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12 Foot Jon Mod, Grumman model 1237.

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RBuffordTJ
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Post by RBuffordTJ »

I hear ya I am already itchin' for another project. My wife is going to kill me.

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Froggy
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Carpeting done, the center bench hatch done, time to tinker with seats , accessories and the trailer.
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Added a couple of more carpet details.
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Nice work, Froggy! 8)
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Post by ace »

Hello, this is my first post and i have few questions. I just bought a 1236 alumacraft and would like to modify it like you have done. My questions focus on how to attach things to the boat itself.

1. What is your method for attaching the boards to the seats? (screws, well nuts, etc.) Or how do you get to the underneath of the seat?
2. Do most people attach boards with carpet to the seats just for mounting of seats and other equipment?
3. It looks like you attached part of the framing for your front deck through the middle seat. Did you do this for strength?

Thanks,

ACE


Nice job by the way. I'm feeling motivated to get started on mine now.

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Froggy
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Sorry Ace, was out a few days, I like the board carpeted on the benches because it looks clean, makes no noise, I can put gear and tackle there without them rolling around etc, as far as the seat posts, I simply added another square of carpeted plywood, so its about 1.5 inches of ply, I am not worried about it not be secured to the bench, I screwed the bench top in good.

The reason I attached the back end of the front deck thru the Middle seat is because I will add a seat right there and did not want undue stress to the bottom of the boat there ( like wood framing pushing on it) with a 200+ guy sitting there, its just the back, then everything else is secured to the crossbeams.

Hope this helps

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Post by alanbird_87 »

Thanks for viewing my boat! Your boat has come long way since the beginning. Really like the color and the nice job u did on the carpet. Keep up the good work.


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Froggy
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It is new LOL!!! Thanks guys , got the trailer modified here:

https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic ... 49&t=13539

I am taking a breather right now, as Adirondack trout fishing is heating up.... we only get a few summer Month up here.

Got my ### from Iguanagraphix also.

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Froggy, thats looks fantastic compared to the before pics. Excellent job. The next set of pics should be a line of fish caught out of her. =D>

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Froggy
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Took the Tin out for a ride this weekend.
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Post by Jim-Iowa »

Nice Job Froggy!! A simple and tastefully done conversion.
Just what I'm thinking I need for our Electric only lakes around here.

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Troutman3000
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Post by Troutman3000 »

Looks great froggy! Now get busy fishing!

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Post by dixie_boysles »

just seeing how well your paint came out is making me itchy!! Im using the same paint only in Bay Grey. Im going for a grey and black theme on mine. Grey boat, carpet, and seats with black decals. Im having a pro paint mine thoug for FREE :mrgreen:

Did you just sand your factory paint or totally remove? I have sanded my whole boat, going to prime the whole thing on the outside, the inside is not getting painted as it will be covered. So all i need to do now is wash and wip down with spirits and and a tack cloth and paint. any suggestions?

also, did you paint the whole thing with the wagner? or just the top

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Froggy
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Post by Froggy »

Definitly the Tack cloth Dixie, I just sanded it down, primed the bare areas, rinsed , tack cloth and painted.

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