So havent left an update in awhile as I havent got much more done on the boat. I got the trailer working by running a ground from 1 side of the hinged trailer to the other. Have been fishing the boat ever since.
This last weekend we fished 3 out of it successfully, tho it only topped at 11 and really dragged with the 6hp. Will be trying g a 10 hp on it sometime to see if it can handle it.
With 1 or 2 people the boat can fly. Only concerns right now are in regard to the battery and motors putting too much weight on the back when it's just me.
Will be looking at either front mounting my trolling motor or running wires to relocate the battery. Once my deck is in that may help also.[ external image ]
richg99 wrote:Re Front Mount trolling motor. 99% of high dollar Bass boats have them on the front.
It is easier to pull a string than to push it.
It will be easy enough with this trolling motor to rotate it. Will then add a foot switch I found that will be between the battery and motor so I can turn it on and off from my pedestal I'll be putting in up front.
Right now its just sitting there. Did a pretty good cut for size. After i paint the inside of the boat it will have some angle brackets on bottom of deck rivetted to the boat and screws through the oar holders into the top.
Quick update, interior is almost ready to prime. Just a little more sanding. Have been fitting carpet for the section between the benches. Got back sanded and primed.[ external image ][ external image ]
lap202 wrote:Any advice on how to repair this. The back of the boat has a crack on the bottom. Kind of ecplains why after an hour theres 4 or 5 inches of water in the boat.[ external image ]
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There's a few ways to repair a crack like that. Epoxy to riveting in angle with a rubber seal to brazing or welding. Depends on your skill level or if you want a shop to make the repair. It will need to be extremely clean before any repair is attempted.