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Well, BigBB and I have been working on rehabing this boat we got last year, and I though I would put up some pics, we're getting it painted this weekend. It's a 1976 Lowe, and we have an 40HP Mariner for it as well. Here are some before pics, and where we're at right now... I will put up some others after we shoot this with some paint. Also there is a pic of the first layer of Coat-It that we put on the bottom.
 

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Boat is 16 foot. 56 inches wide, and it's deep, 25.5 inch sidwalls. We will be using it all over really, but mostly on the rivers around St. Louis. We do some lake fishing, we're planning a trip down to LOZ late March as soon as the boat is done.
 

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We're going to start on the carpet tonight, I'll get some more pics up soon of the carpet install. The color turned out a little brighter than I had hoped but, it looks better than 31 year old brown that's scratched up. Thanks for the comments guys. We have a ton of wiring/electrical work to do still, and getting the console setup with fish finder/new steering wheel, and all of the controls for the live well, etc....
 

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Wow!! What a transformation!! Looks great, I like that blue paint! Cant wait to see the finished product!!! Good Job!!
 

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thanks for the kind comments guys... it has been a chore for spills and i to get to this point.. but it seams that the hard work will pay off shortly. With the way the paint turned out we may just have to name her "ol blue"
 

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To be honest I don't remember what the color name was. I will tell you that the color looked much darker when I picked it out, but too late now...:). It does look Royal Blue. Oh well, we will be easy to spot at least.
 

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Here are some more pics of the seats, and carpet we installed. We bought some of those "Big Man" seats. They are huge, but very comfortable, and sturdy. Put a 1 inch block of wood underneath the swivle to avoid any rub on the pedastles. New latch on the front storage. It's coming together. Need to get the live well going and get the console finished with all the electronics next.
 

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Very nice! One of these days I want to put a new floor in my boat and redo the carpeting. Actually what I've thought of doing is not carpeting, but using some of that textured rubber no slip stuff because I like to get blood all over my boat gigging, snagging, and bowfishing. :wink:
 

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Nice looking rig! I love the color as well - maybe the big blues will mistake you guys for their leader and head right for the boat:wink:

Great work!!

Branden
 

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Well it's done, after buying half of Lowes, and numerous other places for 3 solid months we're finally done. Boat turned out pretty good for a couple of guys who have never done anything like this before. Here are some before and afters.
 

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