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reedjj
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1648 center console? Anyone got one?

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I would really like to do a small center console Mod-V. I was going to get the small alumacraft center console from https://www.AKMccallum.com (the $399.00 one with the seat on the front). I just need to find a boat to put it on??????

The different boats I am considering are the...https://ads.sold.com/moredetails.html?96 ... aytoyslink##
Alumacraft Riveted 1648 MV NCS

Tracker Grizzley 1648 https://www.trackerboats.com/boat/?boat=3304

Alweld 1552 Vss https://www.alweld.com/vee_bottom_econo_jons.html

The Alumacraft is only $2100.00 brand new. It is riveted but its .70 alum. Most riveted boats are only .53 or .63?
The Tracker is $2400.00 but its .100 welded.
The Alweld 1552 is $2,800.00 (local dealer quote) and its .125 alum with 3" ribs. Basically indestructable!

I would really like to have the Alweld but I know I will be over 3G's if I get it cause I will opt for the tunnel hull and the pods on the back. Tracker and Alumacraft have pods as options too but they are about half the cost of the ALwelds.
I thought about a tracker Grizzley 1448 but I think it will be just a little too small. Plus I would really like to go up in HP. Its limited at 25HP just like my 1542 is now.

Here is a pick of the Alweld 1552 rigged pretty much how I want it. The 15ft length is ok and I really like the 52inch wide floor. the 4" difference between the 48" floor and the 52"floor doesn't seem like much but if your adding a Center console it could prove to be huge.
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reedjj
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Alweld also makes a 1448 mod-V with no center seat that can take a 40hp motor! Maybe the small alumacraft Center console from akmccallum with no seat in front would work in that?
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reedjj
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Lowe boats has a couple in the mix as well

the 1455 or 1655 roughneck can take a 40hp and with its wide beam would def work!
https://www.loweboats.com/showroom/welde ... /r1455.php

The Frontier 1650 would be great too. https://www.loweboats.com/showroom/welde ... /f1650.php

Im just not sure of the prices on the lowe boats and there are no dealerships close by to check them out. I know they are very good boats just by thier reputation.

I think the 1455 with a small CC and a 40hp would be an awesome little boat.

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PartsMan
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I would love to have a CC in my 1655.
The added width makes a huge difference.
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go for the alweld the extra with in the bottom and the thickness of the hull it will be a tank you wont regret it just my 2c will
if it not skinny water its not worth runnin got skinny water ?

reedjj
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The Alweld would be my number one choice but its not cheap. Plus it can handle a 50hp motor which means I have to get a 50hp motor! LOL.

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PartsMan
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That Alweld is going to be HEAVY. The extra power would be needed.
It will also run deeper than a lighter boat.
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fish2keel
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reedjj where are you located
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reedjj
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Middleburg, FL just south of Jax and west of St Augustine.

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rusty.hook
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I just converted a plane Jane G3, 1548 over to a center console with a 40hp Johnson on it and love it. I'm on the Gulf Coast near Houston. My console is 20" wide by 32" tall. I built a base for the small alum console with a battery box in front with a door and seat cushion on it.
My rebuild is in Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications, page #6, called "My wooden side console tiller style to a center console".
Good luck with whatever you do and lets see some pics, good fishin, jus' sayin'
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reedjj
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Rusty.hook,

I have looked at your post many times to get ideas. Great boat!

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I love how mine turned out, the center console makes moving about the hull a no drama experience. On mine I just mid decked everything in front of the console so I use the handrail to get up on the deck.

Jamie

reedjj
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Ranchero,

We all love how your boat turned out...LOL! Any pics of the finished product on your thread?

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linehand
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Working on a cc 1449 project for river fishing. Makes me want to get home and work on it.
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reedjj
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put some pics up man!

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