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Just a general boat RANT!!! #14189417 11/13/21 03:14 PM
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WHY WHY WHY???? Why do boat manufacturers use STEEL seat pedestals in a bass boat. Everything else in this boat is glass, aluminum, or some other type of water resistant material… but NOT the seat pedestals

Installing new padding and carpeting, 100% though the boat. I removed the last little area of carpet between the livewells and I thought it was a hump by design. NOPE. It’s a 1/4 plate of steel that has rusted to a 1/2 chunk of flaky rust. Why would they do that? Stupid. Now I spent three hours grinding that rust chunk off my boat and repairing it with Bondo/glass. It was cold last night and it took all night to cure. I’ve got all the boat carpeted and waiting on a 14x10 i section to get finished before I can install all the hatches back on. I want to be fishing this morning. Not working on the damn boat.

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Re: Just a general boat RANT!!! [Re: SteezMacQueen] #14189422 11/13/21 03:19 PM
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Always projects going on here too. You'll get it done soon then hit the lake for the afternoon bite. thumb


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Re: Just a general boat RANT!!! [Re: SteezMacQueen] #14189772 11/13/21 11:15 PM
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As Gilda Radner said, "It's Always Something", I know the feeling you are going thru, I finally figure how to get over those feelings, for me I just ceased to care, figure I had done enough, told myself time to use it or sell it. Once I had every thing fixed, only took 4 years to complete it after I got my boat, now one year free of not working on it. There are a couple of minor things I could do, but I decided not worry anymore.

Re: Just a general boat RANT!!! [Re: SteezMacQueen] #14190129 11/14/21 12:07 PM
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I got to spend all day yesterday changing out my hydraulic steering hoses, upgraded the jp to a bob's and while doing it found a hard kink in one and the other was trying to. guess 13 yrs. is a good lifespan for them.

also had a small ding on the lower unit in the bondo glass I used when I added the nosecone, cured out and gonna sand and paint today so no boat this weekend.


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Re: Just a general boat RANT!!! [Re: SteezMacQueen] #14190283 11/14/21 03:27 PM
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Re: Just a general boat RANT!!! [Re: SteezMacQueen] #14191160 11/15/21 04:20 PM
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Re: Just a general boat RANT!!! [Re: SteezMacQueen] #14191458 11/15/21 08:31 PM
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Looks really good!

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Nice work!


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Re: Just a general boat RANT!!! [Re: SteezMacQueen] #14191901 11/16/21 03:27 AM
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Thanks. I don’t think I can ever have a boat that isn’t fully padded again. It is so easy on the feet and knees. I kneeled down to land a fish Sunday afternoon and the padding was instantly worth every penny and hours required for the retrofit. cheers


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Re: Just a general boat RANT!!! [Re: SteezMacQueen] #14194718 11/18/21 05:13 PM
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Great job!!

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Re: Just a general boat RANT!!! [Re: SteezMacQueen] #14195347 11/19/21 04:17 AM
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We don’t use steel, all Stainless or aluminum now, including the pins custom in Stainless on boats in recent model years.

Oh and your grain is 90 off and sideways also.

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