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Re: Got a New Boat - **BUILD PICS - Updated**

Postby carolinagreenhead » Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:41 pm

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Re: Got a New Boat - **BUILD PICS - Updated AGAIN**

Postby carolinagreenhead » Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:24 am

Time for an update. I have been working on the trailer, blind and the boat. I've had to grind all of the rust off of the trailer so I had to take it all apart. I had to replace u-bolts (which I had a hard time finding). After getting everything off and grinding, I have it primed ready to paint. The blind had to have all of the hardware replaced. The original hardware was rusted so that caused corrosion around them on the blind so I had to sand those areas down, replace the hardware with stainless, prime and re-painted the entire blind. I got my stencils from Styx River so I got the boat camo'd out. Not quite done with it yet but figured it was time to take some pics and post em up. Tell me what you think.
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Re: Got a New Boat - **BUILD PICS - Updated AGAIN**

Postby carolinagreenhead » Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:27 am

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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **Updated AGAIN**

Postby arkyduckboy » Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:30 am

Looking good! Lets see how it does down here in Arkansas when you come!
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **Updated AGAIN**

Postby Ichabod97 » Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:28 am

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: looking good man! can't wait to see that blind all finished up!
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **Updated AGAIN**

Postby cuppedup50 » Sat Jul 30, 2011 3:34 pm

Ichabod97 wrote::thumbsup: :thumbsup: looking good man! can't wait to see that blind all finished up!



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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **Updated AGAIN**

Postby carolinagreenhead » Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:55 pm

arkyduckboy wrote:Looking good! Lets see how it does down here in Arkansas when you come!


oh yeah. Me to. Thanks for the replies guys. I wasn't real impressed with it until I did the highlighting and shadows. I'm real happy with it now. Much much better than my last boat.
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **Updated AGAIN**

Postby deltacottonboy12 » Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:56 pm

Nice job sir.. You are not gonna know what to do with that nice of a boat!!! Looks like you should start flipping them for profit!

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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **Updated AGAIN**

Postby labman63 » Sun Jul 31, 2011 10:04 am

Looks awesome! How did the blind rust? it is not alum?
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Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **Updated AGAIN**

Postby Redbeard » Sun Jul 31, 2011 10:26 am

Nice paint job
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **Updated AGAIN**

Postby carolinagreenhead » Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:46 am

labman63 wrote:Looks awesome! How did the blind rust? it is not alum?


It's aluminum. It didn't really rust but it did corrode a little around the hardware. The hardware is what rusted which caused a little corrosion.
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **Updated AGAIN**

Postby got_wings?_BOOM » Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:05 am

i really like the door you have on the deck, how did you do it? i was thinking of doing something like that on my bench seat
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **Updated AGAIN**

Postby carolinagreenhead » Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:14 am

got_wings?_BOOM wrote:i really like the door you have on the deck, how did you do it? i was thinking of doing something like that on my bench seat


Just made a door out of some aluminum I had and got a latch from Cabelas. It blends in so well I'm surprised you even saw it. It's hard to tell it's there standing in front of it let alone a picture.
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **Updated AGAIN**

Postby carolinagreenhead » Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:29 pm

Had a huge set back tonight. I put the windblocker on the blind frame and then put the blind material on. I went to adjust it and it ripped right along the velcro. Ripped so bad it made it unusable and had to throw it all away. The material is too old and rotted apparently. I have only had it about 6 months but bought the whole quickset and material from an individual. Nice of him to tell me how bad it was :mad: :mad: At least I still have the frame and windblocker. Now I just had to come off $200 for a new quickset camo. Man, that's gonna hurt.

On a brighter side, I have the trailer painted. Still have to replace the hubs though. Gotta get the boat wired but that is gonna have to take a back seat now for a bit. I will update with some pics.
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **8-21**

Postby carolinagreenhead » Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:42 pm

I got the bunks complete on the trailer, new jack, new LED lights with side markers and new wiring. I still have to get new wheels and hubs yet. Got the new camo on the blind and got one side of the grass on. I ran out not thinking it would take more than one package. Lots of progress as of late. Let me know what you think.
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **8-21**

Postby astrobud311 » Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:23 pm

Looks good :thumbsup:
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **8-21**

Postby Ichabod97 » Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:25 pm

Looking good bro! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Better hurry up...early season is only a couple weeks away!
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **8-21**

Postby deltacottonboy12 » Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:38 pm

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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **8-21**

Postby sftull » Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:12 am

That thing is looking great!! I really like that blind..it should give you alot of room inside the boat. :thumbsup:
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **8-21**

Postby carolinagreenhead » Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:51 am

Thanks guys. It's coming along real nice. It's starting to wind down and nearing completion.
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **8-21**

Postby LA.Call'emClose » Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:35 pm

i was gonna suggest that you open up that front storage hole some...I had a small from storage opening with a hatch that I ended up taking the angel grinder to. Widened out the hole and cut out the hatch.

I just got frusterated when trying to dig anything out of that small opening...but it might work for you

I decided after the first season to alter the front storage opening
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **8-21**

Postby carolinagreenhead » Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:38 pm

LA.Call'emClose wrote:i was gonna suggest that you open up that front storage hole some...I had a small from storage opening with a hatch that I ended up taking the angel grinder to. Widened out the hole and cut out the hatch.

I just got frusterated when trying to dig anything out of that small opening...but it might work for you

I decided after the first season to alter the front storage opening


It's hard to tell after the camo and with the door but it's got a pretty good opening and you can reach in there with no problems. I do appreciate the tip though.
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **8-21**

Postby Illini135 » Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:37 pm

Boat looks great! I was wondering what kind of camo netting you used? I've got the military netting and was thinking of switching it out for something lighter.
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **8-21**

Postby Bgold » Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:43 am

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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **8-21**

Postby carolinagreenhead » Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:08 am

Illini135 wrote:Boat looks great! I was wondering what kind of camo netting you used? I've got the military netting and was thinking of switching it out for something lighter.


I used the Avery Killer Weed blind kit that Macks sells. Works real well. I also cut strips of burlap and added to it.
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