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by BigTerp
17 Jul 2012, 12:26
Forum: Jet Boat Projects
Topic: BigTerp's Tracker Sportsman 16' O/B Jet build
Replies: 350
Views: 79756

Tracker Sportsman 16'

I'll keep this thread updated throughout my build. I got so many good ideas from others threads, and maybe someone will get some ideas from mine. It will be slow going, and I'm sure I'll have alot of questions, so thanks in advance!! First up will be dealing with the cosmetic dents, transom replacem...
by BigTerp
17 Jul 2012, 12:14
Forum: Jet Boat Projects
Topic: BigTerp's Tracker Sportsman 16' O/B Jet build
Replies: 350
Views: 79756

Tracker Sportsman 16'

The day I brought her home: https://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq356/peck1524/IMAG0513.jpg https://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq356/peck1524/IMAG0509.jpg https://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq356/peck1524/IMAG0508.jpg https://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq356/peck1524/IMAG0507.jpg Was told this is...
by BigTerp
17 Jul 2012, 12:03
Forum: Jet Boat Projects
Topic: BigTerp's Tracker Sportsman 16' O/B Jet build
Replies: 350
Views: 79756

BigTerp's Tracker Sportsman 16' O/B Jet build

First off this is an awesome site. Tons of awesome ideas and a bunch of people willing to give advice. Was finally able to find a decent deal on a 16 footer over the weekend so I pulled the trigger and brought her home. I recently moved to a subdivision that has river access with a boat ramp about 3...
by BigTerp
17 Jul 2012, 10:29
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Finally found a deal!!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 861

Finally found a deal!!!!

Terp, Answers in quote in red. 48" bottom width I believe, not really sure exactly where I should measure this at. Across the top of the transom? Bottom width means bottom width. Measure across the bottom of the boat at the rear is the generally accepted method. Needs cleaned up, but thats part of ...
by BigTerp
17 Jul 2012, 09:55
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Finally found a deal!!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 861

Finally found a deal!!!!

I like it, and I think it's a good deal. What's more important is if YOU are happy with the deal and the boat. I would look at adjusting (lowering) the bow roller to get the hull to rest on the trailer evenly. From the pictures, it looks like she's sitting a little high in the front? I would leave ...
by BigTerp
16 Jul 2012, 09:15
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Finally found a deal!!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 861

Finally found a deal!!!!

$600 would be a great deal in my area. I thought the same. I'd been saving for what I thought was going to be a well over $1000 purchase. I've even seen 12 footers with trailer and dinky outboard going for over $1000. I was almost ready to settle on getting a 14' when this one popped up on craigsli...
by BigTerp
16 Jul 2012, 09:09
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Finally found a deal!!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 861

Finally found a deal!!!!

As far as removing the middle seat, I appreciate the advice but I've seen plenty of mods where guys remove it. Yeah, I call those guys "Lemmings" or "Monkey see, monkey do". If you're going to deck it, why not start the deck at the back of the middle bench and go to the bow. You can just deck over ...
by BigTerp
15 Jul 2012, 16:11
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Finally found a deal!!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 861

Finally found a deal!!!!

PATRIOT2 wrote:Well, since you asked what we think :) . . . maybe I'll take another look at this 18' Starcraft aluminum project with an unknown 150HP Mercury fuel injected motor and Dilly trailer for $695
Not really sure how that pertains to this thread. Looks like quite the project either way.
by BigTerp
15 Jul 2012, 16:08
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Finally found a deal!!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 861

Finally found a deal!!!!

My mistake, I paid $600 for the whole deal. Stupid phone!!! I'll correct my OP. As far as removing the middle seat, I appreciate the advice but I've seen plenty of mods where guys remove it. I'm planning a deck made from aluminum angle and sheet all the way to the front of the existing bench. Should...
by BigTerp
15 Jul 2012, 11:22
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Finally found a deal!!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 861

Finally found a deal!!!!

Ever since I sold my Dads old 12' tin and trolling motor last summer I've been searching for a bigger boat. I have potomac river access with a boat ramp in my subdivision that we moved into last year, so a boat was definitely high on the priority list. Searching craigslist had been rather frustratin...
by BigTerp
13 Jul 2012, 10:38
Forum: Boat House
Topic: my new front deck
Replies: 8
Views: 1114

my new front deck

I think it looks great! How does the hydro turf feel compared to carpet? Is it very soft? Would it feel good on barefeet? I'm looking to get a new boat, but I can't decide on carpet or hyrdo turf. I mostly fish these days, but would like to take back up duck hunting when my son gets a few years old...
by BigTerp
11 Jul 2012, 14:10
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Any homebrewers?
Replies: 36
Views: 1790

Any homebrewers?

Beersmith rocks! You can input your brewing system details, then configure recipes & the program will anticipate your resulting efficiencies, temperature steps, IBUs, color & more. I can't believe I ever brewed great beer without it. This pretty much sums up Beersmith. Once you get your sytem diale...
by BigTerp
10 Jul 2012, 10:22
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Any homebrewers?
Replies: 36
Views: 1790

Any homebrewers?

Been homebrewing for about 2 years now. I typically brew 2 5-gallon batches a month. There is a TON of information to help you become a better brewer at www.homebrewtalk.com. I started with extract and after about 4 batches switched to all-grain. While the process takes significantly longer (~4 hour...
by BigTerp
08 Jul 2012, 11:59
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Homemade aluminum hatches?
Replies: 13
Views: 5162

Homemade aluminum hatches?

I'll be following this one!! I'm planning an all aluminum floor and small deck with storage hatches.
by BigTerp
02 Jul 2012, 15:58
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Boat Seats
Replies: 6
Views: 610

Boat Seats

I could use a few suggestions on boat seats. I've been looking at the Tempress High-Back Navistyle seats at Cabela's but would like to hear from experience. I'm a big guy (6'3" 350 lbs.) and will be sitting on the rear bench. No seat for me but the wife up-front needs something comfortable to sit i...