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kenais

Adding underdeck storage?

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My new to me Alumacraft is in need of some storage. What are the options for adding a storage box and access hatch to the casting deck? What should I look out for?

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I think the biggest issue is not removing any floatation that may be under the deck...

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You may want to contact Alumacraft and find out your options. If your boat is new you don't want to do anything to void the warranty.

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the other issue is making sure your motor will be able to get the additional weight (depending on how much weight you add) out of the hole without significantly lugging the motor.

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Thanks for the tips. It's a 20yo boat so the warranty isn't an issue. Looking at removing an aluminum box in front of the console, extending the casting deck and adding underfloor storage. I think it would be a relavely easy if I end up replacing the casting deck floor. Not sure how big of a project I want to take on this close to spring.

Any brand better than others or alternives for the box itself?

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