Jay415's Alumacraft MV1648

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Jay415's Alumacraft MV1648

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Finished boat
https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopi ... 80#p246040

Livewell
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Original Post
I've enjoyed seeing so many of these mods, that I figured it was time to start my own. I've looked for a Jon Boat for a while but everything worth while sells QUICK! So I decided to go with the Alumacraft MV1648 with a 20" transom. The decision was made with the help of some fellow users on this site. I found a 2010 leftover and got a pretty good deal on it as compared to the 2012 models. I took the boat out for some unmodified trials and I definitely made the right choice. Now my fishing season is coming to a close, so now is the time I go into production mode and hopefully have it ready for early spring!

The first pic is the day I brought home and my fishing partner was looking it over.
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I couldn't wait to get started so I put together a mockup of the front deck, with bow mount Minn Kota Edge 45 foot control TM.
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I bought a 1999 9.9hp Johnson motor for when I run gas. Motor prob has less than 10 hrs on it.
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My plans are to place 2 batteries in the stern for the bow mount TM and run 6 gauge wire to it from a battery switch. And also a TM plug on the transom for when I go electric only with a Minn Kota Edura C2 55 in place of the Johnson.

I mocked up a new idea for the front deck where I went out 3 ribs instead of 2. Added 2 Tempress 1317 Hatch Lids and a pedestal for a seat. I think I like this better. This is probably how I'm going to do it. And that will leave plenty of storage.
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Last edited by Jay415 on 27 Mar 2013, 11:51, edited 23 times in total.

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