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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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Re: hybrid build plan with dog

Postby shsuhunter » Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:55 am

its looking good man!
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Re: hybrid build plan with dog

Postby brsutton86 » Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:29 pm

Inside glassed and taped. Was pretty simple for a first time glassing. The seams were a pain but, but overall pretty simple for an average joe.
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Re: hybrid build plan with dog

Postby sharris » Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:14 pm

Looks good. I built my first NL as per the instructions and then had a bunch of ideas to improve the boat, so I built a much better one the following summer. Have fun with your build and keep posting pictures. .
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Re: hybrid build plan with dog

Postby brsutton86 » Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:32 am

Got a little more done. But leaving for vacation so itll be sittin here lonely for another week. Have to work fast when I get, only a few weeks left before early season! The board to lay on in the pic was just a scrap piece I threw in there to see how I would lay, and how much room I had. The front nose is on too but didnt take a pic of that yet.
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Re: hybrid build plan with dog

Postby sharris » Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:10 am

Are you going to put on an ammo shelf? If so, now would be a good time to get it done before the sides are on.
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Re: hybrid build plan with dog

Postby brsutton86 » Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:35 am

Yes, I am going to put a shelf. Was trying to figure out about where I wanted it and how long but didnt get to it yet. Plan on putting some kind of cup holder too. For the shelf I was going to use scrap 1x4 and angle it backwards a tad leaving a tiny gap at back for water to drain. But havent put a piece in to make sure it will fit right. Leaving tomorrow to take the kids to the beach for the week, so itll be a bit before i do anymore work. But plan to have the whole boat done, paint, lights and all before Sept 1st. Gotta get it ready to scout for teal/woodies!
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