Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
DennisSVC, Stickfish36, Ruler1, TomSawyer, poolsj
105731 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 85947
hopalong 78098
Pilothawk 75038
JDavis7873® 67382
John175 ® 64799
FattyMcButterpants 60790
Derek 🐝 58267
Tritonman 57558
LoneStarSon® 53252
SkeeterRonnie 52975
facebook
Forum Stats
105731 Members
60 Forums
851782 Topics
12134140 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#11390729 - 02/04/16 12:36 AM A little project I've been doing
Captjohn Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/23/05
Posts: 1094
Loc: Combine,texas
Rebuilding a Key West 1720.
On January 4th if this year, I found a little 1720 that needed love, in Oklahoma City. The price was right because they couldn't see the possibilities that a little TLC could provide.


The boat was a 1999 Key West,1720. She had a 1999 Yamaha 90hp with 110 pounds of compression across all three cylinders, ran good and shifted into forward and reverse, just fine. I brought her home that night.



She was ok but the windshield was missing, had rod holder basses mounted everywhere and the trolling motor was shot.

I decided to paint her to match my 2015 Key West 230BR. So in the shed she went.





After paint, I installed a new rub rail and I put on a new windshield along with new, LED bow and stern lights. Moved the trolling motor battery up under the console, installed a new horn and horn button, pulled new trolling motor wire, added a new tm 12 volt outlet and got all the pumps and electrical working as they should



At this point, I decided to change out the perfectly running Yamaha 90 and I had Rockwall Marine install a brand new 90 hp Evenrude E-tec. (Thanks Tommy) My reasoning for this upgrade was that I am giving this skiff to my 21 yr old son, who goes to school at Texas A&M Maritime academy in Galveston and I wanted to feel sure he would be able to get back to the dock without problems. And my nephew, Paul Matlock, will be fishing this boat during the summer months at Cedar Creek and other area lakes for striper and hybrids



Tuesday of this week, I got the logo and letters on and all I'm waiting on is the new Riptide to get here, tomorrow so he can come and get her, this weekend.



I hope he enjoys this little rig, while at school and for many years to come.

Oh, I forgot to mention. Sea trials this past Saturday, on fresh water:
Two men at 215 pounds each
One 14 yr old at maybe 120 lbs
32 gallons of fresh fuel
15" Viper prop
20 mph wind

We got about 38 mph at 5500 RPM's
Jumped up pretty quick but I may put trim tabs to get her up faster


Captjohn
_________________________
My son and most of my money go to;


Draggin my way to infamy!!!
USCG license# 900761 (retired)

Top
#11390784 - 02/04/16 04:30 AM Re: A little project I've been doing [Re: Captjohn]
Luke57 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/06/09
Posts: 1501
Loc: Aledo Tx
Great job
_________________________
Save our planet it's the only one with beer
ESTO VIR

Top
#11390842 - 02/04/16 06:10 AM Re: A little project I've been doing [Re: Captjohn]
Joe Slab Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/28/13
Posts: 1314
Loc: NTX
Nice work sir. She's beautiful. Your son will be proud to to have her. thumb

Top
#11390891 - 02/04/16 06:58 AM Re: A little project I've been doing [Re: Captjohn]
CHAMPION FISH Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 09/14/04
Posts: 6816
Loc: SACHSE, TEXAS
It looks really outstanding. Your son is lucky.
_________________________

" Success is a ladder you can not climb with your hands in your pockets."

www.pro-cure.com
www.falconrods.com

Top
#11390895 - 02/04/16 06:59 AM Re: A little project I've been doing [Re: Captjohn]
beltonbill Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/23/13
Posts: 348
You have created a thing of beauty that would make any fisherman proud. Congratulations on a job well done.

Top
#11390896 - 02/04/16 07:01 AM Re: A little project I've been doing [Re: Captjohn]
Lee in Texas Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 03/23/13
Posts: 9041
Loc: Wise County Texas
Really nice job !!! thumb
Just hope he appreciates what your doing and have done for him!!!
God Bless
_________________________
http://www.finfeatherresort.com/index.asp - Best Folks on Toledo Bend !!!
http://www.markpacklakefork.com/ - Great Source!!
http://bassclubofthewest.angelfire.com/ -West Ft Worth Bass Club
http://www.gleasonfishing.com/ Darold Gleason
2004 Stratos Complete Restoration 2014!!! With Much Gratitude to:
Cal's Marine/Azle,Texas (817)300-2827

Top
#11390977 - 02/04/16 07:43 AM Re: A little project I've been doing [Re: Captjohn]
benp Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/28/12
Posts: 969
Loc: Addison
You sir are amazing indeed! What a thing to get while in college!!!
_________________________
I only fish on days that end in Y!



Top
#11390993 - 02/04/16 07:49 AM Re: A little project I've been doing [Re: Captjohn]
banker-always fishing Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 40512
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Very nice! Good job. cheers
_________________________


IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

John 3:16


Top
#11391066 - 02/04/16 08:16 AM Re: A little project I've been doing [Re: Captjohn]
BrandoA Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/09/11
Posts: 2983
Loc: Marble Falls
Looks good John.

Top
#11391165 - 02/04/16 09:00 AM Re: A little project I've been doing [Re: Captjohn]
GoFishNow Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/28/07
Posts: 1513
Loc: Coppell TX
Good Dad.
_________________________

Top
#11391581 - 02/04/16 11:32 AM Re: A little project I've been doing [Re: Captjohn]
Western Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/19/11
Posts: 541
Loc: Wise County Texas
Looks like a new boat! He will be ecstatic no doubt!!
_________________________
Dennis

http://www.tractorbynet.com/ (Largest Tractor/farming/ranch community on the web)

Top
#11391738 - 02/04/16 12:45 PM Re: A little project I've been doing [Re: Western]
TCK73 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/26/15
Posts: 2864
Loc: Jack County
Very nice!

Top
#11391852 - 02/04/16 01:27 PM Re: A little project I've been doing [Re: Captjohn]
Duece Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/30/09
Posts: 568
Beautiful work, good job. What a great gift.

My two cents is put a ($25) hydrofoil on that motor and you'll jump up on plane right off.
_________________________

www.moestackleshop.com

Top
#11391962 - 02/04/16 02:04 PM Re: A little project I've been doing [Re: Captjohn]
JIM SR. Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 09/25/06
Posts: 6793
Loc: NRH/Fork ! GET THE NET
adopt me,.. fish

Top
#11393205 - 02/04/16 09:53 PM Re: A little project I've been doing [Re: Captjohn]
TxDanFishMan Offline
Angler

Registered: 12/06/09
Posts: 357
Loc: Keller, Texas
Nice job, your son is set for fishing now for sure.
Like the idea of a new motor for peace of mind while out on big water.
_________________________
Slide right, coming in .... Fish On!

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



© 1998-2017 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide