Future mods to "Team U-Boat"

Discussion in 'Boat Modification Journal' started by Nomdic1, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. Nomdic1

    Nomdic1 New Member

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    Looking at doing a little modification to the boat. Extending the front gunwale, semi hardtop, moving some things around. Opinions???
     

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  2. RiverBuggy4x4

    RiverBuggy4x4 New Member

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    well thats kinda cool how did u do that with paint?
     

  3. buddyodie

    buddyodie New Member

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    Well, definately be different. Looks like it would be pretty cool. Whats your plans as far as material?
     
  4. Nomdic1

    Nomdic1 New Member

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    1/8" Aluminum for the gunnels, factory replacement for the rail cap. Semi hardtop will be aluminum square tube with a canvas top to keep the weight down.
     
  5. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    For weight the pilot house house could be built with foam sandwich construction. Makes a light structure and not as hot as aluminum.

    Just not sure how it will effect the balance with weight forward and a higher center of gravity.

    I think a name like Team U-Boat is kind of ballsy.:big_smile:
    Almost an invitation for Murphy to show up.