Alweld 1236 SS build

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erictetterton
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Alweld 1236 SS build

Post by erictetterton » 27 Feb 2015, 06:11

Alweld 1236 SS is a perfectly laid out boat for my needs. 0.080 all welded aluminum with a respectable sized front deck and open floor plan. Perfect for my solo fishing trips or bringing a buddy. I will use my SeaArk 1872 for big water adventures.

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Well after waiting 3 months on my boat to be built, I finally got a call from A K Mccallum saying my boat was in. Here's a few pics of me bringing her home.

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I made a trolling motor mount on the bow out of aluminum angle and starboard Image


I rebuilt a 2000 15hp Yamaha to go on it. The lower unit seals were bad so I had to replace them and a lot of other stuff. More pics to come soon

erictetterton
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Alweld 1236 SS build

Post by erictetterton » 27 Feb 2015, 08:14

Secured with toggle bolts so the 30# minnkota doesn't pull it off
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I installed an all aluminum false floor (0.063) with closed cell foam inbetween the ribs for support. It came out very nicely.

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erictetterton
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Alweld 1236 SS build

Post by erictetterton » 27 Feb 2015, 08:18

Made an electrical switch panel/FF holder

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It has a LED light underneath to light up the floor at night

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And a very bright 7" LED light bar for navigation

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erictetterton
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Alweld 1236 SS build

Post by erictetterton » 27 Feb 2015, 08:21

I also made my own jack plate out of 1/4" aluminum angle and starboard

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Alweld 1236 SS build

Post by gillhunter » 27 Feb 2015, 08:31

Nice job. It should be a lot of fun to fish out of =D> =D>

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Knee Deep
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Alweld 1236 SS build

Post by Knee Deep » 27 Feb 2015, 09:51

Nice build.
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erictetterton
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Alweld 1236 SS build

Post by erictetterton » 27 Feb 2015, 13:03

Thank you guys. It was a very simple build and it's going to allow me to catch a lot of fish in narrow places. More pics to come...

evidrine
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Alweld 1236 SS build

Post by evidrine » 06 Mar 2015, 15:24

I really like that Jackplate. Awesome job.

erictetterton
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Alweld 1236 SS build

Post by erictetterton » 12 Mar 2015, 08:42

I'm welding on the pods

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lckstckn2smknbrls
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Alweld 1236 SS build

Post by lckstckn2smknbrls » 12 Mar 2015, 10:29

looks nice. Have you thought about changing the bow stop to a wide board, that V-bow stop puts excusive pressure on one small area.
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erictetterton
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Alweld 1236 SS build

Post by erictetterton » 12 Mar 2015, 14:32

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evidrine
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Alweld 1236 SS build

Post by evidrine » 12 Mar 2015, 15:06

Very nice. I wish I had the capabilities to add a set of pods to my current project. By the time I am done that's all I will be missing.

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Alweld 1236 SS build

Post by Stump Bumper » 12 Mar 2015, 15:27

Hey Eric, nice looking Alweld. I was wondering if you've had your boat out yet and how the Lowrance worked with the transducer being mounted so close to the motor prop? I'm currently working on my 1544 Alumacraft and just had the pods welded on too. The link to my work in progress was just posted last night. I was contemplating a good mounting location for the transducer for my Lowrance Mark 4. If yours works well, I shouldn't have any problems.
Also, I'm in Farmville so if you're ever looking for a fishing buddy, let me know.

erictetterton
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Post by erictetterton » 12 Mar 2015, 21:11

Thanks. Stump bumper, it takes a lot of tweaking to get the transducer just right but it's definitely possible. I had a 1236 Alumacraft set up the same way as this boat and it worked great. I live in Winterville so im sure we fish the same waters. I bet u got modlins to weld yours on didn't you

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Post by erictetterton » 12 Mar 2015, 21:20

Here's the finished product. Note the trim tabs I welded on the bottom of the pods so the boat will ride level
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