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by bluegrasser
16 May 2012, 23:12
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1973 SmokerCraft 16' V hull [Major tasks completed - 6/1/11]
Replies: 58
Views: 24843

1973 SmokerCraft 16' V hull [Major tasks completed - 6/1/11]

Hey everyone thanks for the nice comments. Couple of quick updates... In January, I had a local boat shop put on a cmc tilt and trim device. It is awesome!!! Will post a pic from my phone if I ever figure that out. Then two weeks ago I had to add a stainless steel prop because I had dinged the origi...
by bluegrasser
27 Nov 2011, 22:06
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Transom sponsons/flotation pods - on a V hull?
Replies: 5
Views: 5653

Transom sponsons/flotation pods - on a V hull?

Also, I might start another thread on this, but what would be the pros/cons of the flotation pods as opposed to something like Smart Tabs? I see a lot of praise for smart tabs and it certainly sounds like an easier/cheaper install and a good choice to get me up on plane faster and cruising more leve...
by bluegrasser
27 Nov 2011, 22:03
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Transom sponsons/flotation pods - on a V hull?
Replies: 5
Views: 5653

Transom sponsons/flotation pods - on a V hull?

1. You have the wrong type of boat for shallow river running. 2. Your boat doesn't have enough beam for the weight of your motor, that's why it rides low in the water and is porpoising. Your boat is overpowered. 3. Your transom probably won't support that motor and floatation pods too, you'll proba...
by bluegrasser
27 Nov 2011, 13:17
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Transom sponsons/flotation pods - on a V hull?
Replies: 5
Views: 5653

Transom sponsons/flotation pods - on a V hull?

You can look at all my work by following the link under my signature. I have pretty much finished working on this boat, except for two things: 1) I beach a lot on gravel bars and rocky shores. I have purchased a hull/keel protector from Cabelas and will install this coming weekend if it's warm enoug...
by bluegrasser
27 Nov 2011, 13:08
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1973 SmokerCraft 16' V hull [Major tasks completed - 6/1/11]
Replies: 58
Views: 24843

1973 SmokerCraft 16' V hull [new pic 11/27/11]

Just a quick update - I have been fishing and enjoying this boat ALOT!!! It has also been used to haul a lot of people on different trips to my house on the Kentucky River. Whether it's a boat load of kids or beer drinking buddies, the boat has held its own. Was out on the river the other day and wa...
by bluegrasser
04 Jul 2011, 11:23
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1973 SmokerCraft 16' V hull [Major tasks completed - 6/1/11]
Replies: 58
Views: 24843

1973 SmokerCraft 16' V hull [Major tasks completed - 6/1/11]

thanks for all the very nice comments! Haven't been on here as much recently because I have actually been fishing and boating - imagine that, getting to actually USE the boat I've been working on for 5 months. Was up on my favorite trout river in central Kentucky. The boat did great. I have added a ...
by bluegrasser
01 Jun 2011, 18:05
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1973 SmokerCraft 16' V hull [Major tasks completed - 6/1/11]
Replies: 58
Views: 24843

1973 SmokerCraft 16' V hull [some new updates! 5-16-11]

Whew! Finally am now "complete" with "major projects"!!! There will be plenty of minor things to fiddle with over time, but I'm done occupying the entire garage. (my wife is also happy with that). Got the carpet installed this weekend. It was hard to get perfect cuts and perfect fits because this bo...
by bluegrasser
16 May 2011, 21:35
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1973 SmokerCraft 16' V hull [Major tasks completed - 6/1/11]
Replies: 58
Views: 24843

1973 SmokerCraft 16' V hull [some new updates! 5-10-11]

I think it turned out pretty good. Looks like a new boat. What name brand paint did you use above the water line? SlowRollin, It is a Porter Brand (PPG) two-part polyurethane. I will check the garage in the next day or so and see if I still have the can out there with a name on it. Will report back...
by bluegrasser
16 May 2011, 21:33
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1973 SmokerCraft 16' V hull [Major tasks completed - 6/1/11]
Replies: 58
Views: 24843

1973 SmokerCraft 16' V hull [some new updates! 5-10-11]

Got a chance to do some major work this weekend. I held my breath, crossed my fingers and started measuring out the 3/4" piece of plywood I had purchased for my front deck section. Planning for the curvature of the boat's hull was complicated, but I was impressed with how well I did with my limited ...
by bluegrasser
11 May 2011, 22:53
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1973 SmokerCraft 16' V hull [Major tasks completed - 6/1/11]
Replies: 58
Views: 24843

1973 SmokerCraft 16' V hull

lots of updates... Got boat back from the boat shop with motor installed and lots of wiring and accessories. couple of views of the new look: https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_LZJ_ri6otDE/Tbxl5Z37U2I/AAAAAAAAB7s/wqLBdqQ6H6s/IMG_0304.JPG https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_LZJ_ri6otDE/TctHy4dCijI/AAA...
by bluegrasser
23 Apr 2011, 18:08
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1973 SmokerCraft 16' V hull [Major tasks completed - 6/1/11]
Replies: 58
Views: 24843

1973 SmokerCraft 16' V hull

Thanks for the kind words about the color scheme. That was the result of a LOT of hard work painting. IT's still not perfect, but good enough that the casual observer, not looking for errors, would find it satisfactory. Went turkey hunting last weekend and before I set off, I had my two hunting budd...
by bluegrasser
09 Apr 2011, 21:46
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1973 SmokerCraft 16' V hull [Major tasks completed - 6/1/11]
Replies: 58
Views: 24843

1973 SmokerCraft 16' V hull

Sanded and repainted last night. There's still some sags that are visible in a certain light. But, I'm not a perfectionist. Got the boat flipped back over, right side up. Got some nice reflective numbers at Home Depot. It's coming together!! https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_LZJ_ri6otDE/TaEKi4TM1LI...
by bluegrasser
07 Apr 2011, 22:35
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1973 SmokerCraft 16' V hull [Major tasks completed - 6/1/11]
Replies: 58
Views: 24843

1973 SmokerCraft 16' V hull

Well... It's been a long couple of weeks. Again, weather turned cold and wet. I had the boat scheduled to be sprayed with an epoxy coating, but the day of that, temp plummeted into the mid 30s with freaking snow! The result was an awful paint job that I then spent quite a while sanding off. So, the ...
by bluegrasser
27 Mar 2011, 16:55
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1973 SmokerCraft 16' V hull [Major tasks completed - 6/1/11]
Replies: 58
Views: 24843

1973 SmokerCraft 16' V hull

Took some doing, but I got the boat interior totally cleaned out (took two nights with a box of rags and heavy-duty cleaning solution). Got heaters in the garage and cranked up, because - of course - the outside temp has plummeted and even snowed last night. That would happen when I"m finally ready ...
by bluegrasser
22 Mar 2011, 22:00
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1973 SmokerCraft 16' V hull [Major tasks completed - 6/1/11]
Replies: 58
Views: 24843

1973 SmokerCraft 16' V hull

Have been working steadily on the console build and then mounting the side controls. I've got the steering wheel and throttle lever where I can operate them comfortably from the seated position, or while standing. This is important to me because I run a lot of shallow, log-strewn rivers and I like t...