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by smoody
06 Jul 2009, 14:15
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Rivited vs. welded
Replies: 26
Views: 1663

Rivited vs. welded

Airplanes are riveted. makes me wonder the theory behind welded be superior.
by smoody
06 Jul 2009, 14:05
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Another Noob checking in.
Replies: 18
Views: 3936

Another Noob checking in.

If the boat is riveted I would suggest laying the floor on top of the ribs as you want the weight applied to the ribs rather then the bottom as to not put pressure on the rivets, and in case you take on water your wood won't get soaked.
by smoody
06 Jul 2009, 14:01
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Setting up your trailer for your boat
Replies: 16
Views: 1093

Setting up your trailer for your boat

Make sure Make sure that the bunk boards are at least even with the transom when loaded or extending past an inch or so would be even better. If the bunks are short, it will hook your hull while bouncing down the road.. which doesn't really matter if it is just a pond boat with no outboard but it wi...
by smoody
06 Jul 2009, 13:58
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Decking-When and when not to.
Replies: 108
Views: 105124

Decking-When and when not to.

I have a 1448 and 2 people can stand on the front deck and fish and the boat does not tip.
by smoody
06 Jul 2009, 13:15
Forum: Boat House
Topic: About 80% done 1988 Alumacraft Update: 8/22/09 New Pictures
Replies: 102
Views: 21545

New Conversion 1988 Alumacraft 1457 (measured 1436)-NewPics

Nice mod, just curious as to why you went with the OSB when you spent good money on that aluminum angle. but I agree it will be easy to replace the OSB since you have a aluminum frame. Not a bad idea if your like me and want to change things often.
by smoody
06 Jul 2009, 12:59
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Lowe 1448 front deck complete
Replies: 6
Views: 999

Lowe 1448 front deck complete

I need to get a picture of the bracing, the panels are well supported. and the 2 on the sides are storage, the one in front of the seat is storage, the one behind the seat opens to the livewell. (which I use as dry storage, but it is a livewell.)

HELLO JIM, been awhile.
by smoody
06 Jul 2009, 12:56
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Benifits of Marine grad plywood
Replies: 4
Views: 565

Benifits of Marine grad plywood

Marine grade ply is not "waterproof" and actually has NO water repelling characteristic. It is just simply more ply's with less void which in return gives you a stronger deck, when correctly waterproofed it will outlast all other in the marine environment. So if you plan to keep this boat the rest o...
by smoody
06 Jul 2009, 12:45
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Lowe 1448 front deck complete
Replies: 6
Views: 999

Lowe 1448 front deck complete

Here is my 1999 Lowe 1448MT mod. I finished the front deck and its ready to fish. I had plans to carpet the rest of the boat but not interested in it and need a larger boat for catfishing. So this one is for sale. PM me for info if interested. There is access for storage under the new deck, I just h...
by smoody
20 Mar 2009, 07:43
Forum: Boat House
Topic: $600, Good Buy?? need opinions ASAP.
Replies: 15
Views: 849

$600, Good Buy?? need opinions ASAP.

Ok, this is a 1989 Bass Tracker PF16. The guy selling is close to my area and was asking $750 but will take $600, is it worth it? The outboard is not part of the deal. He does not have title to either. He is in North Carolina I am in South Carolina, I don't need to title the trailer but will it be a...
by smoody
08 Mar 2009, 00:55
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Smoody's Lowe 1448 mod
Replies: 10
Views: 3351

Smoody's Lowe 1448 mod

To avoid rod-tangle in the storage locker, you might want to try some Rod Socks from BPS. A good rod sock is worth every penny. Saves immense time that you don't realize you could be saving, by really eliminating tangles, and protects the finish on the rod. I personally use Stix Jackets, as I don't...
by smoody
06 Mar 2009, 14:47
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Smoody's Lowe 1448 mod
Replies: 10
Views: 3351

Smoody's Lowe 1448 mod

Wyatt, thanks for the advice and yes I will have a level platform for that battery box once I get the floors in. Baptistpreach, catfishing is addictive! I have always been a bass fisherman and still love it, but nothing like fighting a 30+ pound cat in tough current. hold on! about the pedestal, tha...
by smoody
05 Mar 2009, 16:32
Forum: Boat House
Topic: bedliner material?
Replies: 10
Views: 2361

bedliner material?

That is where I am right now. I am leaning against carpet and toward a "coating" for my plywood deck. A big fan of barefoot in the boat, I am looking for something comfy and easy to clean that will not hold water so a rubberized coating seems to be the cost effective way to go. But, which one? I am...
by smoody
03 Mar 2009, 14:15
Forum: Boat House
Topic: New Guy with a few questions
Replies: 19
Views: 1510

New Guy with a few questions

Thanks for the response, Smoody. I believe that the floor is 32" or 36" wide. I know that the beam is 48" at the widest point. I was thinking about getting those black 1 piece pedestals that you can buy at WalMart. I think they are 7 inches high. I think you would be just fine with those. do you ha...
by smoody
03 Mar 2009, 13:05
Forum: Boat House
Topic: New Guy with a few questions
Replies: 19
Views: 1510

New Guy with a few questions

Welcome aboard :D First how wide is your boat? I had a 12 footer at one time that had a 32" floor width, I noticed if I got higher then the sides of the boat it felt really tipsy. I am 6'2 225lbs, I built square boxes 6"s high and mounted them to the bench seats and mounted the seats on those, that ...
by smoody
03 Mar 2009, 11:52
Forum: Boat House
Topic: bedliner material?
Replies: 10
Views: 2361

bedliner material?

Yea I noticed that about the pooling, but I shouldn't have pooling in my boat! lol After some research here is a list of options, so many, hard to choose. I plan to paint all the wood in my boat with whatever I buy. Its cheaper to do this than it is to carpet it, and I think this will protect and la...