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R Sing
R Sing - 3 years ago
Thanks mike found the video!
Jeffrey Reid
Jeffrey Reid - 3 years ago
Hey Mike, great vid. I wish I had seen this a few weeks ago lol. I bought a 1965 1436. It had a real sold casting deck on it but needed to be removed because they used steele for the framing. Thos revealed a few issues aka patch job. I am not to worried because like you I like to fix things but avoiding money sucking problems should be avoided. I will send some pics of my progress and most definitely be coming to you for advice. Be easy brother and keep the vids coming.
shawno009
shawno009 - 3 years ago
I literally have done all these Sketcht mods to my boat lol. It didn't leak bad, the random was fine, I just didn't want anything to happen in the future. So I have that boat all silicone caked and big giant transom supports to my bench. And I fish this boat constantly. Just know what you're getting into and don't over spend. You can get a shit box that gets you on the water for virtually free.
Ethaniel Foreman
Ethaniel Foreman - 3 years ago
At 5:56 can you or anyone tell me where you are or what kind of boat that is or link to that video?!
Fishing the midwest with sheamus walsh
Fishing the midwest with sheamus walsh - 3 years ago
What about a 1548
Michael Lopez
Michael Lopez - 3 years ago
Fishing the midwest with sheamus walsh perfect hull
John Clark
John Clark - 4 years ago
What about an aluminum boat that has a Rhino liner in it? That is different than flex seal
Patrick Nimmo
Patrick Nimmo - 4 years ago
Thanks for the advice Michael.
Brody Trask
Brody Trask - 4 years ago
Ur a joke fr
Michael Lopez
Michael Lopez - 4 years ago
Brody Trask Thanks!!! Glad we could have this talk.
kid riglar
kid riglar - 4 years ago
How much of a nuisance leak is acceptable to your standards?
I know ideally you want no water and I've sealed the best I can but idk if zero is possible.

It would probably be better if I built another boat but there's a very personal reason I chose this one.

10. comment for Buying your first Aluminum Fishing boat? MUST-KNOW TIPS! TBNation

Joe350tpi
Joe350tpi - 4 years ago
Hi Mike,your videos are great,I follow you for advice and ideas. When you say width do you measure across the top or the bottom of the boat that is actually in the water ? Thanks,Frank
Michael del Castillo-Hegyi
Michael del Castillo-Hegyi - 4 years ago
Joe350tpi wondering this myself...
Ed Betsworth
Ed Betsworth - 4 years ago
Thank you for doing this video. Now i know what to look for.
Black Bass Brawlers
Black Bass Brawlers - 4 years ago
Just sent you a private message on YouTube. Hope you get to chance to take a look!
Richard B
Richard B - 4 years ago
Great videos.

Been looking forward to this series. Reminds me of the FriscoBoater videos where he unknowingly purchased a badly damaged/rotted 1995 SeaRay and rebuilt/rehabbed it.

Guessing you'll be doing an equipment/tools/materials/cost and where to purchase supplies video or two.
R H
R H - 4 years ago
Good video. Looking to change boats. I have a 12' valco jon boat. Getting tired of getting beat up and not being able to get out when the wind picks up slightly.
Sam_Fisher
Sam_Fisher - 4 years ago
Good rule of thumb is to keep tackle limited to fit inside a backpack. No need to build 20 compartments for a stores worth of tackle. Over kill exist. Small boats werent designed to haul enough gear to run a charter lol
Sam_Fisher
Sam_Fisher - 4 years ago
Michael Lopez had my number sent dude
Sam_Fisher
Sam_Fisher - 4 years ago
Michael Lopez ill have a friend of mine message you on FB with my number. I dont use FB.
Sam_Fisher
Sam_Fisher - 4 years ago
Michael Lopez link
Michael Lopez
Michael Lopez - 4 years ago
contact me on FB.
Sam_Fisher
Sam_Fisher - 4 years ago
Michael Lopez when your channel grows more and it can provide cash to put into more builds without having to invest from your main source of income "job" , let me know, im willing to do a collab and pass over my boat so you can finish what i started and do a give away or what not. Im not into the limelight portion of youtube and i think you can pull it off and it will help create an interest for folks to enjoy fishing. Im fortunate enough to have a big pontoon and i know how it can suck without a boat.
Michael Lopez
Michael Lopez - 4 years ago
Sam_Fisher will be my next build after my skiff.
Sam_Fisher
Sam_Fisher - 4 years ago
Michael Lopez lol i like your style and putting small boat fishing on the radar. Push for catfishing too patna. Need all styles of fishing on notice.
Michael Lopez
Michael Lopez - 4 years ago
Sam_Fisher they are now!
Tuan Nguyen
Tuan Nguyen - 4 years ago
keep it up! great informative vids
MrSharp313
MrSharp313 - 4 years ago
How do you tell if a boat has a independent keel
Brandon and Son's
Brandon and Son's - 4 years ago
Nice a lot of stuff you mentioned I seen or ran into. The boat I am redoing is coming out great.
Reid Simonson
Reid Simonson - 4 years ago
Nice video. I ended up getting a really cheap Sears 14' Jon boat with a custom built trailer for $400. Worth it, but a lot of work. Had to redo the hubs and bearings and the wiring. Also painted the trailer and added new hardware for it. Boat also needs lots of work but I know it is pretty decent quality as I have seen some of those Sears boats take decades and decades of abusive, but still not have leaks. I think one important part to mention to people is when they are buying a boat to check the prices on craigslist to the price of a new boat. I see a lot of old crappy 14' Jon boats on craigslist going for $2000 when you could buy an old trailer for a couple hundred then get a brand new boat for $700. Where I am the marinas sell new Lowe and Aluminiumcraft 14" riveted Jon boats for $700.

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ES
ES - 4 years ago
Michael, my boat had 2 support bars from the transom to the bench. Exactly as you mentioned. I will look for cracks at the base of the transom. According to the owner he wanted to put a larger motor on it so he had the bars added for extra support. Thanks for the tip. Great video. Lots of valuable information. Keep up the great work!
Michael Lopez
Michael Lopez - 4 years ago
Well if the transom support isn't cracked, then it might be legit. Just look at the support and see if it's cracked, bent, or has pulled rivets. It might still be good.
City Moto
City Moto - 4 years ago
Does anyone think I would be able to get away with a Meyers 12ft v hull that's been in my family for a while?
shawno009
shawno009 - 3 years ago
I fish a wards sea king 12 footer with 2 people on it frequently. All depends what you're doing with it
Michael Lopez
Michael Lopez - 4 years ago
find us on the tiny boat nation in facebook.
USA Fishin
USA Fishin - 4 years ago
hey im  a long time viewer would like if you comment on my post
USA Fishin
USA Fishin - 4 years ago
yeah you should reach it soon i am looking for a flat bottom boat to convert to a bass boat for my 2018 bass tourney season
Michael Lopez
Michael Lopez - 4 years ago
Hey man! Thank you for all your support! We're going on 10k!
Rubberbaby Buggybumpers
Rubberbaby Buggybumpers - 4 years ago
Good stuff man.
TravisBear99
TravisBear99 - 4 years ago
what's your opinion... after I did the front casting deck mod, it mad the boat stiff. its a 1958, 1648 flat bottom. is this a bad thing overall or at all? The hull is pretty thick too.
Michael Lopez
Michael Lopez - 4 years ago
TravisBear99 can't say without viewing it.

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