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Old 09-23-2010, 09:52 PM
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What motor is going on it?
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Old 09-24-2010, 04:13 AM
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55 lb thrust Minn Kota
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Mmmmmm power on the water lol
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Old 09-24-2010, 08:26 PM
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got some more work done on the boat this evening. It "looks" complete now---but its not...lol. I carpeted the wood board that goes on the back bench and installed the seat. However I sat on it tonight and when you lean back, the back of the seat scrubs the top of the bench surface. SOOOOO now tomorrow, im gonna cut some aluminum spacers to go between the seat and the swivel and see if that works. if not, ill have to make a small platform for the seat and swivel....great. Lets hope the spacers work.









As you can see the seat is not very far off of the bench.

Also, my order for the rod holders for the lefthand side of the boat got canceled due to no stock. So i reordered today from a different vendor and should have them monday. Sunday, going to wire the whole boat up and try it out next week
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Old 09-24-2010, 08:54 PM
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Man I hope all works out and u get it in the water and what kinda drink u gonna drink when it shoves off
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Old 09-24-2010, 09:40 PM
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damn thats a good lookin boat. scott im bringin my old 12 footer up to mt airy so you can over haul it lol
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Man I hope all works out and u get it in the water and what kinda drink u gonna drink when it shoves off
haha, i dont drink and fish man. im usually the one driving the truck anyhow. never really have gotten into drinking and fishing...

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damn thats a good lookin boat. scott im bringin my old 12 footer up to mt airy so you can over haul it lol
bring it...lol.

Im just a little aggrevated right now! I couldnt sleep thinking about the problem, so I got up and went to try my first solution. it didnt work I took some 1/4" spacers and that still didnt work So im getting up at 8 to go get some longer carriage bolts and im gonna make a small platform to raise the seat up. I should known this was gonna happem damn it. everything was going too smooth.
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Old 09-29-2010, 06:12 AM
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Default Re: My 14' PolarKraft Jon Boat log

Just because I like looking at before and afters of this thing!

Earlier this year:



Yesterday!!!:



Will look even better when the trailer is painted flat black or something light that, even gloss black!
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Old 09-30-2010, 08:02 PM
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Default Re: My 14' PolarKraft Jon Boat log

worked on the boat some more today, nothing major. just installed the front anchor point. After that I was itching to do something else when it hit me. I needed to make some backing plates for the trolling motor when I mount it on the back so im not scratching the mess out of some paint. I used some leftover aluminum I had to make them. Made a trip to lowes to get some stainless bolts; some 1/4 20 X 2 1/2 hex bolts and washers with some lock nuts. I was working in the dark...lol



inside the boat backing plate:



Front anchor point tie off:



Also yesterday, I installed the other set of rod holders on the left side!



Cant wait till saturday for the wiring and possible test run
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Old 09-30-2010, 08:51 PM
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pics of possible test run please
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Old 10-06-2010, 04:32 AM
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Default Re: My 14' PolarKraft Jon Boat log

Tease until this afternoon:







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Old 10-06-2010, 10:34 AM
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Just because I like looking at before and afters of this thing!

Earlier this year:



Yesterday!!!:



Will look even better when the trailer is painted flat black or something light that, even gloss black!
Sorry been outta town and hospital for a bit. My god that looks totally awesome Scott. Very nicely done. Great job! Ya can't even compare the old to the new. Hands down wicked. Lovin it! Now get out there and catch some fish lol. Next, Trailer I would assume, some ideas of stuff to do???? (ruff'er up and paint it flat black / new tounge lift / coupler / wire harness / lights & lenses / safety chains / wheel bearings, grease and seals / winch belt and clasp / transom srap). Giver! By the way the lights, rod holders, fish finder, seats and trolling motor & mount completed the boat very nicely. Totally fish worthy night or day, and legal to lol. Are those new rims and tires on the trailer allready (if so nice), or just cleaned up? Are those bearing buddies I see on the wheel hubs too?
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Old 10-06-2010, 10:50 AM
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Default Re: My 14' PolarKraft Jon Boat log

About time! ive been waiting on your reply! hope all is well if you've been in hospital! yeah its a total differenant boat! Im actually taking her out for the first time since all the mods today!!!!!! she attached to the Ranger right now!

Yes, the trailer is next. Plans for it include:

1) new carpeted bunks (I already have material for this)
2) put on new bow stop for the front
3) add side bunks. Iam going to accomplish this by welding on some 1x1 steel swaure tubing at the same angle as the sides of the boat with some carpeted bunks on them as well.
4)new seal in passenger side bearing
5)paint with black enamel tractor paint from Tractor Supply Company

yes those are bearing buddies. They came with the trailer!

Id like to get some new fenders, but its $40 for them.
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Where's the motor??
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Old 10-06-2010, 10:56 AM
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Default Re: My 14' PolarKraft Jon Boat log

I have a 50 lbs thrust minn kota trolling motor I use on it. one of the biggest transom mount ones you can get for them. I dont keep it on her as i dont want it stolen. ill post pics when I take her out today!
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