Alumacraft 1648

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  1. Dukcalr71

    Dukcalr71 Refuge Member

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    Does anybody hunt from an Alumacraft 1648 flat bottom with no center seat? Any comments appreciated? I am looking for boat to hunt 2-3guys, 1dog and power with a mud motor. Thanks
     
  2. Jacob Hyer

    Jacob Hyer Elite Refuge Member

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    it will get the job done just fine... if you get the right size of motor...
     
  3. Birdup

    Birdup Moderator Moderator

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    I hunt the hell out of mine. 2 dogs, decoys, 2 guys (320lb and 200lb) and gear, I'll get about 17mph with my 25hp Johnson and about 27mph with my 30hp Yamaha.

    It's a great boat. I'm putting pods on it so I can get on plane in shallow water fully loaded.:tu
     
  4. drallamrellik

    drallamrellik Senior Refuge Member

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    i have an older 1648 that i took the center seat out off. hunt with a 27 hp beavertail. three guys hunts easy, little tight will all gear and three guys two dogs, but works. two guys plenty of room and space. i can't give you accurate speeds because i didn't plan on using this boat for duck hunting so when i removed the center seat i added 5/8 inch marine playwood for a floor and extended the 20" front deck to 36". lots of extra weight but still got us where we wanted to go. i also put in a gun box. duck hunted out of it 4 years now with now problems. i don't know what guage the bottom is, but my next boat will be stronger. a few to many dents right now.....:l
     
  5. r3200

    r3200 Senior Refuge Member

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    Have the same boat run 25 Yammie and it will get the job done. Doing duck season I run a 16 go-devil with just me and gear it will plane and do fine.. with two others a little slow. Nice boat ...lots of open room!
     
  6. Keith H

    Keith H Elite Refuge Member

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    2 guys is fine for hunting, 3 hunting is a little tight, but no problem transporting. I run a 29hp Kawa Hyper on mine. Worn prop and and hooked bottom got me 22-23 with two people, boat blind and hunting gear. Filled in hooks with steel flex, got me another 1-2mph with same load.
     
  7. IDECOYM

    IDECOYM Senior Refuge Member

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    Hello all reviving out thread. Looking at a MV1648 I am looking for the dimension of the front deck. Nobody can seem to give that to me. Thanks
     
  8. Olefart

    Olefart Senior Refuge Member

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    My rig is a 1648 riveted Alumacraft, powered by a Moded MudBuddy Black Death Never tried to hunt three out of it. Runs mid thirties lite. 100_0070.JPG
     
  9. wingin'it

    wingin'it New Member

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    I just bought an MV1648NCS in July, I love the boat. Going from a 12' v boat with an 8 horse to something decently wide and stable with a 50 is great. The front deck is large, the gf stands up there to fish, she's a nervous person and she's fine up there.
    I built a side console for it (part of my job is fabricating aluminum aircraft panels so it looks like it belongs), mounted 2 fold down seats right in front of the back bench to get the weight down and forward a bit. I'm just shy of 40mph, but if I had power trim I could trim it up a bit more and I'm short on prop, so with the right tinkering I would be over 40mph with it... But you better be confident with a boat that light at that speed, it slips through the wide bends on the river, on the tighter stuff I have to counter steer to get the boat to stop turning.

    I'll take some measurements tonight for ya while I'm installing my new LED light bars.

    I looked at the LOWE riveted boats and was not happy with the finishing quality, and their modified v had a big flat shovel on the front. I've run some big rollers in the river here and I'm glad I didn't have that hull when I plowed through the waves.
     
  10. IDECOYM

    IDECOYM Senior Refuge Member

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    Thanks
     

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