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by joshua27
12 Jul 2015, 13:12
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: '82 Alumacraft 1436
Replies: 36
Views: 4329

'82 Alumacraft 1436

I take mine out in the TN river with no worries so you will be fine. The big advantage of the 4 stroke is that they are quiet. At idle you don't know they are running and at WOT you can still talk to someone without yelling. They also don't pollute the waterways which is a big bonus in my book. I'm ...
by joshua27
12 Jul 2015, 11:08
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: '82 Alumacraft 1436
Replies: 36
Views: 4329

'82 Alumacraft 1436

If you're near Chattanooga TN redthies feel free to come take mine out to the river and give it a spin
by joshua27
12 Jul 2015, 11:03
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: '82 Alumacraft 1436
Replies: 36
Views: 4329

'82 Alumacraft 1436

It's a stable boat. Not as stable as a 48" wide but I can lean over and grab the dock etc without much fuss. The motor moves it along pretty well. Probably 15 mph with me, my wife and both kids. I'm 260, wife is 115 and both kids are about 40 a piece. Motor is light in my opinion. I can take it on a...
by joshua27
07 Jul 2015, 10:04
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: '82 Alumacraft 1436
Replies: 36
Views: 4329

'82 Alumacraft 1436

Thought about decking the front and putting a floor in but that won't be until the fall/winter
by joshua27
06 Jul 2015, 23:11
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: '82 Alumacraft 1436
Replies: 36
Views: 4329

'82 Alumacraft 1436

Got the last coat of paint on today. It's pretty satisfying to take a boat from having a rotten transom, corrosion and tons of holes in it to looking like new.
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by joshua27
05 Jul 2015, 22:19
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: '82 Alumacraft 1436
Replies: 36
Views: 4329

'82 Alumacraft 1436

Got a second coat on the bottom of the boat and flipped her over. Laid down the first coat on the top.

Still gotta paint my trailer then I should be done with the boat until the winter.
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by joshua27
05 Jul 2015, 01:06
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: '82 Alumacraft 1436
Replies: 36
Views: 4329

'82 Alumacraft 1436

Yeah I took it out again. It slipped one time with the gear flipped but I think the reverse and forward sides are slightly different so I've ordered a new clutch dog. Other than that the motor runs great.

The paint is actually pretty easy. The prep work is time consuming though.
by joshua27
04 Jul 2015, 23:03
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: '82 Alumacraft 1436
Replies: 36
Views: 4329

'82 Alumacraft 1436

Got the boat washed today and flipped over. Laid down some primer on the spots of aluminum that were exposed. Also laid down the first coat of paint on the hull. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1436065370.283113.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1436065389.551152.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1436065406.781769.jpg Ima...
by joshua27
29 Jun 2015, 15:56
Forum: Motors
Topic: 15 Yammy Weird Noise
Replies: 11
Views: 1302

15 Yammy Weird Noise

I would check it with the cowl off to make sure there isn't any fuel leaks. A fuel suction leak will cause a whining noise as air enters the fuel system. Your mechanic replaced fuel lines and the best place to start troubleshooting a problem is the last thing someone touched. I highly doubt it's the...
by joshua27
28 Jun 2015, 21:41
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: '82 Alumacraft 1436
Replies: 36
Views: 4329

'82 Alumacraft 1436

First water test got cut short due to the clutch dog in the lower unit starting to slip as I increased RPMs. I think I got that fixed now by flipping the gear so that the reverse side will engage the forward gear. Anyway I took it home and filled the boat up with water. I found one leaky rivet and a...
by joshua27
28 Jun 2015, 10:37
Forum: Motors
Topic: Honda BF100 Clutch Dog Problems
Replies: 1
Views: 372

Honda BF100 Clutch Dog Problems

I recently acquired an '82 Honda BF100 4 stroke outboard that I paid entirely too much for. After replacing the water impeller, impeller housing, thermostat, multiple gaskets, cleaning the carb, changing the engine oil and the lower unit oil I was finally ready to hit the water. I took the boat out ...
by joshua27
26 Jun 2015, 00:10
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: '82 Alumacraft 1436
Replies: 36
Views: 4329

'82 Alumacraft 1436

Don't know yet Jake. This was a craigslist find so whenever I go for my first water test I will find out. It's an 82 model motor.
by joshua27
25 Jun 2015, 20:50
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: '82 Alumacraft 1436
Replies: 36
Views: 4329

'82 Alumacraft 1436

Finally got the rivets put in for my transom braces and riveted the covers back over the braces. Also got the motor mounted today. I was pretty liberal with the 5200 but I figure I'll be painting over it anyway so better safe than sorry. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1435279769.452719.jpg ImageUploadedByTa...
by joshua27
22 Jun 2015, 21:32
Forum: Boat House
Topic: plugging/patching rivet holes
Replies: 4
Views: 896

plugging/patching rivet holes

On my current build I filled some rivet holes in with JB marine weld using a putty knife. I then put a dab of 5200 on top of the holes inside the boat for extra security.