Ok so this week I will be starting my 1448 Pontoon Style Build. However instead of using regular pontoons I am going to make them out of 55 gallon plastic barrels. It is going to be a boat for the lake that is about half hour away from my house. I will be building the frame and floor out of pressure treated wood. The barrels will be ratchet straped to the underneath of the platform and it will basically be a floating barge. The lake is electric motors only so I will be running a trolling motor on it. I might put my 9.6 seaking on it and take it to the river sometimes but it will mostly be for the lake. I priced it out and the barrels should run me about $125. And the floor and frame should run me about $100 or so. I was in a pretty bad accident about 2 weeks ago so I want something that will be more stable than my little 1432 flatbottom. I might run halogen lights with my honda eu2000 on it or run the LED's off of my other boat. Not sure yet but this is going to be a quick build because there is a tournament I want to shoot in the middle of May. Has anyone else tried this or though about it? any suggestions or ideas?
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Posted by NightKnight on 18 February 2013 - 06:29 AM
It's also worth saying that deep cycle marine batteries are specifically designed to run an low current for long durations. That's both an advantage and disadvantage for them. They don't deal well with high current. On the other hand, Cranking Amp batteries will deal well with higher current applications and will probably actually last longer even though their Ah rating is lower.
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Posted by Bowfishing Girl on 05 February 2013 - 03:13 PM
Thank you Atlatlista I love to bowfish with my husband and the rest of our team. He goes by B.A.F on here.
I'm not going to be able to do to much bowfishing this year cause I going to have a NEW BORN to take care of.
Posted by BigSwole on 12 March 2013 - 05:16 PM
Have gone twice to shoot and twice to put boat in water and test new gear. The test trips werent fishing trips so dont count them.
Both times we went out for less than 3 hours.
First night. Nearly 3 hours when troller died.
Second trip was just taking my stepdad out for his first time. I shot back up shots and runners amd gave him first shot. If there were multiples i gave him a chance to shoot before i stuck one.
He decided filling the barrell was enough for him. He didnt see the point to stay out after the barrel was full so we headed in.
2 - 2.5 hours
So i would say its rocking and rolling this year
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