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I apologize as it isn’t a MBC product but I thought it would of some interest to put this up in here.

i picked up an old prosports flats boat for a good deal that had been living outdoors and needed some life breathed back into it.

one year later here is the before and after with what all has been done.....

new trolling motor circuit board and wire

full rewire

fill and fair all scratches/chips on hull bottom and deck

endless gelcoat compounding and cleaning

new electronics

new trim tabs

New trailer

new seating

New pumps and plumbing

and a lot more little things I’m forgetting

 

its nowhere near what some have done but it’s been great having something to work on in the evenings while fishing it on the weekends and I keep thinking of more to do with it.

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Nice job!  Congratulations!  Hope you mess it up real soon with some fish slime!

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On ‎6‎/‎22‎/‎2018 at 10:34 AM, SouthernWake said:

I apologize as it isn’t a MBC product but I thought it would of some interest to put this up in here.

i picked up an old prosports flats boat for a good deal that had been living outdoors and needed some life breathed back into it.

one year later here is the before and after with what all has been done.....

new trolling motor circuit board and wire

full rewire

fill and fair all scratches/chips on hull bottom and deck

endless gelcoat compounding and cleaning

new electronics

new trim tabs

New trailer

new seating

New pumps and plumbing

and a lot more little things I’m forgetting

 

its nowhere near what some have done but it’s been great having something to work on in the evenings while fishing it on the weekends and I keep thinking of more to do with it.

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FF 1800  was my first flats boat and it was also a project. Rewire, Replaced the poling platform, dash and instrument upgrade. Had a 100 hp Yamaha four stroke which was a carb model and the boat got me through the oyster beds here in N. FL. Didn't want to sell by a guy at the ramp gave me a great offer. I know you will enjoy that hull.

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Well I was replacing the carpet in the rod lockers with hydro turf and I discovered some wet rotten wood in the supposedly wood free hull. Looks like the carpet was holding water and not drying against the wood.Now we get to grind and do some glass work before I go back to the original project.

 

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Finally done with the rod lockers. Ended up with way more glass work than I was anticipating as the more I ground the more voids I found, as well as open areas that were never glass closed. I also learned a painful lesson about wearing gloves and not rushing when using a grinder in tight quarters.

 

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