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Baptistpreach's 1436 Monark - Trailer and Rims update 3/23

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Lookin forward to seeing the finished product!

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Baptistpreach's 1436 Monark - Trailer and Rims update 3/23

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Lookin good man! Keep pushin.

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Baptistpreach's 1436 Monark - Trailer and Rims update 3/23

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Dude - you have come a LOOOOOOOOONG way with your project - and it looks awesome!

I've got ultimate bunks on my trailer (the whole bunk is slick)... If those slicks are anything like my bunks - don't stand on them -- the first time I stood on them to get my boat, I took a nose dive in the water (at about 1' deep)... now I keep a 15' rope tied to the bow, and I can back the trailer in just to where the end of the bunk touches the water and I can literally pull the boat all the way up to the winch strap.

That bad boy is awesome - I keep going back and looking at the pics!

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Well, the finish line is in sight!!

There were 2 things that kept me from attaching my decks: 1. was painting the outside of the boat; 2. doing the electrical wiring. I got some help with a guy from my church who is knowledgeable about these things, and we are almost done! We wired my lights for inside my hatches (that will are turned on with a switch), and put 2 separate 12V outlets on the front deck.

The 12V outlets are ready for power without a switch, and the lights come on in both front hatches when one switch is hit. The idea for the spacing of the lighting was my friends, this way each hatch actually has a third light that is "sharing" and shining on both sides (if that makes any sense, if not, just disregard!)
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Lighted switch attached and lights on
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Second 2 lights that shine on the storage hatch
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First 2 lights that shine on the battery hatch
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Baptistpreach's 1436 Monark - Electrical Update 3/31!!!

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Then we started to wire the switch panel. I have my running lights, my bow and anchor lights (wired to one switch) and my livewell wired to the box, as well as the 3rd 12V accessory outlet and my battery gauge. Here's were I'm at as of now, everything is wired, I just need to build a box and carpet it for the panel, mount my FF on top of the box and finish hiding some wires and finalize about 3 or 4 wire splices. We should finish today Lord willing!

I also used the blue lights in the pit area because they will be what I need when I have a fished deep hooked, or I need to retie a line or lure, or just need good light, the light is red in the rear to keep night vision, and hopefully I won't need much back there other than an anchor or something else big!
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And here's all the lights on (bow and stern - 1 switch; hatch lights - 1 switch; running lights - 1 switch)
And here's all the lights on (bow and stern - 1 switch; hatch lights - 1 switch; running lights - 1 switch)
Here's the pit area lighted
Here's the pit area lighted
Here's my bow and stern lights that have also been newly added on the boat
Here's my bow and stern lights that have also been newly added on the boat
Here's the rear battery/ storage area with its lights
Here's the rear battery/ storage area with its lights
Here's my blue LED lights that shine on the "pit" area of my boat between the front and rear decks. I chose to keep it open without a floor for a couple reasons, one was that way I could still stack some fish there without getting carpet all slimy, and also, I can easily see if water is getting in the boat.
Here's my blue LED lights that shine on the "pit" area of my boat between the front and rear decks. I chose to keep it open without a floor for a couple reasons, one was that way I could still stack some fish there without getting carpet all slimy, and also, I can easily see if water is getting in the boat.
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looks awesome!

I've still got to put my lights on mine - the ones I got from bluewater... that I think will be my next step, but I'm honestly thinking about re-doing my decking....

as far as the "pit" area... you could always put in a removable deck and put vinyl on it if you didn't want to worry about sliming your carpet... then you could just take it out, wash it off and put it back in

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Thanks for the comments, they really keep me pressing harder! I got mine from bluewater too, and the deck idea ... hmm... not bad.... I'll think on it, it wouldn't be hard to pull off at all, it might even double as a fish cleaning station... but I'm just thinking out loud now.
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Man you have done an awesome job. Lights are way cool.
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Ok,

I've been saving this for a little bit, but I think its time to share it. I've seen a couple boats here that looked awesome, but the seats just really took away from the overall look. I found myself in a predicament because I bought my carpet (maroon/black) and didn't even think about my seats. I searched high and low for seats that would match those colors nicely and found absolutely nothing. In fact, finding black anything seats was very sparse. Finally, I got the idea to see if I could dye my own seats whatever color I wanted, well, a few seconds later, google answered the Q for me. A trip to my local O'Reilly's produced a spray paint that was made to be used on vinyl. All I can say is WoW! The finished results were amazing. My seats started out tan and brown, and now they're maroon and black. I started off by painting the maroon just over where I wanted it, then I taped off the maroon, and painted the black section. I also took all hardware off seats with a simple philip's head screwdriver, and (after painting the seat hinges black) put them back on when I was finished. Here's the process start to finish.
The best part was that the cans were maybe $7 each, so for less than $15 I took these seats and made them custom. Of course they also work awesome at sprucing up old seats and making them look new
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Baptistpreach's 1436 Monark - Lots of Updates 4/6!!!

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Go Dawgs!!!!

Gotta love those colors!

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Great Job BP! I've used that stuff in the past myself, but I just used plain black. That looks awesome.

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Nice job. They make a dye for vinyl as well.

I still think that you are going to regret all of that black when the heat cranks up here in another couple of months. :lol:
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Then I debated on the best place to put my switch panel, and finally decided to make a box for it. I got the idea to take my Radial Arm Saw and just "groove" the wood, the idea is that I don't actually screw the panel into the box, it just slides in and is tension set. Now all I have to do is unscrew the four braces that hold it down, and I've got the whole switch panel accessible. I also caulked the box and then carpeted it
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I also mounted my seats using toggle bolts with washers. For some reason the toggle bolts I found all had a philip's head on them, so I got hex bolts so I don't have to deal with stripping them out when I'm tightening them. I might post a little tutorial on how I did it for those who are on my shoes after I've fully tested them out with a... um... heavier occupant.

I also used my shop vac to clean out all the junk that's in it, and then washed all the dust the Oklahoma wind has blown in. I picked up a second battery from Wal-Mart to power my Trolling motor, and FF that will go in the back. I finished painting the bottom of the rear hatch and hmm... what else... Oh, I also tried painting my transom wood on the suggestion of one of my members, but I gotta say it didn't turn out as good. I installed my new winch strap for the trailer, and put my new transom tie downs on the boat too. I pushed the winch as far back as I could to have as much of my boat as I could sitting on the bunks, and now all I've left to do is brace the livewell so it won't move and put a little carpet on the bottom to protect the plastic, install my cabinet door catches that will hold my 2 tackle storage boxes on, and then FINALLY put the hasps on and the hinges on everything, cut the livewell door.... really, I'm so close its not funny. I figure I MIGHT need one or two more hours. I also have an order in for vinyl lettering that will be maroon with a cool font for the registration letters and boat name and a decal that will convert my boat from a Monark to a SeaArk! I'm hoping to take it out on Friday weather and schedule permitting for its maiden voyage!
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It looks awesome man! Just look back to see what you started with and where you are now!

I got one question though... I like the box you made for your switches and fish finder... but you don't think it's going to get in the way of your rods?

It might just be me and I sit in the front of the boat so all of my rod tips would hit right where your box is... wait, now that I think about it, your boat is bigger than mine, and it probably won't make that much of a difference

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Nice work! 8)
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