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I don't think "Bust Out Another Thousand" applies.  But, all it needs is a trolling motor, a little bit of plywood decking, and a fresh grasslands camo job.  The used car salesman that sold it assured us it floated and the Evinrude ran...so we gave him $600 for it and about a dozen clamps holding it all together.  Now we can finally join the redneck jon boat tourney we've been eyeing for a couple years.

 

The only real problem I'm having is coming up with a name.


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Congrats on the first boat. This will open up a whole new world to you. Be safe out there and be sure to where a life jacket.

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That boat reminds me of the one of the first I fished out of. We called her the reservoir dog. Slapped a camo paint job on her and caught many fish from it.

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Congrats! I have just started out on something pretty similar and I have learned a ton, and do not have to stress about damaging a nice new boat!

 

 

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I don't think "Bust Out Another Thousand" applies.  But, all it needs is a trolling motor, a little bit of plywood decking, and a fresh grasslands camo job.  The used car salesman that sold it assured us it floated and the Evinrude ran...so we gave him $600 for it and about a dozen clamps holding it all together.  Now we can finally join the redneck jon boat tourney we've been eyeing for a couple years.

 

The only real problem I'm having is coming up with a name.

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Sorry but the SS Minnow has already been taken. :)

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^Thank you fellers.  Got the new paint job slapped on, a trolling motor, the deck finished, and (most importantly) put a TW sticker on it.  I was FINALLY able to get it out today, and it was suprisingly water tight.  It's so much better than a kayak, it's not even funny.  I even broke it in with it's first fish.  Pretty good day, even though it was a freezing 50 something degrees.

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Does that vintage OB run?

All you need is a name.....Lolly Pop.

Tom

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Does that vintage OB run?

All you need is a name.....Lolly Pop.

Tom

 

Haven't been able to test the Outboard, the lake we went to was an "electric only".  Hopefully it gets the test soon.  But, everything on it looks OK on it, it looks pretty "clean" for it being an antique, so we'll see.  Just a 30lb. thrust trolling motor made it go at a decent clip, so having a 10hp 15hp 20hp ?? gas engine on it would make it fly.

 

As for the name I have officially entered "Lolly Pop" in the running. ;)

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Post a pic, we want to see how it looks now. Congrats!

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I'd think of a less than attractive but ummm accommodating gal from your past and there you are! It's even better if she had two names like Ellie Mae or something.

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Here is an updated pic with the new paint.  I know the trolling motor is on the wrong side of the boat.  That's because the tournaments we will be entering are "electric only", so we're basically limited to trolling motors.  The next one will be mounted on the front.

 

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And here's one if the home made deck.  The deck is 5 1/2' by 2 1/2'.  It's made of 2X4's for the brackets and pressure treated planks for the floor.  You'll notice on either side of the deck a gap about 6-7" wide, I'm planning on making a bracket to fit tackle boxes in (they already fit but they slide around).


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Here is an updated pic with the new paint.  I know the trolling motor is on the wrong side of the boat.  That's because the tournaments we will be entering are "electric only", so we're basically limited to trolling motors.  The next one will be mounted on the front.

 

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And here's one if the home made deck.  The deck is 5 1/2' by 2 1/2'.  It's made of 2X4's for the brackets and pressure treated planks for the floor.  You'll notice on either side of the deck a gap about 6-7" wide, I'm planning on making a bracket to fit tackle boxes in (they already fit but they slide around).

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Looking good! Make it your own... :)

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Looking good! Make it your own... :)

 

 

Thanks!  It's got a little way to go, but it's getting there.

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She's looking good! How bad did adding the deck effect stability?

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A name?  How 'bout McHales Navy, or maybe Redneck Navy.  Not politically correct, but appropriate.

 

Good luck, and have a ton of fun with her.

 

A boat is a platform on the water to get you to where the fish are

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She's looking good! How bad did adding the deck effect stability?

 

If it were my boat I would use 1/2"-3/4" plywood depending on open spans. Less weight and one piece. 

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If it were my boat I would use 1/2"-3/4" plywood depending on open spans. Less weight and one piece. 

 

I second the motion.

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She's looking good! How bad did adding the deck effect stability?

 

 

Thanks, half the fun is working on it and adding upgrades.  The deck was suprisingly good.  I was a little nervous about weight since it's made of 2X4's and  pressure treated planks, but worked like a champ. 

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If it were my boat I would use 1/2"-3/4" plywood depending on open spans. Less weight and one piece. 

 

 

I think we will eventually replace it with plywood, I like the way it looks better plus the weight and spacing issues.  But, we had that scrap lumber on hand and decided to follow the redneck code...build it with a chainsaw, deck screws, and duct tape. 

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I don't think "Bust Out Another Thousand" applies. But, all it needs is a trolling motor, a little bit of plywood decking, and a fresh grasslands camo job. The used car salesman that sold it assured us it floated and the Evinrude ran...so we gave him $600 for it and about a dozen clamps holding it all together. Now we can finally join the redneck jon boat tourney we've been eyeing for a couple years.

The only real problem I'm having is coming up with a name.

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"Crawdad"

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"Crawdad"

 

 

NICE!  That's gonna be hard to beat.

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Pressure treated planks?  Pressure treated wood does not play nice with aluminum.  The chemicals and metals in the pressure treating can eat up aluminum like candy.

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Pressure treated planks? Pressure treated wood does not play nice with aluminum. The chemicals and metals in the pressure treating can eat up aluminum like candy.

This is an excellent point. I hadn't thought about that. It would be wise to isolate the pt lumber where it contacts the aluminum.

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Pressure treated planks?  Pressure treated wood does not play nice with aluminum.  The chemicals and metals in the pressure treating can eat up aluminum like candy.

 

 

This is an excellent point. I hadn't thought about that. It would be wise to isolate the pt lumber where it contacts the aluminum.

 

 

I just did a quick interwebz seach on the subject.  It looks like the switch to plywood is going to happen sooner rather than later.  It takes a few months to a year to really eat it, so we got a little time, but it's not something to kid around with.  Thank you for pointing that out, I don't want the Crawdad to sail to Davey Jones' Locker.

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