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  • 1980s Alumacraft Backtroller 17 Question

    Last fall I bought a 1980s Alumacraft Backtroller 17 and I'm replacing the deck, rewiring, and painting it. Has anyone ever modified the seating or storage arrangement on one of these? Also, has anyone ever pulled the deck out on a Backtroller? The live well and rod storage box lay on the floor but are attached to the hull.

    I really like this boat and want to get it fixed up for fishing and hunting.

    Thanks for the help!
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    Re: 1980s Alumacraft Backtroller 17 Question

    Originally posted by Backslider View Post
    Last fall I bought a 1980s Alumacraft Backtroller 17 and I'm replacing the deck, rewiring, and painting it. Has anyone ever modified the seating or storage arrangement on one of these? Also, has anyone ever pulled the deck out on a Backtroller? The live well and rod storage box lay on the floor but are attached to the hull.

    I really like this boat and want to get it fixed up for fishing and hunting.

    Thanks for the help!

    I replaced the floor on my backtroller 17 a couple years ago. If I remember right the rod holder area can be removed. In the live well area I just cut the floor flush/even with the live well and butted the new plywood up next to it, using scilicone in the joint. I left the raised forward seating area alone, and covered the new exterior plywood floor with blue indoor/outdoor carpet from Menards. It seems to have worked out fine! I just found this forum, so sorry if this is too late.

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      Backtroller
      I have the same boat with the same project
      Could you reach out to me on the transom issue
      Nd boat guy

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        For that matter anyone who has done this project

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          Originally posted by ND boat guy View Post
          Backtroller
          I have the same boat with the same project
          Could you reach out to me on the transom issue
          Nd boat guy
          ND guy, backslider hasnt been here since Aug 2012, he's not likely to get or reply to your question.

          Start a topic about your boat and your transom concerns

          The point of a forum is to have a public discussion about fixing problems, so that it benefits everybody, so please dont ask for private contact.

          Also, please refrain from posting in inactive topics. After 90days, w no new posts, dont post to them.

          See the helpful tip at the top of the page.

          Thanks

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