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Mac Attack

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Re: My new (old) boat
« Reply #135 on: Apr 05, 2021, 09:39 AM »
Oh that makes sense, it's got a cabin.

Pretty much all my boats over the years I’ve installed a backup battery.  Using them 10-20 miles offshore in the Great Lakes makes this a good idea.  My Lund didn’t really have the room but I had 4 deep storage for the Terrova that I could always grab one if I needed.  I carry jumper wires in my boats too.  So I wouldn’t have needed to “physically” swap the batteries.

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« Reply #136 on: Apr 07, 2021, 02:33 PM »
A preliminary photo of the Ulterra on my boat.
I'm thinking it will be moved foreward a bit to get the prop in front of that vertical bow rail on the right.
Especially becuase
I bought a 3 blade aftermarket prop for it that is oversized.




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« Reply #137 on: Apr 08, 2021, 07:03 AM »
Looking good so far. What prop did you go with? I have stuck with the stock unit so far and it's been good enough.

Any word on the battery?

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Re: My new (old) boat
« Reply #138 on: Apr 08, 2021, 09:58 PM »
Looking good so far. What prop did you go with? I have stuck with the stock unit so far and it's been good enough.

Any word on the battery?

Kipawa Propeller

Nothing on the battery
Maybe next week hopefully
Here’s more pics








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« Reply #139 on: Apr 09, 2021, 05:15 AM »
Looking good Mac.👍👍
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Re: My new (old) boat
« Reply #140 on: Apr 09, 2021, 07:09 AM »
Mount looks fantastic, they did nice work.

I am suprised you got the Ulterra with a 'ducer, I thought you were a Lowrance guy and the Ulterras are 'Bird oriented? Maybe I'm wrong.

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Re: My new (old) boat
« Reply #141 on: Apr 09, 2021, 07:24 AM »
Mount looks fantastic, they did nice work.

I am suprised you got the Ulterra with a 'ducer, I thought you were a Lowrance guy and the Ulterras are 'Bird oriented? Maybe I'm wrong.

It’s only the X2 transducer.
Not avail without it.
I’ll never use it.

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« Reply #142 on: Apr 09, 2021, 01:47 PM »
Didn't want to pay extra for the white one to match the hull? White paint- $300!! LOLOLOL

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« Reply #143 on: Apr 09, 2021, 01:55 PM »
Didn't want to pay extra for the white one to match the hull? White paint- $300!! LOLOLOL

lol

He powder coated the mount white though.
Stay tuned for more pics.
Inside too.

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Re: My new (old) boat
« Reply #144 on: Apr 09, 2021, 02:13 PM »
Here are the winch and winch battery pics
I got the winch at Harbor freight.
They have a 6000 that is smaller (and a 12000).












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Re: My new (old) boat
« Reply #145 on: Apr 09, 2021, 02:18 PM »
more pics of the Ulterra.
You can see that he powder coated the plate.
Also pics of the new plate he added between the transom and the kicker bracket and the trailering straps I had him fabricate.
The straps secure the motor from bouncing while trailering down the highway.
I have seen 2 of these same brackets let loose and it isn't a pretty sight.
The old plate on the transom was thin and flexing.
Also, the 5200 sealant was cracking and he only had large washers on the backside.
I had my buddy install a thick plate same size as the outside plate inside for more strength.
He used two full calkgun tubes of 5200 for everything.
Not cheap stuff, but the right way to do it.





















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Re: My new (old) boat
« Reply #146 on: Apr 12, 2021, 09:02 AM »
The mount looks great Mac. Do I see that you modified the safety rail to be quick release when you are using the Ulterra?

I'm happy that I don't have to use a kicker bracket and it can mount directly to the transom, but that looks like it will stand some bumps and potholes.

Now I see how you have your winch battery mounted. I don't have nearly enough room on my trailer tongue to do the same thing but I'm going to try to modify something.

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« Reply #147 on: Apr 12, 2021, 02:23 PM »





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Re: My new (old) boat
« Reply #148 on: Today at 07:13 AM »
That's perfect! Looks factory.

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« Reply #149 on: Today at 08:24 AM »
That's perfect! Looks factory.


That is why I took it to my buddy Charlie.
It wasn't cheap, but it was less money than if I went elsewhere.
In the old days, I had access to the equipment at work to do it all myself.
He was my least expensive but best solution.
I knew it would be done perfect.
His white powdercoating of the Ulterra mount to match the boat's gelcoat was like a cherry on the sundae.

 



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