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  1. #141
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    PLEASE UNDERSTAND MY USE OF BLOCK CAPS AS ANSWERING NOT YELLING

    BILL SAID...

    Crabber, really enjoying your build thread.

    ME TOO

    One thing I was wondering about was whether you could cut segments out of the rail bracing to allow a place to stow rods horizontally.

    IT IS A GOOD IDEA THAT CAN BE MASSAGED IN SEVERAL WAYS

    SIMPLE HOLES SANDED SMOOTH(CAN BE RETRO PLACED)

    HOLES W/ ROUTED OVER EDGES(MUST BE DONE B4 INSTALLING BECAUSE THE ROUTER WONT FIT WHERE THEY ARE)

    HOLES W/ GROMMETED FITTINGS(BRASS OR HEATED PVC SQUOZE IN PLACE ONCE IN PLACE)

    HOLES W/ A PIECE OF PVC STRETCHING FROM ONE TO THE NEXT(FITTED IN PLACE TO GUARANTEE PROPER ALIGNMENT PROTECTS YOUR RODS BETTER)... BTW, THIS IS A GOOD METHOD OF RUNNING YOUR WIRING UP UNDER THE SIDE DECKS

    I am not sure whether to build a console, which would allow vertical rod storage as on Joe's Kiwanda boats.

    DEPENDS ON YOUR PREFERRED METHOD OF DRIVING SINCE VERTICAL ROD HOLDERS COULD BE LOCATED ON THE TRANSOM IF THAT'S THE WAY YOU'D RATHER CARRY THEM

    sw
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    steve

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    Good thoughts, Steve. Thanks for sharing.

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    Wow, your build is looking good! Love the bollard, really has a classic look.

    I had trouble with google pictures as well. No good for forum pics at all. Used https://postimage.io/ and it seems to work well enough.

    Keep up the good work!

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    Thanks for the kind words. Actually going to work on the boat today - tired of the bathroom remodel! Hopefully I can post some pics later today. I'm still mulling over the drain plug location and look forward to feedback from others on this subject.

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    More please sir, said Oliver Twist ....

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    Finally got back to work on the project. I am in significant danger of this becoming a three year project instead of three months! Decks are on and plugged.



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    Trimmed the plugs with a chisel and test fitting the inner gunwale of white oak planks.

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    Built this little scarfing jig to make the rub rails and gunwales



    Put a temporary base on my router and went to town. Given this was this first time I have done this it went pretty well.

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    Fitting the rub rails


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    Wow, it is all snapping into place. Just beautiful!

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    Both sides have been drilled and screwed. I am going to pop them off and bed in some boatlife, fill the screw holes with plugs and round the upper and lower outer corners.



    Trimmed at the bow


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    it appears to actually be possible to MAKE A SILK PURSE OUT OF A SOW'S EAR...

    sw
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    steve

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    All things are possible in a clean, well-lighted shop, although I would not necessarily classify the LYSS as a sow's ear. I think she has some pretty nice lines.

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    I know, right? I have taken the cheapest and easiest to build boat on the forum and doctored it to the point I can't even see the original intent from where I'm standing. Oh well, it may be the only boat I ever build and I'm probably having as much fun building it as I will using it.

    Although the crabbing season is just around the corner and I am close to finished so who knows - maybe it'll get wet in the next month or so?

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    Looking great! We are staying about on the same track as to finishing... Love that you are doing real wood plugs to fill the holes.

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    Due to Photobucket charging for 3rd party hosting none of my previous pics show up so I am sort of guessing where I left off. I am just going to post several pics to fill the gap and I apologize in advance if some are duplicates.


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    Mostly finished console with battery and controls routed.




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    Rub rails installed, most of woodworking finished up.


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    Rebuilding 40 year old controls...


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    Routing steering...




    and cables




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    Safety first!


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    Forward hardware mounted


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    First attempt at figuring out how to get her up on the refurbished trailer - my son was a big help on the project. I'm not sure if I covered this but I purchased a donor boat earlier this year for the 70's Evinrude and the trailer it sat on. Spent quite a bit of time changing out the bunks, winch mast, lights and painting but it turned out well in the end.



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    Couple of pre-launch photos. I ran out of time to restore the motor but wanted to put her in the water anyways.



    Looking aft



    Side view


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    Thought I added this one - launch day!


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    Nice boat. Good work.
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    Thanks, it was a lot of fun to build. Since this photo was taken last August I have the console finished and the decals mounted on the motor cover. Have taken it crabbing several times and done a little lake fishing as well.

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    Looking Good! Congrats on the launch! Good to see another one in the water.

    I may have missed what size the motor is, but what HP and how is the performance? Speeds, handling, etc. I have a 25 and am hoping it will do the trick.

    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by shuffjb View Post
    Looking Good! Congrats on the launch! Good to see another one in the water.

    I may have missed what size the motor is, but what HP and how is the performance? Speeds, handling, etc. I have a 25 and am hoping it will do the trick.

    John
    Thanks! It's a 1977 25hp Evinrude I took off the donor boat. I kind of got hung up on this retro thing and all painted up with the decals and old restored controls I really like it.

    As far as how does it go? Frankly it hauls a## and probably goes as fast as I would like in a flat bottomed 16' skiff. I have had it on lakes, rivers and bays and really like to open it up when it's relatively smooth. I don't have my gps mounted yet so can't really say how fast it's actually moving but I would say somewhere between 20 mph and 25 mph

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    Cool! Thanks for the info. I should get similar performance. I will post speeds and stuff when I get to that. Right now I am struggling with keeping the dynel/xynole weave straight as I am putting it on the sole (as canvas/nonskid). 2 more sections and I am done.

    Your cooler full of crabs made me hungry. Here in Florida it is blue crab and stone crab. We had shrimp and crab for Christmas dinner. From the seafood market, but tasted good.

    John

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