1860 Alumacraft - Boat Blind Build

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1860 Alumacraft - Boat Blind Build

Postby NWiowaCutinGreen » Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:48 pm

Building a aluminum boat blind on a 18' Alumacraft. I'll post pictures as I go. Probably won't have much done in the next few months but it will start to take off come the 1st of the year. Post a few pictures of what it looked like when I bought it, and the small amount of work I have done so far.

Boat the day I bought it
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New paint, floor, bearings, tires, and removed the console
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Blind building on the boat will look very similar to this
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Re: 1860 Alumacraft - Boat Blind Build

Postby Cantshootwell » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:04 pm

You're making a water tank, don't lie to us!
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Re: 1860 Alumacraft - Boat Blind Build

Postby NWiowaCutinGreen » Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:00 pm

For you that own 18' welded hulls, how well do they bust ice? And what size of ice have you comfortably/safely broke ice?

I was just curious.
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Re: 1860 Alumacraft - Boat Blind Build

Postby NWiowaCutinGreen » Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:32 am

Some updated pictures of progress.

High side framing
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Another look
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Low Side frame
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A look from the front
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Framed out for shelf space and rear gas tank compartment
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Front storage and area for dog
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High side is storage for propane and low side is for the dog
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A look from the front
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A look from the inside
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Re: 1860 Alumacraft - Boat Blind Build

Postby North LA Hunter » Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:45 am

Good job! Looking pretty good!


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Re: 1860 Alumacraft - Boat Blind Build

Postby nathanjr. » Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:39 pm

I would be careful adding storage areas that will make your boat top heavy, especially on a high-sided wind catching boat/blind.
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Re: 1860 Alumacraft - Boat Blind Build

Postby Dallas7415 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:11 pm

Looking great! You do excellent metal work.
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Re: 1860 Alumacraft - Boat Blind Build

Postby NWiowaCutinGreen » Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:55 am

Some new pictures of updated progress.

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