Introducing the Toller Hellcat

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Introducing the Toller Hellcat

Postby NCSUDucker » Sun Feb 04, 2007 6:56 pm

Some of you guys may have seen this on other sites but I thought I would post it up here none the less.

Well, I didn't finish in time for our last weekend but I did finish in time for the youth hunt. Took it out Friday afternoon for a short test run and was extremely happy, still breaking the motor in but ran 30 at about 1/3 throttle. She handled turns great with no slide. We ran to our spot on youth day with 3 adults and 2 kids, gear and 10+ dz decoys all the time cruising around 25 at 1/3 throttle. I can't wait to see what she'll do at WOT. :eek:

Overall, I'm extremely happy with the build. Only a few head scratches along the way, not bad for a design that was entirely in my head. The only thing that got laid out on paper was the transom, everything else I fabbed as I went along. Alot like a game of chess so to speak.

Anyway, here goes.

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She's sporting a 2007 Yamaha 90, she should carry the mail if all goes as planned.
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Here's the front, part of the design that I really like...
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Looking down at the front deck, the "hatch" is semi-permanent. Set in silicone and screwed. This way if I ever need to replace the sending unit on the tank or do any other kind of work in there I can...
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Looking down into the boat at the driver's seat...
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Dry storage locker/bench seat....
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Postby NCSUDucker » Sun Feb 04, 2007 6:57 pm

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One of my favorite shots :lol:
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Another view of the splashwell...
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Here's one of us idling in from picking up a cripple on youth day.
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Postby Dogman » Sun Feb 04, 2007 7:11 pm

Very nice! :salude:
Great job,especially since it was a "head" job-no plans. :thumbsup:

Is the center console bought or built?
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Postby NCSUDucker » Sun Feb 04, 2007 7:18 pm

Dogman wrote:Very nice! :salude:
Great job,especially since it was a "head" job-no plans. :thumbsup:

Is the center console bought or built?


The comments are much appreciated. I built the console as well.

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Postby agengo02 » Sun Feb 04, 2007 7:22 pm

good night man that thing is awesome!!! i cant wait until i have the funds to get a badass boat like that. oh well i guess i just get to drool over yalls boats for the time being! :salude:
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Postby ohsobad_hunter » Sun Feb 04, 2007 7:38 pm

Very nice duck sled. :thumbsup:

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Postby NCSUDucker » Sun Feb 04, 2007 7:48 pm

Thanks guys, if you want to see some pictures of the build you can check out this thread....

http://www.duckhuntingchat.com/viewtopic.php?t=26194

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Postby buffleheadnc2 » Sun Feb 04, 2007 8:53 pm

That is one of the best looking boats I have seen in a while, War Eagle who, G3 what, I would submit the Hellcat kicks ass and yes I am sucking up. :mrgreen:
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Postby MossyGO! » Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:58 pm

How long did that take you? If you don't mind me asking, how much $ did you have to shell out?
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Postby NCSUDucker » Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:07 pm

MossyGO! wrote:How long did that take you? If you don't mind me asking, how much $ did you have to shell out?


No problem. I started this boat around the 1st of November and finished up last week. That was only working nights and weekends after teaching, along with a few workdays here and there. I didn't really get cranking on it til around Thanksgiving. I can build a standard DH much quicker now and will be quicker on ensuing Hellcats. Of course I've built 11 boats to date and getting ready to start an original DH for a NC customer so previous experience plays a factor.

As for money, I'll be able to write this one off on taxes as a demo boat so I went all out on accessories. I really haven't totaled everything up but a rough estimate is around 4K in materials not including the motor and trailer.

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Postby jjohnson_714 » Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:16 pm

oooooooooooooo. :thumbsup:
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Postby stumpjumper » Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:26 pm

Boy`s I got to see this rig up close and personal last night, and pictures don`t do it credit. This has to be one of the best rigs I`ve seen. :eek: Ducker is a true craftsman and one nice feller :thumbsup:


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Postby thaner » Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:35 pm

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Postby highbrass » Wed Feb 07, 2007 3:20 pm

GOOD LOOKING BOAT .. BUT NO ROOM TO HUNT??????????

HOW MUCH ROOM IS THERE.. CARRY GEAR,DEKES ?
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Postby NCSUDucker » Wed Feb 07, 2007 5:20 pm

highbrass wrote:GOOD LOOKING BOAT .. BUT NO ROOM TO HUNT??????????

HOW MUCH ROOM IS THERE.. CARRY GEAR,DEKES ?


Can be set up a variety of different ways to open up more room. Side console or tiller. I set this one up center for several reasons, mostly because it will be used as a tender for our layout. The rest of its use will be fishing, flounder gigging and seaducking. You can comfortably hunt 3 if shooting seaducks. We had 3 adults, 2 kids, gear and 10 + dz decoys (2 bags strapped down on the front deck) on youth day with no problem. There is plenty of room under the front deck for 5-6 dz decoys and more room for gear than you will need along the sides.

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Postby highbrass » Thu Feb 08, 2007 3:32 pm

How much does one cost ??????
and what size do they come,,, do you have any other pics of different styles Thanks Rick
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