Fisherman

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epiziali
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Some photo updates. Making some good progress.

One inquiry. I was originally thinking I would cut in my floor boards between the frames and place support blocks under each runner. I have also seen pictures where the frame is notched out for the runner boards.

I am a little concerned the notches will weaken the frame boards. Thoughts?

Thanks

Eric.
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Well...I think its fair to say I am on the last mile of my boat building journey. Thought I would post pictures from the past two months. I learned a lot from pictures. Hopefully others will learn something or get an idea for their boat from my posts too!. I should have the motor on the boat this week. I am still trying to figure out how to fasten my center plank on the bottom. I would like to latch it so I can easily remove it. I'm sure I'll figure out something that will work soon.

Few things I will mention. I bought my motor two months ago and had it dry fit to ensure the way I build out may splash well would work. I am glad I took this step as it ensured my tiller would work well with the design.

I applied "soft sand" to the deck to create a non skid surface. Time will tell how this holds up to wear and tear.

I used Tessilmare Bino rub rails. I like the way it looks on my boat. Easy to install. It did take me about 5 hours to complete the process. I used a heat gun on the bends, it made it very easy to shape and bend.
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Glassing the deck and applying soft sand.
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Some pics with the rub rail on and finish coats.
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Nice work. You'll have fish guts in there in no time.
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Beautiful boat! You are nearing the finish line!

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Well, somehow I missed this update! Boat is looking great. Nice touch with the sand. Will you be fishing from the deck? Really nice project, Hope to see pictures of it in the water soon!

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I had envisioned there would be a time when the boat would be completed and there would be a final post. Reality is I think I will continue to tinker with it for a long time. I will likely put in seats/seating and possibly steering. So for now...I would like to just say thank you to all of you that answered my questions along the way and gave me words of encouragement. I cannot thank you enough! This forum and the people that participate are incredible. I went back to see all the names of folks that replied to me. I won't list them all, but there were 16 busy people that took time to give me a helping hand...and I am very grateful to each of you...and a special shout out to Gayle who patiently took my phone calls and answered additional questions. And, even though she will never read this...a huge thank you to my wife Melanie that put of with countless hours of me in the garage.

Attached are the launch photos. Hope you enjoy. I'll be sure to loop back with my updates over time.
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one more
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Congratulations on the launch! That's a great looking boat.
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Yep! Congrats on the launch! Great lookin' boat.

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Thought I would post one fishing pic. We had a great day with the bass. Success!
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Nice and great build!

There is actually a section of the forum called "fishing stories" its a place specifically for posting what you do with your boat after it is completed. So feel free to post your catches and adventures!

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Congratulations, Eric! Your boat looks awesome and what a great catch--yum!

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