Anyone know what this base may be for?

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Hooknhorns
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Anyone know what this base may be for?

Post by Hooknhorns » 11 Jun 2018, 22:28

Hello fellows, first post on here. I’ve owned numerous jon boats and other boats over the years. I just picked up my newest addition. The boat is a 2016 1648 alumacraft. When I picked it up the lady knew very little about it. It has had a nice aluminum front platform installed with a large base underneath. I have no idea what it the base was used for and I stumped. The inside diameter is 2.5”. Any ideas?!? ImageImage

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Re: Anyone know what this base may be for?

Post by jbird68 » 11 Jun 2018, 22:45

Umbrella? Or a tent pole for a cover.

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Post by Hooknhorns » 11 Jun 2018, 23:05

jbird68 wrote:Umbrella? Or a tent pole for a cover.

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Yeah I’ve thought that a time or two, It just seems heavy duty for a small task like that. Umbrella would be nice on long hot days on the water.

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Post by jbird68 » 11 Jun 2018, 23:16

I use an umbrella instead of a Bimini top. The only thing is if it is windy out it becomes a sail. Great for hot, calm days.

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Anyone know what this base may be for?

Post by bcbouy » 12 Jun 2018, 00:02

it may have been for a crane ,winch,crab pot puller,davit arm,something along those lines.
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Post by Hooknhorns » 12 Jun 2018, 09:59

bcbouy wrote:it may have been for a crane ,winch,crab pot puller,davit arm,something along those lines.
That does make sense, I bought from a lady that had an orchard on the river. She did say they occasionally had to move the pump for Irragation in the river. May have to get a davit arm for future gator hunting!

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Anyone know what this base may be for?

Post by water bouy » 12 Jun 2018, 15:27

One of mine had a long pedestal kind of like that. You could only take the seat off at the top. Yours looks like it might be custom made.

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Anyone know what this base may be for?

Post by LDUBS » 12 Jun 2018, 19:56

If the deck was added, maybe that was the original seat pedestal.
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