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by Zubes
21 Apr 2012, 11:18
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Transducer Mount
Replies: 9
Views: 1887

Transducer Mount

Also, the suction cup mount I bought was only $16 from Gander Mountain.
by Zubes
20 Apr 2012, 22:25
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Transducer Mount
Replies: 9
Views: 1887

Transducer Mount

I've used a Lowrance suction cup mount for a few seasons with no issues. With an 18 hp Evinrude on my 14ft alumacraft, and running over 20 MPH, I have no issues with it coming loose. The suction cup is very soft and "sucks" extremely well. Just make sure the surface is clean and smooth. Also, the mo...
by Zubes
07 Apr 2012, 21:02
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: matt's alumacraft 14'
Replies: 47
Views: 31304

matt's alumacraft 14'

The side supports looks great! I was planning on doing something similar, but I was going to make mine a bit wider so I could place rods on them with rod-saver straps. I was also going to make a few small cubby holes for stuffing a jacket or rain pants in, but I don't want to give up too much floor ...
by Zubes
16 Mar 2012, 21:19
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: matt's alumacraft 14'
Replies: 47
Views: 31304

matt's alumacraft 14'

Front bracing for underneath the front deck is in. I have to cut a 12"x16" opening in the plywood for storage area access. https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7178/6983532375_4798998477_z.jpg It is coming along. slower than I would like but shouldn't be too much longer. This nice weather is making me wi...
by Zubes
03 Mar 2012, 23:20
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Zubes' 14 ft Alumacraft shallow V
Replies: 52
Views: 34014

Zubes' 14 ft Alumacraft shallow V

No changes since these pics. I'm actually sitting here thinking about my next mods... trolling motor bracket, rear casting deck, and side storage. Posting your mod in a new thread should be as easy as going into the "Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications" forum and clicking the [ + New Topic ...
by Zubes
06 Feb 2012, 18:25
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Zubes' 14 ft Alumacraft shallow V
Replies: 52
Views: 34014

Zubes' 14 ft Alumacraft shallow V

pauly399 - I cut the curves with a jigsaw and the straight cuts were made with a circular saw. For measuring the front deck, I made a template out of cardboard. This took a lot of time, but I wanted to make it right. Even after I transferred the template to the wood and cut it out, I still need to ...
by Zubes
28 Jan 2012, 14:53
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Zubes' 14 ft Alumacraft shallow V
Replies: 52
Views: 34014

Zubes' 14 ft Alumacraft shallow V

Pauly399 - I believe the metal brackets are called strongties. I found mine at Home Depot or Lowes. Shawnfish - Read the previous 6-7 posts, I just answered this for on.the.other.line . I do not have any major issues with flexing. I might build side storage boxes that tie the front and rear decks t...
by Zubes
22 Jan 2012, 23:55
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: Looking for short (6-6.5') light spinning rod (Suggestions)
Replies: 10
Views: 1182

Looking for short (6-6.5') light spinning rod (Suggestions)

St Croix Triumph series. Great rod and lighter on the wallet than the other series. 6' and 6'6" available. $80 at Cabelas & BassPro.
by Zubes
20 Jan 2012, 15:35
Forum: Motors
Topic: 3-4 blade
Replies: 7
Views: 643

3-4 blade

The biggest difference going from 3 blade to a 4 blade prop will be the "hole shot" or grip the prop can get in the water. Sometimes a 4 blade prop can makes all the difference for getting on plane faster. Each boat/motor is different so it's hard to say how much faster. Assuming your 3 blade prop i...
by Zubes
19 Jan 2012, 21:50
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Zubes' 14 ft Alumacraft shallow V
Replies: 52
Views: 34014

Zubes' 14 ft Alumacraft shallow V

Honestly, I did not notice a single difference on the water. I could barely notice the loss of rigidity while prying on it and shaking it on the trailer in my driveway. I really had to pry on it, and I'm pretty sure it would have bowed with the center bench installed anyway. I'm still planning to bu...
by Zubes
17 Jan 2012, 23:49
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Zubes' 14 ft Alumacraft shallow V
Replies: 52
Views: 34014

Zubes' 14 ft Alumacraft shallow V

I actually do not have a picture if it at the moment and the boat is put away for the season under a few inches of snow in my parent's yard. We're supposed to have some warmer weather this weekend, so if I get the chance I'll stop by and take a quick picture of it for you.
by Zubes
16 Jan 2012, 20:53
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Project "Livin Large" (update July 19 - rocket launchers!)
Replies: 121
Views: 34177

Project "Livin Large" (update July 19 - rocket launchers!)

I did something similar with a small price of engineered decking. I got the piece of decking for free from Menard's (sample) and picked up a tube of Marine grade adhesive in a tube (not even sure what it was called). It has been glued to the transom, below the water line, for 2 years now with no pro...
by Zubes
14 Jan 2012, 13:27
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Sea Nypmh 17' Deep V.
Replies: 115
Views: 26949

Sea Nypmh 17' Deep V.

When using drift socks for drifting, you are best off attaching one to the bow, and one to the transom. That way it keeps the boat from spinning back and forth and will allow for a nice steady sideways drift.
by Zubes
02 Jan 2012, 11:35
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Zubes' 14 ft Alumacraft shallow V
Replies: 52
Views: 34014

Zubes' 14 ft Alumacraft shallow V

coloradobassin - The boat is still stable with the front casting deck mounted to the top of the bench seats. It might be a little tippier, but the large deck allows you to have a wider stance and I think the difference is negligible. I haven't fished from the boat using the pedestal seat yet, but I...
by Zubes
19 Dec 2011, 18:41
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Tow vehicle picture thread!
Replies: 92
Views: 5308

Tow vehicle picture thread!

Here's my daily driver & tow vehicle. '07 TrailBlazer SS, AWD, 395hp 6.0L LS2 v8. It handles like a dream during the week (14.0 sec, 99.8 MPH quarter mile - stock ) and satisfies all my towing needs on the weekend ('06 Crownline 200LS). I bought the SS new in August '07 and have racked up 103,500+ m...