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First of all, I would like to say I got most of my ideas from this thread:

http://www.bassresource.com/bass_fishing_forums/YaBB.pl?num=1214100879 I wanted to thank that poster. Without him, I never would have gotten the idea to take it as far as I did. He has also been extremely helpful in answering questions.

I have the same Aluminum frame used in the other thread. My boat goes out frequently with a 7 yr old girl or a 70 yr old man out front. Because of that I kept my deck a little lower to keep the center of gravity lower.

This weekend, I am pulling all the wire hooking up the lights and bilge pump to the switch panel, and putting in the carpeting.

One other addition I am making. I grabbed a TON of foam which I am stacking hull to wood under the deck. This was for 2 reasons. First, additional hull noise insulation but more importantly, because of the 7 yr old girl and her sisters. I wanted to give this thing as much buoyancy as humanly possible. Should the worst case scenario happen. Every little bit helps.

Some additional plywood is 11/16 thick, treated with Thompsons (it was what I had lying around). Some folks are using paint, some other sealant. Seems they have had success with those. I will be putting in the same seats as the other thread. I am also planning on moving the battery forward to move as much weight forward as possible. I am about 200 lbs, I generally outweigh the folks in front (if there are any) by 2 to 1 so anything that helps pull that bow down more is good for me. I also figured with that battery further forward and the bilge in back. I would need that much more water in the boat before I had to worry about my battery or switch board getting swamped.

As I progress down the back of the boat, I will continue shooting out some pictures.

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Sounds like fun. I'm currently about to begin low decking a 1032 and am excited to see what it'll turn out like.  Are you planning on installing carpet or just paint.  I can't decide which way to go.  J

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Carpet definitely. Got the carpet glued down today. Picked it up at Lowe's. They got 4 types of carpet listed explicitly as outdoor (not indoor/outdoor). Of those, 2 are labeled as Marine carpet. They are about .73 sq ft. I bought enough to do the front and back of the boat, which ran about $70. I also spent some extra on outdoor carpet adhesive. Takes about 5 days to fully cure.

I also put in the rear seat and pulled about 40ft of wiring around the boat. Since I moved the battery up to the middle I ran conduit from the back to the middle seat and from the bow to the middle seat and pulled all my wire through there. Got a cheap cooler from Walmart which I am going to use as my livewell.  One thing I did a bit different for my protection. There are 2 separate circuits in the boat. One which will connect to my marine battery is trolling motor and livewell (fishing stuff). The other which runs to this other tractor type battery (until it dies and I replace it with a marine) runs the lights and bilge pump. I figure if I go overboard on the tolling motor, or visa versa, I will always have 1 battery to run the HAVE TOs like the Bilge pump and lights.  I can swap the battery positions if I need as well.

I also got a switchboard from Bass Pro with the battery gauge on it to help me avoid killing a battery unexpectedly.

I covered it up before I thought to take more pictures so I will try to do that tomorrow when I finish up the wiring. By then my carpet glue should be dry enough for me to install the front seat and finish out the storage and install the extra foam I bought.

One thing I learned, thankfully before it was too late. Plan out your electrical (if any) before you get to decking and such. I THOUGHT I had it planned out, but of course changed my mind on a couple things and ended up having mucho fun hanging half under the deck and half out the side of the boat. It is actually turning out pretty good so far.

I cannot wait to get it into the water. The hull has been dry for a week now.  :'(

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So I was tying the wiring into my switch box the other night could not get that thing to work for the life of me. Seemed to be the entire switch was messed. Then I looked at the wiring diagram better. Turned out, I was slightly off. But what threw me off, they reversed all the colors on the panel. All the negative wires off the negative bus were RED and positive wires were BLACK. I had done what I normally would do on any wiring project, connected black to black and red to red.

Anyway, the mess threw me behind a day. Hopefully I will get caught up tonight and once Fay makes up her mind if she is coming up here or not, I can get back out. Carpet glue should be cured by Friday.

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Looks great so far man! ;) Im glad i could be of help and good luck with it i know you will have fun.  If you have any more questions feel free to ask if i cant help someone on here can.  Bassresource rocks!

Joe

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Just about done. Got some additional work to do on the "trolling" motor, then I should be done. Woohoo!!!Boats been dry way to long.

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I finally got the front hatch in (see pic) and second battery, so now it is pretty much completed. I bought a Eagle Cuda 168 I will be adding so for the most part, I just need to see what the hurricane will be doing and then get this puppy out for a test run.

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Nice job ;)

Since I also will be building a 1436 what is your main motor to push/pull this bad boy around?Is it trolling motor only or are you putting on a gas outboard also?

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I bought a 8 hp 4 stroke Mercury Outboard. It hauls with 1 person and still moves good enough with 2 full size adults.

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Nice job!!!!

Very nice looking boat!!!

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