Alumacraft 1648 (updated 9/13/11)

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Doug
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Alumacraft 1648 (updated 9/7/10)

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Mod looks great. How did she float, any leaks?

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raven174us
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Alumacraft 1648 (updated 9/7/10)

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That's a big difference from where you started. It looks great!

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Howard
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Alumacraft 1648 (updated 9/7/10)

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Mod looks great. How did she float, any leaks?
Doug - floats great, 2 small leaks when I went out by myself. One rivet and a seam about a inch long. Both on the bow. Took on about 1/2 gallon in 4 hours. Not much on a 1648. When I went with my friend it took on no water because it lifted the bow up a bit with the added wieght on the back.

I did learn that I will need to lower and widen my trailer bunks. Tin sits to high, had to bring my rear truck tires to the water edge to load boat.

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Did you have to thin the parkers paint to spay it? If so, what did you use and how much? Thanks!!

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Howard
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Did you have to thin the parkers paint to spay it? If so, what did you use and how much? Thanks!!
Yes, about 10 to 15% and I used paint thinner. Been working on lowering the bunks. As you can see in the pic's it sit's too high. Don't know how the previous owner managed like it is now.

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Looking real good.
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Troutman3000
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What did you use to patch the holes? That boat looks great btw!

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weezer71
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Alumacraft 1648 (updated 9/7/10)

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WOW :shock: Looks brand spankin' new! Great job!!!
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Teammuir1
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Alumacraft 1648 (updated 9/7/10)

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GREAT JOB and nice looking boat...
I have a 1648 alumacraft ....... mine on the other hand is much older...
STILL in great condition.. just older.....

SO I AM CURIOUS on the nose of your boat.. you replaced some aluminum...
would you please tell me what size you bought ? were you bought it? and how
much was it....
I cant really tell in the picture... as to the size... I am assuming is a piece of Round
aluminum tubing?
thanks so much...

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Howard
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Alumacraft 1648 (updated 9/7/10)

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Stacy Warner
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Warner's Dock, Inc

1020 N Knowles Ave
New Richmond WI 54017
888/222-3625

https://www.warnersdock.com

I'm thinking it was $30 for a 6 foot piece and $30 to ship. They bought it from Alumacraft and had it shipped direct to me. For me, it was worth every penny since it changed the look of my tin to a much cleaner look. It was a big concern when I bought the boat but was a easy fix.

Oh yea, measure your top rail and send a pic to Stacy with your HIN so Alumacraft can match it with your tin.

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DuraCraft
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Alumacraft 1648 (updated 9/7/10)

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Howard, I am late to the party, just found this site, but, want to ad my congratulations too! Man, you did a great job!
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Howard
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Alumacraft 1648 (updated 9/13/11)

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It has been a year since my last update, not that anyone cares :) but what the heck, here some pics go
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Howard
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Alumacraft 1648 (updated 9/7/10)

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More pics, still have some more mods to do but I am very comfortable right now
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Had to cut transom to lower for a short shaft. Capped off my cut with the bottom expander from a storm door, perfect fit and its aluminum
Had to cut transom to lower for a short shaft. Capped off my cut with the bottom expander from a storm door, perfect fit and its aluminum
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fish2keel
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Alumacraft 1648 (updated 9/13/11)

Post by fish2keel »

Great mods! Quick questions did you rivet in your cap on your transom or weld it? Mine is cut from the previous owner in a rectangle and im wanting it to be more like yours to give my tiller more clearance.

Thanks and great job!
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Howard
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Quick questions did you rivet in your cap on your transom or weld it?
I would have prefered to weld it but I did rivet it and it holds up fine. I have since added a 5/8 board to the inside to accommodate the throat of my 15HP

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