1648 Semi-V Jon Mod (Completed)

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Post by MTord03 » 31 Jan 2012, 19:16

Boat is coming along nicely! Nice job on the live well. I cant wait to see the finished product

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Post by KevinWI » 31 Jan 2012, 20:10

bobcat_fisherman wrote:I have a 14.5ft boat I just started working on and want to put a deck in it. How did you attach that aluminum angle to the boat? With screws or pop rivets? Also, how much weight will those angle brackets hold?

If I want to put a front deck on my boat can I just tun a piece of angle on each side of the hull and maybe 2 across? Or would that buckle from weight? I want it to hold 250lbs minimum.
I attached almost all the aluminum angle to the boat using 3/16" pop rivets. I never riveted thru the hull of the boat. I try to use the seats, existing front deck or ribs or transom (although for the transom I used 1" stainless #10 sheet metal screws). Don't be shy with the rivets, consider installing vertical angle braces and you should be ok.

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Post by KevinWI » 31 Jan 2012, 20:10

MTord03 wrote:Boat is coming along nicely! Nice job on the live well. I cant wait to see the finished product
Thanks....it's a blast.

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Post by KevinWI » 31 Jan 2012, 20:54

Today I worked on the stern area of the boat. Had a slight dilemma trying to figure out how to fit the gas tank under the rear deck while going over the top of the new livewell intake hose. It was tedious to say the least. I had it worked out, but when I put it together the gas tank barely would not fit if I wanted to put in a back deck. So I had to axe having a small plywood platform on the bottom for the gas tank and just use the angle to support the tank. That gave me about 1/8" clearance I needed for the rear deck....literally took me all day...but the gas tank and battery now fit snugly under the decking.
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Post by KevinWI » 01 Feb 2012, 21:58

I did work on the boat all afternoon today, but no pictures. Last of the wood was cut and fitted and then I spent the day trimming 1/4" off of each edge to make room for carpeting. Also installed the floor in the storage area under the front deck. All wood is in my basement now ready for epoxy coating. Ran out of aluminum angle, so had to order some more. Amazing that I can order 3 8' pieces cheaper than I can buy 1 locally.
Livewell timer arrived...expecting the switch panel soon via UPS. Not looking forward to the wiring...my least favorite task.
Last thing to purchase will be the carpet.

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Post by KevinWI » 02 Feb 2012, 17:10

I would like to start out by first saying that working with poly resin sucks. You can't stretch it to make it last, it's impossible to "guess" how much you'll need for how much wood you have to coat as they don't provide any sort of "covers X square foot" in the instructions.
I had enough to finish the first coat, but the resin turned to gel before I got done even though I was rushing as fast as I could go....and the stuff gets on everything, so wear proper clothing and gloves and ventillation.....even though I did this in the basement, my whole house stinks!! :D I wish I could have done it in the garage, but winter won't allow for that!...so I'm just living with the nausea.


Ordered the the marine carpet today. Gander Mountain has free shipping on everything so that was a break over BassPro for the same price/grade carpet. Bass Pro didn't have sales tax in my state, but it was only $8..plus I used a coupon code for $20 off. So overall I saved $28 over Bass Pro Shops. If anyone is interested in the code, let me know.

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Post by Jay415 » 02 Feb 2012, 17:39

KevinWI wrote:...Not looking forward to the wiring...my least favorite task....
that's my favorite part, come finish my deck and I'll wire up your boat! :LOL2:

Lookin good so far!

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Post by KevinWI » 02 Feb 2012, 17:39

Custom switch panel arrived. Exactly as I ordered....now I just have to figure out how to wire the livewell timer to it!
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Post by KevinWI » 02 Feb 2012, 17:56

Jay415 wrote:
KevinWI wrote:...Not looking forward to the wiring...my least favorite task....
that's my favorite part, come finish my deck and I'll wire up your boat! :LOL2:

Lookin good so far!
Deal! I'm a home inspector, so I understand home wiring..but not boat wiring! The colors confuse me as well as grounding.

and Thanks...

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Post by BtsNhoS » 02 Feb 2012, 21:15

wow looks good so far, i wish i had a larger boat to do some of the same stuff


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Post by KevinWI » 02 Feb 2012, 23:01

RiverBottomOutdoors wrote:Sweeeeeet! Where did you order that switch panel?
New Wire Marine. Got it pretty quick too for custom. Wasn't cheap though. Place was recommended to me by RivRunR on this forum.


Testing out the panel and timer on a pump on the kitchen table.....it's a 4 minute video, but you can scroll ahead towards the end...I just timed the cycles is all.
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Post by KevinWI » 03 Feb 2012, 18:25

2nd coat of poly resin was applied today. This time I used a thin nap roller and it worked well...even had some left over. My house stinks from the resin though.....can't wait for that to dissipate.

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Post by KevinWI » 03 Feb 2012, 23:30

Note for anyone asking: Rig Rite timer module #520 does not work for two pumps. you will need two timers to make it work.
Found out the hard way today....wired it right but fried the timer using two pumps simutaneously on a single timer...even started to melt the switch. Timer apparently is not rated for the 4.3a that both pumps together pull. Odd part is that these are the Contura switches (common marine type) and it didn't trip the breaker before melting the switch. odd. new switch and timer are on the way. Will just have to wire each switch to one timer/pump.

(Note: Jay, I told you wiring was my least favorite! :evil: :lol: )
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Post by KevinWI » 04 Feb 2012, 13:22

Getting ready for carpet....
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