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#5261541 - 08/19/14 12:09 PM New Toy - Summer Project (Pic Heavy)
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Found a steal on a 1984 Mon Ark 15' aluminum boat. Not the prettiest thing at first but for $1200 my buddy and I saw the potential. The '84 mariner 25 needed a very small carb adjustment, and two new spark plugs and it fired right up! Already been on several fishing trips but its real job is to be a bona-fide duck boat. We're working on how to rig up a blind. I will add pics as we upgrade. The name? SizeMatters

The day we bought her



Stripped and first layer of paint

Second Layer of paint. Used weeds as a negative stencil with black camo paint over the first tan layer. Worked well i think



Did the same thing on the inside

New floors and carpet. Used the original hatch frames for the front live wells. The back deck is two big hatches for easy access to the batteries/gas tank/etc.

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#5261548 - 08/19/14 12:14 PM Re: New Toy - Summer Project (Pic Heavy) [Re: DuckCoach1985]
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Painted the trailer, added new camo seats, and hooked up the trolling motor.



Maiden Voyage.. took the girlfriend out for a quick fishing trip at the lake

First saltwater experience. Makes a great flounder rig and gets across the bay great with two people and our gear

Cruisin the lake with the gf


Since these pics were taken I've added a through-transom aerator for the live wells, 600 gph bilge, and LED utility lights. Next on the to-do list is to build a removable duck blind. Any ideas or suggestions are appreciated!

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#5261581 - 08/19/14 12:31 PM Re: New Toy - Summer Project (Pic Heavy) [Re: DuckCoach1985]
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My favorite Projects are Boat Projects. You done Good!

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#5261591 - 08/19/14 12:34 PM Re: New Toy - Summer Project (Pic Heavy) [Re: DuckCoach1985]
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Great job, it looks real nice

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#5261598 - 08/19/14 12:36 PM Re: New Toy - Summer Project (Pic Heavy) [Re: DuckCoach1985]
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great job

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#5261665 - 08/19/14 01:10 PM Re: New Toy - Summer Project (Pic Heavy) [Re: DuckCoach1985]
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Nice deckhand eeks333
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#5261704 - 08/19/14 01:25 PM Re: New Toy - Summer Project (Pic Heavy) [Re: DuckCoach1985]
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Looks awesome! That carpet is going to be tough to keep clean in duck season though!
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#5261764 - 08/19/14 01:52 PM Re: New Toy - Summer Project (Pic Heavy) [Re: DuckCoach1985]
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Looks good.
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#5261766 - 08/19/14 01:54 PM Re: New Toy - Summer Project (Pic Heavy) [Re: GigEmAggies]
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Originally Posted By: GigEmAggies
Looks awesome! That carpet is going to be tough to keep clean in duck season though!


I hope you're right! The redder the better!

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#5261780 - 08/19/14 01:59 PM Re: New Toy - Summer Project (Pic Heavy) [Re: DuckCoach1985]
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you did a good job on that boat man
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#5262123 - 08/19/14 04:50 PM Re: New Toy - Summer Project (Pic Heavy) [Re: beaversnipe]
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Originally Posted By: beaversnipe
Nice deckhand eeks333

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#5262329 - 08/19/14 06:31 PM Re: New Toy - Summer Project (Pic Heavy) [Re: KYBLUEFAN]
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Need to camo motor next!

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#5262346 - 08/19/14 06:36 PM Re: New Toy - Summer Project (Pic Heavy) [Re: DuckCoach1985]
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Nice work. up

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#5262369 - 08/19/14 06:43 PM Re: New Toy - Summer Project (Pic Heavy) [Re: DuckCoach1985]
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Looks good!
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#5262438 - 08/19/14 07:26 PM Re: New Toy - Summer Project (Pic Heavy) [Re: DuckCoach1985]
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Came out great.
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