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New Duck Killing Machine

Postby IRISH56 » Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:12 pm

Thought I'd post a few pic's of our new (to us) duck boat. Mid 60's Starcraft Holiday w/an '82 Johnson 25 HP. The boat was modified by a previous owner in Michigan for use as a duck boat. We ran her around Cayuga L. a bit and the motor pushes it really well. We've got to totally redo the electrical and I'm thinking about installing some LED utility lights inside. Probably save the floor and some storage for next year.

I'll post further pic's after the camo job gets done. DAN

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Postby 870 » Fri Sep 01, 2006 8:28 pm

IRISH56, looks like a winner

I can’t wait to see blood and feathers on the floor boards. :toofunny:

Keep posting those pic's when you make any changes on her I'm always looking for idea's :thumbsup:
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Postby Whistlerwhittler » Sun Sep 03, 2006 10:19 am

Nice! How long is the boat? I'm just curious what size boats others are running on Cayuga.
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Postby CLUTCHfan » Sun Sep 03, 2006 11:17 am

Nice looking boat. I like all the room inside.
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Postby IRISH56 » Sun Sep 03, 2006 10:06 pm

Thanks guys - I started on the camo job today and may get it done tomorrow, I'll at least have pic's to post.

WW - total length is 16', w/the closed bow I'd say cockpit length is appx. 13' or so.

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Postby CLUTCHfan » Mon Sep 04, 2006 8:31 am

If you're hunting the bigger water around here, and it sounds like you're going to, it's always a good idea to get a kicker motor to keep in the boat, or on one of those kicker jack plates on the transom. A kicker motor saved my dads life several years back, and it's especially inportant if you've got an older motor. A 5hp would do the trick on that boat.
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Postby IRISH56 » Mon Sep 04, 2006 2:30 pm

Did some camo work this morning -

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Clutch - oars are gonna have to suffice for this year :help: Cayuga is the only lake this will likely see this year. She'll be out on the Niagara R. but the Coasties are close by - - knock on wood!!! Maybe next year for a kicker.

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Postby IRISH56 » Sun Sep 24, 2006 6:32 pm

You may have noticed the blue closed bow - that was NOT intentional :eek: I had to re-paint that and fill some holes on the gunnels so they got a re-paint as well. Of course I couldn't find a paint that matched what was already on the boat - and my brothers (the co-owners) didn't want a total re-paint. So now we have a two-tone duck boat - Marsh Grass top (Parker boat paints are awesome by the way!) and Sh!$ brown.

The grass on the top looks great, I tried the leaf camo thing in the center and that didn't quite come out the way I wanted but I 'spose the ducks won't care so much. DAN

My 4 YO daughter Caelan is really the artist in the family :thumbsup:

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Postby 870 » Sun Sep 24, 2006 7:06 pm

to sweeeet :thumbsup: looking good Bro ducks beware :yes:
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great look'en boat

Postby army guy » Sun Sep 24, 2006 7:45 pm

what side of the lake are you on? I work in romulas, just wondering where everyone is from?
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Postby IRISH56 » Mon Sep 25, 2006 12:40 pm

Cayuga L. you mean??? East side. You work in Romulus and live in Niagara Falls? That's a mean commute :toofunny:

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Postby IRISH56 » Sun Oct 29, 2006 7:35 pm

FINALLY got the blind finished - took this weekend off from hunting (50mph winds seemed a bit ominous) to finish off the blind. The blind is a commercial blind - "Cover Systems" by PMI that my brother's dog guy suggested. Check out the photo's and tell me what you think - I'm a bit skeptical yet about it.

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Postby Dep666 » Sun Oct 29, 2006 8:34 pm

Irish.....Your Bro's dog guy?.........Named Jim Beverly? Nice boat!




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Postby IRISH56 » Sun Oct 29, 2006 9:34 pm

That would be him!! Glad to hear your daughter's doing better :salude:

Jim's apparently a well known guy!

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Postby Dep666 » Mon Oct 30, 2006 4:10 am

Yea man....Jim is one of the origional nice guys of the sport. A really good trainer as well. The blind should work out good for you guys. Thanks for the good thoughts about the little girl.....NOW if I can only get her to sleep in her own bed......... :toofunny:
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Postby IRISH56 » Mon Oct 30, 2006 5:49 pm

If you figure it out PLEASE let me know :toofunny: :toofunny:

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Postby 870 » Mon Oct 30, 2006 7:24 pm

anytime Matt I'm here for ya :salude:
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