12' Aluminum Sea King Renovation

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Posting my work on the total overhaul of a 12' v hull sea king.
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Nice build and transformation!

But WHOA ... are those hull ID numbers big enough? ... thought the durn boat was from Texas for a minute thar' ...

Guy from Texas once told me that he was on a lake ... and it took him all day to get to the other side. I replied that I used to have an unreliable small OB like that once ...

He didn't get my joke ...

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DaleH wrote:Nice build and transformation!

But WHOA ... are those hull ID numbers big enough? ... thought the durn boat was from Texas for a minute thar' ...

Guy from Texas once told me that he was on a lake ... and it took him all day to get to the other side. I replied that I used to have an unreliable small OB like that once ...

He didn't get my joke ...
Thanks! - Hope to be bummin around the small inland lakes of Wisconsin one im finished up with this guy.

Yeah the Numbers were massive. That's one major reason why i wanted to strip and repaint. Will post final pictures when i finish the cubbies and install seats/accessories

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Good job this is a really nice build.

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Prawndave wrote:Good job this is a really nice build.
Thanks! - Update: Got the other side cubby on. Hopefully, the front cubby, pedestals and seats this weekend.
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For anyone who is following this conversion, I was able to install the seats as well some rod holders. I had originally bought (2) 7" economy pedestals for the seats to mount on but it turned out to be too high. I didn't feel comfortable sitting above the boat that far and raising the center of gravity in the boat so i ended up making some makeshift pedestals for the swivels to mount on. They ended up being wood blocks that I carpeted that stood about 3" or so.

I plan on installing some cupholders and a few other accessories to finish her up in the next few weekends!
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Man I really like that the boat looks great. that stained wood is a great color.

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Very nice end result. It looks like you found the perfect medium between open space and storage compartments.
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looks good! what type of material did you use on top of the plywood?

See you on the water,

Brian

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bikerider wrote:Very nice end result. It looks like you found the perfect medium between open space and storage compartments.
Thanks! The storage compartments didn't end up as big as I had hoped but they are still big enough for odds and ends (fish finder, measuring devices, water bottles/beverages, etc) but I realized the that when you are working with a 12' boat, you start to lose space pretty quickly!

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86tuning wrote:looks good! what type of material did you use on top of the plywood?

See you on the water,

Brian
Brian,

Once I put the plywood down, I used a sealer. After that, I actually used a cheap vinyl plank flooring material. I glued down the plank flooring to the plywood and the install was pretty easy. The nice thing about vinyl plank flooring is that it is completely waterproof, easy to clean and relatively light weight (and looks pretty nice to boot). The only issue I ran into once I got out on the water is that it is a tad slippery once it gets wet (as opposed to carpet or what not). I may end up just putting a little rubber shop mat on top of the vinyl plank so that slipping isn't an issue but otherwise i was super happy with the choice to put it on.

Let me know if you need any other info!

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ajanesz wrote:
bikerider wrote:Very nice end result. It looks like you found the perfect medium between open space and storage compartments.
Thanks! The storage compartments didn't end up as big as I had hoped but they are still big enough for odds and ends (fish finder, measuring devices, water bottles/beverages, etc) but I realized the that when you are working with a 12' boat, you start to lose space pretty quickly!
I know exactly what you mean. Mine is a 12 foot as well. You have to get clever with space saving.
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bikerider wrote:
ajanesz wrote:
bikerider wrote:Very nice end result. It looks like you found the perfect medium between open space and storage compartments.
Thanks! The storage compartments didn't end up as big as I had hoped but they are still big enough for odds and ends (fish finder, measuring devices, water bottles/beverages, etc) but I realized the that when you are working with a 12' boat, you start to lose space pretty quickly!
I know exactly what you mean. Mine is a 12 foot as well. You have to get clever with space saving.
Totally Agree.

Did you do any renovation work on yours or are you looking to start?

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Totally Agree.

Did you do any renovation work on yours or are you looking to start?[/quote]

Yes, I have had it for a few years now. There are so many innovative builds/ideas here on tinboats that have inspired me. I will post up a pic or two if I can find them. Fortunately the boat is pretty solid so I did not have to do any repairs to it. I have it currently setup with a gas outboard, electric trolling motor, fish finder, rod holders, cupholders (the essentials haha), anchor lock, seats and am in the process of building a small bow deck for it.
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bikerider wrote: Yes, I have had it for a few years now. There are so many innovative builds/ideas here on tinboats that have inspired me. I will post up a pic or two if I can find them. Fortunately the boat is pretty solid so I did not have to do any repairs to it. I have it currently setup with a gas outboard, electric trolling motor, fish finder, rod holders, cupholders (the essentials haha), anchor lock, seats and am in the process of building a small bow deck for it.
Sounds awesome. Yeah if you find any photos, you should post them. I would love to see them - especially what you did with the seats. I'm always looking to make improvements and it sounds like you have had a lot of success with yours. I wanted swivels with pedestals but i felt that even the 7" pedestals were too tall and would raise the center of gravity way too much so I ended up just making carpeted blocks to mount the swivel on (kinda hard to see in the photos above). Ended up being around 4" instead of 7". Any recommendations on this???