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14 ft valco boat build

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  • 14 ft valco boat build

    Hay new to the forum just picked up my second boat for 300 bucks. Best part is it came with an old mercury 110 not running but should be a easy fix. The motor has good compression and good spark lookslike it just neeeds a new water pump and fuel line. I will get some picks up for it here in a little.

    My plan is to strip the boat down to bare metle and build up from there going to be redoing the transome putting in a front and rear casting decks lights, running lights



    here are some pic of the boat as it sits right now. worked on the engine today and got it running like new. All it needed was a new fuel line and some spark plugs and a little carb adjustment and it seems as good a new. Its going to need a new water pump be for i test it on the lake though and after that time to sell it i already have 3 motor and cant justify a fourth.







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    Re: 14 ft valco boat build

    ok so first i thought i would post a quick picture of me 12 footer that i finished about a year ago. it came out good but it was a little to small for me and my girlfriend to go camping in so i started looking for a new project and found the 14 footer.



    I got a lot done this weekend . After power washing the boat and checking for leaks. the first part of business was taking care of transom, it looks like the pervious owner had redone it. The only problem was he did it wrong, and on top of that he had used pressure treated lumber soaked in motor oil. So i ripped it out and used it as a starting point and made it better i also got the rear deck built on saturday. the hardest part of building the new transom was getting it in. I built it in 5 peaces with two layers and two layers of fiber glass in the middle came out real strong and looks good.

    here is a good shot of the transom and two of the supports for the deck




    here is a few pics of the deck before I coated the top side with resin. i put a slight ark in the back deck not enough to noticed but enough for water to run to the side and out the back if i get a wave over the stern.

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    • #3
      Re: 14 ft valco boat build

      Here is my water-fuel separator. i will run lines to both tanks with shut off valves for each tank


      i will be making a box to catch all water that comes over the stern on a bad day


      one last one


      that about as far as i got on saturday

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      • #4
        Re: 14 ft valco boat build

        Keep in mind you'll need to subtact all the weight you're adding from the total weight allowed in the boat.
        A good brand of engine is one that runs

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        • #5
          Re: 14 ft valco boat build

          the boat is rated for 1100 lbs of gear and or up to 6 people according to the placard in the boat . so far i have weighed all the lumber i am putting in the boat and it weighs less than 150 lbs. i figure for the most part its going to be me and one other person plus gear. so we should never go over 600 pounds of gear and person leaving me 400 lbs for motor, gas, batterie, trolling motor,.

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          • #6
            Re: 14 ft valco boat build

            Sweet, I love Valcos, they are some sharp looking aluminum hulls

            I will be following this one, good luck to ya!
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            • #7
              Re: 14 ft valco boat build

              Did you coat your transom wood with epoxy resin?
              1961 Lonestar Flamingo - SPLASHED...Kinda!!
              Fabricating Decks, Stringers, and Transoms
              Paint Your Boat with Tractor Paint

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              • #8
                Re: 14 ft valco boat build

                Originally posted by Woodonglass View Post
                Did you coat your transom wood with epoxy resin?
                yes the transom got two coats of resin before going in should be bullet proof

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                • #9
                  Re: 14 ft valco boat build

                  figured i would take a brake and show u what i did on sunday. took the morning to plant my garden so i got started around 11 ish. I started working on the front casting deck. earlier in the week i took it out to a near by lake and checked for leaks i also checked stability to my surprise it was a lot more stable than my 12 footer. Which lead me to the decision to put in a raised casting deck. i am also going to put the batterie for the trolling motor in up front should help keep some of the weight out of the back of the boat.

                  here u can see my supports for the front casting deck


                  After that i made a template out of card board and cut out the front deck. for the middle bench i decided to make it into a large storage bin. so i cut a hatch into to the bench and removed all the foam what u cant see is i added some angled aluminum to the wall to add some strength back in. after that i started to carpet the back deck and middle storage compartment.

                  here u can see the final product. at some point i will be sealing the bottom of the compartment so it will be dry i am thinking fiber glass any ideas would be great.





                  finished the back casting deck and middle storage area in the dark before calling it a nite

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                  • #10
                    Re: 14 ft valco boat build

                    Originally posted by landshark23 View Post
                    the boat is rated for 1100 lbs of gear and or up to 6 people according to the placard in the boat . so far i have weighed all the lumber i am putting in the boat and it weighs less than 150 lbs. i figure for the most part its going to be me and one other person plus gear. so we should never go over 600 pounds of gear and person leaving me 400 lbs for motor, gas, batterie, trolling motor,.
                    You did good...many don't think about it.
                    A good brand of engine is one that runs

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                    • #11
                      Re: 14 ft valco boat build

                      Originally posted by Cadwelder View Post
                      You did good...many don't think about it.
                      thanks i learned a lot from the first boat i did a couple years ago and have applied a lot of that knowledge to this job. the increased weight capacity was one of the requirements for this boat i passed up several other 14 foot because they were rated for less motor and weight.

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                      • #12
                        Re: 14 ft valco boat build

                        Where is the flotation???????????
                        This is a great link to boat specifications http://boatspecs.iboats.com/
                        Please, shop iboats first!!

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                        • #13
                          Re: 14 ft valco boat build

                          Originally posted by Bob_VT View Post
                          Where is the flotation???????????
                          there will be pour in foam in the bow and under the back deck that will compensate for the removal of the foam from the center plus there will be sheet foam under the decking. hopefully i will never need to get wet. also there is still foam under the rear bench and front bench it should have more floatation that it did originally

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                          • #14
                            Re: 14 ft valco boat build

                            well i did not get much done to day had class most of the day i did manage to get the two floor board cut out and coated with epoxy and then carpet. the first one was real easy and the second one was was a little harder but neither took as much time as the bow casting deck. in the end i was really happy with the way they came out, they look real sharp.

                            here is a pic of one of the floor boards

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                            • #15
                              Re: 14 ft valco boat build

                              Originally posted by landshark23 View Post
                              there will be pour in foam in the bow and under the back deck that will compensate for the removal of the foam from the center plus there will be sheet foam under the decking. hopefully i will never need to get wet. also there is still foam under the rear bench and front bench it should have more floatation that it did originally
                              Smart! Good plan.
                              This is a great link to boat specifications http://boatspecs.iboats.com/
                              Please, shop iboats first!!

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