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Message: If you need any specific information send Ozy a PM as he has a Dart 375, that he has fitted out himself, and done a great job on.
Message: Pretty swanky looking boat,when you get up to putting in the floor if you cant manage to get a template off someone elsemake one yourself,I used a bit of 16mm cover sheet which you can pick up from most kitchen manufacturers for nothing,that way if you stuff up a cut it doesnt matter,once the template fits nicely I clamped the template to the plywood and used a flush trim router bit and followed the shape of the template,hope this helps. Message: thanks fellastrying to finalise the floor atleast this week so I can be out and about for the long weekendBuz - I was there on Saturday aswell.
Message: Looking good Adam, well done on the new "breamer".Are you going to be out and about on the long weekend?
Message: You can also go to your local appliance store and get a couple of cardboard fridge boxes for templates. Message: I am looking for a little tinny and im just wonderin how these bits of wood are kept in That was what i had trouble with when i was was using my firends tinnny we were trying put a floor in but couldnt find a way of supporting the miffle of the floor??
I have a 14' factory Grumman and would like to get some idea of what I am fixing to undertake.
What I was thinking about doing was putting carpeted plywood over both benches with the pedistal seats on top of that.

5-I am going to mount a stick steer motor(20) on the back before long-does that influence the way I need to make the other modifications?
For stick steer, you will want to be low, so leave an area to sit at about bench seat height, and allow your feet to be about current bottom deck height. When the deck is done, lay it in the boat and drill some pilot holes and attach it to your aluminum frame using wood screws.
I used the plywood and carpet and screwed it down to the boat bench with about 8 wood screws. Keep in mind where the steering controls will eventually be when you a setting up your boat and arranging the seating.
I've added decks to a 14' Jon, converted a 14' V-bottom to a make-shift bass boat, and am currently in the very beginning stages of converting a 16' Lowe Jon into a "bass boat". I would say with such a narrow bottom, make sure your front deck is a few inches below the top edge of the boat, or it'll be really tipsy. If you've got all the tools at home, which it appears you do, you'll have many enjoyable and challenging hours or should I say weeks ahead.
I wouldn't mind using aluminum for the decking, but have no idea about building a support structure.
I am thinking about taking this project on next spring and was just wondering if anyone has any tips or pics from their work. Weight added is going to play a big roll on how the boat will act and could maybe flip over on you easier .
I personally like extra safety and rough water capability of the higher fronts and deeper v's of the traditional dingies.What are you using for the storage boxes in the front seat ?

The problem for me is I know what I want to do but I have an extremely limited supply of tools at my disposal. I was to mount a foot-controlled trolling motor on the front at some point.If you look at the pictures I sent you a while back you can partially see how I did my deck. Once you get it fit pretty close , it helps to take jig saw and bevel the edges where it meets the sides of your boat. I have found a lot of useful information online, but was wondering if anyone on here has done this.
This will help keep from have a gap for stuff to fall into all around the edges and it just looks better.
It doesn't have to be precise or pretty cause the carpet and base will cover it up, it just need to allow the base to sit flush on the bench.
15hrs use on the outboard and all looks brand spanking new.Went straight to TR Marine (thanks Billfish) and got a 46Lb Motorguide fitted. Now with Stevo's and Wacko's assistance I am starting to transform this tinny to a custom fit out bream buster.
I think the boat is a little narrow for a full casting deck, so I think I will just build one mainly for storage and to mount a trolling motor on.

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