Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      How to create an @mention - Click Here   07/16/2015

      You can use the @mention aspect whenever you want someone to be notified about a post or let them know you are talking about them. Type the @ symbol type in a couple "lowercase" letters pause then once the names pop-up either select or keep typing in letters to narrow down the list until you get the @mention name you are looking for. You can play a game so members can see how it works. If you want to practice or If your name has been @mentioned below you should see it in your notifications (upper right) and you then have to @mention one or two members who haven't been mentioned inthe comments section below. Let's see how long we can keep this going. Anyone who duplicates a name that has already been @mentioned loses. This is the first group to be @mentioned to get the ball rolling: @Borch @Scott K @Corey Bechtold @Matt Johnson @mrklean @eyeguy 54 @Finns @IceHawk @MarkB @Cliff Wagenbach @Wayne Ek
Sign in to follow this  
Guest

BOAT PLANS

Recommended Posts

Guest

Before starting go to as many different boat dealers as you can. Pick up as many catalogs as you can. Look at boats that are the same basic type as yours. They usually have overhead views of the boats. Compare where things are located, normaly they are placed for ballance and load distribution. Find which ones you like then go back to the dealers. Look at the models, noting where the wiring is run, how the livewell and baitwells are filled and emptied. This can prevent you from placing things where the boat would not track correctly or you can fill or empty a livewell.

Rob

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

I HAVE A 16' DEEP-V.I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE OUT THE SEATS,PUT IN A FLAT BOTTOM,ADD PEDESTAL SEATS,PUT IN A LIVEWELL ETC. IS THERE ANYWHERE I CAN GET PLANS FOR THIS.I HAVE QUITE A FEW IDEAS MYSELF BUT WOULD LIKE SOME DIFFERENT VIEWPOINTS THANKS

------------------
FISHIN ROD

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

be warned!!! when you modify your boat be sure you have the same volume(amount?) of flotation material. i know of one guy that modified his boat; looked great but got burned for not retaining the same amount of flotation. figures hu del

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

Fishin Rod: Last winter I decided to modify my Sweet-16 Tracker. It turned out to be quite a project. I added a counsel, as well as front and rear casting decks. I ended up calling the manufacturer(Tracker Marine) and finding out that they actually had a counsel kit that would fit my boat. It was from a 14-foot fisher, but the specs as the original counsel for my boat. I would caution you, however, as I was first told that no such kits were available. The person who helped me the most was actually a Tracker Design Engineer. In addition, I also got info from the DNR. They have a publication called "backyard boat builder". As I recall, it had info. on flotation, as well as the calculations for the maximum size moter you can use. The best advise I can give you is go to boat dealers and look at other boats. If possible go to the same brand as your current boat and baot that are roughly the same size. I found that the 1991 Sweet-16 has the same dimensions as a 2000 Pro-guide v-16, so I used that as the model. In addition, I would always bring a tape measure with me and take measurements where possible. It was a lot of work, but am happy with the final results. Your project, however, seem bigger, as you are going to install a floor and pedestal seats. I used marine grade plywood on my casting decks. You need to check around as there is a lumber store in Fridley, MN which carries this type of lumber (I can't recall name). Treated plywood won't last long depending on the amount of exposure (i.e., sun, rain,. . . .). Hope this helps & good luck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wouldn't it possibly be more cost efficient to sell your present boat and buy a boat already done? A console kit must cost some bucks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

Well Dave, you would think so and so did most of my fishing buddies. Actually, not counting the time I put in, the whole project only cost me about $1,200.00. ($400.00 for console & windshield, $200.00 for steering, $200 for the marine grade plywood, and another $400.00 for misc. stuff. . .). I had already purchased a 1999 Yamaha 40-hp,4-stroke outboard and wanted to keep my motor. I could not find a new or used boat without a motor. While I did eventually find some at Hallberg Marine, they still wanted about $4,000.00 to $5,000.00 for them, plus another $1,200.00 to $1,5000.00 for the trailer. After tax and licsence, I probably would have spent at least $6,000.00 to $7,000.00. Since this wasn't in the budget, I simply did it myself. While it was a lot of work, I am vey happy with the results. Overall I am glad I did it. I would, hoever, warn others I had some expert advise (My brother builds boats for a living in Fla and my dad is a retired design engineer). Good Luck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • We saw some good bucks this weekend but couldn't quite seal the deal on any of them...my son smoked his second one with the ML this afternoon after talking me in to going out when we should have been packing to leave for home...(: found a big deadhead this morning too...deer were super spooky but saw plenty...time to pack all the hunting gear away and focus on ice!! 
    • I know, you hear about them everyday in the News burning and terrorizing the good atheist folks of Belle Plaine MN.
    • Are the houses built on an order basis only?   How long did your build take from order to delivery?
    • The one I installed in my previous house was the same way. Like Tom said, be sure to watch the humidity levels. When they get too high you can start to get mold growth. I always watched the windows. When they'd start to get a lot of condensation on them I'd turn it down.   Be sure to check the filter at least once a year. I lived in town and still had to replace the filter every year because of buildup on the filter. When it would get clogged the water would pretty much run straight down to the drain in the bottom. 
    • Looks different to me, or probably just the light and shade difference.
    • I still planned to shoot my ML some, even not going hunting.  Pretty much out of primers and getting low on white hots so I swung into the Baxter FF on my way to Winnie for the weekend. They were completely out of primers and had just gotten restocked that day with propellants.  The counter guy said they went through a ton of ML supplies this year, owing the surge to scopes being allowed.  I bought some Buckhorn to try out and will have to get primers later. Anyone with a last day story to tell?
    • i think those jackknife couches are 72 inches but not positive, will check on that.  The back dinette bed would be almost 8 feet wide. Here are some more pics of the furnace, batteries, and hydraulic system under the couch.  Also the Biffy and closet in the front, the stereo system with Bluetooth, some USB charging ports next to it, cabinet for the satellite receiver with all connections tucked inside.  Pic of the outside 30 amp generator plug in and propane tanks.  Has lights over the tanks and entry door.  You can connect whatever you want to the tv, so yes a water camera would work on that.  Hoping to get on the ice next weekend!!  Good luck to all...
    • Meh, I can protect myself just fine with or without a $1000 rifle. My $100 Hi-Point .45 will make you just as dead as that AR. It's more than likely one of those crazy arse Christians that I need to protect myself from.
    • Yea, well down in Belle Plaine you got all those gun toting Christians to protect your ars!
  • Our Sponsors