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Nice work!! Brings back memories of when I was going through my build.
BigTerp's Tracker Sportsman 16' build-------> viewtopic.php?f=21&t=26774

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Got the transom riveted back in
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Pods mocked up
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Picked up this little tiller for $25 yesterday. I think it will work well for picking up decoys at the end if the day.
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Also got a great lead on a 2 stroke 40hp. Looking at it Saturday

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Got the transom fully bolted in yesterday
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Also picked up this little puddle jumper just for the motor. 99 merc 40hp with oil injection, elect start and power trim. Gonna put a tiller handle on it.
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sweet motor, should be perfect for your boat

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Got the motor on the stand and decals removed
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tiller handle and key box/ignition ordered!

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Key box for the motor came in Friday
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Built the brace to seam the sheets of flooring.
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And started putting down noodles under the floor
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Just waiting on welding now

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Tiller handle mounted!!
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More welding tonight. Got the brace for the floor seam welded on. Also repaired a crack in the front floor and lastly welded the front bow piece on. My buddy had to run out but he was gonna weld the transom back together tonight also. More fab and welding to come.

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Wow, coming along nicely!

My boat is is actually missing the front plate altogether. Did your buddy cut that plate for you? What did he/you use to cut it?

KRS

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I made a template with cardboard and cut it with a 4.5" cutoff wheel on a grinder

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Nice weld job! Looking great.

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Transom welds from the other night
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Noodles under the floor. Got the floor down and riveted in too but I didn't take a pic.
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Fasco steelflex super slick 2000 ordered