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hookedontronics
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Well the boats been sitting under a tarp waiting for warmer weather when i can hit it with paint but my friend did complete my ice blaster. When i bought this boat it had an old trolling motor on it where the foot pedal didn't work but it still worked when i took it apart and hooked it up to power. Now it'll be a great duck hunting tool to keep water moving and ice from freezing during late season hunting.

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That's a phenomenal idea for an ice blaster. I'm likely gonna steal that lol

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Haven't stopped on the boat it's just been slow going. Today myself and a few buddies flipped the boat and painted the bottom with super slick 2000. I bought a gallon but only used 1/2 a gallon.

Made a couple easles
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Sanded with 80 grit
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Steel flex super slick 2000
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styx river shadow grass stencils and paint ordered. Hopefully it'll be here by the weekend and i can at least get the self etching primer down on the sides. I think i'm going to try and scuff up the steelflex on the sides a little bit so i can camo the entire side, should have thought more about this when i applied the steelflex. I also still have half a gallon of steelflex left and although it seems adequate on the bottom of the boat i may mix up another quart and roll it out just for good measure. I need to get this painted so i can mount the motor and start working on the blind.

Also ordered led trailer lights.

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Got some LED lights hooked up on the trailer while the boat is still off it.

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Question, where did you get the tiller handle? Well more then one. Where is the trim tilt switch location on the handle? Last, would a Big Tiller handle work on that motor, mine is a 06 4s. Thanks and great work


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hookedontronics
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gatorglenn wrote:Question, where did you get the tiller handle? Well more then oneImage. Where is the trim tilt switch location on the handle? Last, would a Big Tiller handle work on that motor, mine is a 06 4s. Thanks and great workImage


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pretty sure i got the tiler handle from marineengine.com

you can get a tiller handle for most models, i've seen tillers on 200hp engines. some tiller handles have tilt/trim built in and some do not. mine requires a separate switch

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I really want the trim on the end of the handle. And my 06 has a different cowling setup then 07 and above that I've seen the big tiller on. Wish me luck I not needing a new motor but really want the trim on the handle


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Spend a good three hours this morning removing decals. Heat gun, torch, a scraper and brake clean did the job.

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Spend another 2.5 tonight sanding the sides to prep for paint. I shouldn't have steelflexed the sides, but that was an afterthought, so now it's all sanded and ready for a day with no rain.

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Looks good! I know all about waiting mines been like this for a month now ImageImage


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Nice boat! That's a sweet hull

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Got the boat in primer today

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Wow that primer looks as good as paint


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It's Styx River self etching primer, I bought a quart and rolled it on.

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Started with a khaki base, then dark brown on the first stencil and black on the "tree bark" stencil. Still need to do the reed stencil in a sand color to finish it off.

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