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 Post subject: 1995 Grumman 1648 Jon
PostPosted: 20 Jun 2014, 12:17 
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Installed the stereo, The bimini, and still doing some fine tuning. Had to modify the fenders because the tires were slightly rubbing when I would hit a big bump.


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 Post subject: 1995 Grumman 1648 Jon
PostPosted: 07 Jan 2015, 14:49 
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New Idea,

This summer Im going camping where the only way to and from the site and around the area is by boat, (Rain or Shine)

Has anyone tried to put an enclosure on a jon boat? cant use a tarp I need to be able to see while Im driving.

Any ideas?


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 Post subject: 1995 Grumman 1648 Jon
PostPosted: 07 Jan 2015, 16:09 
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You might get some ideas here.

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 Post subject: 1995 Grumman 1648 Jon
PostPosted: 07 Jan 2015, 17:31 

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Location: Milledgeville, Ga.
Great job on the build! Love pictures. =D>


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 Post subject: 1995 Grumman 1648 Jon
PostPosted: 08 Jan 2015, 08:14 
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Really nice job :beer:



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 Post subject: 1995 Grumman 1648 Jon
PostPosted: 08 Jul 2015, 07:19 
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Considering painting the boat. Any suggestions?


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PostPosted: 08 Jul 2015, 07:31 

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Looks great. Gives me a few ideas.


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 Post subject: 1995 Grumman 1648 Jon
PostPosted: 08 Jul 2015, 09:04 
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dlmallory wrote:
Considering painting the boat. Any suggestions?

Yeah, don't...:-)

Right now you don't have to worry about unsightly blemishes where you mar the paint, the aluminum is safe as is, paint isn't needed to protect it - so why invite a headache.



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 Post subject: 1995 Grumman 1648 Jon
PostPosted: 25 Nov 2015, 12:04 
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Super nice build man. All of you guys have inspired me to attempt one as well. Thank you for posting.


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 Post subject: 1995 Grumman 1648 Jon
PostPosted: 29 Sep 2017, 09:00 
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That time again. Looking at ideas on how I want to change up my boat. Well since I installed the floor 4 years ago, the boat has definitely been used a lot and finally after just getting back from camping a soft spot was found in the floor. I had previously sealed the 1/2in plywood with Thompson water seal and it lasted 4 years after. Cant ask for much better especially the beating its taken. I never did wrap it in plastic like I had previously considered but I think I may try that this time or I am considering using valspar urethane to coat the wood.

Since pulling the floor out this will give me a opportunity to add some new compartments since I can never find enough space. re-route some wires and replace some foam insulation. I am looking for a recommendation on foam to be used. I have heard of people just using the foam board insulation from homedepot. Any suggestions?

Also considering converting from a tiller handle to remote controls and steering wheel. Any suggestions or recommendations? The engine is an evinrude 1985 40 Hp.


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 Post subject: 1995 Grumman 1648 Jon
PostPosted: 05 Oct 2017, 08:21 
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Was able to pull the floor out. Forgot how many screws I had used to hold it in place haha. Definitely signs of a soft spot but overall looked very good. Rerouted some wires and installed a PVC runway across the center of the boat.
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This time I added some foam under the floor not only for buoyancy but this should also hemp hold up the floor.
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Seal the 1/2" plywood with Spar Urethane and carpeted it.

Next step is to reinstall the side panels and the seats along with build a new floor for the batteries and fix the storage area where wires are located.
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Just a thought and I haven't seen it done yet but a removable live well that fits in a storage compartment?


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 Post subject: 1995 Grumman 1648 Jon
PostPosted: 12 Oct 2017, 08:53 
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Was finally able to get the seats back in along with getting the battery floor done. Reinstalled the batteries and made all the electrical look nice and neat. I started working on the extra compartment I wanted to add in the bow but the rain got me before I could remove the cut out and take a picture. Next step is to continue with boxing out the compartment and to better box out where the anchor compartment is located.


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 Post subject: 1995 Grumman 1648 Jon
PostPosted: 17 Oct 2017, 08:03 
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Was able to get some more done finally. Been too busy working and trying to finish my new aluminum fishing rod rack for my surf poles.

With the hole cut in the bow and Styrofoam removed. Next step is to box out the area. Im going to be storing life jackets in this compartment. Debating whether or not to carpet the inside of the compartment.


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 Post subject: 1995 Grumman 1648 Jon
PostPosted: 17 Oct 2017, 21:31 

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That's a good looking boat and I like the layout for the seats.


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 Post subject: 1995 Grumman 1648 Jon
PostPosted: 20 Oct 2017, 11:56 
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Thank you Drock.

I was able to get the new compartment boxout and decided to put carpet in it. Overall the wood was in very good condition. I cut the new hole for the compartment and put new carpet on the wood. Got the anchor compartment lid mounted and the new compartment lid mounted. Have to get new lids for the other two compartments as I cut the wood and used it for a battery floor. (haha oops thought the front deck would be in a shitty condition so originally just planned on getting an entire sheet of 3/4" ply.)

Next step is to mount the bow light and probably replace the bulb then hook up the speakers and reinstall the side panels to make a clean look.

I am going to be starting the removable live well next.


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