About 80% done 1988 Alumacraft Update: 8/22/09 New Pictures

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About 80% done 1988 Alumacraft Update: 8/22/09 New Pictures

Post by cyberflexx » 08 Jun 2009, 10:59

If you have read my other post in the boats forum you all would know that I purchased a 1988 Alumacraft 1457 with a 1985 (brand unknown) trailer. I gave $800 for the boat and hopefully I can start on the conversion this week, weather and friend's help permitting.


Here is what I have purchased so far for my boat conversion.

2 new 12inch Tires
Trailer Light Kit
TH Marine Mini Jacker JackPlate
Livewell Airator
12 volt main on/off switch
12volt 4 rocker switch power center
2 12volt lighter sockets
12volt Battery onboard Batt. Tester
2 grey WISE brand bass seats
2 seat post floor mounts
2 seat post pedestal adapter
1 seat post ( I have another one already)
Trolling motor plug and socket
3 – 8 foot 1/8x1inch Aluminum Angle
3 – 3foot 1/8x1inch Aluminum Angle
Riveter and Rivets
Bolts/Nuts and Washers for the alum. Angle
6 2inch hinges for storage box lids
2 larger hinges for the back deck access panel lid ( to get to batt and fuel area)
Fire Extinguisher
Whistle
Battery Box
Marine grade caulking
JB Weld
Black Rustoleum spray paint
Winch strap since the current one is a rope


This is what is needed…

2 new 1 inch plugs ( the plugs I bought didn’t fit as I got them from HarborFrieght)
1 Depth Finder
Some red and black wiring to wire up everything
5/8 or ¾ Marine grade plywood, lowes has something called Avantex that is $22 a sheet will need 2 sheets probably
15/32 plywood, watersealed too.. for sidewalls.
LCD Digital clock to add to the power distribution center
Marine carpet and glue
TIME TIME TIME
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2009 Yukon Denali XL
2004 Ranger 519VX Comanche Ranger Cup
2004 Mercury EFI 200HP
2009 Tohatsu 9.8hp / electric start/ shortshaft
1999 Carolina Skiff J-14

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Post by dyeguy1212 » 08 Jun 2009, 11:54

Awesome boat man.. that thing is WIDE.

I look forward to seeing your progress.


Keep the pics coming!!!!

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Post by Loggerhead Mike » 08 Jun 2009, 12:12

sounds like you got a good pile of goodies there

how much did you get the 12" tires for?

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Post by cyberflexx » 08 Jun 2009, 12:15

Loggerhead Mike wrote:sounds like you got a good pile of goodies there

how much did you get the 12" tires for?

I bought them at HarborFrieght for $39.00 each with rim. Walmart had them for $60 each..
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Carolina Skiff J14 Mods
http://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic ... 21&t=27593

My fishing Rigs:
2009 Yukon Denali XL
2004 Ranger 519VX Comanche Ranger Cup
2004 Mercury EFI 200HP
2009 Tohatsu 9.8hp / electric start/ shortshaft
1999 Carolina Skiff J-14

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Post by cyberflexx » 08 Jun 2009, 12:19

I forgot to include in the list that I have a 1975 Johnson SeaHorse 9.9hp converted to a 15hp, a 3 gallon fuel tank, Deep Cycle Battery, 30lb Minkota with foot pedeal.
Alumacraft Build
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Carolina Skiff J14 Mods
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My fishing Rigs:
2009 Yukon Denali XL
2004 Ranger 519VX Comanche Ranger Cup
2004 Mercury EFI 200HP
2009 Tohatsu 9.8hp / electric start/ shortshaft
1999 Carolina Skiff J-14

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Post by cyberflexx » 09 Jun 2009, 15:50

Heading to the boat repair shop to pick up a transom clamp bolt for my motor. I noticed that the mushroom shaped peice is missing from one of my bolts and the handle has a crack in it where you would put the lock through so it can not be locked. They guy is charging me half price of a new one since it's used. I think $16 is too high, but I need the part.. #-o
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Carolina Skiff J14 Mods
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My fishing Rigs:
2009 Yukon Denali XL
2004 Ranger 519VX Comanche Ranger Cup
2004 Mercury EFI 200HP
2009 Tohatsu 9.8hp / electric start/ shortshaft
1999 Carolina Skiff J-14

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Post by cyberflexx » 10 Jun 2009, 08:33

Small Update:

About 30 min. of work @ 10pm underneath a spot light. Did I mention I hate mosquitos?..
I had a few minutes last night and re-wired the rear pole light socket and routed the wires through the aluminum to where my switch panel will be located. I didnt want to use wirenuts so I soldered the wires and used shrink tubing around the connections. I also extended the pos and neg wires of my bilge pump to make it easier to wire and I used the same solder and shrink tubing method as I did with the rear light.

As long as it doesnt rain, I am going to have my fishing buddy come over on thursday after work and maybe we can knock out re-wiring the trailer lights and re-pack the bearings.
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My fishing Rigs:
2009 Yukon Denali XL
2004 Ranger 519VX Comanche Ranger Cup
2004 Mercury EFI 200HP
2009 Tohatsu 9.8hp / electric start/ shortshaft
1999 Carolina Skiff J-14

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Post by russ010 » 10 Jun 2009, 09:05

Get some pictures up man!!!

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Post by cyberflexx » 10 Jun 2009, 09:38

Right now the boat looks the same as it does in the 1st picture, except for the red and black wire that is running under the aluminum to where my switch panel will be located. I have been spending most of my time buying the items that I need so I dont have to keep running to Walmart or Lowes everytime I need something. When I get home from work, I am going to try to re-wire the bow light and run the wires back to where my other light wires are located, then solder the connections together so I can connected it to the rocker switch on my switch panel.

Here is the panel thought I bought. I got it off Ebay for $39.00 It has breakers for 5/10/15 and 20 amps.
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My fishing Rigs:
2009 Yukon Denali XL
2004 Ranger 519VX Comanche Ranger Cup
2004 Mercury EFI 200HP
2009 Tohatsu 9.8hp / electric start/ shortshaft
1999 Carolina Skiff J-14

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Post by Nick Jones » 10 Jun 2009, 09:54

cyberflexx wrote:Right now the boat looks the same as it does in the 1st picture, except for the red and black wire that is running under the aluminum to where my switch panel will be located. I have been spending most of my time buying the items that I need so I dont have to keep running to Walmart or Lowes everytime I need something. When I get home from work, I am going to try to re-wire the bow light and run the wires back to where my other light wires are located, then solder the connections together so I can connected it to the rocker switch on my switch panel.

Here is the panel thought I bought. I got it off Ebay for $39.00 It has breakers for 5/10/15 and 20 amps.
Can you take some detailed pic's of this. I can build anything but when it comes to wiring things I am an idiot. I can follow instructions and still not get a connection. :oops:

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Post by cyberflexx » 10 Jun 2009, 10:35

I will take them for you tonight, and upload them tomorrow from work. I dont have my power panel installed or anything, yet.

PM me what you are wanting wired up and I can draw you a wiring diagram, basically connect the dots type of diagram. I am an I.T. Engineer for a DirecTV call center, so electronics comes easy for me. I basically work on computers,and servers and some networking for the call center.
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Carolina Skiff J14 Mods
http://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic ... 21&t=27593

My fishing Rigs:
2009 Yukon Denali XL
2004 Ranger 519VX Comanche Ranger Cup
2004 Mercury EFI 200HP
2009 Tohatsu 9.8hp / electric start/ shortshaft
1999 Carolina Skiff J-14

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Post by ben2go » 10 Jun 2009, 11:30

Sounds like a fun job.I'm a geek,but I don't look or act like one.

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Post by ober51 » 10 Jun 2009, 12:24

cyberflexx wrote:I will take them for you tonight, and upload them tomorrow from work. I dont have my power panel installed or anything, yet.

PM me what you are wanting wired up and I can draw you a wiring diagram, basically connect the dots type of diagram. I am an I.T. Engineer for a DirecTV call center, so electronics comes easy for me. I basically work on computers,and servers and some networking for the call center.
Ironic, DirectTV was JUST here 5 minutes ago and they couldn't get a signal :(
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Post by cyberflexx » 10 Jun 2009, 14:07

I went to the DMV during my lunch hour and the trailer and boat are now legal. The title will be mailed to my home within 2 weeks. Only cost me for the sticker and plate for 2 yrs ( already 1 yr into the 3yr license term) was only $75.50.
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My fishing Rigs:
2009 Yukon Denali XL
2004 Ranger 519VX Comanche Ranger Cup
2004 Mercury EFI 200HP
2009 Tohatsu 9.8hp / electric start/ shortshaft
1999 Carolina Skiff J-14

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Post by Waterwings » 10 Jun 2009, 14:30

cyberflexx wrote:I went to the DMV during my lunch hour and the trailer and boat are now legal. The title will be mailed to my home within 2 weeks. Only cost me for the sticker and plate for 2 yrs ( already 1 yr into the 3yr license term) was only $75.50.

That's a great price for registration for that amount of years! Mine in KY ran roughly $64 for one year, and what we get is a decal to stick on the sides of the boat, but I'm glad we don't have to mount an actual plate on the trailer.
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