Alumacraft 1236 Project

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Maxamillion
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finally got all my wiring done!
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Maxamillion
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Got my front platform done! Marine ply, waterproofed with spar urethane. Installed a clear, light base, and a homemade trolling motor mount!
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CMOS
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Nicely done!

Out of curiosity - are you soldering your wire connections or just crimping? If possible, I would strongly suggest you solder them, then cover connection with Heat Shrink tubing.

CMOS
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Maxamillion
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Yep all of my wires are soldered and have shrink tube around them!

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Added fold down cup holders. I used double side outdoor mounting tape. They work really well and fold out of the way.
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Maxamillion
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This is a great idea for anyone with a Jon boat. It's an Atwood cockpit caddy, I used the same double sided tape and stuck it to my transom corner Braces, it covers up the corner and gives you a great place to store tools.
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Maxamillion
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Added a Smiths tournament rod rack. I screwed 1" strips of wood to the back, then applied 20 pound double sided sticky tape and applied it to the sidewall of the boat. It works awesome, rock solid.
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Maxamillion
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I have a question for you guys, found an older minkota turbo pro 42 pound thrust trolling motor on eBay, it is a power drive model. Has anyone had experience with these motors or older power drives in general? Thanks

HeavyHook
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Post by HeavyHook »

I noticed not many replies so I created an account to let you know that you're doing a great job. I recently purchased a 14ft Alumacraft MV model.

The owner before already added in many great accessories including the flooring etc... I am now on the forums trying to figure out other ideas that I could use.


What carpet is that in the back of the boat you are using? I was contemplating coating that area because of the scratches that occur in that area.

I also like your trolling motor mount. I am in the process of making a decision about creating / fabricating a mounting bracket for a bow mounted trolling motor. Right now there is a transom mounted Minn Kota 50lb that is too hard to navigate with in the back. It is being moved up weather it be with a mount similar to what you went with or I get a bow mounted style.

Maxamillion
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Thanks for the reply! Was wondering if anyone was following. The material in the back is a all rubber carpet sort of mat. Works great for preventing scratches!!

dwwscran
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boat is looking great. what did you end up using for your starter wires? i remember my first boat... 1432 polarcraft... after 3 years it was way to crowded with just me in it lol.

Maxamillion
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I'm using 12 gauge wire extension! Works great so far

Maxamillion
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Picked up a new toy today. Minkota turbo pro 42 pound thrust trolling motor. It's a powers drive model. Almost perfect condition. Bolted it through my existing platform with stainless hardware. I wanted a power drive over a cable drive because the footpedal like is smaller, the entire package takes up less space, and I have enough foot pedal cable to run the pedal on top of a bench seat where I fish a lot.
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Maxamillion
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Getting my front floor carpeted!
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canadian omc
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=D> Looks good.

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