Starting my mod (14ft alumacraft) - new pics 5/27

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Post by alumacraftjoe » 12 Apr 2008, 08:04

Well here are some updated pictures:

First the paint job out of the garage.
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Front shelf/deck to mount new trolling motor. There will be storage underneath and one fish finder mounted on top as well. Played around with the idea of mounting fish finder flush (kind of like built in, but would give up storage space and might be kind of hard to see from front deck seat.
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Here is the small front deck. There will also be two storage areas for tackle (will fit 12 utility boxes)
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Dual rod lockers. Each side will hold up to 5 7' rods when I need that many. Hope to use one side as extra storage as I fish alone a lot. The main floor was finished and carpeted before I started taking pictures.
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Hope to make more progress today and post more pics tonight: Anyway one last photo of my two biggest fans and occasional helpers:
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Post by Jim » 12 Apr 2008, 08:25

Awesome progress!

Thanks for the update!
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Post by pbw » 12 Apr 2008, 09:16

Nice!

I see you have two boat trailers? :o
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Post by bAcKpAiN » 12 Apr 2008, 09:35

Very nice! I loved fixing up my boat, but must admit, it is much more fun using it!

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Post by alumacraftjoe » 12 Apr 2008, 09:49

pbw wrote:Nice!

I see you have two boat trailers? :o
Yes you do. I also have a 14' jon boat that I have had for a while. It was previously modded by somebody else and I am going to redo it for electric only lakes or to sell.
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Post by Waterwings » 12 Apr 2008, 20:07

Great paint and framing job! Looks real good! 8)
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Post by captclay » 12 Apr 2008, 22:11

Looking good Cant wait to see the finished product

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Post by seaarc » 25 Apr 2008, 01:33

That's lookin great Joe. What's the lenght and width of that boat? How many seats did you take out to get 7' rod lockers in there? I'm really liking that design. Keep up the good work. =D>

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Post by alumacraftjoe » 25 Apr 2008, 23:25

seaarc wrote:That's lookin great Joe. What's the lenght and width of that boat? How many seats did you take out to get 7' rod lockers in there? I'm really liking that design. Keep up the good work. =D>

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14' length... I only took out the center seat. The seats attach at the top and there is a space which gives me the extra length to get the rods in. It's hard to explain w/out a pic so I will post some when I get back in town.
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Post by alumacraftjoe » 22 May 2008, 22:32

Just bringing this back to the top. I have been working some when I have time. In the spring I coach varsity baseball so I have been very limited. Now that the spring season is over I plan to get the boat finished this weekend. I am stopping by Mike's on the way home to pick up some blue water led lights. Wanted to get all the wiring done before I finish the decking. I will have plenty of pics to post this weekend.
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Post by Waterwings » 22 May 2008, 22:34

Looking forward to the pics! 8)

You guys out of school yet?
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Post by alumacraftjoe » 22 May 2008, 22:37

Waterwings wrote:Looking forward to the pics! 8)

You guys out of school yet?
Our last day is next Wed., then graduation on Thursday evening. What about you?
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Post by Waterwings » 22 May 2008, 22:42

Seniors get their finals next Tues & Wed, underclassmen finals on Friday. Graduation on Friday night at 7pm. After graduation I have to work Project Graduation from 11pm to 4am. Gonna be a long ass day as I get up 4:30 to go to work, then have to work all night until the next morning. We had a meeting after work today, and my only question was "Will there be ample amounts of coffee there?" :lol:
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Post by alumacraftjoe » 27 May 2008, 23:28

Got a lot of work done over the weekend. Spent a lot of time running all of my wiring before I finished the decking, it actually took longer then I thought so I still have some work left to do. I thought I'd go ahead and share some of my progress.

Trolling motor deck and new trolling motor. I also mounted the front fish finder and added storage hatch so I could store some stuff under the tm deck. I don't want to waste any space.
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View of full front deck. There are two storage compartments(hard to see them) and they are lighted with blue water LED's. Wasn't quite dark enough to get a good picture of them and then it started raining so I save those for later.
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Another view of the front deck w/ my blue water LED's for the front deck. I went with the blue, but this isn't the greatest pic because it wasn't dark yet. The rain was starting and I at least wanted a picture of them.
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Left side Rod locker. Will hold at least 6 rods and is lighted with blue water led lights.
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Right side rod locker. Will fit a couple of rods. Will mainly be used for misc. storage. Mounted the on board charger in this compartment and also a switch panel.
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Back deck area framing. I still need to complete this section and mount the FF/GPS unit, but the rain started to fall.
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Wiring is all hooked up to switch panel and I will finish up the mount after I finish the wiring for the trolling motor as I still need to get in there as I am extending the trolling motor wiring all the way to the back of the boat.
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Got these at bps on sale. Got base, pole and seat mount all for 21.99 during one of the sales back a few months ago. It was over half off normal price. I got a set for the back as well.
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Got to decide what to hang off the back. I got both of these motors very cheap. First is a 93 Evinrude 8hp.. second is a 2006 B&S 5HP. Have less then 600 in both motors. I don't know jack about motors. The evinrude hasn't been run in 5years but is very clean. The briggs runs like a top. Got to decide whether to sell the evinrude and use the money for other things, or sell the briggs and use the money to have somebody work on the Evinrude.
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Sure has come a long way since:
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Post by jkbirocz » 27 May 2008, 23:32

That looks awesome, great job :beer:

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