300$ Boat Project: New Arrivals from Amazon

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

300$ Boat Project: Trolling Motor Mount

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.

300$ Boat Project: Sketchy

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.

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