Building myself a new ride... (pic heavy)

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  1. warrenwaterfowler

    warrenwaterfowler Senior Refuge Member

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    Some of the bingo hunt areas we have around here require pulling multiple dikes to get back to some spots. Alot of guys have chainsaw-winches mounted on their bows that frequent those areas.
     
  2. icebreaker12

    icebreaker12 Elite Refuge Member

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    WOW! This is awesome. Every time I see a thread like this I want to build a boat. I will get around to it eventually. Need one for running our rivers in the winter.
     
  3. Glades Ranger

    Glades Ranger Elite Refuge Member

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    Hat's off to your rig! There is no substitute for craftsmanship!
     
  4. NCSUDucker

    NCSUDucker Elite Refuge Member Sponsor

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    Thank you very much!

    She's almost done. Once the keel strips were on, I began coating the bottom and sides with a mixture of graphite/cabosil and epoxy. After each coat, I would sand to ID the low spots until it was all filled. A tedious process but turns out a nice product that is tough and slick. This was after a couple of coats.
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    All of the lower hull is sanded to 220 and a final coat of thickened graphite epoxy to fill a few small low spots.
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    After the final sand, it was time to lay down a little paint! Lower side is painted, will be flipping back upright this evening to finish her up!
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    Finally went back and gave the bottom a coat of Mother's Gold carnauba wax, between that and the sanded graphite, I should be good to go!
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  5. NCSUDucker

    NCSUDucker Elite Refuge Member Sponsor

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    Well she's done minus putting the name on the side and the aluminum bracket and grab rail assembly I'm waiting on from the fabricator.

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    Used a cooler seat for the running seat. Worked out well, as it snaps on and provides easy enough access to the hatch below it.
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    Used stadium seats for the passenger seats.
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    Used a T nut on each side of the front of the bench seat to lock the stadium seats in. When not in use I can put a 3/8" bolt in the T nut to keep water from entering the compartment.
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  6. NCSUDucker

    NCSUDucker Elite Refuge Member Sponsor

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    Love the Max It Out LED stern light, virtually indestructible! GPS mount on the side of the coaming.
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    Put the fire extinguisher in on the side of spotlight box. I installed two D rings on the coaming. This one has a quick connect short lead dog leash attached to the D ring to keep the pooch in one location if need be.
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    Capacity plate on!
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    Painted the upper half of the control panel, didn't like how it looked as all black bed liner.
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    Finally the best part of it all...it and the scull fit in the garage along with the mandatory item...my wife's car!
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  7. NCSUDucker

    NCSUDucker Elite Refuge Member Sponsor

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    Love the Max It Out LED stern light, virtually indestructible! GPS mount on the side of the coaming.
    [​IMG]

    Put the fire extinguisher in on the side of spotlight box. I installed two D rings on the coaming. This one has a quick connect short lead dog leash attached to the D ring to keep the pooch in one location if need be.
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    Capacity plate on!
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    Painted the upper half of the control panel, didn't like how it looked as all black bed liner.
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    Finally the best part of it all...it and the scull fit in the garage along with the mandatory item...my wife's car!
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  8. spaightlabs

    spaightlabs Elite Refuge Member

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    Just fantastic craftsmanship - thanks for sharing the journey and the results.
     
  9. Silver Wings

    Silver Wings Elite Refuge Member

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  10. bustsducks

    bustsducks Elite Refuge Member

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    I like your style. Great job!
     

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