12' Crestliner Rebuild

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Drunkenbass
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12' Crestliner Rebuild

Post by Drunkenbass »

I got this boat from my neighbor and decided to re-build it and use it on the lakes by my house that are electrical motor only. I did put the batteries in the middle which was a mistake, and I moved to the rear. I framed it with a mix of 16 ga. metal studs (which I painted for corrosion protection) and uni-strut, marine-grade plywood sealed with a shower tile sealer, and glue down carpet tiles.

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Vader809
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12' Crestliner Rebuild

Post by Vader809 »

You did a great job on your boat. How long have you been working on it?

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Kismet
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12' Crestliner Rebuild

Post by Kismet »

Nicely done.

How wide is it? That front seat looks tall (? 30in ?) for a 12ft craft; I'd expect it to be bit tippy

Have fun, be safe.
Kis
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Drunkenbass
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12' Crestliner Rebuild

Post by Drunkenbass »

I worked on it for about 3 months but weekends and when I had time. It's a little tippy, but way better since I moved all the batteries in the back. In hindsight, I should have moved the pedestal back.

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Kismet
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Post by Kismet »

I understand, but be careful, please.

I'm old, so I've lost a lot of quick reflexes, and can't move as quickly as I once did.

My cautionary voice is saying:"Wear a PFD when on that perch."

Have fun, be safe.
Kis
Enjoy every sandwich

1955 Alumacraft Model A
https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopi ... 08&start=0
1959 Alumacraft Model F
https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopi ... =3&t=25386
1980 Alumacraft Model F7, 1955-56? Johnson 10hp
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=35326
1956 Alumacraft Model RB
https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopi ... =3&t=39249

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MN Fisher
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12' Crestliner Rebuild

Post by MN Fisher »

Kismet wrote: 11 Jan 2022, 12:48 I understand, but be careful, please.

I'm old, so I've lost a lot of quick reflexes, and can't move as quickly as I once did.

My cautionary voice is saying:"Wear a PFD when on that perch."

Have fun, be safe.
I've got a 14' long wide hull and I'm carrying over my mantra from the canoe..."If I'm in the boat and it's on the water, my PFD is on...period."