31 Blackfin Combi Conversion ???

BillD

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Hello ALL,

OK, try and keep the "snickering" down to a dull roar.

I'm tossing this question/idea out to the forum.

I'd love to get rid of the split vison and plastic rollups on the front of my combi.

What are your thoughts on eliminating the existing windshield and/or the side windows along with all the plastic/canvas and "build a 3 sided enclosure/ 3 front window" aka "bass boat DE" look alike??

Just a thought instead of giving this boat away in a sale (lousy market) and building something new or rehabbing something old.

The builders and guys like Brian (powderpro) are good with lines/looks etc.
Super smooth gelcoat finish like the hull would be a must.

Any ideas????

Here are some pics of "up front"

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Hey Bill,go to fish united .com there is a boat for sale..King Cod...he built a wheel house on a 29 aquasport...it came out great...iam sorry i dont know how to load the picture for you..its in the classified section....not the new king cod..thats the old Karen Sue
 

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IMO you will kill the resale value of the boat.
 

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BillD

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When I was in stage harbor near Chatam a few years back there was a sweet 31 Bert express with a custom west coast style aluminum pilot house on it. Kind of like this but I remember it looking sleeker.

JUST A BIT LESS GOD AWFUL, !!!

I'll KEEP THE COMBI "as is" !!!

Responses to my post were an EYE OPENER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks, Bill D
 

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I disagree. If you look at the newer style express boats most are going with a full windshield or full on pilot house. I think if you kept the hardtop and had a windshield professionally made it would increase the value of the boat.

As practical as the king cod is, I wouldn't go that route with the Blackfin. I bought my Parker to get rid of the canvas and windshield game my old boat had.

BETTER !!!

I'll stay "as is"

Thanks to all who particpated !!! LOL
 

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I was going to say the thing about his talent.He really did a nice job on that boat.This is my opinion,but I wouldnt waste my time on that ugly thing.
 
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