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Custom Boat Build

Postby irons » Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:38 pm

Anyone know of any Custom Boat builders in the NE area that would build me a true flat bottom mud / Duck boat? I would like to use a local guy rather than go down south. I am looking for the following in a true flat bottom (no ribs):

either a weldbilt crawdad style or a mod v in a true flat 1648 or 1748:

-.100g aluminum minimum (curious as to the price difference between that and .125 5086)

-20" sides

-Rear huntdeck strong enough to support atleast a 35hp Surface drive mud motor

-2 rear seats (i guess its called a split seat, with storage)

-Small forward deck with just enough room to fit a few lifejackets and maybe an anchor underneath and maybe a spotlight on at a later date.

-Grab bar (multi position)

-True Flat bottom (no ribs)

I havent had much success with google. Thanks
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Re: Custom Boat Build

Postby MIKE J. » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:30 am

I dont know of any that specialize in aluminum boats in the area. Just curious, do you plan on using this in the salt marsh or a river?

My friend had a pro drive 27 on a 1856 and it got stuck just as much as my outboard in the marsh. 2 different types of mud/environments when comparing a New England salt marsh to a Bayou or a slough. And they clam cops dont scream about the clam beds getting sliced and diced down south either. just an FYI.

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Re: Custom Boat Build

Postby Baymen Moe » Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:27 am

I've got a lead on someone irons. I'll try to get you some contact info soon. Where are you located?
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Re: Custom Boat Build

Postby irons » Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:56 pm

southern CT, thank you!
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Re: Custom Boat Build

Postby Baymen Moe » Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:43 pm

pm returned. Looking for more info now...
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Re: Custom Boat Build

Postby 20bolt » Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:22 pm

I have plans for a wood one if you are interested
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