Ok guys and gals. It was a long time getting on the water, but well worth it. The new casting deck works fantastic, and is solid as a rock. This is my first bass on the upgraded Alumacraft 1436. Topwater off a deep point! A great way to start the season.
I only lost about half a mile an hour on my top speed, but think that is due to my battery moving back to behind the front seat. I'm looking at adding a 60AH Lithium under the casting deck to regain that space that it now takes up in the center of the boat. The Minn Kota Edge 45 is great. I really prefer the hand control over the foot unit on this size rig.
If anyone wants to give this a shot I have well over half of the Epoxy I purchased for the project. I can make a deal!
Thanks for tuning in!
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