14FT G3 Jon Boat front deck mod advice

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NeverNude
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14FT G3 Jon Boat front deck mod advice

Post by NeverNude » 18 May 2011, 12:00

Hey All,

Bought my first boat! A used G3 V143 Outfitter with a 15hp Yahama 4-stroke tiller.

It is pretty much good to go, but certainly looking for any advice on mods.

My most pressing mod is to build a deck up front that is a bit higher so that:
1) I can move the trolling motor battery up front and store it under the platform (both my trolling and starter motor are in the back of the boat now)
2) I can stand higher
3) I have some more dry storage

I am thinking of going to a welder to put on an aluminum deck, and put a hinge so it will open up for storage for things like life jackets. Then I would put some SeaDek (5mm?) on it, and move the trolling battery up front.

Thoughts?
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linehand
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14FT G3 Jon Boat front deck mod advice

Post by linehand » 18 May 2011, 14:01

I'd definitely go aluminum.
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Mike P
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14FT G3 Jon Boat front deck mod advice

Post by Mike P » 18 May 2011, 15:37

Glad to see ya found your way over from the skiff site. Hold tight as these guys should give ya more ideas than you will be able to sort out. What part of Florida ya in?

NeverNude
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14FT G3 Jon Boat front deck mod advice

Post by NeverNude » 18 May 2011, 16:49

Doing a PhD on snook out of UF. Getting used to the bass fishing for now, and spending a bit of time at Shell Mount and hope to hit St Aug area. But my research is down in Charlotte Harbor which is where I am much more used to fishing

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