New to me Boat

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by TDawgNOk, Sep 12, 2005.

  1. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

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    WOO HOO!!!!

    I got a new boat!

    1977 14' Glassmaster w/ a 70 Chrysler motor on it.

    It needs a little bit of work, but i am SOOO excited about it.

    Only $500.00

    I'll post pictures as soon as I get them!!!
     
  2. Catbird

    Catbird New Member

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    Congrats Tony, now you have about 100 times more places to fish...lol
     

  3. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

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    Yeah, gotta get a fish finder and trolling motor too.
     
  4. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    Let the games begin. LOL! Best of luck to ya Tony. Just remember when ya get to workin on it,do it once,do it right and do it the way you want it.
     
  5. bigflathunter

    bigflathunter New Member

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    What kind of work does it need? I hope it doesn't turn out like mine did. I'm doing it once, doing it right, and doing it the way I want it, though. There aren't many boats that you can say are exactly the way you want them for $1400, and knowing that they're 100% solidly built and will last as long as you do - as long as you don't wreck it.

    Congrats on the boat bro.
     
  6. Gone fishin 4 kittys

    Gone fishin 4 kittys New Member

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    WTG tdawg, glad you shopped around and found the besr boat for your money! I wana see pictures!
     
  7. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

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    Aaron,

    It needs some pads for the seats and another seat added. It also needs a fish finder, a trolling motor. And gotta figure out why ether is needed to start it.

    Other wise, the motor runs really good.

    Of course, it needs some added lighting for night fishing. And some extra rod holders.
     
  8. daystarchis

    daystarchis New Member

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    Congrats Tony!!! The water is wide open for ya now!!!!
     
  9. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    I hope the boat brings you many wonderful times.peewee-williams
     
  10. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

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    Thank you all very much.

    Now, can anyone suggest a way to get a trolling motor and fish finder/depth finder cheap?
     
  11. Larry

    Larry New Member

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    you probably have checked out EBAY. Maybe Pawnshops, sometimes you can get a deal. Up in Minnesota they have these shopper / trader magazines at some gas stations. Sometimes they have stuff like that in there.
    Good luck.
     
  12. FS Driver

    FS Driver New Member

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    tony ;
    congrats on the boat man!!!!!!!!!
    i'm glad for you. its an awesome feeling to finally get one.


    PLEASE STOP USEING ETHER TO START IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    find out whats up with it haveing trouble starting ,but stop
    putting that stuff in it cause you could really screw your motor up bigtime.
    first thing i would do is get new plugs and gap them proper gap.
    then check for spark to see if it is weak or not.'
    mr. bobpaul is the man for answers and he will more than likely be able to
    answer your questions and walk you through it.
     
  13. elphaba7

    elphaba7 New Member

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    Congrats, Tony...$500 sounds alot better than $12,000 doesn't it? :D
     
  14. s_self88

    s_self88 New Member

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    Tony- You can buy a refurbished trolling motor from Cabelas or BPS for fairly cheap.
     
  15. catfishcentral

    catfishcentral New Member

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    Congrats on the boat. Now you can hit the river.
     
  16. fwmud

    fwmud New Member

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    Cool beans tony!
    great advice on the either. Theres a post on the old site where someone was using it and Bobpaul flat-out said 'DON"T DO THAT!
    Check it out and then post in his section, the man's a whiz with them outboards. Congrats man!
     
  17. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

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    Well, I'm not planning on using either to start it all the time. The guy I bought it from said that he believes the choke is no longer working. My brother in laws engine is almost identical to this one, only his is a 50 hp and mine is a 70 hp.

    I knew when I bought it that I would be having to do SOME repair to it. Thank goodness for BobPaul
     
  18. sal_jr

    sal_jr New Member

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    Great deal, Tony!

    Congrats on the new floatation device.

    I have a portable humminbird fishfinder- you can get a mountable transducer for it if you like, or use the cup-style I have for it. PM me if interested.

    As for trolling motors, go to garage or estate sales. I can get em for round 50 bucks for good ones at estate sales.

    I also have good access to marine vinyl of all colors CHEAP and seat foam and marine carpet... all pretty cheap from a out-of-the-way fabric store by me that has about everything.

    I'd be happy to help ya out on that.

    Dont forget your transom plug!
    Sal
     
  19. safetybass

    safetybass New Member

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    Congrats on the boat! You will now, of course, be pretty much broke all the time. They don't call 'em "a hole in the water into which you throw money" for no reason!
     
  20. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

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    Naaaaaa

    Just a few simple repairs, modifications, and upgrades.

    Then, not gonna spend anything on it unless I have to