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OK so I already started one thread for a question related to this build but I decided to make a new one (with a new name) that will be dedicated to chronicling the progress of my build from acquisition to completion. I will be asking any further questions here and as always all questions, comments, and words of encouragement are much appreciated!!! Immediately following this comment I will re-post all photos of my progress up to now.
1956 Arkansas Traveler 14’ Utility
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Now on to the photos!
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1956 Arkansas Traveler 14’ Utility
https://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=36961

1957 Evinrude Sportwin 10HP
1956 Evinrude Lark 30HP (restoration in progress)

Always try...there is a 100% chance it will either work or it won't

"If at first you don't succeed...get a bigger hammer!"

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Last post...3 possible design layouts for everyone to comment on
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1956 Arkansas Traveler 14’ Utility
https://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=36961

1957 Evinrude Sportwin 10HP
1956 Evinrude Lark 30HP (restoration in progress)

Always try...there is a 100% chance it will either work or it won't

"If at first you don't succeed...get a bigger hammer!"

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My vote is for the middle layout. You will have a well balanced boat along with a decent fishing deck. If going back to the original color scheme Rustoleum Royal Gloss Blue is a near perfect match. Your making great progress =D>. Trust me the original layer of paint & primer is the hardest to remove; I went through a gallon & a half of aircraft stripper but it looks like you have a leg up on what I had with that pressure washer vs. the hand scrapers I used :mrgreen: . Here's a look at my old boat https://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?t=33352 I finally got it painted last fall but haven't updated since last march. I'm ready to frame out the inside on mine but it looks like this artic blast has me stopped in my tracks. How about this Texas weather :LOL2:.

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If it wasn't for this cursed arctic blast I'd have been out there stripping it today...I would've done it yesterday, but I spent the day getting toyed with by a school of carp :roll:
1956 Arkansas Traveler 14’ Utility
https://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=36961

1957 Evinrude Sportwin 10HP
1956 Evinrude Lark 30HP (restoration in progress)

Always try...there is a 100% chance it will either work or it won't

"If at first you don't succeed...get a bigger hammer!"

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Well it is the weekend yet again, and here I sit reading forum posts for the 10th time wishing I could be outside working but unfortunately, Texas decided that we were going to do winter this week...so here I sit...reading old posts and drawing more possible layouts instead of actually building...Winter Sucks!!!
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1956 Arkansas Traveler 14’ Utility
https://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=36961

1957 Evinrude Sportwin 10HP
1956 Evinrude Lark 30HP (restoration in progress)

Always try...there is a 100% chance it will either work or it won't

"If at first you don't succeed...get a bigger hammer!"

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Post by Blake. »

I like the 3rd layout. Just bc you won't have to step over a bench every time you go back and forth from fishing to riding.

Also, just my thoughts, I would have the front deck extend a little bit behind the fishing seat for a little extra room when stepping up/down and so you can swivel all the way around in the seat and still have somewhere for your feet. Although typically you don't face the rear of the boat, I feel like that would bother me in the instances where I would need to turn around and my feet ended up dangling.
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Well the snow has melted, the rain has stopped and the sun came out (if even for a minute.) Finally got to do some real work on the traveler. Picked up a motor on Saturday and then today, got outside with two cans of Aircraft stripper and the power-washer. I will add photos in a few minutes.
1956 Arkansas Traveler 14’ Utility
https://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=36961

1957 Evinrude Sportwin 10HP
1956 Evinrude Lark 30HP (restoration in progress)

Always try...there is a 100% chance it will either work or it won't

"If at first you don't succeed...get a bigger hammer!"

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Here is the motor I picked up on Saturday for $50. It as a 1959 Johnson Seahorse CD-16 5 1/2 hp. It turns but obviously will not run right now. I have plans to convert it from a pressurized tank, to a basic single line with a fuel pump, as well as giving it a full tune up. Once cleaned up it should be a strong running motor as the old Johnsons often were. The cowl is obviously destroyed. At some point in the motor's history, someone tried to start it by giving it a shot of ether but failed to check the position of the stroke. it was in the UP position and as soon as they tried to start it, they naturally blew out the front of the cowl and started it on fire hence the melted carb adjustment knob. I was able to locate, by some miracle, a new engine cowl which should be here by next week (pictures when it gets here.)
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1956 Arkansas Traveler 14’ Utility
https://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=36961

1957 Evinrude Sportwin 10HP
1956 Evinrude Lark 30HP (restoration in progress)

Always try...there is a 100% chance it will either work or it won't

"If at first you don't succeed...get a bigger hammer!"

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Finally got some the paint stripping done today on the outside of the hull. It's not perfect but it is certainly clean enough for me to get a primer down with good adhesion. Tomorrow, hopefully with the help of a friend, I am going to put down a layer of sealer on all of the seams and rivets.
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1956 Arkansas Traveler 14’ Utility
https://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=36961

1957 Evinrude Sportwin 10HP
1956 Evinrude Lark 30HP (restoration in progress)

Always try...there is a 100% chance it will either work or it won't

"If at first you don't succeed...get a bigger hammer!"

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Post by TylerMcDonald »

Looks awesome Andy! I'd definitely go with the polished aluminum on the bottom like you were talking about. I'll have to show you the saw horses I made for mine today. Keep up the good work my friend!

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Great progress! You'll be fishing out of before you know it :beer: Hopefully I'll be able to get mine finished & fishing this upcoming week since I'm off for Russell Stover's plant shutdown.

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Chemical strip or grinder/sander? If chemical, what did you use?

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https://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=36630

Here's mine. And my vote for floor plane. Like you I wanted a place for my feet front and back.
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Carolina, I used aircraft stripper that I picked up the o'riely auto parts.

Insanity, I really like your layout. It gives ample room for in floor storage. I have to ask though, how is the stability when you are standing up front? I would love to do something similar but I am really worried about the boat getting tippy when standing up front.
1956 Arkansas Traveler 14’ Utility
https://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=36961

1957 Evinrude Sportwin 10HP
1956 Evinrude Lark 30HP (restoration in progress)

Always try...there is a 100% chance it will either work or it won't

"If at first you don't succeed...get a bigger hammer!"