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Old 05-01-2010, 07:06 PM
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I am converting a 1988 Bayliner Capri 1700 into a center console fishing machine. Basically, the only thing I am saving on this boat is the hull, which is in fairly good shape. Everything else, including stringers and transom, is being replaced. I am installing a front deck section that will extend about a foot past where the dual consoles used to be. This will be framed out and fiberglassed to the hull and should ensure hull stability. I am also adding a couple other design elements to improve the overall structure of the boat, which will be primarily used for walleye and trout on some of the larger lakes in upstate New York and stripers in the Hudson River.

Anybody have any suggestions on what features and design elements I should include in the new boat to help make it a fishing machine, especially the little things I might overlook?
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Old 05-14-2010, 09:36 AM
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Default Re: Help me design by boat!

Youre taking on a big undertaking unless you are contracting the work out...

Rebuilding/designing a boat from the ground up is a personal undertaking, I put a new deck in mine last season after 30 years of service...

Be sure to check the fuel cell, you may want to install a new one, when you re- deck, be sure to leave an acess panel that is screwed down so you can do periodic inspections...

when you run your electrical conduit, light weight drain pipe makes a great conduit, dont skimp on space, you'll be surprised how much a 3 or 4" conduit can "shrink" when you start filling it with wires...

When you get to the electrical system, I highly recomend a 3 switch, two battery system with a ACR( automatic charging relay) in line, if you have the $$$$ I recomend AGM batteries, they are expensive but charge faster than conventional flooded batteries and can be mounted in any position, they also are totaly maintenance free and give off very little fumes/gas while cycling...
I could go on for hours, but you need to make the boat your own, keep us up dated on the progress, take some pictures and document your process.. it may help others in the future...

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Old 05-14-2010, 05:08 PM
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Default Re: Help me design by boat!

Sounds like a labor of love. I agree with Roc on the fuel cell. Particularly with the high ethanol content in todays fuel you can be asking for trouble down the road if you don't replace. Have fun with it.
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Old 05-26-2010, 01:51 PM
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I am converting a 1988 Bayliner Capri 1700 into a center console fishing machine. Basically, the only thing I am saving on this boat is the hull, which is in fairly good shape. Everything else, including stringers and transom, is being replaced. I am installing a front deck section that will extend about a foot past where the dual consoles used to be. This will be framed out and fiberglassed to the hull and should ensure hull stability. I am also adding a couple other design elements to improve the overall structure of the boat, which will be primarily used for walleye and trout on some of the larger lakes in upstate New York and stripers in the Hudson River.

Anybody have any suggestions on what features and design elements I should include in the new boat to help make it a fishing machine, especially the little things I might overlook?
My best advice would be to start with a different hull. Or better yet, just go out an buy a good boat and spend the time you save fishing.
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Old 06-29-2010, 10:31 PM
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sounds kool u better put pics up when u finish we gotta see the suckker when its done
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:11 AM
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Default Re: Help me design by boat!

I am boat repair mechanic and making my own boat, I am using aluminum for its base and looking for wooden work inside it. Please suggest me some designs regarding internal design of the boat.

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