The Beast is Here...Finally

Discussion in 'Gateway Catfishing Club' started by DWB, May 23, 2009.

  1. DWB

    DWB Member

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    Well it has taken a while but I'm finally in possession of my new rig. I made the drive out to Columbia on Wednesday evening to pick her up from the boys at Mo River Outfitters. Gotta say I was giddy like a little school boy. She is all I expected and then some. The factory neglected to put in my fwd pedestal so I'll be making another trip out there in a week or so to have it installed as well as some cleats, a quick release on the bow and a VHF marine band radio.

    Next comes the getting her ready for fishing part. My father-in-law is a metal fabricator and has offered his handy work assistance...and I intend to take him up on it. First order of business is a rod rack followed by a bimini/screen enclosure.

    Still working on getting her registered so the official christening is still a week or so off (when the blues will be nesting I'm sure).

    With regards to a name I am leaning towards Mudbug with Marie Laveau (voodoo queen) a close second. Prolly won't know till i get her in the water.

    Anyway...a few pics of her as is for now...
     

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  2. DWB

    DWB Member

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    a few more
     

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  3. DWB

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    never enough pics...right?
     

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  4. DWB

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    like a doting father
     

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  5. DWB

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    I promise no more...till I start on the mods:wink:
     

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  6. centexcop

    centexcop Well-Known Member

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    Now that's a nice Rig. Congrats!!
     
  7. fishnfwl

    fishnfwl New Member

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    SCHWEEEEEEEET!!!!
     
  8. Jollymon

    Jollymon Well-Known Member

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    CAN NOT WAIT TO SEE HOW Y PUT YOUR TOUCH ON IT LOOKS LIKE A GREART BOAT NOW
     
  9. Skunk Master

    Skunk Master New Member

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    Ooopppps not enough switches on the dash, better give Daryll a call so he can fix you up.. Nice looking outfit Dan.. It'll last you a lifetime too..
     
  10. Cuz

    Cuz New Member

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    Thats Ol Grumpers Boats TWIN!!!! Set up the exact same too. I'm sure you will break her in with fine fashion!! she needs slime on her decks I tell ya. :smile2:
     
  11. poopdeck [patrick]

    poopdeck [patrick] New Member

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    Dan that boat is so pretty I have changed my mind and will not poop in it. Guess it will have to be harolds boat. He lives close by I can just drive over there some dark night and treat his boat like a "out house"
     
  12. DWB

    DWB Member

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    That is the best idea I have heard all night long! Harry will be a lucky man to have such an honor "laid" upon his rig!:wink:
     
  13. catfishchris

    catfishchris Active Member

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    That is a nice rig Dan! I hope you coat it with lots of catfish slime!
     
  14. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    that's a nice Rig. Congrats
     
  15. Catfish_Commando

    Catfish_Commando TF Staff Member

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    >>>> Soooooooo Jealous :wink:

    Awesome boat, thanks for posting the pictures...
     
  16. Pipe Rat

    Pipe Rat Well-Known Member

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    Now thats what I'm talkin' 'bout:smile2: Congratulations Dan.
     
  17. RIVER-RAT

    RIVER-RAT New Member

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    Nice outfit! You'll feel plenty comfortable out there on the river in that thing! Congrats on a fine boat!
     
  18. theonecatfishbob

    theonecatfishbob New Member

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    Good deal Dan. Glad to hear its finally here.
     
  19. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    :angry::angry::angry:

    There you went and did it again Dan!

    Now I have (once again) a case of bigger-boat-itis, and even a touch of 4-stroke-itis.:0a30:

    I thought I had cured myself of those ruinious malady's. The CAT SASS may have to be scrapped after all.:embarassed:

    Excuse me while I tend to my green-with-envy-itis that has just developed also.:worship:


    CONGRATS.....she is a super-sweet Rig!
     
  20. rrssmith

    rrssmith New Member

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    congrats on the nice boat