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hybrid build plan with dog

Postby brsutton86 » Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:47 am

Im getting ready to start my hybrid build probably this weekend. Going to do the NL with pods. Once the boats done, Im building a 6.5 shorty for it also. I have a 5 hp outboard and trolling motor I can use if I want too. I was going to have a dog box behind my cockpit. But im afraid with the mudmotor my dog would be in the way. And with pods and a dog box it would make the boat super long. Ive seen pics of hybrids with pods and with dog boxes but not on the same boat. So do some you have your dog just lay down in the front riding out. Once I get to where I hunt I can use a dog stand/platform or do you think I should stick with having her own cockpit? Wanting to get a final plan before I start at all.
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Re: hybrid build plan with dog

Postby hebronhunter » Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:04 pm

Good questions! I just ordered the plans and I'm having the same thoughts. I'll also be ordering a 6hp ppf motor before the season I hope. I really want a dog box so my girl can hunt behind me, and want pods to help support the motor... 60lbs. At the same time I want to keep the total weight as low as possible and not sure about operating the mud motor with the dog box in the way. In thinking a 10ft boat with maybe 10 inch pods? How about you, are you doing 10'?
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Re: hybrid build plan with dog

Postby brsutton86 » Fri Jul 25, 2014 1:29 am

My buddy and I built 10 ft boats with additional 8" pods. Got them zip tied up and PL'd tonight. Ill be glassing the inside Saturday. At the advice of others, my dog will ride out up in front of me. Adds weight to the front and shes not in the way for the motor. Then she'll move back to her spot once we're setup and ready to hunt.
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Re: hybrid build plan with dog

Postby jackh » Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:57 am

Please post pictures of your build. I am looking to build a similar setup with a dog box, just no pods and no motor.
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Re: hybrid build plan with dog

Postby brsutton86 » Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:16 am

So far this is all I've got. Will be glassing the inside tomorrow. This dang boat is costing me sleep! I stay up thinking of different ways to do things or ideas for it. Its been fun so far. Already have the inside supports cut but not putting them in until the whole bottom is glassed. Ive seen a boat that on the sides of the dog box they closed them off, and out floatation in them. Might be something to consider if your not using pods.
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