Building myself a new ride... (pic heavy)

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  1. tcc

    tcc Elite Refuge Member

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    What's the reason for layering up 1/4" vs just using thicker ply?
     
  2. por boy

    por boy Senior Refuge Member

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    My hats off to you lot of hours.
     
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  3. NCSUDucker

    NCSUDucker Elite Refuge Member Sponsor

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    Thanks a lot fellas! It's been a long time since I've had a break to build something for myself!

    You are on the right path, the wood itself is buoyant, reducing the amount of foam that is needed. However, as required by the coast guard, boats under 20' require level floatation.

    It would be impossible to make the the compound bends towards the bow of the boat.

    :tu Hours aren't too bad, after about 40 boats I've knocked them down a lot. All said and done, I've probably got about 80 in her to this point.
     
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  4. NCSUDucker

    NCSUDucker Elite Refuge Member Sponsor

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    Got the light bar installed. I've used Kawell lights off of Amazon for the last 7 or 8 builds. Really nice quality and no problems to date. This one is remote and you can change color from amber to white, plus some emergency modes I guess :l Regardless, in the past I've run amber lights on my own boat for the fog. It will be nice to have the option for the bright white as well.


    Here's a shot of what it looks like at night.
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    There's drop cloth down on the inside of the boat while glassing but this gives you an idea of how much light the interior LEDs put out. Shouldn't have a problem finding anything in the boat, that's for sure.
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    And just the rear speakers :dv
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    Will finish up the fairing today and install the grass rails. May be able to get the liner sprayed on the decks as well.

    Brad
     
  5. SutterduckHunter

    SutterduckHunter Elite Refuge Member

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    That is a beutiful boat.
     
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  6. tcc

    tcc Elite Refuge Member

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    I like that front light setup; no glare from the front of the boat.
    That's a cool little radio, I've got one in my big boat. Need to add an amp though, it's tough to hear at speed(only have a couple little 6.5's though).
     
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  7. callinfowl

    callinfowl Kalifornia Forum Moderator Flyway Manager

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    Brad, what size is the front lightbar?
    Do you have a link or model number, I need a new front light.
    Is it a spot flood combo?
    Thanks.
    Dan
     
  8. bill finn

    bill finn Senior Refuge Member

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    You have some serious skill sir. Very well done
     
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  9. Billcollector

    Billcollector Senior Refuge Member

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    That is awesome! Nothing like using something you built yourself.

    If you wouldn't mind emailing me some pics when she is done, I would love to put it on the Mud Buddy social media pages.

    glade@mudbuddy.com
     
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  10. California Flyway

    California Flyway Elite Refuge Member

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    Nice skill sets you have there.:tu
     

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