WestTexas » 23 Jul 2013, 10:09 wrote:Hey there sir!
Forgive me if I missed this somewhere in this thread but:
How many pounds of wood do you estimate has been added to the boat?
I'm considering decking my 14.5' Lone Star Commander (1970 Johnson 9.5) with aluminum to keep the weight down.
But I have the tools and everything already for woodworking and I'd need to get a few things and practice some more before doing it in aluminum, would probably need to go with muggyweld.
Have you noticed a loss of speed now that it's decked?
How have your balancing and handling characteristics been affected?
Hey buddy, i'm guessing with all the wood and hardware I put about 150 - 200 pounds into the boat. it could be more, possibly less. my supplies were (1) 2x6x12, (2) 2x4x10, (4) 2x2x8, and I used 2 sheets of plywood. it doesn't seem like a lot I guess. I also added a second battery so all in all i'd say its the weight of another big man added to the boat.
the upper deck is EXTREMELY stable compared to before. very easy to maneuver around the entire deck.