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I want to remove the center bench from a 14 ft, flat bottom, single layer hull aluminum john boat. I use it to hunt the river (very rocky) when the water level is low. Has anyone done this before? I would need to add reinforcement for the missing bench, but is an additional strut on the floor enough? I am trying to gain center space for seats when I have the blind up.
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You could remove it with a cutoff tool, sawzall or grinder with a cutting a blade. Then grind down whats left. A strutt should be enough to keep it sturdy. You'll want it to come pretty far up the sides for extra reinforcement. I have a 16' 58" aluminum boat that is completely open like that. It just has a front bench and rear bench. I use it for running nets and hunting.
jaysweet3 wrote:Looks a little small.
Dat's what She said....
Underradar wrote:We, the unsigned members of the HH, are not allowed to address such questions. But thank you for asking.
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Repost this in the Waterfowl Boats, Motors, & Boat Blinds forum. There are a lot of guys who have posted rebuilds there and this thread will get a lot more attention there.
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jaysweet3 wrote: Indaswamp wrote:
easy...just manipulate the ruler to make the inch shorter so that 28" reads 30".....
That's how I got a 13" pecker.
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I can move this post to the boat forum if you'd like. Just say the word.
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