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by DuckHunterJon
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Quick question on Duck Boat Too
Replies: 0
Views: 1332

Quick question on Duck Boat Too

I built a DB2 several years back, and it's currently 3 hours away at my cottage. A motor came up locally today that I have been looking for. Does anyone happen to have a measurement on the transom height. Just trying to figure if this motor will fit. Thanks.
by DuckHunterJon
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Power question for Monaco
Replies: 9
Views: 1552

Re: Power question for Monaco

Thanks for all the reply's. Hearing it loud and clear, I'm going to look toward a V8. Believe me, it's what I would prefer, just wanted to inquire about other options as well. Lots more to plan!
by DuckHunterJon
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Duck Boat Two Build
Replies: 14
Views: 3048

Re: Duck Boat Two Build

hoodman wrote:That's awesome! Thanks for sharing. What are your ideas for the next boat?
I haven't totally decided, but I'm leaning heavily toward a Monaco utility version. I love the looks, still need to do some more research and pricing considerations.
by DuckHunterJon
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Duck Boat Two Build
Replies: 14
Views: 3048

Re: Duck Boat Two Build

That's Bailey! She was always proud, tired, and filthy after a hunt! She passed 3 years ago at 14 years old. Truly mans best friend. One more of my gratuitous boating dog picture.
by DuckHunterJon
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Power question for Monaco
Replies: 9
Views: 1552

Re: Power question for Monaco

Thanks. I struggle with the question "how fast do I want to go". My last boat was a Procraft 210 with a 225 Merc. It would tickle 70 mph with just me in the boat, but was down right scary once the waves picked up. I mostly got that out of my system, but I do want to be able to get on it when I need ...
by DuckHunterJon
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Duck Boat Two Build
Replies: 14
Views: 3048

Re: Duck Boat Two Build

That’s how it has been for the past 5 years. I use the boat a couple times each spring, and maybe 6-8 times in the fall, and it works perfectly for my use. If you made it this far, thanks for following along. I'll close it with a couple of my favorite shots. Moderators, if these are not allowed, let...
by DuckHunterJon
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Duck Boat Two Build
Replies: 14
Views: 3048

Re: Duck Boat Two Build

I turned the driveshaft from solid 3/4” stainless, with tapered bearings top and bottom. I also had to make a mid point bushing to keep the shaft from whipping inside the tube. The initial version used a universal joint to join the drive shaft and the motor, but this proved to be a no go. The vibrat...
by DuckHunterJon
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Duck Boat Two Build
Replies: 14
Views: 3048

Re: Duck Boat Two Build

I used it like this for the next three seasons. Unfortunately, where I hunt gets very shallow, and I ended up plugging the motor intake every year. On the third year, I did a full rebuild on the motor, and started thinking about building a mud motor. I chose a long tail design, and started mocking p...
by DuckHunterJon
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Duck Boat Two Build
Replies: 14
Views: 3048

Re: Duck Boat Two Build

Couple more glamor shots.
by DuckHunterJon
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Duck Boat Two Build
Replies: 14
Views: 3048

Re: Duck Boat Two Build

Now the boat was usable, but my wife says to me – why didn’t you paint it? I of course say I did paint it, painstakingly! She (the artist) says, no, it’s ugly. It’s supposed to be ugly, it’s a duck boat! So at her request, I looked into an purchased a stencil kit to camo it similar to where I hunt. ...
by DuckHunterJon
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Duck Boat Two Build
Replies: 14
Views: 3048

Re: Duck Boat Two Build

At this point, I went all in on the decking, interior, seats, and finishing hardware. So much so I didn’t take any pictures! Once everything was encapsulated, I painted the entire thing in white Marine Rustoleum primer, then brown Rustoleum on the bottom, and Herter’s Dead Grass on the sides and top...
by DuckHunterJon
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Duck Boat Two Build
Replies: 14
Views: 3048

Re: Duck Boat Two Build

And Flipped!
by DuckHunterJon
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Duck Boat Two Build
Replies: 14
Views: 3048

Re: Duck Boat Two Build

Epoxy on.
by DuckHunterJon
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Duck Boat Two Build
Replies: 14
Views: 3048

Re: Duck Boat Two Build

Next came the bottom and sides out of ¼ marine. Lots of filling and sanding, then three coats of epoxy to seal everything. At this point I was feeling pretty good, even though I basically had a boat shaped flat table in my shop. A few days later, I enlisted the spousal unit to help flip it over. I c...
by DuckHunterJon
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Duck Boat Two Build
Replies: 14
Views: 3048

Re: Duck Boat Two Build

So after clearing out a space in the shop and reading the plans and instructions about 20 times, I felt I was ready to start. The DB2 does not have a building frame, but I wanted to raise it off the floor a bit to make it easier on my back. My platform was simply OSB laid on 2x6’s, laid on milk crat...