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Got a 1756 G3 with 60hp yamaha 4 stroke and have a 8 foot long by little wider than boat platform, its all steel with 5/8 plywood floor. Just got it raised and thinking it little heavy now?? Back of boat comes up some out water with 3 people on it in front.....how can i fix back coming out water and level it out? or do i need too? I will try post pictures tomorrow.......also see what ya think of boat in general critiques and compliments are welcome!
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Lighten up the deck.
 

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You really need an all aluminum deck. Aluminum floor too! That looks like 1 1/2" x 1 1/2"x 1/8" or 3/16" steel. If so thats your problem. We had a 1648 g3 with a 5x5 aluminum deck raised 10". We used 1 1/2x 1 1/2 x1/8 aluminum and it was way overkill. We moved the batteries to the back, built genny rack over the outboard (which helped alot) and we could fish 4 off the front.
 

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we have our batteries generator and fuel on the back end
 

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Float pods and move all your weight to the back.
 

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It was not too heavy before I raised it, was wondering if i could get a lighter floor or maybe cut some off from back up to second light maybe? How much would a all aluminum platform costin that size or little smaller? Thanks for the help and some answers was not so helpful.....ha
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The materials for a brand new all aluminum deck your looking at a couple hundred bucks. Just a floor 125 or so
 
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Ditch the plywood and go with aluminium for the floor. Cut the deck from 8 foot down to around 5 1/2 or so.

Looks like most of your other weight is already in the back, so dont put pods on the boat, it will only make it worse.

That rubber mat in the bottom of the boat really isnt serving any purpose since yall are not standing on it, so I would find something else to do with that as well.

Fatigue mats are over rated in my personal opinion, yea they comfy to stand on, but they add alot of unneeded weight to a boat. A good pair of work boots with some nice sport insoles will do your legs and feet way more good than a fatigue mat. Leave it at the house from now on, that should save you an additional 30-40 pounds...
 

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A light weight aluminum flush deck would be an awesome start to some serious weight loss!
 

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Impaled you are right about mats.......will ditch them when bowfishing, also will work on few these ideas yal gave me and show pics of what i figure out! Any more comments please keep them comming! Thanks
 

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Raised decks are gonna be heavy.Aluminum will be lighter.If go aluminum don't go all 1/8".Skimp on wall thickness where you can.Aluminum will cost a lot more than a couple hundred bucks.Welding will cost more than that.You're looking at more like $600-$800 just for the deck.
 

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How much am i looking at for a flush deck? What materials would i need aluminum wise? Thickness for floor and braces? any ideas? working on it this weekend...Thanks!
 

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How much am i looking at for a flush deck? What materials would i need aluminum wise? Thickness for floor and braces? any ideas?
working on it this weekend...Thanks!

I would use some 1''x2''x1/8'' wall rectangle tube for your braces going from side to side. You could use some 1''x1/8'' square tube for your vertical braces. I would be sure to brace it so that you don't end up with a span over about 3 feet. I would then top it off with some 1/8'' aluminum. Would be a lightweight yet strong setup!
 

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Ok will look at that tomorrow first thing! What about est. what i looking at for price? Can that be done for 150? If i got someone who can weld?
 

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I bought some of this recently..... 1x2x1/8 = $38/20' stick
1x1x1/8= $24/24' stick
4x8x1/8 3003= $130/sheet

But I bought this from one of my wholesale suppliers on a realatively small order ($2450.00). The more you buy the better the price will be.
 
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