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by C.U. Fishin
13 Jun 2010, 21:18
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: '57 Richline Project
Replies: 18
Views: 4489

'57 Richline Project

The maiden voyage went great, the boat is very stable even with someone standing on the both casting decks. After 4 hours of fishing there was barely enough water in the floor to wet a paper towel. My antique 7.5hp Fishing Scott motor doesn't have enough quite enough power to get it up on plane, but...
by C.U. Fishin
12 Jun 2010, 23:47
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: '57 Richline Project
Replies: 18
Views: 4489

'57 Richline Project

Well tomorrow will be the shakedown run. These pics are from a couple days ago, since then I've gotten all the final work done: Installed trailer lights and wiring, got the hull # and registration stickers on, wired up the troller, Got the anchor secured under the bow plate. I did cut one big corner...
by C.U. Fishin
06 Jun 2010, 21:03
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Got to Vent.
Replies: 29
Views: 1518

Got to Vent.

These lunatics protest everything they don't approve of, Military funerals, junior high and high schools that they think are pro-gay, any performance venue that is having a performer they don't like, and the list goes on. If you have seen someone holding a sign that reads "God hates Fags" chances ar...
by C.U. Fishin
02 Jun 2010, 09:30
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: NewB here to the site from IL and starting a build.
Replies: 15
Views: 1905

NewB here to the site from IL and starting a build.

C.U. Fishin, I have fished Baldwin Lake years ago and plan to once I am up and running. I am only about 30 minutes from Baldwin. The only bad part is that it is so open and it can get pretty rough. I have a few friends that fish there and have caught largemouth bass over 5 punds and some good 3 pou...
by C.U. Fishin
31 May 2010, 15:03
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: '57 Richline Project
Replies: 18
Views: 4489

'57 Richline Project

Almost done with the transom, need to go pick-up a few more stainless screws and nuts. Got the thing primed and first coat of pain on, been working since 5am. I don't know why I'm working so hard on this, it seems like I go out to do a couple things and I just can't find a stopping place :lol: Any w...
by C.U. Fishin
30 May 2010, 21:58
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: '57 Richline Project
Replies: 18
Views: 4489

'57 Richline Project

Got it leak tested today and found a couple very minor leaks, I'll work on those tomorrow.
Got most of the materials bought for the project today and got started on the transom and flotation.
by C.U. Fishin
28 May 2010, 08:50
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: '57 Richline Project
Replies: 18
Views: 4489

'57 Richline Project

not a wood expert, but I think spar varnish Spar urathane would be the correct product to use, not varnish. Other than that I can't add anything more for now as what brine said is a great way to get started. Yes, Our painter at work has me hooked up with Helmsman Spar Urethane, he claims there is n...
by C.U. Fishin
27 May 2010, 18:33
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: NewB here to the site from IL and starting a build.
Replies: 15
Views: 1905

NewB here to the site from IL and starting a build.

Hey we're practically neighbors, I live just south of St. Louis. I just started a project as well, see '57 Richline thread.
Do any fishing in Baldwin or around there?
by C.U. Fishin
27 May 2010, 14:52
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1432 john boat
Replies: 8
Views: 2936

1432 john boat

I've got a flat bottom the same dimensions as yours and have been fishing out of it a couple years now, I just have 1/2 in ply right on the floor ribs and standing up isn't really a good plan except in glass calm water and even then you need to be careful. I finally got tired of it and found a bigge...
by C.U. Fishin
27 May 2010, 14:42
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: '57 Richline Project
Replies: 18
Views: 4489

'57 Richline Project

Thanks for the replies. I guess exterior grade is the way to go. Our painter here at work can hook me up with the right kind of spar varnish and has given me some good pointers on how to do it for the best results, like drilling all my holes first to allow the varnish to seal the inside of the holes...
by C.U. Fishin
27 May 2010, 10:30
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: '57 Richline Project
Replies: 18
Views: 4489

'57 Richline Project

Almost time to get going on this project, I need to buy some 3/4 in plywood for the transom and seats, I've read that exterior grade is OK and that I should only get marine grade so I'm wondering if I should spend the extra on marine or not. Whatever I get will be covered with at least a couple coat...
by C.U. Fishin
25 May 2010, 22:39
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: '57 Richline Project
Replies: 18
Views: 4489

'57 Richline Project

Hi all, I'm new here although I've been lurking around for a few days trying to get some ideas for a boat I've been looking at. Well today I went and got the Boat, it's a 1957 Richline 14' w/a '84 trailer. It was a stalled project that a guy in the neighborhood has had sitting for a couple years. He...