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2010 Tracker 1436 Build (Results)

Posted: 30 Oct 2010, 21:33
by Hooky1420
Hey all, this is my first build. I can't thank the community of Tinboats.net enough. I've been working on this build since April, and whenever I had an issue, the users of this site kicked in helpful tips that allowed me to produce this fishing machine. I took tons of photos throughout the build, and will be hopefully doing a thorough walkthrough with photos soon. I just couldn't pass up the chance to let you all see it beforehand!

Now that I have the decking complete, I'm looking to add a fishfinder, lighting, bilge pump, bow mounted TM, and of course an outboard...

Would appreciate some feedback on the build. Lots of sweat and planning done with this project.

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Posted: 31 Oct 2010, 09:18
by tccanoe
Wow.

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Posted: 31 Oct 2010, 09:38
by weezer71
Very nice setup!!! =D>

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Posted: 31 Oct 2010, 14:04
by cavman138
Looks great man

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Posted: 31 Oct 2010, 19:37
by TNtroller
very nice work carpet job looks factory.

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Posted: 31 Oct 2010, 20:11
by Hooky1420
TNtroller wrote:very nice work carpet job looks factory.
Yeah, the carpet came out good. Very pleased. I have to say thanks on that to the following members:

Robr3004
Nevillizer
bear7625
wasilvers
Codeman
Wolfmjc

All had really good advice for me regarding the carpet. I ended up getting carpet with the rubber backing from Lowe's at $0.49 cents a square foot, and applied it to the plywood by first using 3M 90 Spray Adhesive, rolling it with a rolling pin, and then pulling the sides over and tacking it to the backside with a staple gun. Worked extremely well.

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Posted: 01 Nov 2010, 11:00
by BaitCaster
Awesome job!

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Posted: 01 Nov 2010, 14:09
by Hooky1420
BTW - got that trailer cheap, originally styled for a v-hull boat and was painted white and rusted a fair amount. My brother-in-law and I cut the mounts off, replaced the winch and tow jack, surface sanded it, painted it, added new light fixtures and paint as well as bunk boards. Added some reflective tape, and there she is. I plan on adding some verticle guides to the rear end, and some fenders to keep that carpet nice and fresh during transport. I will be posting photos of the trailer rebuild soon as well.

Thanks for the compliments so far... I still have a lot of work to do, but it makes it easier when all you have to do is the cosmetic stuff. Next up, the wiring, lights, and looking for an outboard to push this jon through the Everglades.

...Hoping to get it into the water this weekend to see how she performs. Only have a trolling motor, but at least I will finally be on the water :P

If anyone has any questions, please feel free to ask. Since this was my first build, I had a lot of trial and error, but I will help you as much as I can. Feel the need to give back to the community that helped me out when I needed advice!

2010 Tracker 1436 Build (Results)

Posted: 01 Nov 2010, 15:20
by Ranchero50
The boat looks really good. Have you had a chance to weigh it yet since finishing it out? Trackers site says it weighs 117lbs empty and has a 580lb max capacity less a 375lb human capacity. Wondering how much of that capacity the wood will take away, especially once it's wet?

Should be fine for the everglades on calm days if you avoid the 4pm thunderstorm and other boats wakes...

Jamie

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Posted: 01 Nov 2010, 16:53
by Hooky1420
Ranchero50 wrote:The boat looks really good. Have you had a chance to weigh it yet since finishing it out? Trackers site says it weighs 117lbs empty and has a 580lb max capacity less a 375lb human capacity. Wondering how much of that capacity the wood will take away, especially once it's wet?

Should be fine for the everglades on calm days if you avoid the 4pm thunderstorm and other boats wakes...
I haven't had a chance to put it on the scales yet, but by keeping track of what i put onto the boat, the wood/carpet/materials account for about 95 lbs. I used half inch plywood everywhere that wasn't loadbearing, and 3/4 for the flooring and the front deck. It has gained some weight, but not much. Before doing any of the modifications, my two buddies and i took it out for a spin at Quiet Waters Lake. I go 230lbs, and my two friends are about 215 a piece, plus two batteries, a trolling motor, a cooler, and all our gear. The boat still rode rather high out of the water, and if you think about it, I'm guessing that's nearly 750 lbs of man and gear combined. That's why I wasn't too worried about the wood when I started to put it on. I'll find out this weekend for sure, but I think it will be okay as we will probably only fish 2 men at a time, or take it canal cruising with me and the little lady who only goes about a buck 15.

And you're dead on about the 4pm rain and boat wakes in the Glades! I know a couple of "less traveled" spots though that are real nice to hunker down and catch some bass....

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Posted: 01 Nov 2010, 18:32
by jcb
I wondering if you stands up on fron deck?I thinking 36 inch wide bottom not give stabillity needed for hi rise front deck seet.You try it yet and maybe tell about stabillity

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Posted: 01 Nov 2010, 18:43
by rmzachar
Yeah, I'd like to hear about the stability too. I got a 1436 and have been debating on how I want to do the decking. Loving how your's came out! =D>

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Posted: 01 Nov 2010, 21:27
by Hooky1420
jcb wrote:I wondering if you stands up on fron deck?I thinking 36 inch wide bottom not give stabillity needed for hi rise front deck seet.You try it yet and maybe tell about stabillity
I will be taking her out this weekend. Will update as to the stability then. I debated about the height of the front deck too... but opted for the extra storage space. Like the looks of the project, just need to make sure she's functional before continuing with the mod.

I imagine it will have about the same stability as pbw's jon up in Kentucky. Here is a video link to his Youtube front deck test with 3/8" plywood:


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Posted: 01 Nov 2010, 22:59
by cali27
Boat looks great man!

Your stability with the decks will be fine, I have the same boat and have a small casting deck up front. I go 215 and it is good for me with another guy in the boat. My buddy in the back stands right up on the bench seat too.

By the time you though the gas motor on that thing she is going to be heavy, might have to make her a "green" boat.

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Posted: 01 Nov 2010, 23:23
by Hooky1420
cali27 wrote: By the time you though the gas motor on that thing she is going to be heavy, might have to make her a "green" boat.
...and I'm trying to figure just exactly how I would go about doing that if need be... Any suggestions?