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Been a while since I've posted, couple of builds.
Well, just finished up a NFZ for a customer up in VA. After doing so, I had a little work to do on my near 10 year old NFZ that I had neglected for the past couple of years. With a little time on my hands I opted for a new personal NFZ.

Here's the one I just finished. She's 19'3" and just over 750 lbs. All okoume marine ply with bed liner sprayed on the interior. The lower sides and the bottom are 1" thick to handle the impacts that come with running a mud motor. LED interior lights, onboard battery charger, LED light bar, Max It Out LED stern light, LED bow light, two bilge - one on auto/manual and the other on manual, bed liner on the decks, removable grab bar, lighted switch panel with voltmeter, USB port and 12 volt aux outlet, permanent 12 gallon below deck fuel tank UHMW keel strips, a layer of 5oz Kevlar sandwiched between two layers of 6 oz glass on the lower hull.














So with having just completed this one, I had a lot of good ideas for mine! I'm pretty close to finishing up and it will probably be another week or so but I'll post the progress so far.

Here's a shot before I finished the framing after the bed liner was sprayed.


I went all out on the electronics and panel. There is a dry storage compartment with a equally sized open front compartment right beside it. The lower area is where you can drop things that you don't mind getting wet but down want rolling around. Controls are for the interior LED lights, LED light bar, bilge pump, radio, fuel gauge, and running lights. Panel has 12v aux outlet, USB charging port, and voltmeter. Also a master switch that cuts the panel on. Auto bilge switch and radio.



On the other side of the running seat/storage compartment, I added a little panel compartment. The compartment is for the spotlight that always ends up on the floor of the boat (there is a twist lock trolling motor receptacle at the back of the compartment with a plug installed on the spotlight so it won't pull out). There is control for the amplifier, winch and another 12v aux outlet).


Fuses are easy to access on the side of the control panel.


The rear speakers and the powered sub (located on the wall of the rear compartment) were the only things hooked up at the time, volume was about half way up LOL. Regardless, the speaker lights will make for nice additional cockpit lighting.https://youtu.be/EFlfiZb5jKE{/URL]

Winch is located in the front compartment. I used the factory fairlead and sandwiched the hole cut in the bow with two aluminum fairleads and a piece of rubber with a slit to minimize water entry into the compartment.
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The bilge area has the two bilges as well as a fuel water separator and will house the fuel pump and rev limiter for the motor.
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I've done a little more but haven't taken pictures since this one last night. Sides are on in the pic and have since attached the coaming and covered the rear deck.
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Hope you guys enjoy and I'll post a few more pics over the next two weeks. Be sure and follow on Instagram @tollerboatworks if you have an account for lots more pics.

Brad

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Brad Taylor (NC): Aug 10, 2017, 6:14 AM
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Very nice craftsmanship!! I am curious, what bedliner brand do you spray on the interior workdeck? How well does it hold-up to UV exposure?

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RLLigman: Aug 8, 2017, 3:34 AM
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Very nice craftsmanship!! I am curious, what bedliner brand do you spray on the interior workdeck? How well does it hold-up to UV exposure?


Thank you. It's Grizzly Grip and I've been using it for 6 or 7 years after the company I used to use went out of business. I have no complaints in that time. It also takes paint well as I paint the bed liner that is on the deck.

Brad
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I've been following this build on instagram, very nice boat and incredibly well thought out layout and set up. Do you treat or seal the wood under the bed liner? Does it need to be epoxies first or do you just spray it straight onto the wood?
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I've been following this build on instagram, very nice boat and incredibly well thought out layout and set up. Do you treat or seal the wood under the bed liner? Does it need to be epoxies first or do you just spray it straight onto the wood?


Thank you. I've tried both, the liner seems to adhere better to bare wood and I haven't had any issues to date.

Brad
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Wow, amazing work!


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Wow, amazing work!


Thank you Carl!
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Got the light bar installed. I've used Kawell lights off of Amazon for the last 7 or 8 builds. Really nice quality and no problems to date. This one is remote and you can change color from amber to white, plus some emergency modes I guess :l Regardless, in the past I've run amber lights on my own boat for the fog. It will be nice to have the option for the bright white as well.
https://youtu.be/RUPIzE_qm0w

Here's a shot of what it looks like at night.


There's drop cloth down on the inside of the boat while glassing but this gives you an idea of how much light the interior LEDs put out. Shouldn't have a problem finding anything in the boat, that's for sure.


And just the rear speakers :lol3: :lol3:


Will finish up the fairing today and install the grass rails. May be able to get the liner sprayed on the decks as well.

Brad
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Just noticed half the pictures in the first post didn't show, not sure why...code looks correct but here it is.

The rear speakers and the powered sub (located on the wall of the rear compartment) were the only things hooked up at the time, volume was about half way up LOL. Regardless, the speaker lights will make for nice additional cockpit lighting.
https://youtu.be/EFlfiZb5jKE

Winch is located in the front compartment. I used the factory fairlead and sandwiched the hole cut in the bow with two aluminum fairleads and a piece of rubber with a slit to minimize water entry into the compartment.


The bilge area has the two bilges as well as a fuel water separator and will house the fuel pump and rev limiter for the motor.


I've done a little more but haven't taken pictures since this one last night. Sides are on in the pic and have since attached the coaming and covered the rear deck.


Hope you guys enjoy and I'll post a few more pics over the next two weeks. Be sure and follow on Instagram @tollerboatworks if you have an account for lots more pics.

Brad
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That light is impressive, what size and configuration is it? Flood, spot or combo?

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Will M: Aug 10, 2017, 6:30 AM
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Coaming is on. Forgot to mention the build is all okoume/meranti and 99.9% ash for the dimensional lumber.



Really like the way the transom turned out.


The top side is glassed down to the rub rail. Should be flipping tomorrow or Saturday where I will finish out the bottom and she'll be ready for paint!



Brad
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That light is impressive, what size and configuration is it? Flood, spot or combo?


Will, here's a link to the light. I really like the Kawell lights. This one is a 72w combo flood/spot
https://www.amazon.com/...03?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Brad
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Thank you!
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Really great looking stuff Brad! It's awesome that you've managed to turn your love for boats into a business, I'm jealous!




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Really great looking stuff Brad! It's awesome that you've managed to turn your love for boats into a business, I'm jealous!


Thanks Cody. It's a fun side business that keeps me "in ducks" pretty much year round.

Brad
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Really liking the new light bar. It's a remote white/amber flood/spot combo. I've always liked having an amber light for running in fog, now I have the best of both worlds.



Although there is drop cloth down on the interior, you get the idea. Shouldn't be anything I can't find at o'dark thirty.


Interior lit up pretty will with just the speaker lights.


The cover over the light bar and fuel tank will be semi permanently attached in case they ever need to be accessed for repair or replacement. I've since pulled them off and glassed them.


Grass rails on. Will fillet around them this evening and finish sanding the fairing.


Brad
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This past Friday, I finished up installing the topside hatches/covers/etc and sprayed the decks with liner.




Later that afternoon, I had two friends swing by to help me flip her over. Hopefully the last time I ever see her like this!


I flushed everything thing up, rounded over the hard edges and filled the screw holes as well as put a layer of 7.5 oz glass tape over the rub rail.


First layer of glass on, Kevlar up next.


Finished with glass and Kevlar. Now to feather and fair. The bottom of the hull has a layer of 5 oz Kevlar between two layers of 6 oz fiberglass. The chines the same plus one more layer of fiberglass as it overlaps from the sides. Likewise, the rub rials have two layers of 6 oz glass and one layer of 7.5 oz glass.


Last night, I machined the keels out of UHMW and attached using a specialty adhesive and #14 1" SS screws every 6 inches.


I will start applying the graphite/cabosil/epoxy coating today. It usually takes 3 coats with a lot of sanding to get a perfect super slick bottom. She'll be upright and on the trailer by Thursday!

Brad
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Just realized I posted the wrong pic for the last one, here's the keels attached.

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Brad, is that Dynel? Emerald ash borer infestation in Michigan has "frozen" transport of all ash. I prefer ash over red oak for keels, far easier to seal it well!
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Brad,i have enjoyed watching your build,thanks for the ride along.
The side angle would lend itself well to flapper boards, is that something you would add as an option ?
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Brad, is that Dynel? Emerald ash borer infestation in Michigan has "frozen" transport of all ash. I prefer ash over red oak for keels, far easier to seal it well!


It is not, probably just the angle. Although I have thought about using it as the final coat for abrasion resistance. I love some ash and the smell when you cut it. It's pretty easy to come by around here an fairly inexpensive.

Brad
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Brad,i have enjoyed watching your build,thanks for the ride along.
The side angle would lend itself well to flapper boards, is that something you would add as an option ?


Thank you Bill! I had the shelving flapper boards on my old one but took them off as 99.9% of the time we're just using the boat to transport us to where we're hunting and not hunting out of it.

Brad

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Brad Taylor (NC): Aug 17, 2017, 6:29 AM
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She's almost done. Once the keel strips were on, I began coating the bottom and sides with a mixture of graphite/cabosil and epoxy. After each coat, I would sand to ID the low spots until it was all filled. A tedious process but turns out a nice product that is tough and slick. This was after a couple of coats.


All of the lower hull is sanded to 220 and a final coat of thickened graphite epoxy to fill a few small low spots.


After the final sand, it was time to lay down a little paint! Lower side is painted, will be flipping back upright this evening to finish her up!




Finally went back and gave the bottom a coat of Mother's Gold carnauba wax, between that and the sanded graphite, I should be good to go!

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Thanks Brad for taking the time to share those photos. There are a lot of great ideas there and I wish I was planning a build to make use of them. You have a lot of really nice touches shown.
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Thanks Brad for taking the time to share those photos. There are a lot of great ideas there and I wish I was planning a build to make use of them. You have a lot of really nice touches shown.


Thank you very much Tod. I've been planning this one out in my head for a while but haven't had the time to build it. Luckily things timed out right this year.

Brad