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xx   BOAT

Plug-in propulsion. Advice on selecting and installing electric fishing motors.
BOATING WORLD #84 Apr-May 1992 pg. 106

Coastal fishing at its best. Tips on how to select the right boat, gear and tactics.
BOATING WORLD #97 Feb 1994 pg. 53

Bring 'em back alive. Overview of the latest livewell systems. Includes tips on alternatives to a livewell.
BOATING WORLD #98 Mar 1994 pg. 76

The financially challenged (cheapskate) guide to rigging for offshore fishing.
BOATING WORLD #118 Apr 1996 pg. 77

Outfitting a personal watercraft for bluewater fishing. Some tips.
BOATING WORLD #131 Jul 1997 pg. 18

Quick fix-ups for a boat. Includes a dashboard retaining rail, a trolling-motor bracket and fishing rod holders.
HOME MECHANIX #683 Mar 1985 (v.81) pg. 112

Built-in boat rack for fishing tackle features removable and interchangeable plastic drawers (with hinged lids). Bring aboard only the tackle needed for a given fishing trip.
HOME MECHANIX #719 Mar 1988 (v.84) pg. 84

How to build your own 14-ft. midconsole sport fishing boat. Start with an unfinished fiberglass boat hull and deck from Ash-Craft Boat Co. Est. cost: $400.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #540 May 1973 (v.69) pg. 76

Build your own bass boat. Features a semicathedral type hull. This boat weighs 1000 pounds with a 90-hp engine. Called the AquaBass, it is 15.5-ft. long and 71" wide. Est. cost: $900 (excluding motor and equipment).
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #573 Feb 1976 (v.72) pg. 49

Tuna towers for trailer boats. Why they are useful and tips on fabricating your own.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #623 Apr 1980 (v.76) pg. 10

How to convert an ordinary aluminum fishing boat into a custom craft laid out for a specific type of fishing. Improved seating, more storage, and a center console are some of the modifications.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #646 Mar 1982 (v.78) pg. 66

6 accessories for your fishing boat. (1) Rod storage, (2) gaff storage, (3) quick-release anchor system, (4 & 5) electric trolling motor ideas, and (6) dispenser box for leader.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #657 Feb 1983 (v.79) pg. 77

How to convert a basic aluminum utility boat into a specialized fishing boat. The conversion includes carpeted bow and stern fishing platforms, fishing chairs, and well-hatches. Est. cost: $300.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #671 Apr 1984 (v.80) pg. 96
Added Info MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #675 Jul 1984 (v.80) pg. 10

Popular Mechanic's bass boat you can build. Hull sides have compartments for storage. Includes seats and a bridge that can be moved, a carpeted deck and wind-spray shield. Est. cost: $450. Plans must be ordered.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1979 (v.151#4) pg. 77

From banged up to beautiful. How to convert an old metal runabout into a handsome open fishing skiff with console steering and raised casting deck. Most of the alterations are formed from wood.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1982 (v.157#3) pg. 123

Catamaran-style fishing boat/duck blind combination is made from 3 sheets of marine plywood. Powered by an electric trolling motor. Winning design in the 8th annual Popular Science/American Plywood Assn. design contest. Est. cost: $125.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1984 (v.225#2) pg. 90

Mini-budget bass boat. Converting a 14-ft. Low River aluminum johnboat into a bassboat, complete with portable depth finder, cooler, riser bench, swivel seat, etc.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #47 Feb-Mar 1986 pg. 26

Drop-in fishing unit converts a 14.5-ft. sailboat into a fishing boat. This plywood framework supports a swivel seat, battery, and electric trolling motor.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #61 Jun-Jul 1988 pg. 38

Custom boat. Tips on modifying a 13-ft. inflatable sport boat for fishing.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #67 Jun-Jul 1989 pg. 26

Fisherman's launch. Design cartoon for a 21-ft. outboard motorboat which is an adaptation of the frame-on-plank Chapelle design. Features a wide (7-ft.) beam and large, open cockpit.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #67 Jun-Jul 1989 pg. 28

The Caddo Lake bateau (bateaux, paddle skiff, esquif, or planked pirogue), a wooden fishing boat with pointed bow and stern that is propelled with a short paddle (canoe style). The boat includes a built-in live box and minnow well. The sides are formed from two 16-ft. pieces of cypress. Photos illustrate the construction process.
WOODENBOAT #62 Jan-Feb 1985 pg. 44

Construction techniques for building a wooden wet well (or live well) inside a wooden boat.
WOODENBOAT #69 Mar-Apr 1986 pg. 47

Hollow-core swing panel mounts to the side of a boat to keep tackle box off boat bottom.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1966 (v.22#4) pg. 48

Tips on rigging your boat for comfortable fishing.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1971 (v.27#2) pg. 48