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hoosier78
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After 30 years of buying used boats and lots of times others peoples problems lol, I am purchasing a 2018 weld-craft 1652 with a new 25 hp tohatsu and new trailer!!

I am excited beyond belief about this. It is a wide open floor plan with a floor. Primarily will be used as a catfish, crappie boat.

I have several things I want to do to it. First thing is to mount my trolling motor, then seats of some sort.


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The first thing is pics! Congrats.
16 ft Sea Nymph w/30 Johnson
14 ft Monark w/25 Merc XD sold
1994 Lowe 1605 w/50 Evinrude sold
14 ft Lone Star w/15hp Evinrude sold

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Nothing wrong with new! Congradulations!
1991 18' Valco Bayrunner Evenrude 48 SPL

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gatorglenn
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Congrats, it is great to restore. But it is awesome to start fresh and just build out.


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gnappi
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Congrats! Best of luck have fun with it!
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LDUBS
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Fantastic -- If you don't already have it, when do you take delivery?

We definitely need some pic's!
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JL8Jeff
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That's a nice setup. You can add a center console or side console if you want later on. One thing to think about if you plan on mounting a seat up front, if you have thoughts of putting in a forward center console in the future, you might want to mount the seat far enough forward on the front deck so it won't interfere with a console. Here's my boat after I moved my console forward and the previous owner had mounted a seat too far back so I had to remove the seat.
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hoosier78
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Thanks Guys! I love fixing up boats and actually have a couple builds on here, but I am pretty excited to be getting a brand new blank canvas. I will be taking delivery of my boat next week sometime. Will post pics! Going to keep it simple.


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hoosier78
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Image Here she is, sitting in my shop waiting on me to work on it.


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LDUBS
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Nice rig. Compared to a lot of 16' boats it sure has a lot of wide open space.

I got to ask. In general, why do jon boats seem to always be painted that same green color? (or whatever it is, I'm not good with colors).
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Sweet I want one with a jet prop.


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LDUBS wrote: why do jon boats seem to always be painted that same green color? .
Maybe because it looks OK even when all scratched up?

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hoosier78
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ImageImage Haven’t had much time yet but did manage to way overbuild aluminum deck bracing. Mount my trolling motor, and put the lighted trailer guides on.


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LDUBS
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CedarRiverScooter wrote:
LDUBS wrote: why do jon boats seem to always be painted that same green color? .
Maybe because it looks OK even when all scratched up?

Must be it! :D
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richg99
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re color...no one really knows, but.... that green looks like a starting point for a great camo job....

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