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Re: My boat project..

Postby gearhead80 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:38 pm

Well the paint should be good to put it back on the trailer at least tomorrow. But here's what I have so far.. It's Hunters Specialties Mud Brown with some Olive Drab, Krylon Dark Brown and Black all mixed up. Hope it all sticks for a while. :eek:
After soda blasting it..
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Re: My boat project..

Postby gearhead80 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:42 pm

And these are my hatch designs I came up with. Just have to add some grass. The tubes are now brown as well..

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Re: My boat project..

Postby gearhead80 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:05 pm

gearhead80 wrote:
Cubman wrote:The blind looks great. Since you raised the motor, where is the prop shaft compared to the bottom of the boat? Do you have a valve on the tunnel vent?


I will have to measure it when I get it back together. But yes the vent is in. When I still ran the 3-blade it eouldn't vent, now with the 4-blade water comes through the tube when going fast and I haven't had an issue losing water with it.


Right now the prop shaft is only 1 3/4" below the bottom of the boat.
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Re: My boat project..

Postby gearhead80 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:06 pm

Going back together!!!!

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Re: My boat project..

Postby gearhead80 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:57 am

What do ya think??
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Re: My boat project..

Postby bubba57 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:42 pm

Son a gun looks great. I mita missed sumthin somewhere, Whats with the fins?
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Re: My boat project..

Postby gearhead80 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:54 pm

bubba57 wrote:Son a gun looks great. I mita missed sumthin somewhere, Whats with the fins?


The way the boat rides now due to the tunnel makes water roll up the sides and come close enough to the top that I did it just to be safe. I don't want to get wet in January....
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Re: My boat project..

Postby bubba57 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:59 pm

Oh! Ok! That makes sense.
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Re: My boat project..

Postby infoleather » Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:12 am

Just curious, because I encountered rough water boat. Do you think a socket board work to solve this problem.
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Re: My boat project..

Postby gearhead80 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:58 am

infoleather wrote:Just curious, because I encountered rough water boat. Do you think a socket board work to solve this problem.


I'm not sure what you are asking?
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Re: My boat project..

Postby gearhead80 » Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:39 am

Here are a few pics of the blind up and then down. I would like to get some more grass on it so it's not 100% done yet, but pretty close. Let me know what ya think..

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Re: My boat project..

Postby elfros » Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:50 am

nice
good work now have a beer and just look at :beer: it
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Re: My boat project..

Postby handyandy » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:36 am

It looks awesome gearhead great job
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Re: My boat project..

Postby LSUduckslayer » Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:11 pm

Boat looks great. How many sheets of hydro turf did you buy for your boat?
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Re: My boat project..

Postby gearhead80 » Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:30 pm

LSUduckslayer wrote:Boat looks great. How many sheets of hydro turf did you buy for your boat?


Thanks guys!! That's 2 sheets and I still have enough to do the top of my tool box if I want too..
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Re: My boat project..

Postby LSUduckslayer » Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:32 pm

gearhead80 wrote:
LSUduckslayer wrote:Boat looks great. How many sheets of hydro turf did you buy for your boat?


Thanks guys!! That's 2 sheets and I still have enough to do the top of my tool box if I want too..



Ok cool man! Thanks. I'm trying to figure out how many sheets I should get for mine.
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Re: My boat project..

Postby gearhead80 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:35 am

LSUduckslayer wrote:
gearhead80 wrote:
LSUduckslayer wrote:Boat looks great. How many sheets of hydro turf did you buy for your boat?


Thanks guys!! That's 2 sheets and I still have enough to do the top of my tool box if I want too..



Ok cool man! Thanks. I'm trying to figure out how many sheets I should get for mine.


Yea, they come in an odd size, like 44" by 60" or something like that.
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Re: My boat project..

Postby gearhead80 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:37 pm

Had the boat out for a pre-run hunt today. (shoulda went to the beach) The guys I hunt with and myself were very pleased with how everything worked today. I can't be happier!!! Blind worked very smooth, had tons of extra room for decoys and sitting positions. Ran real shallow hard water bottom even with a 4 hunter load and my 100# dog and never touched anything. Had a guy go by checking depths with his 4' stick and never bending over from his driving position to hit the bottom.. Who needs water?? haha Just nice to see all that work pay off.. :beer:
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