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

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cyberflexx
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Post by cyberflexx » 23 Jun 2009, 23:06

Mini Update: new 9.8 tohatsu motor ordered today, will be here on the 25th. fast shipping! I also installed a new spare tire mount to the trailer and a new attwood trailer winch. I was only outside for about 45min ( after 10pm) and 2 oldest kids ( 3 and 5) decided they wanted to get up and I saw their bedroom lights on so I had to hurry and clean up my mess and get inside to see what they were into. Their mother was out at the driving range hitting golf balls and preparing for her golf lesson that she has tomorrow.
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Post by Wildman » 30 Jun 2009, 11:28

Got a question about this jack plate. I have a 35hp long shaft and a 20" transom. I am trying to do two things. One move the motor off the transom to cleaner water and two use the plate to distribute torque more to the center of my transom. This is rated for "up to" 35 hp. How well is it made? Do you think it would hold a 35 hp bumping stumps when I ran the river?

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Post by cyberflexx » 01 Jul 2009, 11:15

Wildman wrote:Got a question about this jack plate. I have a 35hp long shaft and a 20" transom. I am trying to do two things. One move the motor off the transom to cleaner water and two use the plate to distribute torque more to the center of my transom. This is rated for "up to" 35 hp. How well is it made? Do you think it would hold a 35 hp bumping stumps when I ran the river?
The TH Mini Jacker is very well made. I think it will do OK for your application.
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Post by cyberflexx » 01 Jul 2009, 11:38

Been off work for a few days, worked on my boat some. I did the half throttle break in on the motor and now on the 3/4 throttle break in for another 6 hours. :shock: I also installed 2 cleats on the back of the boat and new guide-ons to the trailer.

I took the boat out on the lake and it did well. No leaks, engine is just awesome. I recommend Tohatsu! Here are some pictures.

http://s787.photobucket.com/albums/yy15 ... AG0752.jpg
http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy15 ... AG0762.jpg
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http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy15 ... AG0765.jpg
http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy15 ... AG0772.jpg
http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy15 ... AG0774.jpg
http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy15 ... AG0784.jpg
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Post by cyberflexx » 01 Jul 2009, 12:00

Here are some more pictures.. Including my oldest sons 1st boat ride and 1st time fishing from a boat and 1st fish caught from a boat!! Alot of firsts! I threw in a pic of the wife, who came home to find me working on the boat instead of doing the lawn.. :)
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Post by cyberflexx » 01 Jul 2009, 12:34

As long as it doesnt rain, I am starting the decking today after 5pm and tomorrow as well. I have set a deadline of July 16th to have this finished so I can fish a bass club tourny that we have at the small lake ( 10hp limit).. I doubt I make it by then, but I am going to try..
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Post by Zum » 01 Jul 2009, 12:49

Glad the boat/motor are working great.
Just concentrate on what is needed to fish the tournament,livewell mostly,maybe a trolling motor mount...should be able to get her done.
Good luck and congradulations to the little guy on his firsts:)
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Post by Brine » 01 Jul 2009, 12:59

Great pics and congrats to the little man on his first boat-fish.

Are you gunna put a jack plate on the boat for the motor?

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Post by cyberflexx » 01 Jul 2009, 13:08

Brine wrote:Great pics and congrats to the little man on his first boat-fish.

Are you gunna put a jack plate on the boat for the motor?
I think I will leave it as is... I have the MiniJacker that I may put back up for sale just to get my money back out of it..
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1999 Carolina Skiff J-14

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Post by who pooted? » 01 Jul 2009, 16:36

How much for the jack plate? I've got a long shaft 18hp that could use it.
Thanks,
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Post by cyberflexx » 02 Jul 2009, 10:09

My friend Daniel and I measured for the decking and then took a trip to Lowes last night and bought the following:

1 can of Thompsons water sealer
1 brush
Marine grade carpet ( forgot how many yards)
carpet glue
wood to metal screws
2 - 4x8 sheets of plywood

We used Lowes free cutting service to cut the plywood to the approx length and width that we needed for the decking peices. This saved us alot of time and also the cuts were straight. We will then use a jigsaw to shape the peices to what we need.

We cut the front decking peice out last night and did a test fit. Seems to fit pretty good with room for the carpet to be rolled under the edge. This little decking area will be big enough to cover the trolling motor battery, plus have a little storage area below it, plus give me enough decking to mount my trolling motor bracket and room to lay stuff on like a shelf or possible stand on it if I need to. We can always change the design since it's not screwed in place yet. I will take a fresh look at it today when I get home from work..
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Post by russ010 » 02 Jul 2009, 10:17

make sure you seal the crap out of that OSB board... that stuff will hold water and warp like crazy.. not to mention come apart

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Post by ober51 » 02 Jul 2009, 10:27

russ010 wrote:make sure you seal the crap out of that OSB board... that stuff will hold water and warp like crazy.. not to mention come apart
x2. Maybe even paint it? Looking good though, keep up the fine work!
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Post by cyberflexx » 02 Jul 2009, 10:48

I did not want that OSB at all, but my friend sort of forced me into getting it. I told him that I do not want to have to do the job over again next month, and that wood was sh!t but he kept pushing for it because it was less that $6 a sheet. I'll make him re-water seal it again tonight then make him go buy some paint and paint the peices..
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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 who pooted? » 02 Jul 2009, 13:05

flexx do you still want to sell that jack plate?
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