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Starting my mod (14ft alumacraft) - new pics 5/27

Posted: 22 Jan 2008, 20:43
by alumacraftjoe
Started my modifications yesterday. This will be an ongoing project and I will post pictures as I go along. Just so you know I do not have a bunch of free time so this may be a drawn out process. Yesterday I removed fish finder, back seat, and the old flooring / carpeting.




Will post more pics after some more work. Going to try to get some stuff done during the evening this week, but most likely won't hit it too hard until the weekend! Wish me Luck!

Posted: 22 Jan 2008, 21:04
by Jim
Awesome! Great start to your project! I look forward to the pictures too. You can not rush perfection. :D

Posted: 22 Jan 2008, 21:30
by Waterwings
Look forward to the project updates :)

Posted: 22 Jan 2008, 23:02
by pbw
Man I love all the projects everyone has going on!


Good start man.. Nice Cruise a day gas tank!

Posted: 23 Jan 2008, 07:01
by Captain Ahab
That boat is perfect to modify :D Save your old floor boards to use as a template

Nice project for sure

Posted: 23 Jan 2008, 09:54
by Nickk
cool!

I'm looking forward to updates.

Posted: 28 Jan 2008, 17:52
by chrmayo
Do you know around what year this boat is? There is one close to me thats for sale that looks very similar, except it has a heavily worn console and what looks to be somewhere aroung a 15horse motor. It had a 350 price tag on it back in the summer but has been sitting in the mans backyard for a while.

Posted: 28 Jan 2008, 22:13
by bassboy1
chrmayo wrote:Do you know around what year this boat is? There is one close to me thats for sale that looks very similar, except it has a heavily worn console and what looks to be somewhere aroung a 15horse motor. It had a 350 price tag on it back in the summer but has been sitting in the mans backyard for a while.
And you didn't buy it WHY????

I would pay close to 350 for an Alumacraft 14 footer without a motor or trailer. Even as old as the late 40s. Where do you live? If close, you better watch out, or that would be in my driveway this weekend. :lol: :lol:

Posted: 29 Jan 2008, 17:56
by chrmayo
Its in west tn. It looks very similar to the one in this thread, but it looks as it may not be as deep along the sides. From what I can tell it isnt beat up or anything.

Posted: 29 Jan 2008, 19:10
by alumacraftjoe
The year of the boat is 1976. Anyway I got a little more work done. Finished cleaning it all out Saturday. After going back and forth for a while I decided to paint it so on Sunday I primed it with self etching primer:
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My 4 yr. old daughter came down with the flu so I got a day off work today so my weekend painting project got an early start.
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Should be able to get to the princeton white this weekend.

Posted: 29 Jan 2008, 19:22
by pbw
Nice! 8)

Posted: 29 Jan 2008, 20:09
by Captain Ahab
That is gonna look so sweet. WTG and great job.

Posted: 29 Jan 2008, 21:16
by little anth
dude that looks sweet i cant wait to see the finished project

Posted: 29 Jan 2008, 21:47
by Waterwings
That looks good! :)

Posted: 30 Jan 2008, 23:22
by jackspirko
Really like what you are doing. What type of fishing do you do and where are you at (geographically speaking)