Bass Tracker to Duck Whacker (pics)

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Bass Tracker to Duck Whacker (pics)

Postby gahunter » Fri Sep 23, 2005 7:57 pm

I've been meaning to put these on here for a while but just haven't had the time. I impressed myself and all of those who doubted me. This is one fine looking paint job if I do say so myself. I just hope that the ducks don't notice. The design and patterns were all my own. Look for the signature. My initials are KW.

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Postby Trois_beaux_canards » Fri Sep 23, 2005 8:38 pm

Great work, how long did that take you?
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Postby quackkiller » Fri Sep 23, 2005 10:09 pm

That is an awesome paint job!! :thumbsup:
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Postby Gooseboy » Sat Sep 24, 2005 8:00 am

:withstupid:
The group ended up with 420 birds.

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Postby Grant48 » Sat Sep 24, 2005 9:08 am

Looks great. What year is that Bass Tracker? Looks to be a mid-80's, in really good shape. Is that white pretty effective?

I've been thinking of camo-ing my olive drab green jon boat. I was thinking of using brown and sand colors over the olive drab green. Any thoughts?
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Postby gahunter » Sat Sep 24, 2005 2:45 pm

It took a four or five hours (just the painting, not the cleaning and stencil making). That's not white, it is tan, it just looks white in the photos. The photos don't look nearly as good as the boat in person. Thanks for the compliments.
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Postby Gooseboy » Sat Sep 24, 2005 5:01 pm

Nice. Good luck! :thumbsup:
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Postby Grant48 » Sun Sep 25, 2005 11:04 am

gahunter wrote:It took a four or five hours (just the painting, not the cleaning and stencil making). That's not white, it is tan, it just looks white in the photos. The photos don't look nearly as good as the boat in person. Thanks for the compliments.


Ah, cool. Yeah, tan makes alot more sense. I really like that pattern, its definitely inspiring ideas to do to my boat. Looks awesome.
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Postby gahunter » Mon Sep 26, 2005 4:57 pm

The pattern wasn't all that hard to make, it just took a little time. I got some poster board and drew the pattern, then covered the whole thing with pharmacy tape (clear and waterproof), and cut it out with a razor. The tape was just to keep the poster board from falling apart. For the branch pattern, I made 4 different basic limb designs and just mixed and matched to make different looking branches. Just be creative and don't doubt yourself. :salude:
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Postby JJ McGuire » Tue Sep 27, 2005 6:35 am

Excellent! :salude:
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Postby gsphunter » Tue Sep 27, 2005 7:50 am

Gahunter, that is the exact boat that I plan on hunting out of this year. It is my buddies boat and he wasn't too kean on the idea of camoing it, but then again this is his first season so I don't blame him.

A boat blind with a lot of burlap will have to get us by for this year.

That looks awesome. :thumbsup:
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Postby gsphunter » Sun Oct 02, 2005 7:39 am

Hey GA, what kind of prep work did you have to do for the paint. I have heard horror stories about painting on aluminum, and I think I've got my buddy considering painting his boat after I showed him the pictures of your's.
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Postby gahunter » Sun Oct 02, 2005 4:45 pm

I washed it as good as I could as I could, then I roughed up the aluminum with some scotchbrite. I think that is what it is called. It is some kind of synthetic sand paper stuff that is made for metal. I also painted it first with primer, then put on the spray paint. I will see how it holds up once duck season rolls around, but it seems pretty solid now.
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Postby Fowlercon » Mon Oct 03, 2005 1:22 pm

nice job ga. :getdown: Let us know how she holds up under pressure..........the way you did it and how it performs could be of great benifit in here. Thanks.
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Postby Honkers41 » Sun Nov 13, 2005 8:56 pm

Awsome good luck!!! :salude:
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Great Paint Job!!

Postby Jay Jolicoeur » Sun Nov 20, 2005 8:03 am

Love the paint job. Been thinking about painting my own boat, and thought stencils would be good. You proved it. You could go into business with your stencils. :smile:
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Postby gsphunter » Sun Nov 20, 2005 10:05 am

Hey Ga, you ever think about taking out your front deck. That is basically the same boat that I hunt out of and me and my buddy were thinking about taking out the front deck to give us some more room. Just wondering if you ever considered it.
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Postby lars » Sun Nov 20, 2005 6:48 pm

perrty :salude:
went puddler hunting this year as usual.... shot more divers than puddle ducks. typical
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Postby gahunter » Wed Nov 23, 2005 10:32 am

I haven't really thought of removing the front deck. I fish out of it alot, too, so I probably won't. We mostly use the boat to get where we are hunting, then wade or hide on the bank, so hunting room isn't that much of an issue so far. I'm almost certain that the deck will be there forever.
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Postby ptcoldtimer » Wed Nov 23, 2005 4:52 pm

Wow, boat looks great. I've got and old Fisher Marine/35hp I'm thinking of camoing. What type paint did you use - especially on bottom so that ater pressure didn't peel/split it? Thanks -oldtimer
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Postby gahunter » Wed Nov 23, 2005 10:09 pm

I just used camo spray paint.
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