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Beavertail final attack

Postby JustStartin' » Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:23 pm

I recently bought a new final attack. This is a great little boat. I threw a 3 horse game fisher motor on it and it flys. Really fun I was going 6-7mph in and out of wind. Flying threw 4 inches of water with the motor down. When I put it up I had to be in 2-3 inches of water and still floating. I stood on the side of it didn't flip. Wheels help tremendously. Thing I don't like about it is the floor seems weak, but what do you expect when it's all plastic. Great boat tho. I'll post pics later.
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Re: Beavertail final attack

Postby AJCsurf » Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:20 am

Its a great little boat. Here's my "naked" set up:
Fully loaded I get 12mph + with the wheels on it.
Water squirts out of that spud pole hole right in front of the cockpit so I gotta go a little slower if there is any chop but for the most part it's a deadly little set up.

And yes, the floor is a little wonky. You feel everything you drive over. In my case, its usually levees and clumps of vegetation. Making a bench seat that spans the opening is a nice addition and it doubles as a back rest support when you are laying out in it.

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Re: Beavertail final attack

Postby JustStartin' » Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:39 am

I can fit 42 duck decoys in and on the boat. I was going to do the bench seat but the sides seem weak to me that's why I didn't do that
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Re: Beavertail final attack

Postby OpenWater » Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:34 am

how do you find it for feet room, I'm thinking about ordering one, but I'd like info from guy that have used one.
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Re: Beavertail final attack

Postby JustStartin' » Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:37 pm

I'm 5' 11" and I lay in the bottom of it and my feet have 6 inches from touching the foam. When I get a back rest that should be a foot of open space.

AJCsurf did you buy the blind or put your own on it? I'm going to try and build my own doors and cover it with a couple of layers of burlap and zip tie real grass to it. Now I got to paint my motor too
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Re: Beavertail final attack

Postby AJCsurf » Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:47 pm

JustStartin' wrote:I'm 5' 11" and I lay in the bottom of it and my feet have 6 inches from touching the foam. When I get a back rest that should be a foot of open space.

AJCsurf did you buy the blind or put your own on it? I'm going to try and build my own doors and cover it with a couple of layers of burlap and zip tie real grass to it. Now I got to paint my motor too



Garden fencing, pad eyes, clips or zip ties and then burlap/ raffia or just a ton of raffia.

The four rivers guy on here can make you some doors or you can make em out of "pantry shelves" (the wire kind) or just conduit and Bimini connectors. TONS of threads on here about that.

Good luck :thumbsup:
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Re: Beavertail final attack

Postby threedogs » Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:14 pm

Just give up and get the bling for it. I built doors and monkey rigged the grass but I gave up and got the blind. Fit's much better and can be taken off and on in a flash. It's on the trailer being mudded. Just add a little local veg and fogedabowdit

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Re: Beavertail final attack

Postby AJCsurf » Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:38 pm

I've heard really good things about the blind BUT the one bad thing I do hear is that the back of it is supposed to sag down over the wheels but that makes it drag a bunch in the water.. nothing a few clips and line can't solve for getting it out of the water but did you experience that threedogs?
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Re: Beavertail final attack

Postby threedogs » Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:41 pm

AJ, It has a bungee cord all the way around, I just don't pull it all the way down. It would be really simple to tighten it up.
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Re: Beavertail final attack

Postby duckland » Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:18 pm

Treedogs, what is the long tail we see on your picture ?
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Re: Beavertail final attack

Postby threedogs » Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:03 pm

It's a homemade L T I made from a 52cc 2 cycle motor.
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Re: Beavertail final attack

Postby JustStartin' » Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:05 pm

I doing homemade. Yeah I could have made a hybrid but I didn't want a glass boat. I wanted this one for a long time, and it would be quicker to build it myself than to order one. What about a back rest did you guys make that or buy it?
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Re: Beavertail final attack

Postby AJCsurf » Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:11 pm

JustStartin' wrote:I doing homemade. Yeah I could have made a hybrid but I didn't want a glass boat. I wanted this one for a long time, and it would be quicker to build it myself than to order one. What about a back rest did you guys make that or buy it?

made it

3/4" ply, routered/rounded edges, 2 legths of 1x1's with the outside width matching the inside width of the cockpit so I could use it as a bench. its sealed as well.
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Re: Beavertail final attack

Postby JustStartin' » Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:20 pm

Any pics? I think I saw it before
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Re: Beavertail final attack

Postby JustStartin' » Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:06 am

Three dogs did you make the weed eater motor? Curious because there is a spot igo to that is not even a foot of water and its way to mucky to wade. This boat would be perfect and now I'm thinking about making a weed eater motor I have a gas weed wacker
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Re: Beavertail final attack

Postby threedogs » Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:27 am

Yes, I used orphanedcowboys plans. I used to have them on my comp but it crashed and I lost them.
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Re: Beavertail final attack

Postby AJCsurf » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:33 am

JustStartin' wrote:Any pics? I think I saw it before


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Re: Beavertail final attack

Postby t_baker » Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:59 am

Is there enough room for a dog behind you? I am 5'7''
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Re: Beavertail final attack

Postby AJCsurf » Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:18 pm

t_baker wrote:Is there enough room for a dog behind you? I am 5'7''

no way. its only 8 feet long and you ain't putting your feet all the way up to the bow... Maybe for transport yeah but not for hunting it as a layout.
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Re: Beavertail final attack

Postby threedogs » Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:49 pm

Depends on if you're vertically challenged or not. I'm real comfy except when raising to shoot I sometimes catch a shoulder on the doors. Uhm, no dogs .
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Re: Beavertail final attack

Postby AJCsurf » Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:50 pm

t_baker wrote:Is there enough room for a dog behind you? I am 5'7''



well I never thought that I'm almost a foot taller than you so yeah, maybe? :thumbsup:

use your dog as a back rest... :lol3:
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Re: Beavertail final attack

Postby JustStartin' » Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:26 pm

Bimini fittings- 32
(2) 1/2 inch emt- 3 each so 6
2 bundles of burlap- 10 each so 20
2 things of Hot glue 5 each so 10
2 packs of zip ties 2 each so 4


72 altogether. I think it's worth not buying the cover. I'll post pics later.
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Re: Beavertail final attack

Postby JustStartin' » Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:28 pm

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I'll post camoed pictures when I do that.
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Re: Beavertail final attack

Postby AJCsurf » Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:42 pm

OUCH! is all I can think with the width of that board... The blind doors look darn good though. :thumbsup:
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Re: Beavertail final attack

Postby JustStartin' » Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:16 pm

It's actually comfortable haha. It looks skinny but is comfortable. Better than laying In my 8 foot kayak!

Here's a pic of it camoed on one side. Had to go to work and didn't finish. Will finish it tomorrow!

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