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 Post subject: 1995 Grumman 1648 Jon
PostPosted: 02 Mar 2014, 21:01 
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New to the forum. I have been looking around here for some time now and i must say there are a lot of people out there with good ideas and I recently just purchased a 1995 Grumman 16 ft jon boat and it has a 1985 Evinrude 40 hp tiller.I am working on my plans on building the boat but still throwing ideas around in my head. Guess I still have some time with all this snow that we keep getting here in New Jersey. Trying to keep it simple but include everything I want in it. I am always up fro new ideas and suggestions.

Also thinking about a possibly live well but not sure.

Any thoughts on a small swim platform for getting in and out of the back of the boat?

Dylan


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 Post subject: 1995 Grumman 1648 Jon
PostPosted: 04 Mar 2014, 10:42 
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This will be my design. Gonna hold off on the live well as I have seen it can become very complicated nor do I have the time to put into that.


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 Post subject: 1995 Grumman 1648 Jon
PostPosted: 05 Mar 2014, 22:31 

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That tub you have in your boat pictures would make a good temporary live well. You can fabricate a top for it, get a bilge pump with a long hose to fill it with water. Just hang the pump over the side of the boat. Use the same pump to pump the water out.


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 Post subject: 1995 Grumman 1648 Jon
PostPosted: 06 Mar 2014, 08:14 
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That would be a good use for that tub and I will probably go about doing it that way. I do have the lid so I dont have to fabricate one. Lucky me. Originally I was looking for something more permanent with thru hull fittings and multiple pumps to recirculate new water all the time. Something like this but I decided against that.


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 Post subject: 1995 Grumman 1648 Jon
PostPosted: 06 Mar 2014, 13:57 

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I got a battery powered aerator to hang over the side of mine. By doing the tub like that, you can remove it when you don't need it. This is what I do. It's a lot cheaper too! :D That's a nice looking boat you have too!


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 Post subject: 1995 Grumman 1648 Jon
PostPosted: 08 Mar 2014, 00:42 
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Spent the evening rebuilding the water pump on a 1985 evinrude 40 hp along with changing the lower unit oil and replacing spark plugs. Probably gonna redo the carbs while I am at it. Does anyone know where I can get a wire diagram for this engine?


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 Post subject: 1995 Grumman 1648 Jon
PostPosted: 10 Mar 2014, 21:41 
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Been too busy working to much. Was able to get the some of the floor supports using aluminum angle riveted in today. Gonna try and finish them up tomorrow and get plywood and test fit it.

Also rewired trailer lights the other day. Everything works with the lights except the brakes. When I apply the brakes in my truck the trailer lights go out. I am pretty sure its the ground connection because the trailer is galvanized.


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 Post subject: 1995 Grumman 1648 Jon
PostPosted: 12 Mar 2014, 21:15 
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Was able to put the pop up tent up today in the rain and work under it and stay dry. Cant wait for spring to be here. Cut the floor out and test fitted it along with a couple pieces in the stern of the boat.

Hopefully the weather will get better so I can work on mocking out aluminum angle for the storage in the bow of the boat.

Debating if I install permanent navigation lights or if I get clamp on lights. Any options ?


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 Post subject: 1995 Grumman 1648 Jon
PostPosted: 13 Mar 2014, 16:47 
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Good looking boat man! =D> =D> =D>

About the lights, it depends if you boat after dark. I put permanent lights on my rig, but have yet to use them in 3+ years.



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 Post subject: 1995 Grumman 1648 Jon
PostPosted: 13 Mar 2014, 20:15 

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Your flooring is looking good! I have permanent lights on my boats, I know I'd forget to check the batteries and they would corrode on me on the other type.LOL


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 Post subject: 1995 Grumman 1648 Jon
PostPosted: 18 Mar 2014, 08:02 
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Worked all weekend long so didnt have much time to get anything done over the weekend. However yesterday I was able to temporally mock up the aluminum angle for the storage area I am building in the front of the boat. All I have left to do is build a small floor for the battery and either attach a battery box or build one out of the angle I have left.

Next step is to cut into the aluminum in the bow of the boat to create storage for the anchor.


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 Post subject: 1995 Grumman 1648 Jon
PostPosted: 19 Mar 2014, 11:21 
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We have been getting CRUSHED this year. I just started working on my project finally last weekend. Got a free bow mount and A LOT of blue carpet, haha.

Hopefully you are up in North Jersey so you can use that motor to the fullest. All the good lakes around me are electric only.



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 Post subject: 1995 Grumman 1648 Jon
PostPosted: 19 Mar 2014, 11:40 
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I like the PVC skeleton supporting the cover.



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 Post subject: 1995 Grumman 1648 Jon
PostPosted: 19 Mar 2014, 11:53 
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Im in central jersey but close to the shore. I like to travel up to the Adirondacks and there are plenty of lakes up there.

The pvc skeleton I actually got with the boat from the guy I bought it from. Its very help full but can also be a PITA because if the fittings arent tight it will fall apart very easily.


Hopefully tomorrow I will be able to cut the front desk floor. I see a lot of people use cardboard to make a temp let out of. Probably a good idea!


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 Post subject: 1995 Grumman 1648 Jon
PostPosted: 19 Mar 2014, 14:07 
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Adirondacks? From Central Jersey - that's a haul. You're passing a ton of great lakes in western CT and eastern NY long before you get all the way up there.



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