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Very nice. I'm sure you're thinking through some changes/upgrades already. Keep the center of gravity low! I was going to recommend a transom mount trolling motor before I looked up what an Endura c2-30 was.

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14 minutes ago, Vilas15 said:

Very nice. I'm sure you're thinking through some changes/upgrades already. Keep the center of gravity low! I was going to recommend a transom mount trolling motor before I looked up what an Endura c2-30 was.

Nice thing about the Lake Master - it's a wide/deep boat - 64" beam, 29.5" gunnel to keel...very stable. Lowered transom lip, so it take a short-shaft motor.

 

He's the original owner and still had the original pamphlet.

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38 minutes ago, MN Fisher said:

Needs some cleanup

With the mods and improvements you made to your canoe, this thing might go to space after you’re done with it. To infinity…and beyond.

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1 minute ago, gimruis said:

With the mods and improvements you made to your canoe, this thing might go to space after you’re done with it. To infinity…and beyond.

"Warp speed, Mr. Scott."

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3 minutes ago, slonezp said:

Sell the Endura and get an Enduramax

I'm on a tight budget here, Paul. Getting a rebuilt 1967 10hp Johnson Sea Horse is going to hit my ceiling for 'major purchases' this year...and that's only if I can sell the canoe for a decent price.

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4 minutes ago, MN Fisher said:

I'm on a tight budget here, Paul. Getting a rebuilt 1967 10hp Johnson Sea Horse is going to hit my ceiling for 'major purchases' this year...and that's only if I can sell the canoe for a decent price.

I got $75 for the Endura 40lb thrust motor from the pond hopper I bought. Paid $200ish for the 45lb Enduramax and I'm much happier.

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Just now, slonezp said:

I got $75 for the Endura 40lb thrust motor from the pond hopper I bought. Paid $200ish for the 45lb Enduramax and I'm much happier.

I'm actually looking at putting in a front casting deck, then seeing if I can find a used-working Edge.

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I put a MK Edge on the bow the Lund I gave to my kid. He never uses it. He backtrolls with the Enduramax on the transom. Better control of the boat in the wind. I don't have a bow mount, only an Enduramax transom mount. I prefer backtrolling because I have more control.

 

The bow mount on a 3000lb rig acts completely different than a bow mount on a 400lb rig.

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8 hours ago, MN Fisher said:

I'm on a tight budget here, Paul. Getting a rebuilt 1967 10hp Johnson Sea Horse is going to hit my ceiling for 'major purchases' this year...and that's only if I can sell the canoe for a decent price.

Oh baby, those things run like a top. I ran a ‘57 sea horse in my youth, very reliable 

 

congrats on the alumacraft! I love fishing out of boats like that, still do it all the time. Just don’t goose the throttle in reverse with the low transom! (If I recall the Johnson sea horse will definitely crank while it’s in gear……… but then again mine was older)

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9 hours ago, MN Fisher said:

So it's not a bass boat, but it was affordable. Still need a main motor, but a guy in the neighborhood buys old motors, refurbishes them, and sells them at an affordable price...gotta call him tomorrow about one he has up.

 

Anyway - 1972 Alumacraft F-9 Lakemaster - 15' for under $700. Came with trailer and an Endura C2-30. Needs some cleanup, but it's registered to the end of next year and he showed me pics of when he had it on the water this past weekend.

 

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Im looking forward to seeing it after your finished with your magic.. 👍

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Sweet. I just talked to a guy it’s a similar boat.  Tiny gas motor.  25hp?? 
 

but he had a bow mounted trolling motor with spot lock.  He was standing and casting like a boss. I talked to him at the docks and he told me he tows it with his Honda Accord.  Looked like a sweet set up I can get behind. 
 

are those ALL stable enough to comfortably stand in?  We looking for a minimum  width?   (Berth?)

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21 minutes ago, Darth-Baiter said:

Sweet. I just talked to a guy it’s a similar boat.  Tiny gas motor.  25hp?? 
 

but he had a bow mounted trolling motor with spot lock.  He was standing and casting like a boss. I talked to him at the docks and he told me he tows it with his Honda Accord.  Looked like a sweet set up I can get behind. 
 

are those ALL stable enough to comfortably stand in?  We looking for a minimum  width?   (Berth?)

Yes you can stand in any of them. With a beam width over 54 inches it starts getting even more stable

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17 minutes ago, Darth-Baiter said:

are those ALL stable enough to comfortably stand in?  We looking for a minimum  width?   (Berth?)

I would want at least a 48" beam (max width) with the transom width being at least 40" - sort of like jon boats in that respect, but a semi-V is - IMO - stabler than a flat-bottom. Yes, I've been in both - my old 14' runabout was a semi-V and I felt it was better on the water than a friend's 1452 Jon even though the Jon was wider.

 

If you look at the pamphlet image I posted, even their old 12' had a 49" beam and 43" transom width.

 

BTW: This wasn't mine, but it's the exact model runabout I had.

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Outstanding!! 

 

Looks very much like my 1960 Rich Line, 14'

 

A few pictures of the old set up...and recent upgrades / decking.

 

The 20HP Merc was getting 23MPH with setup in the first picture...I'm getting 20MPH as it stands right now.

 

I still have work to do...hatches on front deck, carpeting.

 

I fished out of a canoe before getting this boat in 2000. Very stable, great fishing two people, love it! 

 

Enjoy your new boat!!!

 

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5 minutes ago, DaubsNU1 said:

Looks very much like my 1960 Rich Line, 14'

One thing I like - this Alumacraft came out of the local factory (St. Peter,MN - about 50 miles from my place) back then.

 

6 minutes ago, DaubsNU1 said:

A few pictures of the old set up...and recent upgrades / decking.

I'm stealing those pics to give me more ideas. :devil1:

 

7 minutes ago, DaubsNU1 said:

The 20HP Merc was getting 23MPH with setup in the first picture...I'm getting 20MPH as it stands right now.

I WAS going to look at a motor - but given that the guy who buys/rebuilds/sells those old motors only has a 10HP max now, and he does up to 25HP - all tiller - I'm gonna wait and see. He use to have a local bait shop with an Evinrude/Johnson repair shop in the back...he's still certified by both...it was local tax changes that forced him to close down, so now he just repairs and sells old motors.

 

9 minutes ago, DaubsNU1 said:

Enjoy your new boat!!!

I plan to...this winter will be modifying work...plan to hit the water in the spring with it.

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4 minutes ago, MN Fisher said:

One thing I like - this Alumacraft came out of the local factory (St. Peter,MN - about 50 miles from my place) back then.

 

I'm stealing those pics to give me more ideas. :devil1:

 

I plan to...this winter will be modifying work...plan to hit the water in the spring with it.

 

Here is a build-thread...with before and after pictures.

 

I purchased in 2000 for $600, boat / motor / trailer. It had nothing...I added the front casting deck, front trolling motor, both seats.  Fished like that until last Christmas...daughters got me a new fish-finder.

 

What started off as a Garmin install turned in to huge renovation / re-design. Replaced transom wood, created framing and decking.

 

I joined the Tiny Boat Nation facebook page...got lots of good ideas from that crew.

 

 

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Just now, DaubsNU1 said:

 

Here is a build-thread...with before and after pictures.

 

I purchased in 2000 for $600, boat / motor / trailer. It had nothing...I added the front casting deck, front trolling motor, both seats.  Fished like that until last Christmas...daughters got me a new fish-finder.

 

What started off as a Garmin install turned in to huge renovation / re-design. Replaced transom wood, created framing and decking.

 

I joined the Tiny Boat Nation facebook page...got lots of good ideas from that crew.

 

 

Thread bookmarked.

 

Ya, I've subscribed to TBN, Adam Ryan and Anthony Jones on YT - all have good build info for boat conversions

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28 minutes ago, DaubsNU1 said:

Outstanding!! 

 

Looks very much like my 1960 Rich Line, 14'

 

A few pictures of the old set up...and recent upgrades / decking.

 

The 20HP Merc was getting 23MPH with setup in the first picture...I'm getting 20MPH as it stands right now.

 

I still have work to do...hatches on front deck, carpeting.

 

I fished out of a canoe before getting this boat in 2000. Very stable, great fishing two people, love it! 

 

Enjoy your new boat!!!

 

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I think I just found my retirement hobby.  Sweet. That tiny boat nation channel is crazy. 

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7 minutes ago, Darth-Baiter said:

I think I just found my retirement hobby.  Sweet. That tiny boat nation channel is crazy. 

 

Agreed! I learned a lot, and got some great ideas for my build.

 

They also have an Amazon store, pretty d**n useful.

 

 

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1 minute ago, DaubsNU1 said:

 

Agreed! I learned a lot, and got some great ideas for my build.

 

They also have an Amazon store, pretty d**n useful.

Ya - but I have a local supplier of metal that I can get that aluminum for about 25%-30% less than he charges..so I won't be getting his 'kits'.

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