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Lets see your diver boat pics

Postby chambo32 » Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:18 pm

I am in progress of rebuilding a 21 ft starcraft v-hull for a diver boat. Will post pics, but lets see everybody elses. I need some ideas.
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Re: Lets see your diver boat pics

Postby MichiganMarv » Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:48 pm

this site might help you out for Ideas.

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Re: Lets see your diver boat pics

Postby DaveMD » Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:44 am

here is a pic of my old boat:
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and this is a new one i got about a month ago:

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Re: Lets see your diver boat pics

Postby chambo32 » Sun Jul 12, 2009 9:06 pm

Here are some pic. It is a work in progress. Due date Sept 7th.

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Re: Lets see your diver boat pics

Postby NCSUDucker » Tue Jul 14, 2009 5:43 pm

Here's a couple of Pictures of the Hellcat I designed and built...

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Re: Lets see your diver boat pics

Postby chambo32 » Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:42 pm

All ready for the blind next....

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Re: Lets see your diver boat pics

Postby LayedOut » Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:43 pm

Lookin good!
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Re: Lets see your diver boat pics

Postby chambo32 » Sun Sep 20, 2009 3:16 pm

Finally done....

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Re: Lets see your diver boat pics

Postby tmorelli » Sun Sep 20, 2009 3:59 pm

Is that thing brushed with arborvitae?

It looks good but I've never seen that done. I know it will brown but will it hold its "leaves"?
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Re: Lets see your diver boat pics

Postby chambo32 » Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:06 pm

No Cedars. If you keep it dry and out of the sun it will keeps its needles and color into the middle of november. The area has a lot of cedars and stone/ledge on islands and shoreline. Works a lot better then cloth and other stuff. It will hold up well on the interstate. I attached chicken wire and then weaved the ends through it. I took about 2 hours for three of us to put the cedars on.
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Re: Lets see your diver boat pics

Postby SMDGUNNER » Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:39 am

Do you have any pictures of the inter and exterior of your boat blind without the brush on it? and around how much it cost ya to build a blind like that? im only in high school so I have a pretty low budget...im looking at getting a very similar boat, and need blind ideas. Thanks in advance!
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Re: Lets see your diver boat pics

Postby apexhunter » Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:40 pm

If you are hunting marshy areas with brown vegetation like marsh grass or cane broomstraw woven into the chicken wire or 2x4 dog wire works awesome. On an older boat from years ago I had panels on both sides with indoor/outdoor carpet stretched behind 2x4 dog fence wire and I used bundles of broomstraw. This lasted a couple years with many highway miles and only required some touching up every now and then.

Another option for green vegetation is wax myrtle as it stays green for quite some time. It probably won't handle a bunch of highway time but with moderate travel will stay full and green for months (especially if it gets wet on a regular basis).
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Re: Lets see your diver boat pics

Postby BigBlondeBirdDog » Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:10 am

Here is my 16ft Fiberform, with a 90hp starflight that I'm 80% done with.

Here is what is started out looking like ...
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Now we are here ...
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Re: Lets see your diver boat pics

Postby handyandy » Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:33 pm

what year is that evinrude I see on the back that looks like a oldie but a goodie.
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Re: Lets see your diver boat pics

Postby BigBlondeBirdDog » Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:23 am

'70 ... Electric shift, 90hp .... Cleaned up, and rebuilt, and let me just say she's "Throaty!" :lol: Should be able to push 3 guys, gear and dog around with nooooooooo problem on the Columbia!
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Re: Lets see your diver boat pics

Postby BigBlondeBirdDog » Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:13 pm

Got an update, to the update ...

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Took her out on her Maiden Voyage ... She cleared her throat, and ran like a CHAMP!
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Even have her name on the side ...
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Other than some safety equipment, (i.e. whistle, flare's, fire exting)

Figured I'm gonna run 1 x 6ga fuel tank, and then I have 2 x 3ga spare re-fuel tanks for fill ups. Two Interstate Batteries ... When I had her out, no "extra" water came in. I'm about ready to go for the season gents, less than a month away!
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Re: Lets see your diver boat pics

Postby cootlover » Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:49 pm

I have a big lake by my house that fills up with divers and I was wondering if you guy's just sit out in the middle of the lake and hunt out of your boats like a big lay out boat :huh:
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Re: Lets see your diver boat pics

Postby orphanedcowboy » Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:08 pm

Never hunted big water, so bear with me.

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Is the point of the very high sides for safety, to prevent swamping the boat? Or does it serve another purpose?

Sorry, down here 21" sides or more seem to be the big arguments.

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Re: Lets see your diver boat pics

Postby BigBlondeBirdDog » Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:41 pm

Legit question ... Heres my .02 , take it for that

High sides are for two reasons, imo ... safety #1. Diver hunters are normally big water, rough waves ... I know up here on the Columbia River ... waves and wind come outta no where. Basically why diver boats are also made outta fiberglass, not aluminum, better to take on those with. #2 ... blind. With puddle, over head cover is great, but with divers ... low and fast ... with high side, your already covering half your body.

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Re: Lets see your diver boat pics

Postby daffy... » Sat Sep 07, 2013 11:12 pm

im having a hard time deciding what I want. id like a boat to run our shallow rivers but something deep enough to take waves. been looking for months.... then theres finding a motor
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Re: Lets see your diver boat pics

Postby orphanedcowboy » Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:59 am

BigBlondeBirdDog wrote:Legit question ... Heres my .02 , take it for that

High sides are for two reasons, imo ... safety #1. Diver hunters are normally big water, rough waves ... I know up here on the Columbia River ... waves and wind come outta no where. Basically why diver boats are also made outta fiberglass, not aluminum, better to take on those with. #2 ... blind. With puddle, over head cover is great, but with divers ... low and fast ... with high side, your already covering half your body.

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That does help, the pictures I see of most diver hunts, they are low and fast, just above the water, but it never clicked in my head.

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Re: Lets see your diver boat pics

Postby SWAMPMAN2 » Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:25 pm

THIS IS my sneak box and my grandsons for this year
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Re: Lets see your diver boat pics

Postby Bluebill hunter » Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:37 pm

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