12' 1998 Grumman: Tips and Questions

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NicePieceOfBass
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12' 1998 Grumman: Tips and Questions

Post by NicePieceOfBass » 23 Aug 2016, 15:43

Hi everybody, I recently bought a new Jon Boat just so I could get out on the water again (I was tired of shore fishing). Unfortunately, my budget was tight and I could not afford a true Bass Boat so my plan is to modify my own boat. I would like a casting deck but I am open to many ideas. I have been perusing this site for the past few months trying to get ideas but I don't know what would be the best for my specific boat. Anything and everything will help. Thanks!

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Post by manley09 » 23 Sep 2016, 01:34

Lots of ideas here! Can you post a picture of your boat?
Saving for a Ranger bass boat...until then...

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Post by NicePieceOfBass » 12 Jan 2017, 16:48

I sure can!
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"Give a man a fish, and you'll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he'll sit out on his boat and drink beer all day." :beer:

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Post by atvalaska » 18 Jan 2017, 01:33

1-1/8 sturdy floor, get u a 4x8sheet, and a few real hinges,cut the plywood to fit , hinge it on/off that little front deck and have it lay across the next bench ( in the middle) u can walk all over it and done right it will feel/an be solid, then u can toss gear under it ..out of site out of mine !..cheap <50$ :oops:
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Post by bobberboy » 18 Jan 2017, 10:07

atvalaska wrote:1-1/8 sturdy floor, get u a 4x8sheet, and a few real hinges,cut the plywood to fit , hinge it on/off that little front deck and have it lay across the next bench ( in the middle) u can walk all over it and done right it will feel/an be solid, then u can toss gear under it ..out of site out of mine !..cheap <50$ :oops:
Love the drawing! Who needs CAD? In about two minutes you've covered all the necessary points in less time than it takes for my drawing program to boot up. Also, my symbols library doesn't include beer or fish. Well done!

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Post by marshman » 19 Jan 2017, 20:36

Blank canvas!! I'd love to have that boat for a couple weeks.. I'd fix you up great!! I love doing them.. Mine is perfect for my fishing style but I'm getting ready to gut it all out and redo it just to do it all over again, better... I want more storage, more compartments... But my boat is bigger than that one..

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12' 1998 Grumman: Tips and Questions

Post by NicePieceOfBass » 09 Feb 2017, 17:58

atvalaska wrote:1-1/8 sturdy floor, get u a 4x8sheet, and a few real hinges,cut the plywood to fit , hinge it on/off that little front deck and have it lay across the next bench ( in the middle) u can walk all over it and done right it will feel/an be solid, then u can toss gear under it ..out of site out of mine !..cheap <50$ :oops:
Thank you for your suggestion! Seems like an easy mod and cheap too. I was thinking about a more in-depth mod than that however. Here is what I have theorized.
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I removed the casting deck so yall could see the frame below. Is it too much? Will it put too much weight on the boat? Would anyone suggest putting metal framework down instead of wood?
"Give a man a fish, and you'll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he'll sit out on his boat and drink beer all day." :beer:

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