FishyItch's 16' Lund Mod

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Whenever I have any free time to spend with my boat I always think, "I'll go fishing." I never think to myself, "I should really replace these crappy benches and fix this boat up." Well, I finally decided to rip out the old benches and start from scratch.

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The first thing I needed to figure out was how I wanted to attach the benches to the boat. There are brackets riveted into the hull of the boat, but it seemed like sliding a carpeted piece of plywood into that bracket would be a pain in the neck. (The first picture below is of the bracket.) I also didn't want to carpet over the metal bracket itself like the previous owner did.

I decided the new benches would sit on top of the bracket. The problem here is that the new benches are then raised up higher than where the original benches were. This means then are too high to get any support from the aluminum sides of the bench that hold the foam.

What I decided to do was cut a plywood "skeleton" to slide in to where the old benches were. I cut a lot of wood out of a few of these skeletons, but they still provide support and allow the actual benches to make contact with all the support the boat provides. It's a little bit of added weight, but it's not much.

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Here's my solution for the storage in the second bench from the stern. I cut the top of off a Sterilite trash bin and I'm going to fit that inside the bench below the hatch. It's going to fit pretty well I think once I cut some of the foam out. And yes, I will be replacing the foam elsewhere. :D
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This is about where the seats will be when I'm using the 11" posts. There are a little high at 34" from the floor, but I think it's still more stable than building the floor up into a raised deck. Of course, I might need to build the floor up a little in the front-most floor section just because it isn't as naturally level as the other two sections.

Swivl-Eze does make 6" posts so I could always get those instead if I didn't like the stability of the boat with the seats so high.
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-Henry David Thoreau

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