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Sorry, my last thread didn't really go anywhere, the old Sears Gamefisher is now on craigslist because I finally found a boat I was looking for through some craigslist dealing, a beat up old Lowe 1436. Here's a shot of it after a good scrubbing and pressure wash. The story I got was it started life pulling salmon nets on the Nisqually River then ran the Puyallup as a fishing boat. It had a wooden jack plate on it for a longshaft motor. A good look after it was cleaned up revealed lots of problems.
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I had to plug weld the lower bolt holes for the wooden jackplate I remove when I discovered the cracked weld from a hard hit on the bottom center of the transom.
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Both rails were cracked from a hard shot to the right side right were they meet the transom crner pieces and the transom bracket was completely broken.
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3 of the ribs were cracked or outright broken in the back half ofthe boat so they got the torch. I plan to reenforce them with a floor as soon as I figure how I want to do it and find some material, most likely aluminum decking.
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It didn't have any place to hook onto the bow for my trailer so I had to make something. A stainless steel u-bolt and a piece of 1/4" inch aluminum plate to reenforce the hull should do it.
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Interested to see what you do with her, I have 1436 myself and can't decide on what I wanna do.
3/4 of the Earth's surface is water and 1/4 is land. Clearly god wants me to fish, not mow the lawn.

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I don't quite know yet either Gunny, maybe some aluminum floors, some raised swivel seats and pole holders to get her in some sort of fishing shape to start. Some new plywood for the transom. The stuff inside will have to wait until winter, seems more solid and looks like major surgery and the fish can't wait that long. Anyone know a good reason why everything on the transom is about 3" off center? I hate to think someone was that careless at the factory or maybe I got a Friday boat, but the serial number tag is obviously crooked too. I'll leave it that way only because it leaves more room on the left side for my trolling motor.
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good looking boat! cant wait to see what you do with her....

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I too am excited to see what u come up with. I'm currently attempting to modify my Lowe 1436. I like seeing other members ideas and possibly borrowing them for my project.

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Heres 20 years worth of ideas for a 1436....Hope it helps.....River
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River,
that setup looks pretty sweet.
I like how you secured the cooler
with bungee cord.
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Thanks for sharing river, I'll thank you in advance for borrowing some of your ideas. Got some 1/4" plate from the guys over at Capital and fabbed up a new transom brace, if I break that one I probably deserved it.
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I know, I just replaced the plywood, but that 1/4" aluminum plate was just calling to me. It ain't got the beauty and warmth of real wood but I'll never have to replace it again either.
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First time on the water, a lot faster than my V hull with the Nissan 5 hp pushing. We got it up just shy of 15mph but it averages about 13 1/2. That'll do for now, I'll keep a lookout for a cherry 10hp.
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Sitting around planning the last few days of the vacation and searching the forum for ideas when bricks popped into mind. I had a pile on the side of the house that used to be patio pavers prior to me building a covered porch on the back of the house. They had set around since last summer simple because I didn't know what to do with 'em. So I throw 'em on Craigslist, thinking what a great idea someone could pay me and haul the darn things off for me.

A nice older gentalman responded with an email almost immediately and came out this morning to pick them up. Turns out he lives on one of the lakes I started fishing this year. Better yet he used to work for fish and game so we spent an hour or so loading bricks and talking about fishing and hunting. He got the bricks he wanted and I got some project funds.

I spent the rest of the day updating the trailer to better fit the jon boat. I really wanted some guides but couldn't find anything I was looking for, both for helping load on windy days and so I can see my little trailer when I'm backing up to load the boat. Everything was $80 to $100 bucks and had to be ordered and I wasn't willing to pay that for something I didn't like and had to sit and wait for. So I stopped by Capital and picked up a 6' chunk of 1/4" x 2" bar stock and made my own. I need to pick up a cedar 2x4 and replace the wood thats mocked up and I'll wrap 'em in carpet. I'll have to paint the guide bars I made or maybe have them powder coated gray to match the galvanized trailer. I found a 12" flat urethane roller that I cut up into what I needed to replace the old rubber ones. I also found a pretty cool gunwale strap to tie down the back of the boat, no more old ratchet straps.

Going fishing tomorrow. Buddies going to bring his old 7hp he's selling so we can run it for a proof of life video. We caught our limit of trout last time he came down, should be a good time.
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