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PostPosted: 14 Mar 2017, 08:58 
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Very nice work =D>



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PostPosted: 06 Apr 2017, 19:45 

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Made a couple of minor changes while I was at it. I had an extra ruler holder from my other boat, so built that in next to the livewell. I also removed the charging port. I'm going to remove the on-board charger from the boat to save a few pounds and hook up some quick connect clips to charge it.

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Here's how I plumbed the livewell drain and bilge pump. Cut the subfloor out to make room. It's tight, but it all fits and there is still room to service the pumps.
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Ran the hose for the bilge up the back and out the side. With the carpet in place, you can't see the hose and it's protected from getting stepped on.
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Last major piece I had to finish was the rear deck. I reached out to Prowelder (Matt Downs) after seeing his build on here and had him make a rear deck lid for me. He did a fantastic job and had it done in a couple of days. I highly recommend him if you need some custom work! He even put the proper 85 degree bend on the back of the lid so it would fit perfectly with the angle on the transom.
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I don't plan on using the rear seat, so patched the hole and leveled out the panels.
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Finished it off with some carpet. I planned to hinge the rear lid, but I kind of like the idea of being able to just pull it of to access the rear hatch area.
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PostPosted: 06 Apr 2017, 21:43 

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Location: Fort Worth, Texas
What holds the hatch in place? might want to use a bungee on the inside to keep it from flying out of the boat


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PostPosted: 06 Apr 2017, 22:53 

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I have a hinge for it, just need to install it. It's snug enough that it's not going anywhere, but I don't want to take any chances.


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PostPosted: 07 Apr 2017, 06:04 
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schinkr1 wrote:
I have a hinge for it, just need to install it. It's snug enough that it's not going anywhere, but I don't want to take any chances.


I have a similar cover over my aft storage. No hinge. When I need to get in there I want to have full access. My cover is 3/16 aluminum plate, so it's not going anywhere, but I put a Bungy cord over while trailering. Paranoia I guess. Looks damn good tho. Money and time well spent.



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PostPosted: 07 Apr 2017, 07:15 

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I have similar hatch, I just made a hook for the leading edge that goes under the adjacent deck. No moving parts. You lift rear & pull back to remove. It is pretty secure.


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PostPosted: 08 Apr 2017, 23:56 

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I was trying to figure out a good way to strap the hatch down and decided it was just easier to throw the hinge on it. Still have room to get to the batteries and gas tank, so calling it done.
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Since I'm trying to keep the boat light, I decided to pull the charger out of the boat. I found these Noco 10' extension cables with waterproof quick connect clips on clearance at my local Menards for $6. I cut them at 18" and connected them to the batteries with terminals. I hung the charger on my wall so I can just plug in the two clips to charge the batteries.

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That's about it for now. Time to go fishing!


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PostPosted: 19 Apr 2018, 07:40 

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this might be old, but this is such a clean build.. I want to replicate this as much as I can on my new 1648 griz.

Thanks !!


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PostPosted: 19 Apr 2018, 08:53 

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Appreciate that. If you run into snags or want to know how I did something just ask. I didn't post a ton of detail, but be glad to help.


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PostPosted: 26 Apr 2018, 01:16 

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Where can I buy the hatch that you are using? I have 1448 and would like to extend my front deck. Thank you


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PostPosted: 26 Apr 2018, 07:33 

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I bought the front hatch from Cabelas. Quality was way better than I expected. I had the rear hatch made by a guy on this forum (Prowelder i.e. Matt Downs).


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