Boat and pirouge make over.....

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Boat and pirouge make over.....

Postby Mudhole » Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:24 am

After 4-5 years, decided to do a make over on my duck boats.....

17 Feb....Ordered some trays and got those welded inside the boat......
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19 Feb....stripped every out and off my boat, pulled the engine, took it off the trailer, filpped it over and got to work......
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Masked off the area I planned to put steel flex on......
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Mixed up the steel flex and poured some on each boat, then spread it with foam rollers......
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At the end of a very long day......
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20 Feb....Layed some AG primer over all the bare alum on the gun box and hull......
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21 Feb....When I flipped the boat and started sanding, I found this lil oops......
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So I had to load the boat up, and take it to a buddy in Marshall to get it fixed......
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22 Feb....Got the second coat of base color on everything......
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Re: Boat and pirouge make over.....

Postby carolinagreenhead » Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:26 pm

Looks really good. That looks like a lot of work well done. Keep the pics coming. Where did you find the gun box? Might need one for my boat.
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Re: Boat and pirouge make over.....

Postby Erich_870 » Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:46 am

Looks good. How much steelflex did it take to cover the smaller boat? I'm going to do my Marsh rat this summer.

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Re: Boat and pirouge make over.....

Postby Mudhole » Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:28 am

CG.....rgw gun box came with the boat from Prodrive, multi postition and removeable.

Erich.....not really sure as I mixed a gallon and just pored it on both hull, but would say a 1/2 gallon would be plenty!
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Re: Boat and pirouge make over.....

Postby deltacottonboy12 » Sat Feb 26, 2011 4:57 pm

you stenciling the boat?
http://www.camostencil.com contact me and get the Duck Hunting Chat discount on your order!

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Re: Boat and pirouge make over.....

Postby Mudhole » Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:00 am

26 Feb....Due to the colder weather, couldnt paint till after 1, but did manage to spray the first stencile on the roe and gun box......

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Supposed to be 80 here today, but a chance of rain, so dont know if I can do any paintin at all today!
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Re: Boat and pirouge make over.....

Postby Mudhole » Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:01 pm

27 Feb....Ok, fought the wind till I finally got the red ass, but did manage to get one side of the boat done with both steciles before I was forced to give it up! To bad to, got 80 degrees today and could've got alot done! ......

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Re: Boat and pirouge make over.....

Postby Mudhole » Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:59 am

Finished painting the outside of the hull last Wensday. Got some friends coming over today after work to help my flip it over so I can get started in the inside......

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Re: Boat and pirouge make over.....

Postby hebegb8 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:23 pm

Is it just me, or does the pic of the pirogue and storage box with just the first stencil layer look pretty darn good by itself?
I kinda like the extra spacing between the shapes. While the finished product does look great, it's kinda "busy" and seems, to me, to reinforce the shape of the boat, whereas the first stage seems to break it up better. Maybe one could just use the first set of stencils and vary the colors within that sheet. Any Comments?
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Re: Boat and pirouge make over.....

Postby O2Fsh » Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:19 pm

HEB,

I was thinking the exact same thing. Even considering changing my scheduled paint job to that pattern. Maybe just a smidge darker.

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Re: Boat and pirouge make over.....

Postby Mudhole » Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:28 am

Thursday 10 March, took everything off and out of the inside, and got it sanded down......

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Friday 11 March, then primed all the bare metal......

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Saturday 12 March, layed the base coat down, and started with the first stencile and rain outta paint about 3/4 of the way thru, so thats where I'm at, waiting on more paint to arrive!!
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Re: Boat and pirouge make over.....

Postby carolinagreenhead » Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:48 am

It's coming together real nice. Lotta work will pay off in the end. Just curious but why did you decide to go with the NatGear instead of another camo? I am in a toss up between that and MOSG myself.
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Re: Boat and pirouge make over.....

Postby Mudhole » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:02 am

I hunt with Poker1 alot, he has a 17 foot boat, seen it dissapear in the button willows 50 yards away!!
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Re: Boat and pirouge make over.....

Postby dog walker » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:16 am

Looking good,you and Ronnie are going to have matching patterns now :wink:
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Re: Boat and pirouge make over.....

Postby Mudhole » Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:14 am

Paint came in Friday, so Saturday got started on the inside......

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Also painted the motor while it was hanging from the engine hoist. Sunday, a slide the hull back on the trailer then got the engine mounted back on the transom......

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Still got to get everything back in, rewire it all, run gas line, install battery tray and battery, install the hydro turf and seat pod! Going to let her sit in the sun this week to bake the paint on.
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Re: Boat and pirouge make over.....

Postby carolinagreenhead » Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:01 am

:drool: :love: :bow: I'm jealous. Bad ass duck boat right there.
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Re: Boat and pirouge make over.....

Postby Mudhole » Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:35 am

26 March 2011 got the hydro turf put down on the floor, and will do the front deck later on.......

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Re: Boat and pirouge make over.....

Postby carolinagreenhead » Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:22 pm

carolinagreenhead wrote::drool: :love: :bow: I'm jealous. Bad ass duck boat right there.


Bad ass just got even better :bow:
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Re: Boat and pirouge make over.....

Postby WSUWESTON » Fri May 13, 2011 10:45 am

Off topic but did you add that bracing to support the sides? Did it originaly have benches?
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Re: Boat and pirouge make over.....

Postby lablover0929 » Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:21 pm

Your boat looks awesome! Im in the middle of my prep process on my rig. What color is your splotches? It looks like a rust brownish color.
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Re: Boat and pirouge make over.....

Postby Mudhole » Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:26 pm

Its kinda a medium brown

WSU....na, thats the way the hull came, alot of mud boat hulls have it!
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Re: Boat and pirouge make over.....

Postby VtechSkybuster » Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:35 am

Where did you get that gun box? Did it come with the boat or was it an aftermarket purchase? Did you have it built?
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Re: Boat and pirouge make over.....

Postby Mudhole » Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:52 am

No, I ordered it with the boat! It can be put vert. in about three different places as well as horz. in three! Or, I take it out when just ridin or fishing!
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Re: Boat and pirouge make over.....

Postby BamaSlama » Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:30 pm

Man thats a great looking boat,where did you get those stencils from or how did you paint the nat gear?? :help:
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Re: Boat and pirouge make over.....

Postby yarborough29102 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:18 pm

i know this is prolly going to be a stupid question but what is steel flex ? whats it do?
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