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    Re: Cane Cutter bass/ski boats??? (liagjim)

    Cool. Sounds like where I started this summer.

    As for the exposed fiberglass on the corner, I recommend you repair that to keep water out. Fiberglass resin or some sort of hull repair kit should do the trick depending on the size of the damage. I would take it by a few marine repair shops and get some input from the pros. Always good to seek advise from those who do the work daily.

    Wet sanding is a lot of work but as you can see from my photos, it's worth the effort. I've been told that the aging of the gelcoat will return to it's faded hazy color within a year but I've kept mine covered all summer and I use polish about every 3-4 times on the water which helps maintain all of the wetsanding and polishing I did.

    Mine has snow over the tarp too. I bought an inexpensive universal boat cover from Walmart (about $40) because there is no cover available that is specifically designed for that boat due to it's age. I'm using a heavy duty contractor grade tarp for the winter months. Works great but it keeps moisture in and makes the boat sweat. I have to air the boat out every few weeks when the sun is out for a few days.

    The windshields on mine are the factory originals and you cannot replace them unless you have them custom made. There is a place online that sells replacements. I'm sure you could Google and find a place that is willing to make replacements if you sent them your originals. For a large fee I'm sure.

    I'm the third owner of my boat. The first had the boat for a few years and wanted a ski boat, not a fish/ski combo. The second owner was my cousin's family and they used it mainly for a family ski boat. The kids are all grown and out of the house so the boat was no longer needed. It has the factory original 85hp Evinrude and I've had a compression test done this summer which showed very high compression. Great for a 30yr old motor. In a few months I'll get a tune-up and new prop. The new prop should push the little boat up to 45mph (GPS) which is really fast for an old tri-hull.

    My deck was replaced about 5 years ago. I recommend you have someone do this for you unless you are willing to dig in and do it yourself. It's a lot of work for a novice. My deck was replaced with marine grade plywood and then cased-in with fiberglass laid over the plywood to seal it permanently. The guy who did it was a perfectionist and over-acheiver to say the least.

    I hope to get the boat out a little this weekend. I'll try to get the pictures and measurements uploaded this weekend. I need to get it out anyway.

    For marine carpet, you can get that locally or over the internet. It's fairly reasonable. Just about any marine dealer can order it if they do not already have it. Bass Pro Shops has it, Cabelas, etc. There's tons of places online. Possibly some of this boards sponsors.

    Again, good luck with the restoration. It's fun and the rewards are worth it. Enjoy the boat too! Spring weather is only 3-4 months away!
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    Re: Cane Cutter bass/ski boats??? (Ozark Angler)

    That boat brings back memories for me. I had a Cane Cutter in the early 80's here in Oregon. It was blue with a 115hp Evinrude and Evinrude trolling motor. Looks alot like yours. It looks like it is in great shape.

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    Re: Cane Cutter bass/ski boats??? (chipper)

    that boat is really good shape for it's age.

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    Re: Cane Cutter bass/ski boats??? (liagjim)

    liagjim,
    Sorry for the delay in getting pictures of the seat uploaded. The boat has been under the cover all winter and I've been too busy to get it out and uncover the boat. I just took it in for a tune-up today so I took a few pics while I had it out.

    If your boat has a storage compartment below your current setup, you can make a seat however you like. Just cut some 3/4 marine grade plywood and take it to a good upholstry shop. You can get a seat made pretty cheap I would think.

    My bench seat measures 13.5" x 65". I didn't measure the back. I can if needed. I figure you can come with a back however you like. Mine has a dip in the middle to prevent people from tripping which is nice.

    Here are the pictures.










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    Re: Cane Cutter bass/ski boats??? (Ozark Angler)

    Hey Ozark Angler, thanks for the pictures of your bench, it looks great! We have an unfortunate delay in getting to work on our boat due to my husband suffering a pretty bad work injury. Blew out his shoulder and despite surgery, has only gotten worse. So it doesn't look like there is any hope of getting to work on our boat in the forseeable future.

    We hope by now you be getting out on the water soon. Your boat looks great

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    Re: Cane Cutter bass/ski boats??? (liagjim)

    New pictures of the boat restoration. I repainted the motor cover white. I was going to use the original OMC blue but a spray can was $9 and $15 shipping on eBay so I went the more economical route. Plus I like the white color.

    Overall the restoration is going well and the boat is running great with the new prop. I get about 39mph GPS at 5,000rpm. With good chop, I can reach 40-41mph.





















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    Re: Cane Cutter bass/ski boats??? (Ozark Angler)

    I dont think it would be all that impossible to get to 45. I had a 79 Ranger with an 85 hp Johnson that probably went that speed WOT. Not sure if there are any weight differences though. I was running a Turbo SS prop though, not sure of the pitch.
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    Re: Cane Cutter bass/ski boats??? (Neubs24)

    I'm running a 17-pitch Turbo SS 3-blade currently. The boat weighs around 800lbs roughly. Add three batteries, (2) 6-gal fuel cans, fishing gear, myself, it's doing all it can do I think. The motor has had a tune up but that's it. It may need a few other things over time but I doubt it will get 45.
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    Re: Cane Cutter bass/ski boats??? (Ozark Angler)

    I didnt have a speedometer or GPS so I could be over estimating. But it sure felt faster than what I do now in the bigger boat (45). But it is bigger and deeper so that could be the reason.
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    Re: Cane Cutter bass/ski boats??? (Ozark Angler)

    I have a 15.2 cane cutter boat and trailer, the same color ect./ 80 hp mercury in very good shape, the boat needs restored but very restorable. The trailer is in pretty good shape same as in the pistrure, boat also. I picked this boat up in central KS from the original owners while working there last summer, I have a title foe the boat, motor, and trailer. This is something that I do not intend to restore even though it is a nice looking project. taitmichaelj@yahoo.com

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    Re: Cane Cutter bass/ski boats??? (Ozark Angler)

    I would be interested, I have one that I am restoring. Please send me all the info. and description of the boat. Thanks M Tait

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    Hello folks I have read all your info on the cane cutters you have and ive noticed that you all own the bass/ski models. I have just purchased a 1978 cane cutter a couple of hours ago and mine is not a bass boat or fishing boat. Its a Cane Cutter model 1510R which is a 15'-10" little speed boat with a 40 hp Evinrude. I am so excited about cleaning it up and shining it as you all have. Yes you darn right there isnt much info on cane cutters to be found on line and i am really appreciative of the info you have shared here. I,ll post some pix of my odd boat when I get a chance. boat is in very good condition except the oxidization on the top hull just as you all have described its the same color as Ozarks on top but a pale tan on the bottom. Does anyone know a person that owns a 1510R the R stands for Runabout model.

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    I just now saw your post above almost a year later. SO much for "notifications in email".

    No, I've never heard of one or seen one. Would love to see some photos.
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