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#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

My son and most of my money go to;

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

#11390784 - 02/04/16 04:30 AM Re: A little project I've been doing [Re: Captjohn]
Luke57 Online   content
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Registered: 04/06/09
Posts: 1323
Loc: Aledo Tx
Great job
Save our planet it's the only one with beer

#11390842 - 02/04/16 06:10 AM Re: A little project I've been doing [Re: Captjohn]
Joe Slab Offline
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Registered: 07/28/13
Posts: 1266
Loc: NTX
Nice work sir. She's beautiful. Your son will be proud to to have her. thumb

#11390891 - 02/04/16 06:58 AM Re: A little project I've been doing [Re: Captjohn]
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Registered: 09/14/04
Posts: 6376
It looks really outstanding. Your son is lucky.

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

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

Registered: 01/23/13
Posts: 297
You have created a thing of beauty that would make any fisherman proud. Congratulations on a job well done.

#11390896 - 02/04/16 07:01 AM Re: A little project I've been doing [Re: Captjohn]
Lee in Texas Offline
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Registered: 03/23/13
Posts: 8936
Loc: Wise County Texas
Really nice job !!! thumb
Just hope he appreciates what your doing and have done for him!!!
God Bless
_________________________ - Best Folks on Toledo Bend !!! - Great Source!! -West Ft Worth Bass Club Darold Gleason
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#11390977 - 02/04/16 07:43 AM Re: A little project I've been doing [Re: Captjohn]
benp Offline
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Registered: 06/28/12
Posts: 925
Loc: Addison
You sir are amazing indeed! What a thing to get while in college!!!
I only fish on days that end in Y!

#11390993 - 02/04/16 07:49 AM Re: A little project I've been doing [Re: Captjohn]
banker-always fishing Offline
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 36476
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Very nice! Good job. cheers

IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

John 3:16

#11391066 - 02/04/16 08:16 AM Re: A little project I've been doing [Re: Captjohn]
BrandoA Offline
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Registered: 06/09/11
Posts: 2751
Loc: Marble Falls
Looks good John.

#11391165 - 02/04/16 09:00 AM Re: A little project I've been doing [Re: Captjohn]
GoFishNow Online   content
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Registered: 09/28/07
Posts: 1477
Loc: Coppell TX
Good Dad.

#11391581 - 02/04/16 11:32 AM Re: A little project I've been doing [Re: Captjohn]
Western Offline
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Registered: 04/19/11
Posts: 528
Loc: Wise County Texas
Looks like a new boat! He will be ecstatic no doubt!!
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#11391738 - 02/04/16 12:45 PM Re: A little project I've been doing [Re: Western]
TCK73 Online   content
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Registered: 03/26/15
Posts: 1598
Loc: Jack County
Very nice!

#11391852 - 02/04/16 01:27 PM Re: A little project I've been doing [Re: Captjohn]
Duece Offline
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Registered: 06/30/09
Posts: 565
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.

#11391962 - 02/04/16 02:04 PM Re: A little project I've been doing [Re: Captjohn]
JIM SR. Offline
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Registered: 09/25/06
Posts: 6023
Loc: NRH/Fork again ! GET THE NET
adopt me,.. fish

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

Registered: 12/06/09
Posts: 288
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!

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