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C3rvantes

Member Since 17 Jun 2013
Offline Last Active May 10 2015 05:06 AM
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In Topic: What is your EDC knife?

27 June 2013 - 07:48 PM

Swiss army utility card. The old model. ALso have me a pocket wrench. Both fit nicely in my Saddle Back Leather large bi-fold wallet.

In Topic: Anyone ever tried fishing off of one of these?

27 June 2013 - 07:46 PM

I saw the perfect boat at  the store..but they want money for it..DOH, foiled again.

In Topic: Show off your boat.

19 June 2013 - 08:47 PM

 I own 14-48 Alumicraft w/ Beavertail pods, was my duck boat took me a year to complete the transition to a bowfishing boat. Why so long ? I thought out everything thing so I still have room to move around with out cutting up the boat too much. Weight is the biggie for smaller boat. My Almunicraft have a weight limit of 850lbs, & with the pods added I gained another prox 200lbs of floatation. Everything I added to the boat was made from light weight materials aluminuim was the big amount of material added. My deck framing made from 2" thick alumin angle & 1" thick wall aluminium tubing., Knee rail/light rail made from thin wall tubing 1" (lighting Customfitz LED's (2) 40W LED's 12V up front (6) 27W LED's 12V (3) on each side. The extention mounts for the lights LED's, I made from solid aluimium round stock cut to 3.5" chucked up in a lathe, drill & taped on both sides, & moly coated them black, trolling motor Watersnake 54" 54lb 12V)  I removed a section of the rear bench 33" so my batteries & converter box fits nicely and out of the way with good weight distubition. I had a metal shop bend me a new bench top which I cut to fit and screwed on the 1" aluminium tubing frame I welded up. Converter Box (2) 55amp Powermax's with extra 12V cooling fan. I coated the bench tops with a product called Defender Bed Liner, I sprayed it. The kit came with a gun. My fish barrel blue plastic 55 gal barrel with 3/4" seat pin bolted to the bottom so my fish barrel will slide into a 3/4" boat seat pedistal (passenger seat in front of grab bar). This keeps my floor open to move around. My genny is 2500w inverter that weights 69lbs. My genny sits on the rear bench were my genny extention cord will reach & the converter box plugs into the male plug...... Fish finders (2)of them,  Bottomline Side Finder with 2 tranducers (switch to select left side or right side located on the grab bar) and Bottomline Dept Finder. All this careful thinking  keeps my rear floor of the boat clear as well. No stumbling around or walking over stuff. Careful thinking & planning not rushing into will make a smaller boat work very well with 1 person as I like to fish by my self mostly or 2 people.

 Here's what has been added to the boat since the change from a duck hunting boat to a bowfishing boat
115lbs 2004 Merc Classic Long Shaft
80lbs Deck w/troller & lights & knee rail made from alumin & 1/2" marine ply w/glued rubber matting
118lbs 59lbs ea 2x 31 series deep cells 1 for troller, 1 for lights
46lbs cranking battery
10lbs converter box with 2 55amp converters, fans, all wiring
36lbs fuel in boat
69lbs 2500w inverter generator
35lbs extra's bow, cooler, misc. stuff
509 lbs w/o myself
again my boat weight rating with pods is 1050lbs w/o pods 850lbs.
my weight 252lbs , that is 761lbs I mainly fish by myself I like the quiet time to myself. So I add 200lbs of rough fish to the boat I'm still in my weight limit. My boat sits very well in the water now & no worries of swamping the boat with water.

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That is friggin sweet.. I need me a boat...soggy shoes do not feel awesome.