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April 27, 2010
4:30 am
FatFreeShadAC
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Well this has been in the making for hmmmm about 7 months now since I bought the boat and its finally done. just wanted to see what you guys thought the pictures arn't that good because they're off of my phone but it shows each stage of the process and the boat as a whole. It now has three hatches in the front for boxes 3 inch PVC tubes cut down and attatched to the face of the previous bench seat on the front of the boat to hold lures which works very well. the back of the boat has a hatch with removable joists for support so i can stow life jackets bump board gas tank ect. I have to give credit to lehigh for showing me that on his old boat, along with how the main deck support beams which are held up by joist hangers. for sake of price and weight i had to use 1/4 inch treated ply for the deck which works and supports weight between the beams fine but the hatch doors are a little warped but nothing severe. the carpet took me about six hours to do including all the hatch doors done with adhesive and carpet nails. It was cool seeing this come together after what it looked like when i got it. Ill try to get some more pictures up but if not ill see you guys out there and you can bash my carpentry and carpeting skills in person 😛 Also let this serve as a warning to anyone who wants to redeck their boat and has never done it before it takes time and a *^&$ load of patience

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April 27, 2010
3:29 pm
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Great job man, she'll do real good for you! Good luck

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April 27, 2010
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Hey,

Looks like a one man musky machine! Very impressive with the decking and the layout. I am sure it will pay off in the long run and any criticism would simply be borne of jealousy. Congrats.

DL

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April 27, 2010
4:18 pm
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It's hard to tell from the pictures, you would have to take me out fishing for a day so I could give the boat an honest assesment 😉 Looks Great!

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April 27, 2010
4:21 pm
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Good job..

April 27, 2010
7:58 pm
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Nice job!

Start chasin some tail ;D

April 27, 2010
11:19 pm
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Looks Awesome Brother!! As long as it floats its perfect for muskie fishin! 😉 Oh yeah, and not inflatable!! ha ha ha Im sure you'll catch some nice ones off that custom barge. ha ha ;D

April 28, 2010
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Alex who cares what people think you built it the way you want it ,plus your going to be spending the most time on it.Looks very familiar to my little tin can man i had fun on my little boat she looks great very nice job.An im glad i could help out.Cant wait to get on marsh with you sometime.

Lehigh

April 29, 2010
2:09 am
FatFreeShadAC
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hey guys thanks for all the positive feedback. now the only thing left to do is slime that b**** up.

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April 29, 2010
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Great job Alex, looks great. I need to do something like that soon!!

August 13, 2010
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hey fat free (my humble carpenters opinion) boat looks great! i was curious how it is working out for you? i have a 14' aluminum round bottom boat (it is like a big row boat) nothing is decked. the floor did have wood and carpet,replaced the wood not the carpet. do you think it is quieter with the carpet and therefore helps you catch more fish? also i was thinking of decking out the front, but because it is a round bottom i am concerned the center of gravity will be thrown off and make it even more unstable.yours looks like a flat bottom? have you noticed a big difference? my trolling motor is rear mounted and if someone is on the deck infront (assuming i deck it out) and i hit the motor they might get wet.any thouhgts ...... input from anyone is welcome.

August 13, 2010
11:56 pm
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Hey Muskyseeker... the deck works out really well for me.. the boat was a bit shaky to begin with considering the beam is about 38" at its widest 😮 but all in all the front platform is extremely stable and allows me to move around a lot easier than standing on the bottom of the boat. as for your question of sound.. i took the boat out to test the deck before I carpeted it and yes there is a difference in sound, mainly if you drop something though.. i dont personally think a carpeted boat will help you catch anymore fish than an un-carpeted one but i will say that carpet makes the boat a little more comfortable and slip resistant. and the trolling motor i use is actually a transom mount turned around so it can be used as a hand control bow mount and that works out great with one or two people... the best advice if your worried about sending the guy up front in the drink is to tell him be ready for anything 😛 because a musky that pops up from under the boat when your not paying attention could send you for a swim too ;D

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August 14, 2010
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thanks

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