assateague wrote:Yep, let me know. Isle of Wight has been pretty decent, but got crowded last year. I've got another place I want to try out this year, on your side of Salisbury, which I don't hear much about, so it shouldn't be crowded.
j.digiacomo wrote:i'm down for whatever. PM me your info and i'll shoot mine back. may be worth a ride out there this summer to check out some spots.
on another note... does anyone know where to get a gun box? i cant justify spending $4-500 on a gun box from the big brand duck boat mfg companies though. anyone done anything creative with the truck boxes? i thought i saw something about a company called backwoods landing a while back. anyone ever dealt with them? They have some ranging in price from $150-$180. looking for the angled back style so it mounts flush.
j.digiacomo wrote:got the boat out on the water this weekend. all went well and the dogs got a little swimming when we got to the islands.
topped it out at 28mph w/ me, the 2 dogs, and wifey on the duck hunting gnarly prop... not too bad!
pup was having fun watching the birds.
j.digiacomo wrote:Going to pick up the aluminum for the floors Friday morning. anyone have any tips on cutting .090? i was planning on using a circular saw w/ carbide tip and/or jigsaw for the rib cutouts.
j.digiacomo wrote:i hear you on that! i actually think i got a pretty decent deal. 5' x 10' x 0.90" sheets for around $130ea. i ordered two. any tips for setting up your cuts? i was thinking of drawing a center line on the sheet and then measuring and centering off that, but i'm curious how others have done it.
Indaswamp wrote:j.digiacomo wrote:Going to pick up the aluminum for the floors Friday morning. anyone have any tips on cutting .090? i was planning on using a circular saw w/ carbide tip and/or jigsaw for the rib cutouts.
circular saw...40 tooth carbide tip blade. set the saw shallow, maybe 1/2" and cut the aluminum on top of a piece of foam (if you don't have a peice of foam, BUY ONE! get a 1" piece 4'x8' from lowes or home depot). Wear gloves, goggles and hearing protection as shavings go everywhere and the cutting is loud.
go slow! it is easier to pull on the front hand grip (left hand) and guide it lightly with the right hand (trigger switch hand). do not push down hard because the saw will bind on the shavings. You can stop on the line with the top of the cut and just bend the piece out on the corners....
j.digiacomo wrote:yeah i've got them, and i wasnt sold on the grip i got with the screws. i just wanted to get it in and make sure it formed how i needed it to. i'll get them swapped out this weekend when i do the front. plus, i dont want to see any lumps in the turf.