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Cmj
01-23-2014, 08:37 PM
After a little arm twisting from CP, I decided to check in and see what my .com brothers are up to. Here's what I've been doing for the past month.
When I bought this boat it appeared to be in pretty good shape. It was just an old flatbottom that someone had decided to put a deck in. These pics are from several months after I bought it.
148711148712When i bought it the carpet and seats were fairly new and it had a livewell, so I jumped on the deal. Quickly after buying it, I realized that it wasn't in as good of shape as I had thought. The carpet was mildewed on the bottom, the glue was coming loose, all of the livewell plumbing was cracked and leaking, there was practically no wiring in the boat, no lights, no switches, and there were thousands of pinholes in the back due to battery acid leaking in the bottom of the boat(apparently.) I guess I got in too big of a hurry when I bought this boat. Anyway, after a lot of debate, I finally got the leaks welded and sealed properly, so I decided to bite the bullet. The deciding factor was when I left my motor down while backing down the ramp and busted the column, so when i tried to start it it fell into the lake!!! (another story.) So I had a little time to spare and decided to gut it.148713148714
I redid all of the plumbing for the livewell and ran all of the wiring. I added some wiring for running lights and on the front and back and a few other things that the boat needed, sorry no pics of that. More to come

Gindog
01-23-2014, 09:03 PM
You been hard at work.

Buckrub
01-23-2014, 09:13 PM
Get your butt to my back yard, where an old inherited stump jumper 1436 resides. I have it 'waterproofed' and painted on the bottom, but nothing done on the inside. I have the seats, trolling motor, livewell parts, and other paraphenalia. Laziness and senility have prohibited me from finishing this project.

P.S.
I want to put in a rib system much like that one up front. If you don't know how to do this, it's pretty neat. You need to look into it:

http://www.durafix.com/

I've gotten pretty good at it.

OK OK OK........I've gotten FAIR at it.

OK OK OK OK OK........I can do it somewhat.

RCC
01-23-2014, 09:14 PM
You're doing the right thing by stripping it down. The finished product will be worth all the work. Keep us updated on how it goes.

Cmj
01-23-2014, 09:16 PM
I wanted to cut down on weight, so I used regular 3/8 plywood that I treated with water sealer.148718
148719148720This whole thing has been a learning process! The carpet whooped me like a yard dog, but It turned out ok I think.148721148722148723148724148725148726

Cmj
01-23-2014, 09:22 PM
Just got all of the hardware and accessories mounted back on it today. Everything seems to be working correctly! It will be on the water/ice tomorrow! Woo hoo!!148727148728148729148730148731

Buckrub
01-23-2014, 09:26 PM
Get your butt to my back yard, where an old inherited stump jumper 1436 resides. I have it 'waterproofed' and painted on the bottom, but nothing done on the inside. I have the seats, trolling motor, livewell parts, and other paraphenalia. Laziness and senility have prohibited me from finishing this project.

P.S.
I want to put in a rib system much like that one up front. If you don't know how to do this, it's pretty neat. You need to look into it:

http://www.durafix.com/

I've gotten pretty good at it.

OK OK OK........I've gotten FAIR at it.

OK OK OK OK OK........I can do it somewhat.

Buckrub
01-23-2014, 09:26 PM
P.S.
I want your shop.

RCC
01-23-2014, 09:31 PM
That looks great! I thought you were just starting today. Amazing job.

Scrapper
01-23-2014, 09:32 PM
CMJ....bout time!! :ThumbsUp Where ya been!?!?! You've done a sweet job! Its alot better to look at on my computer. My old "dumb phone" doesn't have the best screen. lol

l_tedford
01-23-2014, 09:40 PM
Looks like you are about ready to hit the water. Looks nice. Good job.

BigRiverMarine
01-23-2014, 09:40 PM
Great job on the boat!!!!

Cmj
01-23-2014, 09:49 PM
That looks great! I thought you were just starting today. Amazing job.

:Rofl Read the title dude! But still, great post RCC! :biggrin

NIMROD
01-23-2014, 10:59 PM
When I first started reading , started to ask if you needed help or tips . Then read on to see your progress, looking good Chris:cheers2.

RLS
01-23-2014, 11:22 PM
Nice! I need to do the same to mine

RCC
01-24-2014, 06:01 AM
:Rofl Read the title dude! But still, great post RCC! :biggrin

I wasn't splitting hair about the title, I was just wondering "where you been" dude:biggrin

You even fooled CA. I don't feel half as bad now.

arkansasbowhunter
01-24-2014, 07:34 AM
Hey Chris only one problem i see with it, there isn't another chair up front for me to fish out of :-). Looks good

Xpress Fishing
01-24-2014, 09:02 PM
Looks good brother. Im glad to see you've been making good use of your time.

Kayakcrappieman
01-25-2014, 11:06 AM
That's a good little crappie rig right there Looked great out on the water yesterday

Crappie Greg
01-26-2014, 05:14 PM
just need a motor now and your back in business , looking good chris!

CrappiePro
01-29-2014, 06:24 AM
Now I know why you been so quite....you been just waiting to lay this great post on us. But see now your going to haft to help me fix my old WarEagle up and that's going to be even more time off the water for ya.:biggrin Great Job Chris.

D10
01-29-2014, 08:55 AM
Nice job Chris! Almost ready.

jackie53
01-29-2014, 09:09 AM
Great Job CMJ now let us see some of those big crappie you catch!! As my little nephew says Double "WOW!!!!

Cmj
01-29-2014, 11:38 AM
Great Job CMJ now let us see some of those big crappie you catch!! As my little nephew says Double "WOW!!!!

I haven't been able to go much, but here are some pics from my last few trips. J.W. took the one of the 4 fish hold. I think he has a matching one :biggrin149361149362149363149364

NIMROD
01-29-2014, 10:03 PM
Nice ones Chris.

Basscat1
01-30-2014, 01:23 AM
Great job on the boat....nice fish, hope you get about 35 years or so out of the boat!

AR_Aaron
01-30-2014, 02:20 AM
Nice work on boat, and nice looking catch also.

Rookie40
01-30-2014, 02:51 PM
Nice work !!!

Slabyanker
01-30-2014, 03:43 PM
Boat is looking good. Looks like you did a good job. Makes me glad my boat doesn't have any wood or carpet to mess with. :thumbup:

D10
01-30-2014, 08:32 PM
Nice fish man! I miss your posts of all the slabs you catch. Not the same without you bro.

arkansasbowhunter
01-30-2014, 09:01 PM
Hey them look familiar :0

BoarBuster
02-01-2014, 09:16 PM
Looks good. Some people want it right now when a little work and a little time put in would really give them what they want.

humblerev1
02-10-2014, 09:09 PM
nice job

Tony McCall
02-20-2014, 03:05 PM
Do you need another project? I've got an old boat I'd love to part with! :biggrin

Cmj
06-06-2014, 03:22 PM
Newest additions to the Stump Jumper:
164678164679164680164681164682 I took the Piranah off the front and added a 581di that I practically stole from Greg, thanks buddy. Kept the 798 on the back. After all that added weight, I had to up the horsepower, and put on a 25 horse Evinrude :biggrin What can I say? Po folks got po ways...........now taking offers:Rofl

D10
06-06-2014, 03:31 PM
Looks like a winner to me!

RCC
06-08-2014, 05:45 PM
I like it. Now if you need a spare prop, we can share except mine are lots worse than yours. Lectronics looking good too.

Cmj
06-08-2014, 06:39 PM
I like it. Now if you need a spare prop, we can share except mine are lots worse than yours. Lectronics looking good too.

Thanks. The 798 works good for finding structure, but it is difficult identifying fish on the si due to the small screen. Still, I got to try the pair out on a new lake this weekend and was able to find where they were holding. The di is a must have on the bow. The cheap sonar I had before doesnt even compare. Already wishing I could upgrade, but it is a LOT better than what I had.

arkansasbowhunter
06-10-2014, 04:41 PM
Looks good

l_tedford
06-11-2014, 08:53 AM
Nice looking stump jumper.

Cmj
06-11-2014, 09:22 AM
Nice looking stump jumper.

Thanks. I might have an open seat if you wanna hit up Conway next week.

l_tedford
06-12-2014, 08:35 AM
You bet.

CastandBlast
06-12-2014, 10:43 AM
Dang man......I'm impressed......nice job