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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **9-05**

Postby carolinagreenhead » Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:06 pm

I've been steady at it trying to get it done. I finished the electrical and took the trailer in to get the hubs replaced. I've never done that myself and didn't want to fool with it. I need to get it road and water ready for deer season. Here's a few additions I did to it.
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **9-05**

Postby carolinagreenhead » Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:08 pm

A few more. Lights courtesy of Toller Boat Works (NCSUDucker). Awesome lights bud. Thank you.
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **9-05**

Postby steve-o » Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:45 pm

NICE. i really like the red/orange lights.
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **9-05**

Postby carolinagreenhead » Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:27 am

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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **9-05**

Postby LA.Call'emClose » Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:33 am

its pretty amazing how far that boat has come.

but seriously, i've seen chrismas trees with fewer lights than your boat :hammer:
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **9-05**

Postby ToughHuntin11 » Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:35 pm

what kind of spot lights did you use i wanna do this to my boat but i dont wanna have to rely on them and them not work because of weather getting to them. thanks
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **9-05**

Postby Bgold » Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:38 pm

Dang man, I’d love to see your wiring diagram
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **9-05**

Postby carolinagreenhead » Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:32 am

Bgold wrote:Dang man, I’d love to see your wiring diagram


Don't have a diagram. What's wrong with the wiring? I tried cleaning it up as much as I could.
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **9-05**

Postby carolinagreenhead » Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:35 am

ToughHuntin11 wrote:what kind of spot lights did you use i wanna do this to my boat but i dont wanna have to rely on them and them not work because of weather getting to them. thanks


The lights that are in the pics are 100w KC off road lights. I also use a Cyclops spotlight that I got from Cabelas. My switch panel has a 12v plug made into it.
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **9-05**

Postby Bgold » Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:11 am

carolinagreenhead wrote:
Bgold wrote:Dang man, I’d love to see your wiring diagram


Don't have a diagram. What's wrong with the wiring? I tried cleaning it up as much as I could.


Nothing that I can see from the pictures ( nothing major) I want to copy it lol
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **9-05**

Postby carolinagreenhead » Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:05 am

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Bgold wrote:Dang man, I’d love to see your wiring diagram


Don't have a diagram. What's wrong with the wiring? I tried cleaning it up as much as I could.


Nothing that I can see from the pictures ( nothing major) I want to copy it lol


Oh ok. I would have to draw one up. Once I do I'll send it to you.
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **9-22**

Postby carolinagreenhead » Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:49 pm

Well, I finally got it out of the garage and on the trailer. I got new hubs and tires/wheels for the trailer so the trailer is complete. The only thing left for the boat is a floor and some hydroturf for the decks.
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **9-22**

Postby grizz18 » Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:41 pm

Looks awesome man!

Where did you get your interior led lights? I've been looking but havent found anything I like yet. Do you have just that one face the stern? Is it enough light? I was think 2 facing the stern, and 2 facing the front. Think thats over kill?
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **9-22**

Postby carolinagreenhead » Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:29 pm

grizz18 wrote:Looks awesome man!

Where did you get your interior led lights? I've been looking but havent found anything I like yet. Do you have just that one face the stern? Is it enough light? I was think 2 facing the stern, and 2 facing the front. Think thats over kill?


The red lights came from Toller Boat Works, www.tollerboatworks.com (who is one of our fine site sponsors). The white ones came from Cabelas. I have 2 white. One facing the front and one facing the rear.
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **9-22**

Postby canderso » Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:09 pm

Carolina- Great job!! That is a great looking duck killing machine. Paint came out greats and the blind looks really good.

2 questions. . .

1.) can you post a pic of the front of your electrical panel and where you got it from. I need to upgrade my panel and was hoping to use blade type fuses.

2.) on your Avery blind, does the top of the blind get larger toward the rear of the boat? My boat is wider at the stern and therefore the blind gets progressively taller at the rear than in the front. Was wondering/hoping that I colds lower the rear To match the height of the front with causing me any problems.
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **9-22**

Postby carolinagreenhead » Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:39 pm

canderso wrote:Carolina- Great job!! That is a great looking duck killing machine. Paint came out greats and the blind looks really good.

2 questions. . .

1.) can you post a pic of the front of your electrical panel and where you got it from. I need to upgrade my panel and was hoping to use blade type fuses.

2.) on your Avery blind, does the top of the blind get larger toward the rear of the boat? My boat is wider at the stern and therefore the blind gets progressively taller at the rear than in the front. Was wondering/hoping that I colds lower the rear To match the height of the front with causing me any problems.


1. If you look at some of the later pics when I started the build (on page 1) there is a pic or two of it there. Got it from Cabelas. It's a 5 switch panel w/ built in 12v plug.

2. The blind is the same height all the way across, however the front is narrower then the rear just due to the shape of the boat. If you have different heights then all you need to do is adjust the rear, or wherever you need to.

Hope this helps.
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Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **9-22**

Postby Duckcommander727 » Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:43 pm

Dang Carolina! When we just got off the phone o wasn't expecting it to look so amazing(no offense) I'm really jealous! When I get up there hopefully we can put some birds in it :hammer:
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **9-22**

Postby carolinagreenhead » Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:55 pm

Duckcommander727 wrote:Dang Carolina! When we just got off the phone o wasn't expecting it to look so amazing(no offense) I'm really jealous! When I get up there hopefully we can put some birds in it :hammer:


Thanks bud. I'm hoping to also. Looking forward to it.
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **9-22**

Postby KID » Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:34 pm

dang man. thats a heck of a boat. especially from what it was when you started! I really like the paint job allot. I was thinking about getting the camo wrap stuff in shadow grass for my boat that im workin on but after seeing how yours looks with the stencil kit, now im thinking twice about it!
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **9-22**

Postby carolinagreenhead » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:56 pm

KID wrote:dang man. thats a heck of a boat. especially from what it was when you started! I really like the paint job allot. I was thinking about getting the camo wrap stuff in shadow grass for my boat that im workin on but after seeing how yours looks with the stencil kit, now im thinking twice about it!


Thank you sir. It's alot of work and alot of man hours that goes into it but well worth it in the end.
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **9-22**

Postby SCH2OFOWLER » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:05 pm

Nice seats! :biggrin:
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **9-22**

Postby carolinagreenhead » Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:25 pm

SCH2OFOWLER wrote:Nice seats! :biggrin:


I can't imagine where I got em :tongue:
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **FINISHED**

Postby carolinagreenhead » Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:54 am

IT'S DONE!!! I finished up the last parts of what I wanted to do. I put hydroturf on the casting deck and rear storage area. I also put 2x10's in the floor with fatigue matting on top of it. I didn't care for plywood laying on top of the ribs since it took up too much floor room so I went this route instead. I like it much better. It allows you to keep all of your floor space. I was able to get it out for the first time this past weekend. Other than needing a bigger motor, it ran great. The ride is smooth and it fit three of us in the boat real nice.
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **FINISHED**

Postby Cujo1 » Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:12 am

Question: Is your motor electric start or rope? If it is electric start, do you have two batteries? it would be real easy to kill a battery with all the lights and put yourself in paddle mode!
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **FINISHED**

Postby carolinagreenhead » Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:15 am

There are alot of lights. No question. However, all of them are LED except the headlights. I do carry an extra battery just for such an occasion because my motor is rope start (for now). Thought of that.
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