New Little Tinny

Discussion in 'Boats, Motors, Trailers and Towing Rigs Forum' started by jeffywestcoast, May 1, 2019.

  1. Thunder21

    Thunder21 Well-Known Member

    I have a very similar boat as you but older, 17’ Kellahan cc with a 115 Yamaha. We have no top on ours either. I barely ever use the boat but I’ve been caught in the rain a couple times and I think the ultimate would be an aluminum framed top with fabric over it to keep the weight down like the picture above. The other thing that would be nice is a real glass windshield with a single wiper mounted in the top Center of the window. Just something to think about if you ever decide to go that route.
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  2. Oly1

    Oly1 Well-Known Member

    That’s what I was talking about. I think you’re right in the weight department and will make most days (rain and sun) more enjoyable. Probably one of the best upgrades you will make on the new unit. Aluminum frame will never need replacement, just new canvas every 10 years. Easy peasy.

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  3. jeffywestcoast

    jeffywestcoast Well-Known Member

    Yup i bet the My buddy could whip one of those up no prob and my friend from Sea-Tops could canvas, not sure where i would put the vhf antenna if we went with the top.
  4. Gong Show

    Gong Show Well-Known Member

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    Shakespeare rail mount. Put it on the T top.
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  5. ReelSlim

    ReelSlim Crew Member

    Careful Jeff....Everyone is going to try and spend your money for you! lol :)
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  6. jeffywestcoast

    jeffywestcoast Well-Known Member

    No worries there im spent my wifes doing all the spending this time.
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  7. kelly

    kelly Well-Known Member

    Great build, love the rig. I just sold my 16 cope tiller and those small aluminums are hard to beat. Our best run was 164 nm in ours. Great for exploring the coast and not blowing the budget on fuel.

    The 16 is a bit small for a T top and it will get in the way a bit fishing but it can be nice to get a bit of a break from weather. If it was a fishing boat I wouldn’t bother but if it was mixed use I would. My new boat has one but I’ll likely convert to a hard top enclosure with radar.
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  8. jeffywestcoast

    jeffywestcoast Well-Known Member

    Just an update..The boat is paid for and i am sure lifetimer must be damn near done with the build i think they might be waiting on the trailer.
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  9. Aces

    Aces Well-Known Member

    We hopefully you’ll post up some pictures of it ready to get wet soon
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  10. jeffywestcoast

    jeffywestcoast Well-Known Member

    Yup didn’t mean to stall out the thread , we have an accepted offer on our house and we are moving so it is going to be a busy month.
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  11. jeffywestcoast

    jeffywestcoast Well-Known Member

    Been super busy but just received some pics of the boat , floatation is in ,all the rails, floor . Centre console , boat is pretty much done just the seat is being covered and should be ready for power by the end of the week . Getting pretty stoked , sorry for the timeline
    Folks , way she goes sometimes , we are in the middle of a move also so power may have to wait a couple weeks while we wait to move to the new house. It gives us some time
    For tinkering with battery n wiring and a few installs. We are hoping to have her wet before the rec opening july 15. F723D998-D5FF-42DA-81AE-C3E2BF78104F.jpeg .th 0B1B21C7-F010-4177-B093-9981BB492C54.jpeg 835C0850-288C-4576-A365-12E506A9A4C9.jpeg 2362FA42-E139-4B86-9D58-DCD19804E8FC.jpeg
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  12. UkeeDreamin

    UkeeDreamin Well-Known Member



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  13. jeffywestcoast

    jeffywestcoast Well-Known Member

    Thanks Ukee ! Getting pretty stoked !
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  14. UkeeDreamin

    UkeeDreamin Well-Known Member

    Lifetimes of fun to be had on that baby. I downsized to a 14’ SilverStreak deep vee w/ a 30hp tiller but am super jealous of your beauty CC!! Can’t wait to see pics of blood on the deck in July!


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  15. jeffywestcoast

    jeffywestcoast Well-Known Member

    It is crazy how sometimes less
    Is more , lifetimer had 14’ centre console built up when we first went in to enquire . What an awesome looking rig that was too. At first we enquired about a 16’ centre console SilverStreak but they don’t really make them much anymore and they were way backed up with dealer builds. The ladies in the Office at Lifetimer were more then happy to take on the build and some ribbing ensued towards the owners of Silver Streak. (Friends of the owners of Lifetimer). I don’t think you can go wrong with either builder as they are both tops among the custom aluminum boat builders on the island . Over 4000 custom built Lifetimer boats Around the globe to date with many repeat customers.
  16. Rayvon

    Rayvon Well-Known Member

    The twin 250's in front of the boat should be an exciting power choice!o_O:)
  17. Kildonan

    Kildonan Well-Known Member

    That’s going to be a great boat. Enjoy.
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  18. jeffywestcoast

    jeffywestcoast Well-Known Member

    Yup some big floater Lifetimer was in for a re-power nice new Suzi’s
  19. Ceilidh69

    Ceilidh69 Active Member

    Such a nice ride - keep the pics coming
  20. jeffywestcoast

    jeffywestcoast Well-Known Member

    That a wrap on the Lifetimer part of the build, we are going to enquire about a red snap on cushion for the front bench but we are picking it up tomorrow , The list of still to pick up and install is pretty lengthy.
    Binnacle with tach n speedo n harness (APM)
    battery box battery n switch
    Fuse panel n switch panel
    Navigation LEDs
    VHF & Antenna
    HDS 9 T2i
    2106 Scottys
    Rod holders n such..
    Net holder
    Anything im missing ???? E2C893EA-C68F-44D3-B162-BD4D2B7EB279.jpeg D4A82488-6B91-4503-BF1E-09872474CC6B.jpeg 781DEE62-11CE-46EC-9368-60FDF8BAB3B1.jpeg C8879320-DB6E-432A-A208-42525B3B9072.jpeg 3642C1F9-82E8-4FB2-AE0F-D0042770BFED.jpeg
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