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

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murphy67
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My 2nd boat project - 14ft Alumacraft Semi-V

Post by murphy67 » 15 Jul 2019, 11:35

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 is what I was kinda figuring based off the max weight for the boat, minus the added weight of the wood and such I have added would be a good estimate to stay within safe range. My 19 yr old cousin and some of my 10-13 yr old nephews will be the main ones using this, so we should be good on not having too much weight in the boat. Less than 2 weeks before the maiden voyage, looking forward to seeing how things go with the new modifications!
My 1986 Alumacraft Classic Deluxe project - http://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=41424
14 ft Alumacraft Semi-V 2nd project - https://tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=46511

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Post by murphy67 » 15 Jul 2019, 12:27

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:
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More to come this week :)
My 1986 Alumacraft Classic Deluxe project - http://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=41424
14 ft Alumacraft Semi-V 2nd project - https://tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=46511

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Post by murphy67 » 16 Jul 2019, 23:29

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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My 1986 Alumacraft Classic Deluxe project - http://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=41424
14 ft Alumacraft Semi-V 2nd project - https://tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=46511

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Post by murphy67 » 17 Jul 2019, 22:02

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.
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My 1986 Alumacraft Classic Deluxe project - http://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=41424
14 ft Alumacraft Semi-V 2nd project - https://tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=46511

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Post by murphy67 » 18 Jul 2019, 22:35

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...
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My 1986 Alumacraft Classic Deluxe project - http://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=41424
14 ft Alumacraft Semi-V 2nd project - https://tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=46511

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Post by thedude » 18 Jul 2019, 23:04

I also dig the "suicide" seat in the bow.

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Post by murphy67 » 18 Jul 2019, 23:08

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 "suicide seat" as you said. :)
My 1986 Alumacraft Classic Deluxe project - http://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=41424
14 ft Alumacraft Semi-V 2nd project - https://tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=46511

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Post by murphy67 » 19 Jul 2019, 21:11

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 secure the 2x other seat bases, cover the last of the wood in carpet/secure it down... and give things a good vacuuming.
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My 1986 Alumacraft Classic Deluxe project - http://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=41424
14 ft Alumacraft Semi-V 2nd project - https://tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=46511

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Post by murphy67 » 20 Jul 2019, 14:31

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 community for your shared knowledge and projects. This boat was a fun project, but glad it is done. (for now.)
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My 1986 Alumacraft Classic Deluxe project - http://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=41424
14 ft Alumacraft Semi-V 2nd project - https://tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=46511

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Post by RaisedByWolves » 21 Jul 2019, 17:44

Very nice!


I would have covered the bow with a deck for a trolling motor, but we most likely do different types of fishing if you dont use one.

How much floor space do you have between the rod lockers?
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Post by murphy67 » 21 Jul 2019, 19:19

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) and as of right now, that is an expense I do not have room for yet even for my "good" boat :). Lol.

Where this boat (and even my other boat are used 99% of the time), we also have a newer/larger Alumacraft with a bow mount trolling motor and all the "bells and whistles" so when we are really going to fish, we normally take that out, etc....and also I needed to keep this build a bit more open and roomy for some 19-13 year olds who will use it up at the cabin for tooling around the lake, not really for fishing.

Thanks for the replies!
My 1986 Alumacraft Classic Deluxe project - http://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=41424
14 ft Alumacraft Semi-V 2nd project - https://tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=46511

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Post by RaisedByWolves » 25 Jul 2019, 20:54

Oh I can just see two couples sitting face to face going across the lake....... :wink:


To be young again.


Then again, they all might be texting each other.

Thanks for the info on the space. It looks roomy and makes me rethink if I need the 44-48" I was looking for in mine.

How wide are the lockers?
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Post by murphy67 » 25 Jul 2019, 23:35

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 a bit as the bow slants inward.

Really looking forward to trying the new boat out tomorrow!

I will share some pics from the lake when I return as well.
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14 ft Alumacraft Semi-V 2nd project - https://tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=46511

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Post by Jim » 26 Jul 2019, 09:19

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Post by 1960 yellowboat » 29 Jul 2019, 12:47

Not to degrade your workman ship, it looks really good.
But [there's always a but]

Mounting those seats up high on pedastles changes the center of gravity to the point that a sharp high speed turn may throw the operator out of the boat.';
You did say that teens will mostly be using the boat for cruising. I trust they will operate the boat slowly and safely.
Just my 2 cents
The boat does look nice tho

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