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Fall Project

Postby Undrcoverrednek » Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:58 pm

I've been meaning to build one of those hybrid boats for a year or two and finally got around to it.

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I used cabosil thickened epoxy instead of PL premium and epoxy instead of polyester resin. I used graphite thickened epoxy on the bottom and paint from Lock, Stock, and Barrel. I changed up the deck a little bit so I can stick a bag of decoys on the front and strap it down. Got 9 MPH tonight with the 3.5 Tohatsu running against the tide. I need to get my angled engine mounting block on the back so I can get the thrust angle a little better (it's putting the bow up and plowing). Should be a good little rig to crowd into the public spots and hide 75 yards down wind of some other dudes :grooving:
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Re: Fall Project

Postby DucknGoodTime » Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:05 pm

Good looking build. Mine has been a big bonus to my hunting, getting me into places most others cant.


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Re: Fall Project

Postby recoil slinger » Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:22 pm

Sweet setup. You putting a blind on it?
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Re: Fall Project

Postby Undrcoverrednek » Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:17 pm

recoil slinger wrote:Sweet setup. You putting a blind on it?


You don't really need a blind. I kill a lot of ducks like this:

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I just wanted to say I built my own boat.

I'm going to put up something with 3/4 conduit on the front that will be like a spray shield in shape so I can sit relatively upright after I get it setup. Probably using some BPS fastgrass this year cuz I'm starting to get tired of spending money.
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Re: Fall Project

Postby lbhansford » Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:41 am

think your motor issue might be having a long shaft on it. Try raising it temporarily or borrow a short shaft and see how it does. if it does well add a bracket to the transom so the motor mount is a little higher. Probably pick up a few miles per hour. Great looking boat you built though. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Looking at trying to build one myslef next year.how many hours ya estimate?
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Re: Fall Project

Postby gooosehunter » Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:55 am

lbhansford wrote:think your motor issue might be having a long shaft on it. Try raising it temporarily or borrow a short shaft and see how it does. if it does well add a bracket to the transom so the motor mount is a little higher. Probably pick up a few miles per hour. Great looking boat you built though. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Looking at trying to build one myslef next year.how many hours ya estimate?


Want to make two at once. I have wanted to make a layout boat for some time.
Great looking rig you have. Maybe add grass rails to the front and or sides?
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Re: Fall Project

Postby Undrcoverrednek » Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:42 pm

Two at once sounds fun in principle, but you need space. Also, there is a lot of drying time between steps sometimes so it's not that easy to just dedicate a weekend and bang it out. I would guess 20 - 25 hours in it over a few weeks.

The motor is a short shaft and the cavitation plate is in the correct position per the manufacturer's recommendations. Without my angled mount, it kind like running the motor trimmed up a bit. Needs to be "trimmed down" to keep from plowing.

I haven't exactly decided how to grass the boat. I do like the look of grass rails, but I am thinking of going with kayak style bungee and that plastic landscaping netting. I'm using this blind as my inspiration, but I'm using grass instead of netting.
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Re: Fall Project

Postby Percidae_Papermouth » Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:24 pm

Nice boat, something to be proud of.... Man judging by that guys garage he is either OCD or isn't married...
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Re: Fall Project

Postby gooosehunter » Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:58 am

OMG! Great set up in the garage. I am embarrassed over my garage and shed. Looking good Redneck
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