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schukster
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This will be the 3rd summer that I have used my boat. I haven't had any peeling of the interior paint. As I stated in my post,on the interior I only scraped any loose paint and sanded it smooth and to scruff up the existing paint before I applied a couple thin coats of primer and paint.

As far as the battery location and listing, quite frankly the 9.8 mercury isn't enough hp to really get it up on plane. I have thought about upgrading to a larger motor but can't justify it for how I use the boat. I live on the lake so I usually just troll back to my dock. I could definitely change the battery location if needed.

Also,I usually fish by myself so the extra weight in the bow helps level me out when I'm running the tiller

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That is a sweet ride. Awesome detail. Nice and deep.

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Like this build, the interior looks great. Cant wait to see more
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Beautiful Boat! Lots of ideas taken from your conversion. I have a 1977 Lund I'm just starting.

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Thanks, Dan. I'm glad you found some things you could use for your build.

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Looks good. I have a similar trolling motor and the pedal cord reached the rear seat on my 14 ft. I'm hoping it does the same on my 16 ft.
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Great work on this build, looks very professional and clean. I like how you incorporated the mid-cut bench seat that remained and turned it into storage, etc.

I am planning to do a 14ft V hull in about a month and was planning to do a similar cutting of the middle bench to help with keeping things tight and sturdy and now after seeing this build and use of that, I think I am going to for sure go a very similar route. Thanks!!
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Post by Streamdream »

Beautiful build! How much weight did the additions add to the boat? Maybe 200-220 lbs? That's about 1/3 of your overall capacity I'm guessing. #-o

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Thanks for the comment.

I wish I had kept better track of how much weight I added. I found the specs for my boat on the Lund site. The load capacity is 795# which the coasts guard rates for a 5 person capacity. I did an estimate on the linear feet of cedar 2x4 and the 5/8 inch plywood and hardware and came up with about 200 #. The boat is definitely heavier to push around on the trailer and obviously sits a bit lower in the water. Its probably is using up about 1.5 of the 5 person rating. I would have no concerns using it to fish with three adults. The weight of my build is fairly distributed over the length of the boat.

I probably overbuilt it with 2x4 and 5/8 decking but I'm 250+pounds and wanted it to hold me. 2x2 and 1/2 inch decking would probably work for lighter folks. I'm more of a carpenter than a metal worker, otherwise aluminum would probably be lighter yet.

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How is the paint holding up?
I have the same Lund and am looking to do a tear down and rebuild such as yours. Fantastic work and thank you for all the pictures.

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Wow, this is the 5th summer since my refurb. Both the rustoleum topside and the rustoleum interior paint has held with no problems or peeling. I did put a scratch on the exterior by rubbing a dock bracket but that wasn't any fault of the paint. You might want to research adding a clear coat hardening additive to the exterior final coat, something I didn't do.

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