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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **FINISHED**

Postby Cujo1 » Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:22 am

carolinagreenhead wrote: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.

Good deal! a lot of people don't think of that and end up paddling or looking for a tow. Boats looking good. Where is the grill? Can't duck hunt without a grill!
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **FINISHED**

Postby sftull » Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:43 am

carolina,

The boat looks awesome!! You have really made that into a nice duck killn machine. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: What size engine is on there and are you looking to upgrade to a larger outboard or a mud motor?
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **FINISHED**

Postby carolinagreenhead » Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:41 pm

sftull wrote:carolina,

The boat looks awesome!! You have really made that into a nice duck killn machine. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: What size engine is on there and are you looking to upgrade to a larger outboard or a mud motor?


Its a 7.5 HP on there. I'm looking to put a 25 on it. I appreciate the comments.
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **FINISHED**

Postby Ichabod97 » Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:59 pm

Looks good bro! The paint turned out great and it sure is well lit. Looking forward to seeing what kind of blind you whip up for it now. Excellent work! :thumbsup:
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **FINISHED**

Postby carolinagreenhead » Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:13 pm

Ichabod97 wrote:Looks good bro! The paint turned out great and it sure is well lit. Looking forward to seeing what kind of blind you whip up for it now. Excellent work! :thumbsup:


Blind is already done. There are some pics of it in earlier posts.
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **FINISHED**

Postby Ichabod97 » Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:06 am

ah...had to go back a page or two. Very nice work man! Let us know if she kills some ducks! :thumbsup:
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **FINISHED**

Postby Indawoods » Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:40 pm

nice job. I pay you the highest compliment I can by saying that boat would pass muster at any boat launch I hunt out of here in LA.
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **FINISHED**

Postby shortleggedman87 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:04 pm

this looks a lot like my boat. I like the looks of your blind.
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **FINISHED**

Postby carolinagreenhead » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:54 pm

Indawoods wrote:nice job. I pay you the highest compliment I can by saying that boat would pass muster at any boat launch I hunt out of here in LA.
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Thanks Inda. Greatly appreciate it.
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **FINISHED**

Postby carolinagreenhead » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:58 pm

A few on the water for the first duck hunting trip out. Had one flock come in. Birds weren't flying.
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **FINISHED**

Postby eze » Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:49 pm

You did a good job on that boat man! One thing Id recommend after having a blind similar to that the 2 previous years, or any blind for that matter, is to take a pair of cutters and go up on that bank and cut some brush and stick it all around the boat. We usually cut brush for about 20 minutes no matter where we go and just stick it all around the bottom of the boat to break it up more and really concentrate on the motor and front ends. Unless your up in some thick stuff on the bank, it never hurts.
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **FINISHED**

Postby carolinagreenhead » Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:08 pm

eze wrote:You did a good job on that boat man! One thing Id recommend after having a blind similar to that the 2 previous years, or any blind for that matter, is to take a pair of cutters and go up on that bank and cut some brush and stick it all around the boat. We usually cut brush for about 20 minutes no matter where we go and just stick it all around the bottom of the boat to break it up more and really concentrate on the motor and front ends. Unless your up in some thick stuff on the bank, it never hurts.


I appreciate the tip. Very good information no question. Thanks :beer:
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **FINISHED**

Postby ole Timer » Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:36 pm

You did a really great job on the polar kraft from start to finish, I like the red lights on the inside, It will beat messing with flashlights or head lamps.
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **FINISHED**

Postby carolinagreenhead » Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:46 am

ole Timer wrote:You did a really great job on the polar kraft from start to finish, I like the red lights on the inside, It will beat messing with flashlights or head lamps.


Yes sir thank you.
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **FINISHED**

Postby Dog Tired » Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:33 pm

sharp lookin boat, wish i had the patience, but mine is more of the "redneck creation" style. where did you get the rubber matting for the floor?
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **FINISHED**

Postby carolinagreenhead » Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:34 pm

Dog Tired wrote:sharp lookin boat, wish i had the patience, but mine is more of the "redneck creation" style. where did you get the rubber matting for the floor?


Thank you. I got it at Lowe's.
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **FINISHED**

Postby canderso » Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:49 pm

Carolina- what red/green bow light did you use? LED or incandescent? Where did you get it from?
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **FINISHED**

Postby carolinagreenhead » Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:47 am

canderso wrote:Carolina- what red/green bow light did you use? LED or incandescent? Where did you get it from?


It's LED and I got it from Cabelas. Expensive little sucker but it's bright.
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **FINISHED**

Postby pete/pmr » Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:59 am

That boat looks great and you did an awesome job on it,coongratulations!!!!!
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **FINISHED**

Postby carolinagreenhead » Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:34 pm

pete/pmr wrote:That boat looks great and you did an awesome job on it,coongratulations!!!!!


Thank you sir.
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **FINISHED**

Postby YouMadBra » Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:47 pm

I plan to make a duck boat this summer and love some of the ideas you put into this boat. The red LED lights and rubber mating on the bottom are great ideas. And i also love the paint job. Thanks for some ideas!!!
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **FINISHED**

Postby carolinagreenhead » Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:02 pm

YouMadBra wrote:I plan to make a duck boat this summer and love some of the ideas you put into this boat. The red LED lights and rubber mating on the bottom are great ideas. And i also love the paint job. Thanks for some ideas!!!


That's what it's here for. Glad it can help you.
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **FINISHED**

Postby carolinagreenhead » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:46 pm

Youtube video of the build.
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **FINISHED**

Postby carolinagreenhead » Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:39 pm

Got a new motor for it.
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Re: Polar Kraft Boat Build w/pics - **FINISHED**

Postby sftull » Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:10 pm

Carolina,

That think is SWEET!! Congrats on the purchase. Put some pods on it now and you'll be ready to go. :thumbsup:
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