft riveted aluminum boat with a 5...
by Chaser0721
02 Jun 2016, 15:49
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electrical wiring help with diagram
Replies: 13
Views: 1135

Electrical wiring help with diagram

Thats an awesome setup. I've been looking at those Genius chargers I'll have to check it out!
by Chaser0721
26 May 2016, 13:54
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electrical wiring help with diagram
Replies: 13
Views: 1135

Electrical wiring help with diagram

Thanks for the clarification rich, I found a 6A charger for about $40 on amazon. It looks like I am going to just have the fish finder and bilge pump hooked up to the small U1 battery, and the trolling motor and anchor winch hooked up to the deep cycle 12v battery with inline fuses to all of them. N...
by Chaser0721
26 May 2016, 12:00
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electrical wiring help with diagram
Replies: 13
Views: 1135

Electrical wiring help with diagram

Thanks everyone for the great replies. So it looks like I should wire everything just like my diagram but with a U1 lawnmower battery, and then hook the trolling motor up alone to the deep cycle battery with an inline fuse. I'm looking to buy this battery tender: http://www.amazon.com/Deltran-Batter...
by Chaser0721
26 May 2016, 00:00
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electrical wiring help with diagram
Replies: 13
Views: 1135

Electrical wiring help with diagram

Hi Tinboats.net. New member long time lurker here. I'm modding a 14' Sears aluminum boat with a little 5hp evinrude from the 60's. I'm so excited to finally have my own boat I haven't slept a full night without waking up and thinking about my boat. I've got pretty much everything going how I want wi...