I received some stuff from Amazon for the boat Tuesday and here's what they brought.
- LED trailer lights
- Switch panel
- inline fuses and fuses
- Trolling motor switch
- Water level switch
- Boat buckles
- Blue lights
- Trolling motor socket
Not much on this installment. I got some parts in from Amazon and put carpet on the rod hatch.
I have my 50$ Minn Kota(53#) from the Kayak project so I decided rather than buy a new fancy foot control motor I'll just use that one. I tried to find an E-Z Troll arm for it, but I think I'm just going to have to make that myself. No idea how low the bow sets in the water so not sure if the motor is even going to work.
More pictures here.
I got a little done on the boat last weekend. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday I got the bunk boards ready. Friday the cover came in and stretched that over to not look so crappy in the neighborhood. Saturday we pulled off this sketchy prop/jack job on the boat to install the bunk boards. While we had it out we painted it with a roller with some tractor paint. Came out fairly good too. Trailer just needs lights, bushes and 3 wheels and tires. Saturday night I broke my middle toe on my left foot because someone left a box in my path when I was barefoot. Sunday I got some carpet on four of the desk lids and dropped the battery in for testing. I also broke the seat pedestals free from the seat bases and got those cleaned up. So I just need 4 seats, instead of 4 seats and other hardware. That's a win. Started getting the trolling motor mount ready for install. I just have to trace out the hole locations so I don't have to drill any more holes. And that's where I'm at so far.
More pictures here.
This has been a work in process just to get the boat here. The title was in limbo and had to be filed from the previous owner to the new owner, and now I'll have to do it for myself next. Hopefully that will go smoothly as it did for Mark. We still need to find a motor for it and do some minor work. At first we weren't going to do much except to make it sea worthy, but now we're thinking of patching it up and re-gel coating the top to look nicer. We were going to put SeaDek on it, but will probably just do outdoor carpet from Lowes. First thing I really need to do is get this boat off the trailer so I can fix the runners.
New video here
Images before the purchase can be found here. Better pictures will happen when it dries out from the snow.