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Old 02-06-2018, 05:59 PM   #51
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Thumbs up for water testing in your pool!!!


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Old 02-06-2018, 06:07 PM   #52
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You have some seriously impressive talent
No joke.
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Old 02-06-2018, 06:10 PM   #53
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This is saweeeeet!!!!!! Hurry up with pics!
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Old 02-06-2018, 07:13 PM   #54
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Heck yeah!!!! Get to the tower pics!!! I'm really thinking about putting a tower on mine.


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Old 02-06-2018, 07:14 PM   #55
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This is beyond awesome!
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Old 02-06-2018, 07:17 PM   #56
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Someone has some fab skills
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Old 02-06-2018, 07:23 PM   #57
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Heck yeah!!!! Get to the tower pics!!! I'm really thinking about putting a tower on mine.


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Will do but we have to build the trailer first!
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Old 02-06-2018, 07:27 PM   #58
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Needed to get a trailer under it at this point before I mounted the tower.
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Old 02-06-2018, 07:33 PM   #59
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I didnít have a way to bend the I-beam so I cut and mitered it. Put a fat 3 pass weld on and braced the weld up with plates inside and out as well as strong back underneath.
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Old 02-06-2018, 07:35 PM   #60
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You will fly with 70hp on the back of that thing. You plan to run jackplate to help run skinny in the flats? Too bad they don’t make TRP for a 70hp, be like running 4wd.
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Old 02-06-2018, 07:43 PM   #61
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Jack plate and hydraulic steering!
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Old 02-06-2018, 07:45 PM   #62
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Dang, you have a truck load of talent.
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Old 02-06-2018, 07:52 PM   #63
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Winch post set up.
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Old 02-06-2018, 08:32 PM   #64
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Ok. Where do I place my order? Lol. Looks fantastic.


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Old 02-06-2018, 09:02 PM   #65
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Ok. Where do I place my order? Lol. Looks fantastic.


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I was just thinking the same thing! I really want an aluminum cat hull bay boat. I just need someone to build it

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Old 02-06-2018, 09:13 PM   #66
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Wow! Incredible talent, can't wait to see the finished product
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Old 02-06-2018, 09:32 PM   #67
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Old 02-06-2018, 09:32 PM   #68
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Wow! Incredible talent, can't wait to see the finished product
No doubt, unreal skillz.
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Old 02-06-2018, 09:44 PM   #69
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I was just thinking the same thing! I really want an aluminum cat hull bay boat. I just need someone to build it

Strong work Meat hunter! Thoroughly impressed!

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X3. Seriously though I would buy one in a heart beat.
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Old 02-06-2018, 09:56 PM   #70
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Look up flats cat Inc in Rosenberg Texas.

They built an aluminum cat for years and likely still do one a one off basis.

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Old 02-06-2018, 10:13 PM   #71
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Impressive. Can't wait to see her all finished
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Old 02-06-2018, 10:36 PM   #72
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Mad skills looking good
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Old 02-07-2018, 07:02 AM   #73
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This is getting redonkulous.....
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Old 02-07-2018, 07:41 AM   #74
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Bad to the bone


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Old 02-07-2018, 08:03 AM   #75
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This is getting redonkulous.....
My thoughts exactly...
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Old 02-07-2018, 08:23 AM   #76
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Very impressive!
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Old 02-07-2018, 08:56 AM   #77
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May be one of, if not the best, DIY projects ever on TBH. Awesome build !!!!!
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Old 02-07-2018, 09:02 AM   #78
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This has awesomeness written all over it. Need more pics....
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Old 02-07-2018, 09:20 AM   #79
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Old 02-07-2018, 09:26 AM   #80
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It is amazing to me what some of the members on here are capable of making, in their garage. Top notch sir, like the others have said, you have some serious talent.
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Old 02-07-2018, 11:07 AM   #81
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The winch post is hellastout!!!
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Old 02-07-2018, 11:10 AM   #82
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Looks great! Playing with the idea of something similar.
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Old 02-07-2018, 11:32 AM   #83
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This is NOT amateur hour....crazy clean work.
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Old 02-07-2018, 12:56 PM   #84
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Hmmm still no tower pics....



I should really be working instead of hitting refresh!!!!!!
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Old 02-07-2018, 02:30 PM   #85
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Come on man, we're waiting......
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Old 02-07-2018, 02:30 PM   #86
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This little boat is going to be awesome definitely not amateur hour! I hate to be that guy but I would get rid of the carpet on the rails, it can hold saltwater and cause pits from electrolysis/galvanic corrosion on the bottom of the boat. Tagged for the rest of the build!
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Old 02-07-2018, 02:32 PM   #87
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Amazing talent!!!
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Old 02-07-2018, 02:50 PM   #88
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Deck all welded up and the tower set in place for final fitting.
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Old 02-07-2018, 02:52 PM   #89
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Fab work 95% complete at this point. Now on to the finish work and rigging.
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Old 02-07-2018, 02:55 PM   #90
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Awesome job! Wish I had just half of your talent.
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Old 02-07-2018, 03:25 PM   #91
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Speechless. Probably one of the coolest builds I've ever seen. Great work.
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Old 02-07-2018, 04:56 PM   #92
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Man that thing is hella nice. Great work
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Old 02-07-2018, 05:05 PM   #93
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are you going to add chines on the bottom?

or did I miss that part
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Old 02-07-2018, 05:36 PM   #94
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are you going to add chines on the bottom?

or did I miss that part
No chines. The tunnel is unvented which helps hold the boat down and the compression plate I fabricated for the motor has fins on it.
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Old 02-07-2018, 05:49 PM   #95
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That’s ridiculous !!!
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Old 02-07-2018, 05:50 PM   #96
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Unreal build, especially on a low carb beer.
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Old 02-07-2018, 08:52 PM   #97
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True talent sir. Where do you plan to run that rig.

You plan to run trolling motor or power power?
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Old 02-07-2018, 09:28 PM   #98
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True talent sir. Where do you plan to run that rig.

You plan to run trolling motor or power power?
Anywhere the redfish are!

Not sure on a power pole yet but it will be a micro if I do go with one.
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Old 02-07-2018, 09:36 PM   #99
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Very nice!
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Old 02-07-2018, 09:38 PM   #100
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I appreciate all the kind words and positive comments. I’ll get more pics up tomorrow of the finish work and rigging.
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