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by murphy67
10 Sep 2019, 21:16
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: My 2nd boat project - 14ft Alumacraft Semi-V
Replies: 58
Views: 5262

Re: My 2nd boat project - 14ft Alumacraft Semi-V

adambriner, One of the best changes to having the middle seat removed is, you dont have to crawl over a bench to go from driver to front seat, and it just opens things up alot more. Also having a solid/flat floor makes all movement in a smaller boat a bit more stable as well, which always helps. Con...
by murphy67
28 Aug 2019, 20:10
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: My 2nd boat project - 14ft Alumacraft Semi-V
Replies: 58
Views: 5262

Re: My 2nd boat project - 14ft Alumacraft Semi-V

Adambriner, I def have also seen concern from others with removing one or all bench seats and causing the boat to become unstable, etc...however I do feel after riding in it multiple times after finishing it, that the boat itself feels like it is more sturdy than it was before. Or at least the same ...
by murphy67
04 Aug 2019, 20:39
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: My 2nd boat project - 14ft Alumacraft Semi-V
Replies: 58
Views: 5262

Re: My 2nd boat project - 14ft Alumacraft Semi-V

Dubs, I was really surprised how well the boat sat in the water with the new additions and how well it handled and operated loaded. We had combo's of 3x adults (525lbs), 2 adults and 2 kids (450lbs), 1x 19yr old and 3 kids (500lbs), etc...and never did it feel unsafe or overloaded. I tried to set ab...
by murphy67
04 Aug 2019, 17:03
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: My 2nd boat project - 14ft Alumacraft Semi-V
Replies: 58
Views: 5262

Re: My 2nd boat project - 14ft Alumacraft Semi-V

Well, I apparently didn't get any good pictures of the cup holders and additional grab handles during my week up north....but I put flexible kayak carry handles on each side of the middle and front seats and a few along the bench seats as well, which worked great when going full speed and things wer...
by murphy67
04 Aug 2019, 14:15
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: My 2nd boat project - 14ft Alumacraft Semi-V
Replies: 58
Views: 5262

Re: My 2nd boat project - 14ft Alumacraft Semi-V

yellowboat, I always welcome any comments or 2 cents. :) If you were specifically talking about the center seat being a bit higher, I did actually switch that seat post for a few inch shorter one I had left over from my 86 Alumacraft, but even with the taller one, it was very stable. If you meant th...
by murphy67
25 Jul 2019, 23:35
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: My 2nd boat project - 14ft Alumacraft Semi-V
Replies: 58
Views: 5262

Re: My 2nd boat project - 14ft Alumacraft Semi-V

Lol...too funny! As for the lockers...i cant measure at the moment as the boat made it up north today. I will be up there tomorrow morning for the week and will get some measurements. If i had to guess...i think they were about 10 - 12 inches at the widest part...but moving forward the space reduced...
by murphy67
21 Jul 2019, 19:19
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: My 2nd boat project - 14ft Alumacraft Semi-V
Replies: 58
Views: 5262

Re: My 2nd boat project - 14ft Alumacraft Semi-V

Wolves, Thanks! There is about 3 feet of space in the back area near the driver seat, and slightly less in front of the middle seat (about 32in). I hear ya on the bow mount trolling motor...however, if I was going to get a trolling motor, it would go on my main boat (the 1986 Alumacraft in signature...
by murphy67
20 Jul 2019, 14:31
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: My 2nd boat project - 14ft Alumacraft Semi-V
Replies: 58
Views: 5262

Re: My 2nd boat project - 14ft Alumacraft Semi-V

As of now, I am calling this build done. At least phase 1. :) It is getting trailer'd up north Thursday, and I will be up north for a week+ with it and will install some cup holders, stern cleats and handles for the bench "seats"...but that will be it. Thanks again to all the great members of this c...
by murphy67
19 Jul 2019, 21:11
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: My 2nd boat project - 14ft Alumacraft Semi-V
Replies: 58
Views: 5262

Re: My 2nd boat project - 14ft Alumacraft Semi-V

Looks like 1 more day still to go to finish things, as it was 100 degrees and humid as heck today in WI, so I could only endure 2.5 hrs in the garage/sauna :) But did get the back hatch in, and cut and sealed my last piece of wood to cover the switch panel and driver side wall. Tomorrow I will secur...
by murphy67
18 Jul 2019, 23:08
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: My 2nd boat project - 14ft Alumacraft Semi-V
Replies: 58
Views: 5262

Re: My 2nd boat project - 14ft Alumacraft Semi-V

thedude, Lol...yeah, it kinda just happened that way. When i added some foam noodles in the nose of the bow I was like, well that cant just be showing like that...and the wiring for the nav light was also visible, so i figured might as well cover that up. Then it just kinda became a nice little "sui...
by murphy67
18 Jul 2019, 22:35
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: My 2nd boat project - 14ft Alumacraft Semi-V
Replies: 58
Views: 5262

Re: My 2nd boat project - 14ft Alumacraft Semi-V

Almost there!! Got the seat bases cut in, and the middle base secured to the floor. All other carpeted wood also has been secured down. Installed/wired the rear anchor light...and still need to finish the back hatch area tomorrow and a few other small things... 20190717_214301.jpg 20190718_183906.jp...
by murphy67
17 Jul 2019, 22:02
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: My 2nd boat project - 14ft Alumacraft Semi-V
Replies: 58
Views: 5262

Re: My 2nd boat project - 14ft Alumacraft Semi-V

Got more done tonight: Benches are in, as is the back piece. Still need to add the hatch supports (which are drying with spar urethane on them) and then will finally cut the holes for the seat bases and secure everything down. Few more days hopefully. 20190717_180229.jpg 20190717_190428.jpg 20190717...
by murphy67
16 Jul 2019, 23:29
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: My 2nd boat project - 14ft Alumacraft Semi-V
Replies: 58
Views: 5262

Re: My 2nd boat project - 14ft Alumacraft Semi-V

Got a bit more done tonight:

Got the bench seat base cut in the wood:
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Got carpet on my bow piece:
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and finally got the rest of my wood cut and carpet'd:
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by murphy67
15 Jul 2019, 12:27
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: My 2nd boat project - 14ft Alumacraft Semi-V
Replies: 58
Views: 5262

Re: My 2nd boat project - 14ft Alumacraft Semi-V

Had a busy weekend so didn't get as much done as I had wanted, but did get like 95% of everything wired up, got my switch panel in, a "cabin light" also installed and wired, and 1 of the benches: 20190713_182337.jpg 20190713_194650.jpg 20190714_213739.jpg 20190714_221704.jpg More to come this week :)
by murphy67
15 Jul 2019, 11:35
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: My 2nd boat project - 14ft Alumacraft Semi-V
Replies: 58
Views: 5262

Re: My 2nd boat project - 14ft Alumacraft Semi-V

Mr. Giggles, Thanks for the reply and letting me know how stable your floor was, etc. I def think then that my floor shouldn't be a problem, being much lower and only about 5+ inches higher than the actual aluminum flooring. Also good to know what you thought was a max weight, (about 500lbs) which i...