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Been a while since I've posted, couple of builds...

Discussion in 'North / South Carolina Flyway Forum' started by NCSUDucker, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. WoodieSC

    WoodieSC North/South Carolina Flyway Forum Moderator Flyway Manager

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    Incredible amount of detail. How much will that boat weigh once you're finished and it's ready to mount the motor?
     
  2. NCSUDucker

    NCSUDucker Elite Refuge Member Sponsor

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    Some great stuff and virtually indestructible!

    My guess is 800 to 850. However, I took the trailer the other day and weighed it and will take the trailer & boat Monday so I can know for sure. The original weighed 660. I may be weigh off but we'll see.

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  3. WoodieSC

    WoodieSC North/South Carolina Flyway Forum Moderator Flyway Manager

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    I see what you did there... :l

    In light of the increased weight, what kind of HP will be needed, and/or will the extra weight in the similar footprint affect that?
     
  4. NCSUDucker

    NCSUDucker Elite Refuge Member Sponsor

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    We'll see, going to be running a Mud Buddy 4400 EFI. I had a less powerful MB on the original and could run 29 unloaded. Ran about 24 with me, two other people and gear. If I can get similar results with this one I'll be happy.

    As for the weigh pun, wish I could say it was intentional.... but it was just before my morning coffee.

    Brad
     
  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. luvtwohunt

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    She sure is Purdy!
     
  8. NCSUDucker

    NCSUDucker Elite Refuge Member Sponsor

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    Thanks luvtwo!

    Well, she's done sans motor!

    Couple of pics of the lighting at night. Real happy with the lighting.
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    Name on!
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    Removable grab bar.
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    Aluminum transom bracket on. Still need to silicone around the edges.
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    cont...
     
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  9. NCSUDucker

    NCSUDucker Elite Refuge Member Sponsor

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    The guy who does my brackets has a plasma table and scribed the logo in the bracket.
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    Finally, it's official she has numbers and is registered!
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    I took her to get weighed today. She came in at 920 pounds where the original weighed 660 lbs. Of course it's a foot and a half longer, quite wider and 5" deeper. Slightly more than I was guessing but still manageable. Of course the winch/amp/subwoofer are probably at least 50 lbs together. As soon as I get a motor on, I'll be sure to post some pictures and video!

    Brad
     
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  10. NCSUDucker

    NCSUDucker Elite Refuge Member Sponsor

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    Got the motor on the other week. Ran 29 with myself and Cole. Similar speeds to the original NFZ but a heavier boat so I'm happy.

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    Quick paint job this morning. Wife is away on a girl's weekend so Cole and I are going to take a little ride in the am to look for ducks.

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    Brad
     

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