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  • #31
    Re: need some help here on an old lund im looking to purchase - S-18 Big Resorter 78

    Well all the materials and labor 1200$ - 1400$ range BUT they are also making the trolling motor mount to fit the bow, they welded over 50+ holes in the sides of the hull and gunwales there were 15 holes in the trans alone from transducers. Also the wear strip on the bottom of the bow was in need or repair and one section from years of running on shore was worn so that is also being fixed and repaired.
    The sheets of Aluminum arent cheap but theres alot of hours of labor going into it.

    Sounds like alot of cash for what I could of done with wood and 2x4 BUT will last a long long time and save on the weight not to mention wont ever rot on me.

    I sold my old Lowe 2004 Roughneck 1960 all weld with a permanate welded blind on it this year and am using the funds from it to build this hunting /fishing rig and just want to do it once.

    This was the blind frame that I built and welded on my old Rig... Steel I can weld Alum is out of my skills and tools





    We had lots of good hunts from her but the hunting is not what it used to be at all
    and having that boat for 20-30 days a year for me was just getting to be silly.
    Some guy wanted to buy it price was right and its gone. lol

    Last 2 non related pic... now I just have to build the deep water ramp
    for my best buddy Gordy... hes gona have good times in the new old lund.



    Nothing like hunting with a great Dog.

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    • #32
      Re: need some help here on an old lund im looking to purchase - S-18 Big Resorter 78

      Originally posted by daveshady View Post
      Well all the materials and labor 1200$ - 1400$ range
      I don't think that sounds unreasonable at all. Especially for something that will then have pretty much an unlimited lifespan.
      1976 18' Starcraft SuperSport 90HP Evinrude
      Restoration thread http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=357767
      1966 16' Starcraft Jupiter 85HP Johnson
      Restoration thread http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=338633 sold

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      • #33
        Re: need some help here on an old lund im looking to purchase - S-18 Big Resorter 78

        I am gonna have to agree, that structure looks solid and will last forever probably.

        I'm really looking forward to seeing this rig completed, your plans are great

        That is one great-looking black lab there too, and earning his keep too!
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        '79 16' Starcraft SuperSport
        12' AeroCraft '55 Johnson 5.5hp
        Starcraft brochures thread

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        • #34
          Re: need some help here on an old lund im looking to purchase - S-18 Big Resorter 78

          More Pics they got some more progress. I think then ribs he made for the sides will hold well.....
          At least make up for the missing seat that was removed who knows how long ago.






          He even put in some nice trim pcs to finish up under the decks. They have paid good attention to detail and to make sure it's done right.



          now to finish the battery box and motor mount.

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          • #35
            Re: need some help here on an old lund im looking to purchase - S-18 Big Resorter 78

            Welders Called ready to roll out this morning. Another step closer to DONE. Will get some beter photos when I get her home.

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            • #36
              Re: need some help here on an old lund im looking to purchase - S-18 Big Resorter 78

              This is so friggin' cool! Looks great.

              We should start using this thread as an example when someone comes in and asks about removing bench seats from their tinnie. We can say "sure you can do it if you add these".
              1976 18' Starcraft SuperSport 90HP Evinrude
              Restoration thread http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=357767
              1966 16' Starcraft Jupiter 85HP Johnson
              Restoration thread http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=338633 sold

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              • #37
                Re: need some help here on an old lund im looking to purchase - S-18 Big Resorter 78

                Looks like they are doing some really nice work there, congrats!

                Great looking dog there too, spitting image of my ol' lab. (RIP buddy... )
                2001 Crestliner SuperHawk 1800, Mercruiser 140HP
                2007 Tracker 1436 jon boat, 7.5HP Force

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                • #38
                  Re: need some help here on an old lund im looking to purchase - S-18 Big Resorter 78

                  Got the Rig back from the FAB Shop yesterday, stoped at painters and got my bid on the
                  paint and Hydro-Turf for the decking. Got home did some wire brushing on the mainly trans area
                  where there was old glue to get the hull clean and ready for them to prep then do their thing.
                  Got it all done and will take to them before i leave for a business trip today.

                  Heres a few new pics. Got the motor mount on and its PERFECT! They even had
                  the motor mounted on there already but I forgot to get a pic. In a hurry to get
                  it cleaned up and ready to go.

                  I will get the trailer back for 5-7 days to work on it at least!










                  Thanks for all the Input and Ideas guys the project is going to my plan at least
                  so far. Cant wait to get it into its new Camo paint. I know no LUND RED on this
                  hull. Its being painted in a brown pebble finish with light gray and black cammo
                  of sorts. Hydro Turf in a dark gray on the inside decks also. Illowa Pro-Drive
                  builds boats just down the road from me and they are doing the paint. Their
                  boats look GREAT and its a durable finish.

                  2 weeks It should be on the River..... I HOPE!

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                  • #39
                    Re: need some help here on an old lund im looking to purchase - S-18 Big Resorter 78

                    Started work on the trailer now, weather is not going to cooperate on temp for paint grrrr





                    Took most everything off and ready to get all the loose rust off and smoothe it out a bit.





                    I think the wind guide bunk brackets that were on the trailer will be heavy duty enough.

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                    • #40
                      Re: need some help here on an old lund im looking to purchase - S-18 Big Resorter 78

                      Got it all wire wheeled and scuffed up ready for the herculiner next I guess. In hope to get
                      that step done tomorrow gotta get some heat in my buddys garage winter is still hangin on
                      here in Iowa.





                      Slow dirty process that was.

                      Ok Herculiner.... PAIN IN THE AERSE to put on inside the tubes corners wow that was FUN! lol
                      but it looks good when I left it. Had to run the big propane heater in my buddys garage had it on
                      high and got to about 80 in there after 3 hours. 7 hours total start to finish. Got it coated nicely
                      was about 2 hours till the 1st coat was no longer tacky so had some down time. Thank god the
                      wife brought me some lunch and we sat out in the sun for a while. Got herculiner all over my arms
                      that I didnt see... long sleeve shirt GOOD IDEA!

                      Hers a Wet pic will have more tomorrow.

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                      • #41
                        Re: need some help here on an old lund im looking to purchase - S-18 Big Resorter 78

                        Dry is was so I got it home and in the outbuilding.







                        Now onto Lights, New rollers and bunks and carpet.

                        The boat has been steel flexed. I purchased a set of 4"x10" black bunk sliders and enders like I had on my old boat.
                        but will that be ok with the steel flex and rivits?

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                        • #42
                          Re: need some help here on an old lund im looking to purchase - S-18 Big Resorter 78

                          Great Thread and Nice Job! Looking forward to the rest of the story. P.S. gorgeous pic of your lab in the water.

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                          • #43
                            Re: need some help here on an old lund im looking to purchase - S-18 Big Resorter 78

                            Thanks much I cant wait till its DONE! He is a ham loves the camera since he was a pup, lucky to have a great dog just once for sure.

                            Down to carpet the bunks, longer bolt for the bow stop and a 4" roller that has come up missing.
                            Lights all work need to touch up a couple of spots on the herculiner i missed maybe will be warm
                            enuf for that on Saturday after work.



                            The guides made by some previous owner were off, left side inch less than the right so had to compensate
                            on the bunks so they matched. Done and ready for carpet.

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                            • #44
                              Re: need some help here on an old lund im looking to purchase - S-18 Big Resorter 78

                              Bunks finished and installed.... getting so CLOSE to done on this part.



                              LIGHT even Worked on the first try lol



                              1 roller to go and the bow stop and shes a wrap for now.

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                              • #45
                                Re: need some help here on an old lund im looking to purchase - S-18 Big Resorter 78

                                Hey Dave, did you put bunk slicks on the bunks? I thought bunk slicks were bad for a riveted hull?

                                Coming along nicely!
                                2001 Crestliner SuperHawk 1800, Mercruiser 140HP
                                2007 Tracker 1436 jon boat, 7.5HP Force

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