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Homemade Boat Pods

Postby CountryRN » Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:33 pm

Has anyone played with making homemade boat pods. I have a 1236, (and I Know It is not an easy or suggested thing to do) but I would like to put a small set of pods on it. I have an 4hp motor and hunt/fish very shallow areas with it. The motor pushes the boat fine and will get up on plain and run about 10-13mph. I just want to give it a little more assistance with starting off.

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Re: Homemade Boat Pods

Postby bubba57 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:00 am

I have seen an article about pods made of plywood and fiberglassed. They had a pvc screw in lid on top for access to bolt them to the transom. I cant remember where I saw this, May have been on this site.
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Re: Homemade Boat Pods

Postby handyandy » Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:23 am

if you can weld aluminum shouldn't be to hard to do use some old scrap sheet aluminum.
Red neck engineering- If ya can't fix it with duck tape, bailing wire, zip ties, and JB weld well than it can't be fixed.

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Re: Homemade Boat Pods

Postby lostknife4 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:18 am

bubba57 wrote:I have seen an article about pods made of plywood and fiberglassed. They had a pvc screw in lid on top for access to bolt them to the transom. I cant remember where I saw this, May have been on this site.


Jehler talked about his bolted on wooden pods on this site. Lost
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Re: Homemade Boat Pods

Postby CountryRN » Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:47 pm

Thanks Lost. Think I will shoot him a PM to see if I can get some details.

Just acquired a free yamaha 8hp 4 stroke from a family member that wanted to up power her boat. It weighs right much more than my 4hp so pods may be a must.
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