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

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I bought vinyl and sold the carpet and may leave the floor bare once I rivet everything together. I think the middle bench will eventually have an aisle through it with storage on each side.



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 Post subject: Monark 14 ft upgrades
PostPosted: 18 Feb 2017, 22:06 

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Until today my plan was to rivet angle along each side and then to the planks so I can put an aisle through the middle bench but now I'm not so sure it needs all that. If the middle bench is braced with angle to planks running under it, it looks like it would have as much support as it needs? And then no need to penetrate the outside.

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 Post subject: Monark 14 ft upgrades
PostPosted: 19 Feb 2017, 12:03 

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These planks are similar, in case anyone needs em.

http://www.repurposedmaterialsinc.com/a ... vage-used/



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 Post subject: Monark 14 ft upgrades
PostPosted: 21 Feb 2017, 10:44 
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water bouy wrote:
Until today my plan was to rivet angle along each side and then to the planks so I can put an aisle through the middle bench but now I'm not so sure it needs all that. If the middle bench is braced with angle to planks running under it, it looks like it would have as much support as it needs? And then no need to penetrate the outside.


You're talking about still keeping the middle bench as it is attached to the sides and just cutting an isle out of the center section of it correct? Then bracing the remaining sections to the planks? If so that sounds fine. You're keeping the bench up the side of the boat and tying the sides back to the stiffened floor area which is all it really does in the first place.

Your planks have added stiffness to the floor, but the sides still need to be tied in, so if I'm not understanding your design you need to keep this fact in mind.



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 Post subject: Monark 14 ft upgrades
PostPosted: 21 Feb 2017, 11:56 

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That's it. Before I cut the bench I'll rivet angle on each side of it to the planks. It's a relief that that's all it needs. And I'll rivet angle to the sides of the planks so they're tied to each other and to each bench. Before all that I'll take it apart and put in flotation and wiring. The piece i cut out will be 14 inches or so which i can use for something else. A battery can go in each side. Meanwhile I shortened and painted a blue barrel and simplified the fish attractors.

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 Post subject: Monark 14 ft upgrades
PostPosted: 22 Feb 2017, 17:06 
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 Post subject: Monark 14 ft upgrades
PostPosted: 22 Feb 2017, 17:40 

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Ha. That kind is on my to-do list next year.



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 Post subject: Monark 14 ft upgrades
PostPosted: 26 Feb 2017, 00:02 
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Wow! You cranked out some crappie condos alright. Those are going to be sweet.

I can only imagine the faces on people who see you riding down the water with those things loaded in your boat as you're on your way to drop them off. :D



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 Post subject: Monark 14 ft upgrades
PostPosted: 26 Feb 2017, 17:11 

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Hehe. A pickup tailgated on my last trip.



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 Post subject: Monark 14 ft upgrades
PostPosted: 20 Apr 2017, 14:38 

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The planks work okay resting along the sides but I found a large leftover piece of composite honeycomb something or another I'm going to try. I was told it's waterproof. It's about 5/8" thick, about half as heavy as plywood and it has no give when laid on conduits 12 inches apart. And it didn't cost much. I thought it had aluminum skin before I drove an hour each way but it turns out it doesn't. I expect it'll do fine. Been wanting something I could hinge and the planks are too thick.

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