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

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  1. Mallard Krazy

    Mallard Krazy Senior Refuge Member

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    Great Job! Thank you for sharing!
     
  2. NCSUDucker

    NCSUDucker Elite Refuge Member Sponsor

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    A lot of math. The HP rating not so much, its a pretty straight forward formula. The capacity is quite complex.

    Thank you!

    Brad
     
  3. NCSUDucker

    NCSUDucker Elite Refuge Member Sponsor

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    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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  4. 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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  5. luvtwohunt

    luvtwohunt Senior Refuge Member

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    Men he makes cutting boards that are very nice also. Made out of different type woods with duck head shapes cut out of them. Got one for the bride after picking up a layout he revamped for me.
     
  6. NCSUDucker

    NCSUDucker Elite Refuge Member Sponsor

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    You're the man! :tu

    On that note, if you guys get a chance take a look at my other side work... www.compasswoodworksco.com
    I've done quite a few duck & fish related boards for people.
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    Brad
     
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  7. 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
     
  8. Allan

    Allan Elite Refuge Member

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    That is quite a rig. May the ducks reward your efforts!
     
  9. NCSUDucker

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    Thanks Allan!

    Brad
     

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