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 Post subject: Monark 14 ft upgrades
PostPosted: 08 Sep 2016, 17:27 

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I decided to lay them a little higher on the small ledge running along the side. For every one I cut right I cut another one wrong. As I understand it you measure once and cut twice. Hah. I'm thinking of using them to frame a front deck with 1/2" plywood on top covered in vinyl. Not sure what kind of seat to use so any idears about anything are very welcome. I have the feeling there's going to be an aisle through the middle bench once the floor underneath it is braced really well.

If the bracket under the bench is riveted to the plank against it, it would probably go a long way toward bracing one side to the other. Then I could run a long clamp across the top of the boat so it doesn't go anywhere and cut the bracket flush with the plank. Then brace the new compartments to the planks before taking the clamps off. Just spitballing.

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 Post subject: Monark 14 ft upgrades
PostPosted: 09 Sep 2016, 11:43 
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Are those aluminum planks able to rub the sides of the boat? If so they will cause wear in the side of the boat over time, not to mention rattle like crazy if you hook an outboard up to it.



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 Post subject: Monark 14 ft upgrades
PostPosted: 09 Sep 2016, 12:47 

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They'll be screwed to each other and to the stringers and short enough that only the bottom of the planks contacts the ledge. Measured the bench tin at about .04" which surprised me. I thought it would be at least .06".



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 Post subject: Monark 14 ft upgrades
PostPosted: 12 Sep 2016, 15:27 

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Located a small piece of 5052 .040" and it doesn't bend well without cracking so 3003 looks like the way to go or piece the storage compartments together with angle and rivets.



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 Post subject: Monark 14 ft upgrades
PostPosted: 05 Nov 2016, 15:50 

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Got the bow plate mounted and put a wood floor up front and found a PowerDrive and a 25 hp on craigslist for redunkulous prices. Finally took it to the lake last week and the long pedal cord is terrific. I can sit in the back and really have no need for a casting deck. I hadn't been on the water in years and the weather was just right. I forgot how much fun fishing is.

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Gonna try this type rod holders when they get here.

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 Post subject: Monark 14 ft upgrades
PostPosted: 05 Nov 2016, 18:14 
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Bouy - I made some of those PVC holders and they work great !!
to make them, all you need is a drill press and band saw.
Looking great so far !!!


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 Post subject: Monark 14 ft upgrades
PostPosted: 05 Nov 2016, 18:22 

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Looks good, Johnny. What size fish can they handle.

I just took the pedestal off the rear seat and mounted it on the 1/2" swivel plate which is going to be too low. Grr. i had this same issue on my first boat 35 years ago.



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 Post subject: Monark 14 ft upgrades
PostPosted: 05 Nov 2016, 19:25 
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oh I have no idea of the stress limits on the holder.
it all depends on how you mount it, what it is mounted to.
and what kind of fish you target.
this particular rig was for my wife's "Crappie Station" on our bass boat.
the PVC rig was removable when fishing for bass or salt water use.
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and on the subject of cutting:
"For every one I cut right I cut another one wrong. As I understand it you measure once and cut twice"
nooooo - make a cardboard template !!!!

when I worked for a handyman company, a seasoned tile setter taught me to make
several paper templates the same size as the tile we were working with......
when it came time for difficult cuts - make a paper pattern FIRST - trace the design
to the tile with a Sharpie and CUT ONCE !! LOL we saved a lot of money with that tip !!
plus - it makes for a much neater job if the tile is cut to fit perfectly.

keep up the good work !!!!



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 Post subject: Monark 14 ft upgrades
PostPosted: 19 Nov 2016, 15:16 

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Finally tried out the rod holders yesterday and they'll do just fine. Bolted them in the oar locks and bought two more locks to install for two holders up front.

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Different type of seat that doesn't aggravate my back.

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Two coolers between the benches for storage. Not sure about framing any thing permanent just yet. Two buckets keep bait alive. I caught several bream first thing yesterday and dropped them over the side but no takers.

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Nice long pedal cord for the trolling motor. I almost feel guilty about some of the things I stole off craigslist including the boat. Traded the transom trolling moter that came with the boat for two nice baitcasting rods and reels.

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 Post subject: Monark 14 ft upgrades
PostPosted: 26 Nov 2016, 17:36 

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The brush in my old spots has mostly disappeared so I made a couple of crappie condos using cheap drip pipe and 4 inch pvc halfway full of Sakrete. Enough pipe is laying around to make 12 two-footers.

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 Post subject: Monark 14 ft upgrades
PostPosted: 26 Nov 2016, 18:21 
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awesome job !!
I love to see the snag-resistant structures ..... and cheap too !!



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 Post subject: Monark 14 ft upgrades
PostPosted: 26 Nov 2016, 20:50 

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Thanks Johnny. I figure $5 or $7 each. I almost bought some of those Bill Dance porcupines but these should work just as well.



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 Post subject: Monark 14 ft upgrades
PostPosted: 10 Jan 2017, 15:02 

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A little taller one.

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 Post subject: Monark 14 ft upgrades
PostPosted: 14 Jan 2017, 13:15 

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water bouy wrote:
Thanks kindly. While i was at Lowes I checked out their carpet with the rubber backing. Anybody recommend it? I got a couple more runners done today and decided it needs a casting deck at bench level after all. It'll have plenty of room underneath for a battery and whatnots and if I find it sits too high it'll be easy to take off.


lowes carpet is what i had in mine.......doesnt last.


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 Post subject: Monark 14 ft upgrades
PostPosted: 14 Jan 2017, 16:13 
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oakchas wrote:
water bouy wrote:
Thanks kindly. While i was at Lowes I checked out their carpet with the rubber backing. Anybody recommend it? I got a couple more runners done today and decided it needs a casting deck at bench level after all. It'll have plenty of room underneath for a battery and whatnots and if I find it sits too high it'll be easy to take off.


Store 2611, Omaha NE here!

I work at Lowe's... I went to boatcarpet.com. for my boat carpet.
The face weight on Lowe's carpet is lower than 16 oz.; at least what's available in our store.

I also purchased boat carpet padding from another source, bassboatseats.com... Just to cover the areas where the most traffic will be.



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