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Forum: Dockside Chat
04-02-2019, 05:06 AM
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Posted By crafreem

Thanks for the feed back. Going to give them a...

Thanks for the feed back. Going to give them a try.
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-01-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By crafreem

Shimano Tranx 400 HG

Looking at getting two Shimano Tranx 400HG. They look great on the spec sheet, but would like some real world comments if possible. I fish in the lower Chesapeake Bay and am thinking paired with...
10-26-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,655
Posted By crafreem

With bracket is way better. It jumps up on plane...

With bracket is way better. It jumps up on plane alot faster and the ride is a bit smoother. Top end speed is better as it is lighter than before. Also the jack plate makes a difference. The only...
10-11-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,655
Posted By crafreem

You are going to laugh, but because I'm not 100%...

You are going to laugh, but because I'm not 100% sure what the final color(s) will be, I just went to Home Depot and bought a gallon of external BEHR paint. LOL I fully intend for it to come off over...
10-01-2018, 05:49 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,655
Posted By crafreem

Still need to paint the bottom black. Been using...

Still need to paint the bottom black. Been using the boat some. Been catching a few specks and rockfish. I installed the rod holders a week or two ago. I'll post up some pics soon.
09-06-2018, 07:32 PM
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Views: 14,655
Posted By crafreem

Got some painting done the other day. Still have...

Got some painting done the other day. Still have to do the bottom in Black. I still need to put another coat on the floor and you can see where I made an error or two. But all in all I think it...
08-29-2018, 05:47 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,655
Posted By crafreem

That's a good looking paint job. Thanks for the...

That's a good looking paint job. Thanks for the post and tips!
08-21-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,655
Posted By crafreem

I've decided to go with a green on the outside...

I've decided to go with a green on the outside and a butterscotch type color on the inside. I'm fairly decent with a roller and a brush, but that fine finish work is what kills me. Like my dad said...
08-13-2018, 05:14 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,655
Posted By crafreem

Got a test run in this weekend. Launched the...

Got a test run in this weekend. Launched the boat, and after a few tries the motor fired up. Tooled around the river for a bit playing with the throttles and jackplate. I did learn that I need at...
08-08-2018, 05:03 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,655
Posted By crafreem

Here are some pics of the boat. As mentioned...

Here are some pics of the boat. As mentioned earlier, still need to sand and paint, install rod holders, and adjust the shift...
08-07-2018, 04:32 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,655
Posted By crafreem

Lots of progress last week. Will get pics up...

Lots of progress last week. Will get pics up soon. Pretty much got her done. I have to adjust the throttle cable a bit, and then sand, sand, and sand. Still need to paint. Pics coming soon.
07-30-2018, 02:14 PM
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Views: 14,655
Posted By crafreem

I ran a 3" PVC tube under the deck. It comes up...

I ran a 3" PVC tube under the deck. It comes up just to the left of the shelf in that one pic. Still need to drill a hole through the transom, just not 100% sure where it needs to go just yet. If...
07-30-2018, 05:32 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,655
Posted By crafreem

Got a little more done yesterday. It was slow as...

Got a little more done yesterday. It was slow as my back decided it didn't want to play nice yesterday. I got the shelf built glassed and installed for storage in the transom. Still not sure what...
07-25-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,655
Posted By crafreem

Thanks for the pic. I was able to get the...

Thanks for the pic. I was able to get the console installed today. Glued, screwed, and tabbed from the inside. Pics...
07-23-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,655
Posted By crafreem

I did mount the mini 7" bracket using the same...

I did mount the mini 7" bracket using the same holes. I was careful to not cover the holes so I could use the same ones for remounting. The jack plate is a 4" set back and has 7" of travel and...
07-23-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,655
Posted By crafreem

Got some work done despite the weather in my...

Got some work done despite the weather in my area. Friday was a good day. Got the layer of mat down on the entire floor. Got the casting deck extension dry fit and installed. Still need to glass it...
07-19-2018, 04:45 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,655
Posted By crafreem

There is a slight difference there. I'm...

There is a slight difference there. I'm extending that front step/casting deck back to where the chine humps level back to the floor. Once the extension is complete everything will be level.
07-17-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,655
Posted By crafreem

Coosa for stringers, honeycomb for the decking. ...

Coosa for stringers, honeycomb for the decking.

Drumretriver, that's a great idea! I have several scrap pieces laying around that would be perfect for that.
07-16-2018, 04:41 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,655
Posted By crafreem

Got a lot of stuff done over the weekend. Can't...

Got a lot of stuff done over the weekend. Can't really tell that I did much, but I knocked out a bunch of little stuff. Sanded everything smooth. (Thanks to whoever mentioned using a flapper wheel...
07-11-2018, 04:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,492
Posted By crafreem

My dad just did one on his 12 foot jon boat. He...

My dad just did one on his 12 foot jon boat. He used Starboard. Starboard will never rot.
07-09-2018, 04:53 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,655
Posted By crafreem

Got some work done over the last week or so. Got...

Got some work done over the last week or so. Got my tank back with the relocated pick up tube. Got that position and foamed back in. Also got the next to floor sections dry fit and screwed and...
06-25-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,655
Posted By crafreem

Well, I had the 1st major issue show up. Put the...

Well, I had the 1st major issue show up. Put the fitting for the fuel pick up on and it was higher than the floor by a good bit. Called the tank builder and he said we can move the pick up tube to a...
06-18-2018, 05:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By crafreem

Get a hose that screws into the helm and add...

Get a hose that screws into the helm and add fluid from there. Keep turning back and forth until air stops coming up the tube. Wait a few days, and do it again. Should be good to go after that.
06-18-2018, 04:48 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,655
Posted By crafreem

Got to work a little bit over the weekend, still...

Got to work a little bit over the weekend, still haven't had that big time block that I need, but progress never the less. Got the piece to close the transom cut and glued in and also was able to...
06-14-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,670
Posted By crafreem

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.thehulltruth.com-...

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