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    thanks for the info ......I've been fishing out of my boat already !!! Weiss Lake (Ala), Reelfoot(Tn), ky lake ...Elmer Davis(Frankfort Ky)...Douglas lake(TN) ....Grenada(MS).....the roofing sealant did the trick.....

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    http://www.cabelas.com/p-0001390010655a.shtml



    This stuff works GREAT! Be sure to get a wire wheel for your drill, take rivet area down to bare metal and wipe with acetone. Then heat this stuff on in a circular motion. stays somewhat pliable so your boat can still flex like it is designed to do.

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    Check this website out!! If you haven't already!!

    tinboats.net



    "But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 25:15

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    Default Fiberglass Repair and Restoration

    I know you all do not have aluminum boats. Going to start this just like the aluminum thread. If you have some fiberglass repair...you'll find information here. If you do a restoration or repair please take pictures and share. I will organize it...just post it here.


    This link is to Bass Boat Central's restoration page...LOTS AND LOTS of restorations and repairs. You don't even have to be working on one to enjoy the restorations on this page. Click and ENJOY!!

    Bassboatcentral's Restoration Page



    West Marine Home Page...you'll find some of the best repair kits and materials at this site. The West System is used by MANY folks.

    WestMarine



    West Marine Repair and Restoration Page

    WestMarine Repair and Restoration Page



    WestMarine Repair and Restoration PDF file...training and information guide.

    West Marine Guide



    NorthTexasFiberglass...this guy is good!! He is all over the BBC restoration page and runs this company in Texas. He will help you if you ever get into doing some fiberglass work. He's handle is NorthTexasFiberglass on BBC. He'll do the work for you also. Find the old Ranger they redid on the BBC...WOW...talk about some work!!

    NorthTexasFiberglass











    "But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 25:15

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    I just recently replaced the steering cable on my 16' Venture Kricket. When you start taking the assembly apart save your self a few head aches by unbolting every thing 1st, even loosen the bolts where motor bolts to the transom. I took a sawzall to the steering rod and saved a bunch of time, be very careful with this bad mofo as you can cut up a bunch of stuff that don't need cut. Threading the cable was the easy part, the cable is stiff enough that it just slides right on thru the boat. The hard part was making the connection to the motor, depending on your motors offset you should be able to tilt the motor in the direction easiest to slide the steering rod thru the tube and bolt it up. I then tightened all the motor bolts back up, being very careful not to over tighten and crush te transom. Moving to the steering collum i 1st put a big loop or bend in the cable to shorten it up so i could pull it to the point where i wanted it to be (its very hard to push the cable once its bolted to the motor). This next part is kinds hard to do. Get your motor straight and your steering wheel level bolt the cable to the steering shaft stab the 1st bolt where ever you can get it in, you will fight it every step of the way. Put your 2nd blot in directly across from the 1st, again you will fight and cuss these 2 bolts if ypur steering wheel and motor stayed in possition tighten the bolts up completely if the wheel and motor moved (which they probabally did) realign and tighten. Now since most parts are made over seas and quality not being top priority the last 2 bolts may not want to line up break out the DeWalt and the correct sized drill and obround the holes in the cable where it bolts to the steering shaft. Slide the bolts in tighten and your done. This whole process took me bout 45 minutes! I hope that this saves you some time.
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    Boat is ready to be painted. Never done it before, sow a lot of info but could not find how to do it step by step. I think it's ready, leaking rivets fixed with a WEST SYSTEM ,
    seams covered with GLUVIT in and out . Want to do two colors . Should i put primer first? if i do what kind and what kind of not expensive easiest way to make it look Good?
    I checked on line end got lost again so many different products price ranges etc....
    Thank you for good advise!

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    Default 12' aluminum ready for first paint..??

    Never paint boat before , it's never been painted, i mean no old paint on the boat. Just fixed leaking rivets with West System and covered seams in and out with Gluvit.
    Boat right now bottom up i cleaned with a sand paper looks good and healthy. Would really appreciate good information about not expensive but decant quality safe bottom paint, with out cooper or what ever might hurt .
    Is there any thing i can do faster and chipper way with out primer one shot or two to get a look and quality.
    Thank you for advise it's so many paints on a market get lost again. Witch way is better spray it or brush and roll?

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    how do you register to tinboats.net? i could not get the last question "bot" whatever. what does it want?

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    Here are some pics of my new deck extension on my 2001 bass tracker pt 165 .







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    Looks great! Nice work!
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