'67 14' Alumacraft Shallow V and Trailer remodel.

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WOW! Ask and you shall recieve great detailed pics and explanations. Thanks. One question I have is about the drain line, I thought it needed to go out the boat above the water line. That could be why the overflow is not keeping up with the pump. Great work on the boat man and thanks for the ideas.

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Thanks for the pictures. I see me making sidewall braces as you did 7 covering them with 1/4" ply & carpeting. Behind the ply is a good spot for floatation.
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Thanks and your welcome.

I also suspect you could be right about the drain. I did whack another 1" off the top to gibe me more time before it overflows. It could also be that the overflow drain is 3/4", too small. I can still and might put in an overflow drain at the top, put in a tee and connect it to the main drain. Then I just need a plug for the lower drain. That will be easy enough to make, whack off the tube close to the bottom and put a pvc cap on it.


Tunnels, great idea to add extra floatation. I might have to use that idea.
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Post by INGrandad »

Wow, I been so busy collecting ideas for my flatbottom I hadn't looked at v-mods. This is like an episode of extreme makeovers. Way, way past my level of expertise. Nice job.

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Great thread. Thanks for posting. I am about to start modding my '73 semi-V. Just stripping it and repairing right now, but have a good idea of what I want to do to it after seeing this thread.
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Alrighty folks were are almost done. I took it out today for a second round of testing. I didn't get to spend too much time on the water. However the boat works great, however there are a couple of things I need to adjust.
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I modified the starboard side just a tad. I made it so I could put my paddle and all around light behind the fishing poles.
I modified the starboard side just a tad. I made it so I could put my paddle and all around light behind the fishing poles.
Back of the boat and where I need to make some mods yet.
Back of the boat and where I need to make some mods yet.
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looks great! Im jealous!!! :D
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i was going to say the same thing " sooo jelous"" lol
i have a 12 i wish i had the space on a 12' like your 14'
but i think i will do the same floor , i dont use a livewell so i think ill have enough space for 3 seats..with a front TM (foot controlled)

right now it has 3 benches,, ill take them off! and us low pedestals

same setup but i want to be able to have my TM portable (to take it off and on) soo when there are three people i can take it off and use a hand controlled front TM , and if theres 2 people then i can put on the foot one TM

still trying to figur out how i can modified the front there isnt enough space to put the mount on so i have to rig someting up,,
i tried once with wood and brackets and my TM started to get lose and it broke the bracket that was holding the TM and i had to paddle the whole time,, (sucked huevos) that day,,

BUT OVER ALL YOU DID AWESOME JOB!!
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Well I have managed to get out on the water several more times, even took the wife once and we got poured on.

Below are some more pics to highlight my last couple of mods.
I added two storage boxes. One on each side in the back. One box is taller and the other wider and longer. The taller one hold my night light, and whetever else I decide to put in it. The shorter, wider, longer one holds tackle boxes, and I place my main tackle box on top of it, as seen in the pic. I also picked up a new fire extinguisher and mounted it below the seat. Then mounted my marker bouyes (sp). That frees up my floor space and gets stuff out of my way pretty nicely. Plus the empty slot in the marker bouy holder works great for my favorite cold beverage. In hte pic that would be a MGD can.
I added two storage boxes. One on each side in the back. One box is taller and the other wider and longer. The taller one hold my night light, and whetever else I decide to put in it. The shorter, wider, longer one holds tackle boxes, and I place my main tackle box on top of it, as seen in the pic. I also picked up a new fire extinguisher and mounted it below the seat. Then mounted my marker bouyes (sp). That frees up my floor space and gets stuff out of my way pretty nicely. Plus the empty slot in the marker bouy holder works great for my favorite cold beverage. In hte pic that would be a MGD can.
This is my front deck storage area. Right now it has my coffee can which is full of paper work, extra fuses, shear pins, and it doubles as an emergency......... um....... the TP is sitting next to it in a pastic bag. I think you can put the two together. Plus it has one extra tackle box in it.
This is my front deck storage area. Right now it has my coffee can which is full of paper work, extra fuses, shear pins, and it doubles as an emergency......... um....... the TP is sitting next to it in a pastic bag. I think you can put the two together. Plus it has one extra tackle box in it.
On to some night shots.
Pic of the bow of the boat with my LED rope lights on. The rope lights run around the upper edge of the gunwall, inside the storage compartments.
Pic of the bow of the boat with my LED rope lights on. The rope lights run around the upper edge of the gunwall, inside the storage compartments.
The back of the boat, again the LED rope lights run around the upper edge of the gunwall and light up the interior very well. Bright enough I can bait my hook, and even tie one on. Plus it also runs through the anchor compartment and gas tank compartment behind the floatation box behind the seat. If you look close you can see the green nite light in the water which is plugged into my dual fused/switched accessory outlet.
The back of the boat, again the LED rope lights run around the upper edge of the gunwall and light up the interior very well. Bright enough I can bait my hook, and even tie one on. Plus it also runs through the anchor compartment and gas tank compartment behind the floatation box behind the seat. If you look close you can see the green nite light in the water which is plugged into my dual fused/switched accessory outlet.
There were a couple of things pointed out through out the build thread.
I did move the rear seat back as far as possible and have debated putting it on the floatation box. Good catch Baptistpreach....

Baptistpreach also had questions about my switch panel location and someone was concerned about my circuits shorting out in the rain due to the location of my connections. I mentioned eralier that the wife went with me one night. We got dumped on. Rained, thunder, lightening, rained, rained and did I mention it rained. The boat did great. No electrical shorts, all the switches, electrical circuits worked perfect, and I even got to use the bilge pump for about 3 seconds.

After rereading the whole thread I have some general comments to add.
I ended up buying 3 more linear feet of carpet and wished I would have bought a half gallon instead of the three pint cans. I ended up useing about a gallon of contact cement overall.

I used trailer wiring for my general light circuits. Its color coded wire, 25' goes for about $12 and it comes with 4 wires connected together. Hard to pass up the price of $12 for 100' of wiring.

I picked up a new lawn garden 12v battery and ShipN Shore battery charger for the boat. The battery was $28 with a core, and $10 off with a rebate.
The charger is regularly $60, on sale for $40, and has a $10 rebate. So I bought them both. Glad I did.

I used MikeA idea of the eye bolts, instead I used them to anchor the batteries instead of the livewell.

I decided not to add any support to the port side. I figured the floor is anchored front and back so the boat will never buckle, the front deck spreads teh gunwalls up front and the rear floatation strengthens teh rear gunwalls, plus the two storage boxes int eh rear are also anchored to botht eh gunwall and floor. There pretty solid. Plus I watched the gunwalls while under power, no flex in them at all.

I did lower the overflow the 1" and it made a huge difference. Teh pump still exceeds the drain capacity, however I have at least a minute or so to catch it. Shouldn't be a problem, I have to manually turn the pump on and off and you can hear it run.

I did get teh main motor to run and the boat moves along nicely. It almost gets up on plane. Although I think I need to rebuild the carb, she isn't winding out (hitting the rpms) like she should.

For those looking at my livewell connections, there are no clamps on the pipes and they dont leak, yet. I have the clamps, just need to put them on.

As of right now I am very satisfied with the boat and how she turned out. Showed it to my wife uncle, the one who sold me the boat, and he was impressed with the mods. Now my biggest problem is putting fish in teh boat and that ain't the boats fault. :mrgreen:


I did manage to catch another dink.
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Awesome build. Turned out fantastic. I hope mine turns out half as good

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I definitely love your finished product. Many many very good practical ideas. I'll probably incorporate the one about the buoys/ drinkholder, very nice.
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baptistpreach wrote:I definitely love your finished product. Many many very good practical ideas. I'll probably incorporate the one about the buoys/ drinkholder, very nice.
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Thta's my favorite mod too. :mrgreen:
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Post by LarryA »

Looks great. Real nice work!

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Post by dougdad »

awsome job hanr, looks great.
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Post by MikeA57 »

Hanr3, I hadn't been back out here in a while to check out your progress and it's really come along nicely. I'm glad I was able to suggest something you were able to use. You really made the most out of the space you have available.

That boat is very much like the 14' Alumacraft I grew up fishing in. You said you like to fish off the port side, yet your seat in the back in on the starboard. Does that present any problems for you? I like to be close to the side that I'm fishing off of. I just feel like I have a better command of the situation over there.

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