1968 (?) 15' Richline V-Bottom

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1968 (?) 15' Richline V-Bottom

Post by water bouy » 25 Sep 2016, 12:33

That's gonna be a great boat. Is it a full 15 ft.
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Post by JGibson » 25 Sep 2016, 21:05

No...actual size is 14' 6 3/8". I'm guessing they didn't want to add all those numbers on the registration so they just rounded up. I am thinking about trading a 4 wheeler I have here for a 14' flat bottom with a 20 hp johnson. Only saw pics of it so far. Looks like a pretty nice boat.
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Post by sonny.barile » 26 Sep 2016, 20:18

Thats a sweet boat. I like the classic shape. It was a steal at 600 bucks.

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Post by RStewart » 27 Sep 2016, 21:50

My middle bench was already out of mine & the way I ran the 2x4s to support the floor it also adds strength to the boat front to back & using the factory side supports on the front & back benches supports the sides plenty.
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Post by JGibson » 24 Oct 2016, 06:59

Got my first coat on the bottom.

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2nd coat coming today. Gonna paint the rear and rail around the top then a dark gray on the rest.
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Post by OutrageGIS » 24 Oct 2016, 09:02

Nice boat, JGibson! I re-did a 1958 richline Big 16 a couple of years ago, really like how these boats are built, very sound hulls for the weight. Have you looked at the Richline boats page at Yahoo Groups? You have to sign up but there are 180+ members, some of who are super knowledgeable about these boats. The guy who put the page together grew up next to the plant in the 50's and has a lot of old catalogs posted. Here is the link:
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Ric ... /285091846
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Post by JGibson » 24 Oct 2016, 10:25

They have made a Facebook page now

https://www.facebook.com/groups/274370979610410/
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Post by JGibson » 24 Oct 2016, 21:36

Final coat on bottom, turned pretty good. I figure no one will be seeing the bottom too much (at least I hope not). Black shows EVERYTHING...

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Post by JGibson » 27 Oct 2016, 19:18

Sides painted, two coats. May end up doing a 3rd once it's back on the trailer.

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Post by misunderstood » 28 Oct 2016, 06:20

Awesome job =D> Will be following progress.

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Post by Johnny » 28 Oct 2016, 09:59

hey JG - great job so far !!
question: could you post a close-up photo of the drain scupper?
I have not seen that design before.
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http://www.tinboats.net/how-to-build-a-transom/
http://www.tinboats.net/varnish-vs-polyurethane/
All about Primers = http://www.tinboats.net/primer-and-paint-basics/
Paint, Thinners and Applications = http://www.paintingforpainters.com/

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Post by JGibson » 28 Oct 2016, 14:16

Here ya go :wink:

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Supposed to use one of these to plug it

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Post by Johnny » 28 Oct 2016, 22:56

thanks man !!
I like the profile of it
http://www.tinboats.net/how-to-build-a-transom/
http://www.tinboats.net/varnish-vs-polyurethane/
All about Primers = http://www.tinboats.net/primer-and-paint-basics/
Paint, Thinners and Applications = http://www.paintingforpainters.com/

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Post by JGibson » 29 Oct 2016, 09:34

I hate it, lol. It doesn't let all of the water drain out like a transom plug would. I may end up sealing it up and adding one thru the transom.
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Post by JGibson » 10 Nov 2016, 07:52

Interior first coat. Went with same color as the sides.

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Had some decals made but gonna have them remade a little bigger:

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