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Looks smooth as a babies butt.

Oh , incase you didn't notice in my pictures, I used black anchor line to replace the plastic bumper stuff around the rails. I glued it on with black 3M 5200. It works great and was way cheaper than the plastic stuff, and easier to come by.
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looking good Kole- what primer/paint are you going with?

... and what do you think about the foam blocks? are you keeping them?
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I used valspare oilbased exterior primer and yeah i think i will keep them in the off chance i role it. or swam it
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Here's a link that has some good info for ya'll
17-25 Information for MOANE (Macgregor Association of New England)
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excellent stuff- thanks for that link... that's pretty much all the stuff i was going to post.

joe, looking again at your pictures- what year is your boat? no bow rail or life lines/stancheons?- is that a mod that you did or is that stock for that year?

also, i'm looking at going with an electric troller too- where did you locate your batteries?

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excellent stuff- thanks for that link... that's pretty much all the stuff i was going to post.

joe, looking again at your pictures- what year is your boat? no bow rail or life lines/stancheons?- is that a mod that you did or is that stock for that year?

also, i'm looking at going with an electric troller too- where did you locate your batteries?

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My boat is a '72. I took the bow pulpit off cause it made it where I couldn't get the boat in my garage. I didn't really need it anyway and it looks cleaner without it (imho). I am pretty sure that lifeline stanchions were optional. Mine has never had them. I think they would be in the way too on a boat this small. With toe rails added my feet won't slip off and I can hold on to the fore stay or shrouds and move around the deck safely.
I have a 4hp Mercury and a 70lb thrust trolling motor. I prefer the troll if I don't expect to need it much that day. If I want to be out longer, I feel safer having the gas motor. Never know when a battery might decide to give up.
They both push the boat fine. It's easier with the trolling motor, lighter and instant power when you want it, and it's totally quiet.
I mounted the battery right in the cabin floor inside the companion way. I use an Optima marine battery for my sailboat and kayak, so I don't have to worry about acid spills.
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... actually, looking closer at the v17 price list on the MOANE site, it looks like the pulpit and lifelines were options... also offered winches, which it looks like kole's boat has

well, i've stripped mine of all hardware, and i'm thinking i'm leaving the pulpit and the lifelines off. the life lines are just trip hazards, and the sidedecks seem more usable w/o them...

and as for the pulpit, well, mac definitely botched the fabrication and/or install on mine- you might be able to see in one of the pics just how far inboard the aft starboard deck attachment is compared to the one to port... the thing's totally cockeyed (!) added character i guess... anyway, i like the clean low pro look of joe's... kind of southern california style... as of now, one deformed pulpit and original set of lifelines are for sale.
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thanks for battery info... all of my previous post was of course imho, but looks like we agree on the main points.

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so you made those toes rails? they are sharp!
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thanks for battery info... all of my previous post was of course imho, but looks like we agree on the main points.

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so you made those toes rails? they are sharp!
Yeah, I had a couple of market style umbrellas that the fabric finally gave in to the stresses of weather. The teak was still in good condition. So all of the teak on my boat came from those. Hows that for recycling ?
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I think i know how the spinner works now... picture help and i think i will keep my pulpit i like to sit out on it lol.
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