IDAHOAUGER's New Lowe L1436 Conversion

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IDAHOAUGER's New Lowe L1436 Conversion

Post by IDAHOAUGER » 08 Oct 2012, 12:09

Here is my new L1436 Lowe Jon Boat. I realize this will not be as complicated or challenging as many of the amazing boat conversions I have seen by members fixing up very old and beat-up boats, but I got a great deal on this one at Cabela's. Looking to do a very simple clean conversion to make it more comfortable to fish in. I also got a nice package with the trailer and a new Nissian 8hp motor. Will be adding progress photos soon.
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My new Lowe 1436L
My new Lowe 1436L
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Post by spotco2 » 08 Oct 2012, 12:56

Those are nice boats and you got a good motor to go with it.

It's not going to need much to get comfortable.

Congrats on the new boat! What are you wanting to mod on it?

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Post by IDAHOAUGER » 08 Oct 2012, 13:23

spotco2 wrote:Those are nice boats and you got a good motor to go with it.

It's not going to need much to get comfortable.

Congrats on the new boat! What are you wanting to mod on it?
Thanks, I have more progress photos that I just need to add very soon. Simple carpeted floors over the ribs, comfortable bass boat style seats and a small deck between the front deck and the center bench with a seat and a single hatch for storage. Nothing too fancy but want a simple and clean fishing boat.
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. - Henry David Thoreau

If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles. ~Doug Larson

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Post by IDAHOAUGER » 08 Oct 2012, 13:40

Some work on the ply-wood flooring.
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Getting the floors measured and in place.
Getting the floors measured and in place.
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Post by IDAHOAUGER » 08 Oct 2012, 13:55

Center flooring. Before adding the carpet adhesive I put several coats of Thompson Water Seal on the ply-wood allowing it to dry between coats. I had read on this site that the water seal could damage the aluminum so I ensured that the wood which directly contacts the boat is covered with carpeting.
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Notches for the floor to fit between the ribs.  I also attached 2x4 studs beneath the floor between the ribs for added support.
Notches for the floor to fit between the ribs. I also attached 2x4 studs beneath the floor between the ribs for added support.
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Before adding the carpet adhesive I put several coats of Thompson Water Seal on the ply-wood allowing it to dry between coats.  I had read on this site that the water seal could damage the aluminum so I ensured that the wood which directly contacts the boat is covered with carpeting.
Before adding the carpet adhesive I put several coats of Thompson Water Seal on the ply-wood allowing it to dry between coats. I had read on this site that the water seal could damage the aluminum so I ensured that the wood which directly contacts the boat is covered with carpeting.
Center floor with the marine carpet adhesive glue I purchased from my local Cabela's.
Center floor with the marine carpet adhesive glue I purchased from my local Cabela's.
Floor after adding the indoor/outdoor carpeting I got from my local Lowe's Store.
Floor after adding the indoor/outdoor carpeting I got from my local Lowe's Store.
Carpeted floor in place over the ribs.
Carpeted floor in place over the ribs.
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If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles. ~Doug Larson

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Post by IDAHOAUGER » 08 Oct 2012, 19:27

I simply cut out plywood to lay over the rear bench area where I will also mount the swivel/slide seat. At first I thought about building a hatch to cover the rear area for the gas tank and battery but decided to simply keep this area open to easily access the gas tank, etc. Anywhere I can avoid extra weight from the lumber I did so. Since this plywood section lays fully supported ontop of the rear bench, I also used a thinner sheet of plywood to save on extra weight.
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Post by fool4fish1226 » 08 Oct 2012, 19:38

Really starting to take shape - Great job :beer:
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Post by spotco2 » 08 Oct 2012, 20:38

Nice, simple and clean looking.

I like it! =D>

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Post by inlovewithsurfin » 08 Oct 2012, 20:46

boats looking good! you work pretty fast! cant wait to see some on the water pics!

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Post by IDAHOAUGER » 09 Oct 2012, 10:24

inlovewithsurfin wrote:boats looking good! you work pretty fast! cant wait to see some on the water pics!
Thanks!...Yeah, I can't take credit for working too fast as I did most of the work this past summer off and on and finally going back and finding these progress photos to post as I get them organized. I am still not 100% done but very close. I am taking vacation time off this week and going up to my annual deer hunting camp tomorrow for the opening of deer season here in Idaho, but I will try to get out on the lake for fishing one day late in the week. I will be sure to get some on the water photos!
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. - Henry David Thoreau

If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles. ~Doug Larson

Lowe L1436 Jon Boat Project
http://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic ... 21&t=27828

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Post by IDAHOAUGER » 09 Oct 2012, 10:28

fool4fish1226 wrote:Really starting to take shape - Great job :beer:
Thank you for saying!
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. - Henry David Thoreau

If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles. ~Doug Larson

Lowe L1436 Jon Boat Project
http://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic ... 21&t=27828

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Post by IDAHOAUGER » 09 Oct 2012, 10:29

spotco2 wrote:Nice, simple and clean looking.

I like it! =D>
Thanks!, yes just want to keep it simple and clean and still comfortable and functional.
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. - Henry David Thoreau

If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles. ~Doug Larson

Lowe L1436 Jon Boat Project
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Post by IDAHOAUGER » 09 Oct 2012, 10:53

The rear bench area with carpeting. I picked up a seat base chair slide so my seat can slide towards the center of the bench and also slide towards the right side so I can easily reach back to grab the tiller to steer. I also mounted a 360 degree swivel base on top of the slide so I can turn the seat anyway I want. The plastic sheet hanging out from under the carpeted plywood is temporary until I get the bottom of the wood carpeted since I did not want the water sealed wood touching the aluminum. As stated above, I decided to keep the rear fuel tank/battery compartment open as opposed to building a hatch over the area for access. Keeps it simple I think and less weight. I am never away from my boat when I am out so not too worried about theft which would make a closed hatch with a lock more worthwhile I suppose.
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If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles. ~Doug Larson

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Post by russ010 » 09 Oct 2012, 11:13

If you decided you wanted more deck space for the rear, you could always go back and rivet in some aluminum angle and make a piece of wood that would sit on top of the angle... you never know when you're going to need that space to walk around on if you start fighting the fish of your life!

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Post by IDAHOAUGER » 09 Oct 2012, 11:46

Installed a nice comfortable "bass boat" type seat from Cabela's.
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Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. - Henry David Thoreau

If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles. ~Doug Larson

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