Idea's for our hull carcasses

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Idea's for our hull carcasses

Postby Billybob » Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:42 pm

I was wondering what you guys do with your old hulls.
i was thinking of finding a way to hook up a trolling motor to a couple batteries and have an electric boat as a toy.
After all, looking from up here everything changes, shifts, unimpresses.
Looking from up here everything seems smaller.

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Re: Idea's for our hull carcasses

Postby Lowka53 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:53 pm

Billybob wrote:I was wondering what you guys do with your old hulls.
i was thinking of finding a way to hook up a trolling motor to a couple batteries and have an electric boat as a toy.
I have herd of some who use chain saws on them to cut them up to get rid of them but you could always try and sell the hull after you got what you wanted from them :wink:
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Re: Idea's for our hull carcasses

Postby Bill CNC » Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:23 pm

Chain Saw, Skill Saw and a dumpster and about 2 weeks of time putting it in the dumpster (2 loads so you don't get the garbage collector mad.

Been there, done that.

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Re: Idea's for our hull carcasses

Postby areame » Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:30 pm

You could probably patch the area where the jet was, rip the top off, fill the hull with foam, and mount a trolling motor on it.

Something like this maybe with a trolling motor and leaning post for fishing (busy day at work :lol: ):

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Re: Idea's for our hull carcasses

Postby matt167 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:39 pm

Don't even need to cut it. The rub rail seperates the cap joint. staples, or rivits usually hold the 2 halves togther. Remove those and lift.. Still that removes structure which would need to be re added

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Re: Idea's for our hull carcasses

Postby areame » Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:56 pm

Three bulkheads with deck battens and foam would probably be alright for the inside, and then maybe 1/4 ply on top with fiberglass overhang on the sides?

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Re: Idea's for our hull carcasses

Postby matt167 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:02 pm

Yeah, that would probably work.

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Re: Idea's for our hull carcasses

Postby areame » Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:18 pm

Just found these on Craigslist, $950 for both of them including the tailor. Here's the link (http://kalamazoo.craigslist.org/boa/4097458152.html) and I'll post some pics from the listing.

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Re: Idea's for our hull carcasses

Postby jedema » Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:45 am

Those are awesome!


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