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Author Topic: I jneed to stop spending money on the boat!!!  (Read 1492 times)

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I jneed to stop spending money on the boat!!!
« on: May 29, 2015, 11:05:52 PM »

Installed a Teleflex blinker for the jackplate today conciderin the old 2 button, steering wheel gizmo deal cooked.  I think I'm in love with this thing! ;D Didn't even have to drilla hole for the wire as the gromett fit perfectly into the hole from where the Lowrance flasher control knob came through the dash!

 Then I installed a brand new Jensen round radio ( it almsot drives the boat for you) and 1 of the speakers. Only one cause the rain was commin and I had to paint the plate that I had cut to replace the fiber board bow plate with the ChampioN logo in it. Really didn't want to cut a hole in that as Champ stuff is becoming scarse.  Got 2 small 2 1/2 inch hot tub speakers so I wasn't cutting 6 inch giant holes in a 29 year old boat.  Mannn they sound awsome.  Can't even tell they are not full sized speakers.  Got the idea from a buddie that built a angled box for the very nose of his bugboat with 2 of them in it.    They almost look factory. Put the consol one where that silly little, never worked past a hour, floor light was. The hole fit it perfect and everything!

But I really have to stop spending money and do some fishing.   Right after I put new floor carpet in it ..........................
Matthew" the pollock" Novak
1986 Champ 168
 2014 Pro XS 115 Merc

Firefighter Jeff

Re: I jneed to stop spending money on the boat!!!
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2015, 01:32:24 PM »

You need to start posting more pics of the upgrades !!!   :)


Re: I jneed to stop spending money on the boat!!!
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2015, 07:59:39 PM »

I will Jeff.

 I just finished installing the 2nd front speaker, fixing the wheel/fender inside cover on the trailer, and figuring out why in the world the HDS unit wouldn't power up.    There is such a nest of wire harnesses under that dash and everything is somehow connected. So much so that when I put the radio in using the old cig lighter wires , I cut the hot lead to the HDS unit.(and was no where near the 2 wires connected directly to the unit's power source) . LOL

I did find a new product for buffing and sealing the hull and topcap. Really did a nice job. Easy to work with, lotion type material, by machine or hand, dosen't get dusty when you buff with it. Worked better than a 3m buff and wax job on the top cap especialy. There is still some cloud to my top cap in places, but the top few mills of clear gel with duratec and no flake are just not there anymore. Tuff to keep it uncloudy all the time, but all in all for the price per bottle. Well worth the purchase.

After this weekend I'll do some really good shots of the new stuff. Hull,radio, JP. That kinda stuff.   Only thing left to do to it this year is put in some temp carpet on the floor and find a cupped 23 P 3 blade with the smaller diamater prop to test and see if that is what's missing along with getting the JP ceiling height set.
Matthew" the pollock" Novak
1986 Champ 168
 2014 Pro XS 115 Merc

6 lb Smallmouth

Re: I jneed to stop spending money on the boat!!!
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2015, 08:38:11 PM »

If I lived where Matt did I would spend a crapload on my boat since I would never be spending money on fishing trips.  The money I would save on gas and lodging.....
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Re: I jneed to stop spending money on the boat!!!
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2015, 12:24:46 PM »

I would have a hard time working on my boat, truck, house, just about anything because there's too much great fishing nearby unlike the desert of Michigan here in Lansing ;D

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Re: I jneed to stop spending money on the boat!!!
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2015, 02:42:18 PM »

If you don't spend money your self, you will just spend it on something or someone else. Remember who the most important person is here.
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