Modifications you're proud of...

Discussion in 'Boats, Motors, Trailers and Towing Rigs Forum' started by Foxsea, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. Foxsea

    Foxsea Well-Known Member

    Many of us have made modifications to our boats. Some of those are for safety, some are for convenience, some are updates - LED lights, for example. :cool:

    I have made electrical upgrades, discussed on another thread. I installed a larger sink in the galley, replacing the tiny, useless "cereal bowl" one. I'm installing another built-in tackle locker that will help keep things more organized and convenient. Next, I'm installing a compartment for the handy storage of the safety gear, making use of an empty space between the hull and liner.

    Do you have useful mods that others may be able to incorporate into their boats? Pics are always valuable in the description - before, in the process and after. I'll get a few up soon. :)
     
  2. kanuckle head

    kanuckle head Active Member

    Ya my boat


    BAYLINER, Some frown @ her but she makes me shine

    Kh
     
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  3. Ofishal

    Ofishal Member

    Dont frown Len:rolleyes:

    This is my favorite mod to my bayliner
     

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  4. kanuckle head

    kanuckle head Active Member

    D4 have a prob about replicating a jet ski not as easy touching water doing donuts wit a 10ft beam, but dam close ...................EH
    Pacific Pill rocks

    Kh
     
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  5. wolf

    wolf Well-Known Member

    If you dont mind me asking cause I like shiney things!!!!!:):) what props are those???
     
  6. Foxsea

    Foxsea Well-Known Member

    That's v. nice - gold plated duo-props? Wow! lol
     
  7. Peterman

    Peterman Active Member

    That is one awsome package..
    My buddy bought that same boat with twin Gas I believe... Ill show him that Mod...
     
  8. Finished Business

    Finished Business Well-Known Member

    I build this simple Mod so we can run 2 more rods off the stern (for use with sturgeon, tuna, cut-plugging set-ups)...it mounts into the ski pole with a simple pin and cotter.
     

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  9. Ofishal

    Ofishal Member

    Those are G5 Volvo Penta DPH drive props made of Nimbral (nickle,bronze,aluminum) they aint shiny no more, they turn black/grey within a day or two of hittin the salt
     
  10. dmurph

    dmurph Well-Known Member

    I was going to ask " sure you want to put that thing in the dirty water. " No wonder that things cruises so fast. NICE
     
  11. finaddict

    finaddict Well-Known Member

    Here's a few:
    1. Tempress Seats and remote throttle for kicker
    2&3 Stowable Fish Cleaning station and knife holder
    4. Cabinet in Cabin
    5. Viking Cannister 6 person lift raft
     

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  12. finaddict

    finaddict Well-Known Member

    Here's a few more:

    1. Rear facing seats for watching the rods
    2&3. Non-skid grating on deck
    4. Fresh water washdown from 6 gallon galley tank
    5. Second knife and pliers holder
     

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  13. Mighty Sylvan

    Mighty Sylvan Active Member

    Finaddict, very nice work. I like the life raft the best. The fresh water washdown is a nice touch too.
     
  14. finaddict

    finaddict Well-Known Member

    Thanks James. Be very cautious, though. Boat mods is a sickness. I think its incurable. Once you get it it will cost you thousands in cash and hours
     
  15. Foxsea

    Foxsea Well-Known Member

    Nice job on the mods! How does the grating work out? An probs keeping muck from accumulating below it?
     
  16. finaddict

    finaddict Well-Known Member

    Thanks Fox. Grating works better than I first expected. It never moves, it gives you a real feeling of confidence when walking on it and I just fold back the forward half of it and hose it down and then fold forward the stern half and hose the muck into the scuppers.
     
  17. kanuckle head

    kanuckle head Active Member

    Luv the snap 2gether non- slip grading, won't work on mine my fish holds are flush mounted & will have to lift the grading to access the catch..............not practical!!!!
     
  18. vetteman

    vetteman Active Member

    I have flush mounted in floor fish holds as well. You can just cut a section of the grating and pull it out the small section when you need into the box. Works fine for me. I usually only use the grating when I'm fishing for those slimy Sockeye and the FG floor gets as slippery as a skating rink.
    Dave
     
  19. cheech

    cheech Member

    Gotta be the forward facing ff. Boat was rigged out pretty well when I got it.
     

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  20. finaddict

    finaddict Well-Known Member

    That's funny Cheech. I have done the exact same mod using the exact same depthsounder.
     

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