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PostPosted: 19 Jul 2016, 14:31 

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Besides the obvious like fish off of it. haha

Looking for opinions like what kinda deck i can do. What kinda supports and what material to use....
Its a great boat how it is but id like to rip the benches out and do a deck. Also like to do a front mounted trolling motor. It just does not work well for me in the rear.

Its a Lund 12' by 48"wide...

Any ideas?


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PostPosted: 19 Jul 2016, 16:05 
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no offense, but start by cleaning it out and taking some better pics of it

Kinda hard to see what you have with those pics and all that stuff in it



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PostPosted: 19 Jul 2016, 16:29 

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I vote deck across the back bench to the transom, at bench height. Then cut middle bench and do a walk through bench with a flat floor, then lastly do a trolling motor mount on the top.

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PostPosted: 19 Jul 2016, 20:50 
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With a 5 hp. motor, you'd best first check to see what adding the extra weight will do. You don't want to go the the time and expense of adding a bunch of "stuff" and find out it will not plane.

(Please, don't ask me know I know this)

Put some water in five gallon buckets until the weight (42 lbs per bucket) reaches what you estimate the add-ons will weigh. Tie the buckets down well, and cap them. Put them where the add-ons are expected to go.

The take her out and try to plane, and see what happens.

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PostPosted: 19 Jul 2016, 20:51 
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PostPosted: 19 Jul 2016, 23:28 

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perchjerker wrote:
no offense, but start by cleaning it out and taking some better pics of it

Kinda hard to see what you have with those pics and all that stuff in it

Psh ain't nobody got time to clean the boat out. Hahahha I think I was half asleep when I took the pics.


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PostPosted: 19 Jul 2016, 23:30 

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richg99 wrote:
With a 5 hp. motor, you'd best first check to see what adding the extra weight will do. You don't want to go the the time and expense of adding a bunch of "stuff" and find out it will not plane.

(Please, don't ask me know I know this)

Put some water in five gallon buckets until the weight (42 lbs per bucket) reaches what you estimate the add-ons will weigh. Tie the buckets down well, and cap them. Put them where the add-ons are expected to go.

The take her out and try to plane, and see what happens.

richg99
it won't plane with the 5hp how it sits. Don't know why but its not making full rpms either. Topping out at about 4200rpm. But thats another story. And i dont need to go fast anyways.


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PostPosted: 19 Jul 2016, 23:31 

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bcbouy wrote:
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Thanks. What size boat is that?


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PostPosted: 20 Jul 2016, 17:14 
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PostPosted: 23 Jul 2016, 16:39 
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Lots of options for you on these pages; do a search and be prepared to make decisions and have some fun. But I want to echo the importance of minimizing added weight and maintaining good weight distribution.
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