The Boat I built

Discussion in 'Boat Tips' started by buzzgator, Oct 8, 2006.

  1. buzzgator

    buzzgator New Member

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    This boat took about 20 hours to build. Handles excellent with a 20 horse motor. It sits only 3 inches into the water and you can stand on the sides of it and jump and you won't tip this boat over. It is my first project boat 14'6" long about 4' wide at its widest point.I plan to build another boat in the near future of a little different design. Thinking about building them for sale. More pics on the next post...
     

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  2. buzzgator

    buzzgator New Member

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    more pics as promised... The finished product in next post...
     

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  3. buzzgator

    buzzgator New Member

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    This is the boat when finished and a few of the fish caught out of it :)
     

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  4. tomcat85

    tomcat85 New Member

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    man, thats an awesome boat. i wish i had one like it! or a boat at all for that mattter lol. but it looks reall good.
     
  5. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    Good Job Gary. That is what I call using your god given talents.
     
  6. 1 cattin dude

    1 cattin dude New Member

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    Nice woodwork, man that's nice. Great job!
     
  7. mtrimble

    mtrimble New Member

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    Nice work. Id be interested to see more images of the boat from different angles.
     
  8. crome

    crome New Member

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    man thats sweet,you do fine work!
     
  9. Michael

    Michael New Member

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    thats a very nice boat you made there! all out of wood too WOW !
    you should try to make one kinda like that for a sail boat i bet it would work nice too.. you do some very nice wood work. i wish i could be that handy with my hands to make stuff like that !! very nice boat man.
    ohh and welcome to B.O.C you picked a very fine web site to hang out in and everyone is like your family here very nice folks here and lots to share and learn here from our fellow B.O.C
     
  10. jdstraka

    jdstraka Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Nice Job Gary!! And them Catfish WOW. What time is supper? Also Thanks for sharing and welcome aboard!! Rep Points to you Sir. J.D.
    :0a18:
     
  11. Stumpknocker2

    Stumpknocker2 New Member

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    Man very nice job, and nice fish too.
     
  12. catfisher43

    catfisher43 New Member

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    Awsome wood working.very nice looking boat.thanks for sharing pictures.
     
  13. buzzgator

    buzzgator New Member

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    I want to thank everyone for the compliments. I am not saying it was an easy thing to build this boat but anyone with basic woodworking skills can build a boat it really isnt that hard and all you need are basic power and hand tools to do the job. skillsaw, cordless drill, hand plane, jigsaw. I used a table saw instead of a skillsaw but you could do the same with a skillsaw. Oh yeah and lots of sandpaper. This boat is very functional and handles as well as any other boat I have ever used it will turn on a dime at high speeds and only draws a couple inchs of water would be awsome with a mudbug motor on it for gettin in to really shallow water. I run it with a 20horse merc or a electric trolling motor most of the time. With the 20 it planes out instantly and hauls ass wanna get a gps and see just how fast someday. Again thanks for the props and anyone of you guys or gals could build 1....
     
  14. SeedTick

    SeedTick New Member

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    Hey Gary, That is one nice rig you've got there. If you get the time I also would enjoy viewing more pictures of it. Also, welcome to the Brotherhood. We are happy to have you in the family.

    st
     
  15. cnwamw

    cnwamw New Member

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    nice boat great job
     
  16. Bigdan99

    Bigdan99 New Member

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    nice looking boat, I got me a small wood shop and I been thinking about trying to make one myself but finding time is a different story and the right pattern of design.
     
  17. sgt_rob

    sgt_rob Member

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    Man that is one fine pirogue! I took a shot at building one out of a single sheet of plywood this year and it was just too tippy. You did it right!
     
  18. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    That is a nice boat. With a handle like "buzzgator", I just knew you were from Louisiana. Fool me once, and I am fooled. LOL. At any rate, congratulations.
     
  19. billcatfish

    billcatfish New Member

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    man thats a nice boat an some nice fish ty for the pics
     
  20. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    If it aint tippy you cant really call it a pirogue.:lol: