1648 center console? Anyone got one?

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linehand
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1648 center console? Anyone got one?

Post by linehand » 18 May 2011, 13:28

I have the casting deck covered w rubber mat now. not in pic
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conduit is under the floor for wiring motor is a 50hp converted to look like a 25.
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1648 center console? Anyone got one?

Post by reedjj » 18 May 2011, 14:29

I like the fwd console. Im guessing it helps to counterweight that 50hp motor? I was thinking of doing the console the same way if I go with a jet outboard.

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1648 center console? Anyone got one?

Post by linehand » 18 May 2011, 15:10

I'd like to slap a jet on it but haven't found the right deal yet. Just wanting to have a boat I don't have to wash every time I fish the river and don't mind some scratches and dings. I have an all aluminum bass boat that I cringe every time I have to get into brush or logs to retrieve a 2 dollar bait.
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Post by reedjj » 23 May 2011, 14:12

What's the width on your console? The most narrow one I can find is 19". Sea Ark has one that is 18" wide but its 40" tall. I don't want one that tall.

I know, I know, build one right???

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Post by rusty.hook » 23 May 2011, 14:41

This is what I did, I found the aluminum console in my wanted width of 20" but it was way too short, so I built a base for it with the seat in front of it for my trolling motor battery. I reversed the hinges before the seat cushion was added. The aluminum tube/hand grab bar around the console is from an old aluminum folding chair just laying around my workshop and the plexiglass windshield was cut to fit around the outside of the opening and bolted on to the bar. I do not use it for a grab bar, I installed a solid handle for ease of getting out of my seat, works for me, see pics below.
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1648 center console? Anyone got one?

Post by reedjj » 23 May 2011, 17:39

I See your console is 32" tall. Is that counting the base as shown in the pic. Thats about exactly how high I would like to have mine.

Another question. Your boat is a 1548.... Your console is 20 inches wide... that leaves just 14" if space to get around it. Is that enough room. Im not really worried being able to fight a fish from that area but I would like to be able to get to the front of the boat if I need to without falling in..LOL

Im just worried that a 1648 is going to be too narrow of a boat to mod into a CC... I think It will work with this console...
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It's 19" wide, 30" high and 33" from the back to the front of the seat up front. What do you think?

The other option is this one which is 20" wide, 25"H high, and 14 deep. I could always mount a small Igloo cooler to the front of it for a seat if I need too. I actually prefer this one because I have a nice small igloo marine cooler that would be great for it all picked out http://www.academy.com/webapp/wcs/store ... er&Ntk=All but the fact that its another inch wider scares me a little.
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Post by reedjj » 23 May 2011, 17:49

I really wanna stay with a 1448 or a 1648 size boat. The Alweld 1552 would be great but the price and the weight of it are going to put it out of reach. Ideally the Lowe Frontier 1650 would be the best bang for the buck but I cant get a quote on one around here. I e-mailed the nearest dealership with no response. I guess I should call them.


Right now its down to the Tracker Grizzley 1648, or the Alumacraft Riveted Mod-V NCS 1648. Both are pretty close in MSRP so I might as well go with the Tracker cause its welded .100 Alum, instead of .70 riveted. I wish I could get a deal on a Alumacraft 1648 from Academy Sports like I got on my Alumacraft 1542! That would seal the deal.

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