'67 14' Alumacraft Shallow V and Trailer remodel.

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Niceeeee.I like those dove tails.

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Update 3/21/09

Progress was slow this week and today I got alot done.
during the week I put on two coats of the safety yellow enamel paint on both sides of the floor. This morning I swung by Lowes and picked up 7 linear feet of marine backed outdoor carpet and some other supplies. I had contact cement from when I redid my kitchen counter tops last summer. I think it was last summer, maybe it was the year before, yea it was two years ago, last summer I installed new windows and remodeld the basement. I had about 5/8 of a gallon left. I managed to get the carpet installed and the floor back in the boat.

On to the pics.
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Part 2 of today's update.

I had my youngest son (21) help me flip the floor over and slide it back into the boat.
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I have been working on the front cover to the front deck. No pics, hothing really to show unless you want to see some pieces of wood in clamps. I did mangae to break the front cover into two pieces. Now I have to fashion up a trim board to cover my opps.

I have been mulling over the battery, livewell box off and on all week. the batteries will go under the front seat, the livewell behind it. At one point I thought about putting a small drink cooler between the battery and livewell. Plus I have alos been kicking around the idea of a storage box at the livewell end. My latest thought is the batter box, livewell, and the electrical control center with a small lock box for my registration etc. I have been drawing a lot of scetches on graph paper lately. Tomorrwo night I should have a visual for ya'll. :mrgreen:
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Update 3/22/09

I did some more shopping, this time at Menards. Picked up a bunch of hardware for the battery/livewell/electrical control center. I spend the rest of the day cutting, notching, dadoing the sides for the box. They are clamped up and I am letting the glue dry overnight. I'll get some pics tomorrow. Hopefully tomorrow night I can finish cutting the box and get the first coat of polyurathane on it.
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looks good =D>

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hi all, new to the site, but I had to say you are doing an awesome job on this boat, and the floor plan is great!

Also just want to say this site is freak'n awesome! =D>

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Great work, Hanr3 ! 8)


Welcome Aboard, hoosierstatefisher! :)
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Thanks for the kudos.

Update 3/23/09

Tonight I managed to get most of the batery/livewell/electrical section done. It's late so I'll skip to the pics.
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Part 2 of tonights update.

The 1/4" luan in the side panels is loose. In other words the frame boards are routed out so the 1/4" free floats. This gives the loose pieces room to expand and contract with humidity.

So what does it look like assembled?
I still have the finishing touches to add, like a top trim ring to seal off the cooler, one cross support between the battery and cooler, some carpet or luan to teh batter end piece (haven't decided yet), wire up the electrical and hang the front seat.
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I went with this design for the sides to gain the room in the boat. Notice the top of the sides are up tight to the livewell while the bottom has a reinforcement 1 1/4" strip. That strip serves several purposes, it holds the batteries in place so they dont slide side to side. The strips also give me planty of places to anchor the box to teh floor in the boat. I'll show more detail of the elcetrical, and anchoring the boat seat later.

One thing I still need to hash out is anchoring the cooler to the floor. Looking for ideas?
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For non-permanent anchoring of the livewell you could screw 2 eye bolts at each end into the 1 1/4" strips it rests on and run a bungee strap through the handles. This would allow you to replace it if needed or clean around it; or yank it out with you catch in it so you can clean 'em...

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Thanks for the input Mike. I like that idea. I didn't think about making hte cooler removeable to haul the fish for cleaning.


Ponders for a few moments on how to make it easily removeable......................









Free thinking.
I cuold use on piece of 3/4" plywood for the top and anchor teh seat to that, use 4 maybe 6 clamps to hold it in place. Then remove it when its time to pull the cooler out.

What to do with the fill line and drain hose?
Hmmm. a union fitting for the fill line would be quick and easy. wonder if I could get the parts to install a union fitting for the drain and overflow too, and still fit within my space?

I have to do some more research. Thansk Mike for the idea. The more I think about it the more I like the idea of carrying the cooler at the end of the day. Then I dont have to bring a seperate bucket, that would be one less thing to carry. I like carrying less stuff. =D>
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I did some research and a bunch of thinking. I am not going to make the livewell removeable. I couldn't find quick connectors that suited my needs, and it would take too much effort to rework the current box.

I did manage to get some things done this week. I marked my battery/lliverwell/electrical control center location on the floor. Pulled th floor up and roughed in the plumbing and electrical conduit.

The large white hose is my livewell drain hose.
The smaller white pipe is my livewell fill line.
The large grey pipe is for the sonar wire, it has a big connector.
The 4 grey conduit is for my electrical wires.
2 pipes are for the trolling motor wires, one towards the stern and the other bow.
Last 2 pipes are for the rest of the electrical wires, one bow and one stern.
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Part 2 of tonights update.

I cleaned up the sawdust and dropped in the floor one last time. I think its in there until it rots away.

Here are some pics of the top side.
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Tomorrow I plan to stain, polyurathane, and paint the remaining parts. Things should move quickly now. I want to get out on the water next weekend. We'll see how close we get.
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Surprise.

We ended up getting the 5" of snow last night. It's been 50+ degrees for the past week -10 days, and last night it dumped 5" of heavy wet snow. That may slow down the drying time. I do work in my attached garage, however it doesn't have any insulation in the ceiling or the overhead door. I do have a small gas furnace in there. It does just enough to take the chill out. I left it run all night in hopes it would keep the garage 50+ so I can stain, and paint at least.
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Nice work on the conduit runs, and looks well thought out! 8) . Sorry to hear about the snow.
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