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by back4more
21 Mar 2014, 19:21
Forum: Boat House
Topic: beat the heat ...... shade / cover / bimini / t-top
Replies: 30
Views: 7551

beat the heat ...... shade / cover / bimini / t-top

I tested my sun umbrella today, and it shaded the motor really well #-o guess I'll have to position the boat as needed when I want the shade. my head was shaded though, just not my arms and legs. I know in the summer the cool head is whats needed most. https://i975.photobucket.com/albums/ae240/jaxya...
by back4more
11 Mar 2014, 18:20
Forum: Boat House
Topic: beat the heat ...... shade / cover / bimini / t-top
Replies: 30
Views: 7551

beat the heat ...... shade / cover / bimini / t-top

I've searched tinboats and found various ideas for shading, but I didnt find anything where someone has created a T-top like cover. mostly found umbrellas (which I may end up going with). so has anyone tried anything with pvc? seems like it would be cheap and easy. https://i975.photobucket.com/album...
by back4more
08 Mar 2014, 17:08
Forum: Motors
Topic: what should a new 15hp 4 stroke do on a 1436 jon ?
Replies: 29
Views: 2498

what should a new 15hp 4 stroke do on a 1436 jon ?

thanks skebob, I may try it without the doel-phin next weekend. I took it out today and found out a few things. first of the way I used a app on my phone (GPS Essentials) to determine that the 6hp pushed my empty boat and me 17mph. when I took out the 15hp motor, with wife daughter and I, I got my 1...
by back4more
06 Mar 2014, 18:22
Forum: Motors
Topic: what should a new 15hp 4 stroke do on a 1436 jon ?
Replies: 29
Views: 2498

what should a new 15hp 4 stroke do on a 1436 jon ?

thank you very much for the detailed information Rat. Im going to stay away from buying a new prop right now, but will revisit the idea in the future. Ive already bolted the motor to the transom but may go for the jack plate, if needed. that homemade plate looks nice.
by back4more
05 Mar 2014, 19:57
Forum: Motors
Topic: what should a new 15hp 4 stroke do on a 1436 jon ?
Replies: 29
Views: 2498

what should a new 15hp 4 stroke do on a 1436 jon ?

My 12 footer with a 9.9 4 stroke would run 26 mph all day long with me and gear. With an extra person and gear she would run 20 MPH. The RatKraft, 14 footer decked out, with a 20 HP will run 24 MPH and 20 MPH with an extra person. You could have several problems: 1) As stated above, incorrect pitch...
by back4more
04 Mar 2014, 22:04
Forum: Motors
Topic: what should a new 15hp 4 stroke do on a 1436 jon ?
Replies: 29
Views: 2498

what should a new 15hp 4 stroke do on a 1436 jon ?

DrNip » 11 minutes ago wrote:Well I would think that you could get at least 5-7 more mph of it with the 15 hp.
sorry if I wasnt clear, the 17mph was with the doel-fin installed on the 15hp.
by back4more
04 Mar 2014, 21:47
Forum: Motors
Topic: what should a new 15hp 4 stroke do on a 1436 jon ?
Replies: 29
Views: 2498

what should a new 15hp 4 stroke do on a 1436 jon ?

thanks again for the input everyone. sorry for not answering this earlier ... Looks like you asking a whole lot out of that 1436 and 15 HP with 3 people and all the excess weight. Was the 3 people just a test for the engine or are you actually out fishing with 3? my wife, daughter and I were just ou...
by back4more
03 Mar 2014, 13:50
Forum: Motors
Topic: what should a new 15hp 4 stroke do on a 1436 jon ?
Replies: 29
Views: 2498

what should a new 15hp 4 stroke do on a 1436 jon ?

Thanks for all the input everyone. I understand that weight has a lot to do with the speed, and prop does too. I was just surprised to find that my 6hp pushed us at 13 mph but the 15hp will only do 17 mph with just 135 lbs more. Not what I had in mind when I sprung for the costly upgrade. I can unde...
by back4more
28 Feb 2014, 22:01
Forum: Motors
Topic: Which brand for a brand new 6HP?
Replies: 8
Views: 407

Which brand for a brand new 6HP?

SpecFisher, I've bought two tohatsu motors from outlineoutboards.com in the last 13 months, a 6hp and a 15hp. the 6hp pushed my 1436 13.4 mph with myself, wife and daughter in it (total weight 480lbs). we had no gear in the boat. with just myself and no gear the 6hp got the 1436 up to 17.3mph. the 6...
by back4more
27 Feb 2014, 22:00
Forum: Motors
Topic: what should a new 15hp 4 stroke do on a 1436 jon ?
Replies: 29
Views: 2498

what should a new 15hp 4 stroke do on a 1436 jon ?

just upgraded our 2013 6hp 4 stroke tohatsu to a 2014 tohatsu 15hp 4 stroke for our alumnacraft 1436. we took it out for the first time last weekend. after hitting the 2 hour mark on the motor I opened it up to WOT for maybe 35-40 seconds. using my lowrance mark 4 gps I found that the speed topped o...
by back4more
06 Jan 2014, 21:57
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Floor - carpet or paint ? fasten to ribs or dont fasten
Replies: 8
Views: 2081

Floor - carpet or paint ? fasten to ribs or dont fasten

thanks for the input guys. I ended up going with carpet right after I started this thread.

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I guess Ill start a new thread in the conversions and mods section soon.
by back4more
29 Dec 2013, 20:46
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Need anti-slip material
Replies: 9
Views: 759

Need anti-slip material

I was thinking of using this stuff for my floor I just added to my alumacraft 1436 ..........



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by back4more
28 Dec 2013, 15:22
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Floor - carpet or paint ? fasten to ribs or dont fasten
Replies: 8
Views: 2081

Floor - carpet or paint ? fasten to ribs or dont fasten

I just made a floor for my 1436 alumacraft and Im looking for some input. do you guys think indoor/outdoor carpet or an exterior paint ir better for the floor? Im thinking of going with the paint so I can easily hose off the entire boat without concerns of wetting the carpet. I would probably put gr...
by back4more
15 Dec 2013, 17:33
Forum: Boat House
Topic: tiller extension ?- how long is too long, and how to measure
Replies: 3
Views: 590

tiller extension ?- how long is too long, and how to measure

Im about to order a tiller extension for my 1436 and want to make sure Im measuring correctly, and not getting an extension that is too long. Im thinking I need a 46 inch extension. this measurement would have me reaching back just a little, and I would have about 8 inches between front end of tille...
by back4more
10 Dec 2013, 21:38
Forum: Boat House
Topic: benefits of adding a floor ? suggestions for grab bar ?
Replies: 6
Views: 984

benefits of adding a floor ? suggestions for grab bar ?

thanks Captain. I like your point about harder to keep clean. it sure is nice to just hose out the boat and not worry about a floor or what may be under the floor. now Im thinking about adding a simple grab bar base, maybe 3/4 plywood, between two ribs and mounting a grab bar to the base. this would...