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  • Originally posted by chevymaher View Post
    I am up rested and ready for the salt mines.

    Now I have a question. I know that doesn't happen often. I am a reader mostly. Since this silly boat is getting redone and looks so much better. Capacity plate. The one in it is a sticker and peeling on the edge faded just looks bad and wont match the boats condition when done.

    I found them on E Bay that are metal and NOS.

    Question is this can I just replace it with one of those. Just match the persons and weight with what it has now. So if I get stopped and inspected are the coast guard unreasonably Psychotic types. Or will they just accept I replaced it with out a supreme court ruling and a lawyer on board.


    I walked in from my daughter's Christmas concert and just spent the last 1.5 hrs reading this thread. I saw it when you first started it and somehow never made it back.

    You're doing great work!

    On the capacity sticker. I used this site (below) to make a new replica of the one that was in my boat. The type of work you are doing...you're going to want it to look factory fresh.

    https://garzonstudio.com/boat/capacity-decal.html

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    • Originally posted by Timr71 View Post


      I walked in from my daughter's Christmas concert and just spent the last 1.5 hrs reading this thread. I saw it when you first started it and somehow never made it back.

      You're doing great work!

      On the capacity sticker. I used this site (below) to make a new replica of the one that was in my boat. The type of work you are doing...you're going to want it to look factory fresh.

      https://garzonstudio.com/boat/capacity-decal.html
      Thank you for the compliment.

      Also thanks for the link. I saved it in the boats computer folder.
      Dance with the waves,
      move with the sea.
      Let the rhythm of the water
      set your soul free.

      1987 Four Winns 170 Horizon.

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      • I got them done. I only got 4 screws in the track to bases. Beacuse the seats got to come off to put the carpet it. But I predrilled all the screw holes. Seat adjustment works.

        I wrapped them in plastic and covered them with a garage quilt I keep for just such emergencies.

        First pic is the seat doing its little trick I will never use.
        Dance with the waves,
        move with the sea.
        Let the rhythm of the water
        set your soul free.

        1987 Four Winns 170 Horizon.

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        • Very nice work. Let me know when you're ready to do mine (won't be holding my breath)
          Somers, WI

          Old enough to know better - but crazy enough to try anyway

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          • VERY NICE!!
            1986 Bayliner 16' Capri, 90 hp Johnson (sold)
            1990 Chaparral 2000 SL Sport, 4.3L LX, Mercruiser Alpha I, Gen I

            Link to Chaparral restoration- http://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-repair-and-restoration/boat-restoration-building-and-hull-repair/10286641-chaparral-2000-sl-sport-floor-and-more

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            • Thanks guys.

              I was a little concerned when I started whether they would look factory or not doing this part. But it turned out fine. Good enough for government work. Took the pressure off. I have done enough now I am sure the rest will be fine. It would be better if i was just starting them now tho. Learning curve and all. That was my first time doing anything like this. Made some mistakes moving on now LOL.

              Yea I wouldn't hold your breath oldrem LOL. This isn't fun to do the main seating and I won't be doing guest appearances. These things made the bow parts look like cake. This is the kind of stuff you do for yourself because it is so damn expensive to have done. But not something I want to do for money. As long as it took me I would go broke quick. But as a wise man told me once. That is why it is called a hobby and not a career.

              I am out of white now and have to get more. This should be the last trip for vinyl. I think I got enough and some for the rest in red and grey. I got work coming today so I can't do anything. I am wanting to do the side panels next.
              Dance with the waves,
              move with the sea.
              Let the rhythm of the water
              set your soul free.

              1987 Four Winns 170 Horizon.

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              • [QUOTE=chevymaher;n10519582]Thanks guys.

                Yea I wouldn't hold your breath oldrem LOL. This isn't fun to do the main seating and I won't be doing guest appearances. These things made the bow parts look like cake. This is the kind of stuff you do for yourself because it is so damn expensive to have done. But not something I want to do for money. As long as it took me I would go broke quick. But as a wise man told me once. That is why it is called a hobby and not a career.

                Yep, know exactly what you say. I had a number of guys that wanted me to make holsters for them after they saw the ones I made for myself. No way I wanted to do that again for any money. Especially hand awling and hand stitching (backside of holsters was over 1/2" thick) Click image for larger version

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                Somers, WI

                Old enough to know better - but crazy enough to try anyway

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                • Originally posted by oldrem View Post
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                  Yep, know exactly what you say. I had a number of guys that wanted me to make holsters for them after they saw the ones I made for myself. No way I wanted to do that again for any money. Especially hand awling and hand stitching (backside of holsters was over 1/2" thick) [ATTACH=CONFIG]n10519621[/ATTACH]
                  That looks very nice. I wont do car painting for people either. They see the van or the chevelle. They want Earl Schiebs prices and cavelcade of customs quality. I have had people want me to do it for less than the materials cost.

                  Anywho I didn't do squat today on the barge. I got some work to do gather up a few bucks to spend on the barge. Doing window tracks and brakes on a jeep. Waiting for the parts to come in now. Soon as I get paid and that is out of my hair off to get more vinyl.

                  Went to the north pole today to see santa. My son is set up for the big day now. He is getting a boat that runs in the water this year. Among other things.

                  Little stinker got in my e mail on his tablet and found a pic of the boat and used it as his screen saver on the tablet. Definitely follows in my footsteps.
                  Dance with the waves,
                  move with the sea.
                  Let the rhythm of the water
                  set your soul free.

                  1987 Four Winns 170 Horizon.

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                  • Everything is looking great. You should be proud of your hard work and effort.
                    Skipper Sean
                    "Keeping It Reel"
                    1984 Galaxy Conquest Cuddy
                    Model 199 I/O Mercruiser 470

                    "Flat Bottom Girl"
                    12 foot Grumman Jon Boat
                    Mercury 9.9 Outboard
                    Ride it, Run it, Race it, Repair it >>>> REPEAT

                    My restoration project:
                    KEEPING IT REEL

                    I restore history everyday: CHECK IT OUT HERE

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                    • Well the parts place told my customer the parts were not there. I called and oh yea they been there since 6 oclock last night. So they getting the stuff so we can get this over with.

                      Admirals birthday is soon so for her birthday we took a hour round trip to Jungle Jim's so she could stock up on the hard to find asian cuisines. But here is a little boat porn they got actual boat on display in there and a couple good models. Sorry I didn't get out of the one pic and you got to see my ugly azz LOL.
                      Dance with the waves,
                      move with the sea.
                      Let the rhythm of the water
                      set your soul free.

                      1987 Four Winns 170 Horizon.

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                      • Went and got the vinyl and some teak oil. May as well get that stuff looking good while I got it off doing the interior.
                        Dance with the waves,
                        move with the sea.
                        Let the rhythm of the water
                        set your soul free.

                        1987 Four Winns 170 Horizon.

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                        • Nice update to your avatar.

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                          • Originally posted by Big Gee View Post
                            Nice update to your avatar.
                            Thank you. I was looking at it one day and thought wow the cockpit cover looked nasty. I got better pictures now.

                            The ol jeep I put brakes on. I drove it to get the supplies. Its right front brake is dragging. So I will be screwing with it till I figure out what is wrong. Line caliper something is screwing up. Just my luck taking more time away from the barge.

                            I was just out knocking the snow off the car port over the boat. Shoveled the drive and started and let the 4wd truck warm up. Just in case so I know it is ready.

                            Maybe I am crazy I liked grinding the hull better than shoveling snow. I miss the boat being in it everyday. But it is dry and clean out there.

                            Like chuck says I got it bad now. Winter doldrums.
                            Dance with the waves,
                            move with the sea.
                            Let the rhythm of the water
                            set your soul free.

                            1987 Four Winns 170 Horizon.

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                            • the old owens was neet
                              new project:http://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-...r-2159-hardtop
                              My old Project: http://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-...rsion-splashed

                              https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIs...tdiLRtQ5yXVX0g

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                              • Sign up today
                                It was in the teens this morning and it is only 32 now. I couldn't get motivated to deal with the jeep.

                                I sat in the garage a while with the heater on my feet watching TV. I decided to do something fun and easy for a change. I gave the engine covers teak a taste of the teak oil to just see what happened.

                                I then got the skii locker cover out of the chevelle and cleaned it and let the thirsty girl drink as much as she wanted. Got it good and wet and scrubbed with the kitchen pad. I used a paint brush to get in all the crevices. Actually was a nice change of pace doing something ridiculously easy with such a huge difference in appearance for so little work.

                                I watched sci fi talked to my brother on the phone while he was playing with his boat to. Sat and basted her like a thanksgiving turkey a while. I must say I had a good time.

                                I even went out and did the swim platform steps in the cold I was so impressed. Those things are exposed to weather no matter what so I figured they needed treated the worst.

                                I just needed a break from hard hard stuff I guess. I feel better now.
                                Dance with the waves,
                                move with the sea.
                                Let the rhythm of the water
                                set your soul free.

                                1987 Four Winns 170 Horizon.

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