Another Boat Project

Discussion in 'Boat Modification Journal' started by Todd Strong, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. Todd Strong

    Todd Strong Active Member

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    Sold last years 20 ft roughneck project and I am going to start another, its a 22ft champion bass boat, converting it to a catfish boat. Will post pics soon.
     
  2. Brentkeele

    Brentkeele New Member

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    Cool, I look forward to seeing the pics!!! Good luck!
     

  3. Catfish_Commando

    Catfish_Commando TF Staff Member

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    This will be good. Try to get all the steps with photos if you can?
     
  4. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Good luck with the project brother
     
  5. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Looking forward to viewing the pics. There are a lot of good bass boats for sale now at bargain prices and I'm one that is looking.
     
  6. fishingbuddy4

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    Do you have any before picks ?
     
  7. Todd Strong

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    No I didn't Robert. But all I have done is stripped the interior and painted the outside . I origanally bought the boat for the 150 xp on the back. Put it on my roughneck and really didn't gane to much. So I put the orginal motor back on the roughneck and installed jet drive and sold it to a couple guys in colorado.

    This boat sit out in the weather for years, gel coated ruined, and interior all cracked. After christmas I will get it back in the shop and start to work on it again, have alot of mods in planning. I will post some pics after I get it back in the shop.
     
  8. BKS72

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    You're a sick man, Todd:smile2: Can't wait to see this one after the job you did on the last one. Since you're a painter I'm hoping for something a little sharper than the regular brown or green - why don't you shoot it a nice competition orange or something when you get it done?:big_smile:
     
  9. Todd Strong

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    Had a few thoughts on paint, olive drab ? :big_smile:

    No, already done the paint, might add some extra's here later, some graphics, air brushing, strips, flames, hell who knows. I am going to get the interior done first though Branden , Have some good idea's for that.

    Get through Christmas then I will get it back in the shop to work on it.
     
  10. CatfishRookie1

    CatfishRookie1 New Member

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    I WISH YOU MUCH SUCCESS!!
     
  11. flying_v_64

    flying_v_64 New Member

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    Todd good luck with your new project! Can't wait to see some pictures.:smile2:
     
  12. Todd Strong

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    Okay finally dug the old boat from the depths of the lot, all covered up. Here is some pics, I already had the paint work done last fall.
     

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  13. BobbyLee

    BobbyLee New Member

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    Nice boat Todd. Paint looks real good. Can't wait to see the inside finished. Keep us posted...
     
  14. gdlocal10

    gdlocal10 New Member

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    wow, thats a huge project. heyop erator and I are building a boat right now clear down to the hull you can go to her album and see the pics. we are adding 2 livewells and moving things around and adding storage in the front, and just basicly makeing it new from top to bottom.Cant wait to see your pictures good luck. {wish we had a garage for this}
     
  15. fishingbuddy4

    fishingbuddy4 New Member

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    Good luck on the boat ,hope it turns out the way you want:wink:
     
  16. Todd Strong

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    Got the motor painted yesterday and Linex come by two look at it to put Linex in the floor and bow. Don't want carpet, holds two much sand.
     
  17. Todd Strong

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    Forgot pics ? :crazy:
     

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  18. Todd Strong

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    Bought new seats at cabelas the other night, little pricey but cant put a price on comfort.

    Pulled one of the rear gas tanks and found a wiring birds nest, looks like I will be rewiring the boat also. I tend to like my wire all nice and net in a loom. post some pics here later.
     
  19. Todd Strong

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    Have not got to work on the boat alot here latley. Goes in today for Linex.
     
  20. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    Hey Todd, looking sharp so far. Very interested in watching as you transform her into a Cat Rig!

    Can't believe you sold the Roughneck after you put so much effort into fixing her up last year!???????