My 1986 Alumacraft Classic Deluxe project

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murphy67
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My 1986 Alumacraft Classic Deluxe project

Post by murphy67 » 13 Jul 2018, 17:23

Thanks Toot!

I did finally get 2x new Anchormate II's installed this week, and added a new LED bar, so will eventually get those pics up to just show a "more complete" state of the restore :)
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

murphy67
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My 1986 Alumacraft Classic Deluxe project

Post by murphy67 » 13 Jul 2018, 18:49

Here are a few pictures of the last couple of changes I have made.

New front and back Anchormate II's installed...then moved my LED bow and stern lighting to both be on at the same time (where previous the rocker switch would light either front or back only)...and thus it freed up 1 switch, and I threw a 6in blue LED strip under the console....which is more for novelty than for anything I assume I will actually use..lol.
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So other than that, I plan to get the anchor rope and anchors attached, give it a good vacuum and cleaning, and then i am taking the boat up north in 2 weeks for a week at the cabin and my first use this season. Better late than never :)
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

murphy67
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My 1986 Alumacraft Classic Deluxe project

Post by murphy67 » 16 Jul 2018, 20:43

Rope and anchors installed. (need to "smooth" out the back rope with a 2nd person, or by dropping anchor in less than 2 weeks on the lake...but they are at least tied off :) )
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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

murphy67
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Post by murphy67 » 19 Aug 2018, 17:34

Had a great week on the water with the boat...and also added a few new things:

Installed an on-board 1.5a charger and battery tender inside the rod box:
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I also installed a magnetic iPod touch holder on the console (which holds strong enough and I didnt have any issues with it coming off while on the water...i also didnt keep it on there going fast in choppy water...but I do feel it would hold regardless)
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The last thing I have done is to replace the trailer winch with a nice heavy duty one:
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Final shot coming out of the water after a week up north...I will get 3 more days over labor day and that will probably do it for the season. I am planning to tow home our 14ft alumacraft with a 15hp motor and add some flooring and do some wiring during fall/winter so I am really looking forward to my 2nd boat project and will start a thread at some point once (if) that gets under way.
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Thanks again to all on this awesome forum for the help and ideas along the way!!
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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My 1986 Alumacraft Classic Deluxe project

Post by MrGiggles » 19 Aug 2018, 20:56

I noticed that you changed the steering wheel, where did you get it?

murphy67
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Post by murphy67 » 20 Aug 2018, 10:27

Mr.Giggles,
I got the steering wheel on Amazon...and really like it compared to the original Alumacraft one from 1986.

I just checked Amazon and they still got it got like $38.00:

Just search for : Attwood Marine 8315-4 SOFT GRIP STEERING WHEEL W/CAP

Thanks
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

thomasdgs
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Post by thomasdgs » 20 Aug 2018, 18:53

You're doing some nice work. Great looking resto project.

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Post by DaleH » 20 Aug 2018, 22:14

Looks great! Glad you had some quality time with it!
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#2) 25' Parker refurb from EMPTY hull http://www.classicparker.com/phpBB3/vie ... p?f=15&t=6
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My 1986 Alumacraft Classic Deluxe project

Post by ppine » 23 Aug 2018, 12:00

Nice job. I really like how tin boats can be saved and kept out of landfills.
One step that a lot of people seem to miss is that you can encapsulate wood with epoxy resin and make it waterproof.

murphy67
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Post by murphy67 » 24 Aug 2018, 14:32

ppine,
I will say that prior to doing my floor i did read all about epoxying the wood and sealing it and such on multiple threads...however I guess at the time I was doing my floor I was on a short schedule to get the floor done so I could finally get a proper water test over labor day...so i opted for just a few coats of Waterseal on the floor with a few days to dry... and then just the marine carpet adhesive and the 20oz marine carpet.

Now...part of my mindset was that I never "plan" to have the boat get soaked from tons of rain(or snow/weather), as I keep the boat in a covered shorestation when I have it up north (where i use it 99% of the time)and when home it stays in my garage. I also read other posts where people who didn't even do waterseal were getting about 4-5 years from the flooring and that was with it getting wet from time to time. So in my mind at the time i said, ok...even if i have to replace the floor in 5 years, I would then have very nice existing templates from the current floor (which I didn't have when i started my restore) and then could go more of the permanent route of fully sealing the floor...and I still have enough left over carpet to redo the floor if needed and wood wouldn't be that expensive, or take alot of time...etc..etc.

So ultimately, thanks again for the mention of epoxy sealing and such, better to know for sure!! I might go that route down the road(and prob will if/when i start my 2nd 14ft project as that might get wet a bit more, but so far after year 3 with my boat, I have yet to get the boat really wet at all, other than when the kids (or myself/wife) got in the boat after a swim...or maybe the occasional spilled beer or drink :)
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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My 1986 Alumacraft Classic Deluxe project

Post by fool4fish1226 » 13 Jul 2019, 07:08

Turned out great =D> =D> =D>
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My 1986 Alumacraft Classic Deluxe project

Post by Jim » 13 Jul 2019, 07:21

Nice job bud!

Thanks for sharing and posting it on our site, I truly appreciate it. :beer:
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