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Re: 16' Bass Attacker Restore ( Pic Heavy)
« Reply #625 on: March 01, 2018, 08:46:18 AM »

See your already on it.

I will say it's the nicest aluminum restore I think I've seen.
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Re: 16' Bass Attacker Restore ( Pic Heavy)
« Reply #626 on: March 01, 2018, 09:12:20 AM »


My plate is illegible now and trying to get a replacement.

The plate for my 15' Sea Nymph Bass Attacker says 40 Hp max. for my boat.  What is really funny is that it also says "3 Persons or 440 lbs.!"  You don't see many 145 lb. average guys around these days!  :-) 

For reference, it also says "755 lbs. for Persons , motor, and gear."

 
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Re: 16' Bass Attacker Restore ( Pic Heavy)
« Reply #627 on: March 06, 2018, 04:27:25 PM »

The plate for my 15' Sea Nymph Bass Attacker says 40 Hp max. for my boat.  What is really funny is that it also says "3 Persons or 440 lbs.!"  You don't see many 145 lb. average guys around these days!  :-) 

For reference, it also says "755 lbs. for Persons , motor, and gear."

 
Thanks so much for looking for me. Lol Iím a long ways from 145 :)
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« Reply #628 on: March 06, 2018, 04:59:11 PM »

Ok so a lot of changes have been taking place lately
Worked on the hatch lids some more and drilled those out and countersunk the holes so they would all match


Removed the deck plate and started framing out the lower section of the front deck
Added a 1/8Ē plate to the existing floor joists 


Welded them in place


Drilled a 1Ē hole at the angle I wanted, inserted a 1/8Ē x 1Ē tube, I cut an angle on the end that went into the hole so I could rotate it and get the perfect angle to have them at 90 degrees from the deck plate.
This made it very easy.


 Had to get creative with coping out the 1Ē square tubing that attaches to those pipes, traced the pipe out on the square tube, cut it close with a cut off wheel and then coped it out perfectly with this sticky backed sandpaper wrapped around a 1Ē hole saw. Worked perfectly !

Added a crossbar




Obviously my welds arenít ďartisticĒ but I know they are solid as a rock and I used a laser level from the seat post to mark all the high spots 360 degrees around the deck framing and went over everything with a flapper sanding disc to ensure the entire deck panel sits flush everywhere possible.
  I also made a decision on the front bow panel area today, I have to finish that design before I can finish any remaining bow framing to tie it all in solid. 
  Drum roll please ....
I decided to go with the harder layout which was my first design way back when but I wasnít happy with the 9 1/2Ē panel width down to the deck so I made a slight change
I decided to run a 90 degree vertical panel 3Ē up off the deck and then tie in the bow top panel to this
I transferred the angles to the edges of the front deck


Welded that center section up first, smoothed out all my welds and made it look like a factory transition.

Started on the side sections for each side.





At this point the top panel is still removable so I can gain access to tie in my framing to support these new panels.


Iíll finish up the remaining ends tomorrow, clean up the welds and smooth it all out flip it over (deck and all) and weld her up solid from the bottom
Then start on my framing to match this area Iím pretty stoked about this design and have all sorts of idea for placement of access panels, switches and TM plug stuff. 
Thanks for following along, stay tuned !
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Re: 16' Bass Attacker Restore ( Pic Heavy)
« Reply #629 on: March 06, 2018, 05:28:51 PM »

WOW!
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Re: 16' Bass Attacker Restore ( Pic Heavy)
« Reply #630 on: March 06, 2018, 05:53:54 PM »

WOW!

You got that right. Rick and your pops are doing a great job  ~c~ ~c~ OH and since you ask for one  ;D

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Re: 16' Bass Attacker Restore ( Pic Heavy)
« Reply #631 on: March 07, 2018, 07:05:52 AM »

Rick, are you mounting your sonar on the new panel? If so you may want to put a small access panel so you can get to the wiring and the mount. That's a really nice looking way to close in the bow!!!
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Re: 16' Bass Attacker Restore ( Pic Heavy)
« Reply #632 on: March 07, 2018, 08:18:48 AM »

Rick, are you mounting your sonar on the new panel? If so you may want to put a small access panel so you can get to the wiring and the mount. That's a really nice looking way to close in the bow!!!
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Probably wonít mount the big one there, still not sure on the whole configuration yet though lol.
  Had to make a decision and stick with it, so I just cocked both barrels and fired away lol.
There will be some access to the wiring behind all this, just not sure whether I want to just cut a hole for a custom plate, make a door that has hinges or just cut a hole for a sonar unit. If I went sonar Iíd just mount a 7Ė8Ē in there and still use a ram mount or above TM tray mount system. At the VA now so will be able to play with it more this afternoon.
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16' Bass Attacker Restore ( Pic Heavy)
« Reply #633 on: March 07, 2018, 08:43:36 PM »

Didnít get much time to play today since the VA appointment took longer than expected but hereís the results of a few hours playing around this afternoon.
  Started out with a cardboard mock-up of the end panel

Got it all tacked in and flush against the side of the hull.

Did the other side

Iím almost out of 1/8Ē sheet and Iím using as much small scrap pieces I have laying around that I can. Well this one had a cut on the back side and when I hammered it over to the hull the corner piece popped off lol
  Easy fix though.
Hereís a view from one side

Full front view

Going to cut the tacks on the deck tomorrow after another doctors appointment

Welds getting a little better, this one was a little dirty

Remove that entire front bow panel section and weld it up solid from the back, flip it over and weld the front real nice and clean and then really work the front section over so it looks factory with no visible welds.
  Then we will be ready to start wiring the front up and placing all the controls and switches.     Also going to fix that broken corner piece and then start framing it all up so I can tie that section into the new front framing.
   It will be much easier to work it all over on the welding table with much better results and Iíll be able to control my heat a lot easier with cooling blocks and damp rags so I wonít get any warpage. Itís really close to a flush fit now so I should be able to really get it nice and tight if I can control warpage once I get it back on. 
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Re: 16' Bass Attacker Restore ( Pic Heavy)
« Reply #634 on: March 08, 2018, 05:33:44 AM »

Lookin' good! ~c~

When we hitting LBL? ;D
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Re: 16' Bass Attacker Restore ( Pic Heavy)
« Reply #635 on: March 08, 2018, 06:06:03 AM »

Wow that front end is coming along.
Looks fantastic


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« Reply #636 on: March 08, 2018, 06:17:12 AM »

If you need more 1/8 sheet just take one of the highway signs, tell them I said it was ok!! ~roflmao ~roflmao It's going to look good Rick!!!
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« Reply #637 on: March 08, 2018, 06:49:53 AM »

If you need more 1/8 sheet just take one of the highway signs, tell them I said it was ok!! ~roflmao ~roflmao It's going to look good Rick!!!
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Lol that would probably get me in trouble in more ways than one.
  Iím pretty much done with the 1/8Ē after this. The ďVĒ panel I made is 3/16Ē and Iíll probably use it for the TM mount. I have a bunch of 1/4Ē tempered  that I want to use for a jack plate  almost a whole sheet of used   1/4Ē diamond plate.
  Unless I decide to add a side panel to each side of the exposed hull to really seal up the deck, strengthen it up and give it a more solid/clean look,  I should have enough 1/8 laying around still.
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Re: 16' Bass Attacker Restore ( Pic Heavy)
« Reply #638 on: March 08, 2018, 08:39:32 AM »

Letís see what happens :)

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Re: 16' Bass Attacker Restore ( Pic Heavy)
« Reply #639 on: March 08, 2018, 03:06:42 PM »

Nice job making that boat yours and the way you want it!  ~c~ ~c~
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« Reply #640 on: March 08, 2018, 05:21:58 PM »

Originally I wanted to sand all the visible corner welds smooth so it would look like factory bends but I may end up leaving some small visible welds but with the primer , heavy paint and texture I donít think they will be that ugly lol.  The reason is I am not sure if they will crack out visibly later on, on the welds I sand down smooth.  Just have to play around with it some and get my head in the game lol.
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« Reply #641 on: March 08, 2018, 05:25:52 PM »

As long as you run a bead on the back side I don't see why you can't Sandown the welds on the front.

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« Reply #642 on: March 08, 2018, 08:16:01 PM »

As long as you run a bead on the back side I don't see why you can't Sandown the welds on the front.

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Thanks brother Iíll keep on trucking. Itís a lot of work but it is turning out pretty nice this way. Donít think that it will be too bad if I leave the outside welds in place, Iíll crank Er up and wash over em a little to make them less prominent. 
Iíve been running it cold and Iíll see how I do with about 130-140 Amp tomorrow.
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« Reply #643 on: March 08, 2018, 08:18:09 PM »

Well the great thing about a TIG is that if you don't like it you can run over it again with out filler

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« Reply #644 on: March 09, 2018, 07:04:54 AM »

The less filler you use while having the parts coming together the better it'll look without losing strength. I used to watch an expert welder weld aluminum studs for power lines when I did deliveries to the company. He would would start the weld with a touch of the filler rod then drag the torch around dipping the rod once every 2 or so inches, made for some very nice looking welds. Years and years of practice.
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« Reply #645 on: March 19, 2018, 04:24:16 PM »

Rick, you ok buddy, haven't heard from you in a bit, hope everything's good!!!
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« Reply #646 on: March 19, 2018, 04:27:37 PM »

Rick, you ok buddy, haven't heard from you in a bit, hope everything's good!!!
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« Reply #647 on: March 19, 2018, 05:38:10 PM »

Rick, you ok buddy, haven't heard from you in a bit, hope everything's good!!!
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Yeah I am good as can be I guess lol.
Been doing a lot of stuff and will post an update tomorrow. Had to get away from it for a few days last week, it was driving me bonkers lol.
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« Reply #648 on: March 19, 2018, 05:40:27 PM »

Yeah I am good as can be I guess lol.
Been doing a lot of stuff and will post an update tomorrow. Had to get away from it for a few days last week, it was driving me bonkers lol.
Glad to hear your OK and your right sometime we need to stop digging and check the rows.  ;D
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« Reply #649 on: March 20, 2018, 07:05:23 AM »

Yeah I am good as can be I guess lol.
Been doing a lot of stuff and will post an update tomorrow. Had to get away from it for a few days last week, it was driving me bonkers lol.

Good deal!!! Just making sure you weren't overwhelmed with Honey dos!! lo
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