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UHMW Molded Intake for Out Board Jet
June 20, 2005
2:57 am
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Hi Guys, not sure if any of you are aware, but I am currently getting a river boat built from Brent Kauffmann at Rockproof Boats (www.rockproofboats.com).  Brent uses this ultra high molecular weight polyethylene that covers the bottom boat and makes it virtually indestructible (see the website opening video).  Well one of the add-ons I got was a UHMW molded intake for the Jet.  Brent has only sold his intakes through word of mouth and boat buyers (carries a stock of about 35 in black and natural white colors).... I went up to see the progress of my boat today (if anyone wants more details on the boat let me know and I'll give you a nice long talk or e-mail - Brent gets the shells custom built and then customizes the rest of the boat) and thought that Brent should be marketing the intakes and possibly some boats on e-bay or other channels.  Anyway, wanted to share the e-bay link with the club (since I posted it for him - plese note the price on his website was when oil was around $38 per barrel so one can only appreciate that the current price is 30% higher versus the 50% increase of raw material cost (yup these babies are made from texas crude...).  If anyone has any questions let me know and I can either get you in touch with Brent or speak with him directly on your behalf. 

Here is the link to the outboard intake on e-bay.


Also, Brent is one of the managers at the Bass Pro in Harrisburg and they are looking for a 45" pure or hybrid for their 29,000 gal tank.  Obviously the angler would get good press as well as the club (fish has to be in pristine condition - no gill catch only damage to mouth from hooks - I am promoting a hybrid cause a pure.... needs to stay in the water)...  He went over on how they feed the fish as well as some of the recent additions (these fish get treated better then most of us)...  Also as an fyi Bass Pro has a better selection of Muskie lures then Cabelas - I wish I didn't have to write this, but I am cause I am disappointed in Cabelas selection at their Hamburg store - about 3 stocked aisles at Bass Pro dedicated to Muskie fever versus 1.25 at Cabelas (Buchers, Bulldawgs, Ernies, Grandmas, Magic Makers, and plenty of Bucks and Tubes).... 

Thanks  <<<<><<<

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June 21, 2005
1:31 am
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Joe, Thanks for the info. My intake has been dinged up pretty good this year and I was looking into replacing it soon. I'll give the guys at Rockproof a call instead.

Anyone up for a club outing close to Harrisburg in search of a 45"+ fish? I think that it would give the club some great exposure if we were the ones to get it into the tank. -Eric

June 21, 2005
1:46 am

I guess you would need a large live well for the fish and a fast truck to get there ? hey Joe curious about the economy model they advertise. They dont specify the size motor on the base model is it a 40/60 Jet ?

June 21, 2005
3:06 am
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Matt, Yes the economy model is the 60/40 jet. I think for another ~$1300 one can upgrade to the 90/65 jet. The great thing about Rock Proof Boats is that Brent is working on no more then 3 boats at a time and all are custom built. He has done everything from adding UHMW to the bottom of boats to specialized inboard jets to truck lining versus marine carpet in the boats. He special orders the shells from a manufacturer in Alabama (on the panhandle) and is able to modify to ones needs - i.e. I got 30" walls versus the standard 24"since I have 2 young kids that will be fishing with me. He's very transparent on breaking down the costs. My suggestion is that you contact Brent direct and ask him for a ballpark figure on an economy.

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