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Old 08-28-2020, 06:39 PM   #1
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First time for me. Would you recommend vinyl wrap or stencil and paint?
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Old 08-28-2020, 10:30 PM   #2
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Since everyone has looked as this thread and not replied I'll give my 2 cents. I'm assuming this boat will be a duck boat or a get in rough places kind of rig. My thinking is the paint is allot easier to touch up than a wrap. Plus with the paint you can get creative and do whatever you'd like. Hopefully someone else will chime in with their thoughts!

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Old 08-28-2020, 10:41 PM   #3
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La boat works in Louisiana does good jobs. Best ive seen, and personally have is timbercreek. I bought a full new rig and they do all the fab paint rigging etc. Theyre a custom boat manufacturer.
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Old 08-29-2020, 07:47 PM   #4
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Thanks for the input. It will be a duck hunting and fishing boat. I had not thought of having to touch up vinyl. I will probably get some stencils and two different colors of paint to go onto the base coat.

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Old 08-29-2020, 10:09 PM   #5
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For true life stencils, break off a branch of sturdy tree with or without leaves. And use it as a real stencil. I've seen this done before. You can use some tumble weeds, goatweed, all kinds of stuff.


If I camo any other boats, it will be to hide it from other hunters, not ducks. And make it to look like a log laying on the beach. Grass matts are cheap for duck blind material. And last a while if you dry them each time when done. There are also several youtube vids on how to make your own. I've used cane threaded in rabbit fencing cut in 4 foot sections too (2"x3"). Then stack the sections for transport. That will last a very long time, even after the leaves fall off. And the cane don't make a difference if it gets wet.
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Old 08-29-2020, 10:17 PM   #6
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Had to build my own first boat. Got it titled and registered too. circa early 1980s. Trailer was home made too. I was a pretty poor boy at the time.


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Old 08-29-2020, 10:19 PM   #7
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That is very cool. I like it.
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Old 08-29-2020, 10:50 PM   #8
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It's nothing compared to what I run today. This is my current 7th since that first. I've had larger and smaller before this one.



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Old 08-30-2020, 04:47 AM   #9
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A lot of info on that link. At this point I have not decided if I am going to try and run 2 sonar units. I was going to put in stick steering and run just one unit. I see from the link you are running 3 tranducers. I might upgrade to 2 units. I currently have a helix 7 si gen 2.
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Old 08-30-2020, 09:46 PM   #10
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Yes sir, 3 transducers. I'm not familiar with the 7. You will have to look in your menu and see if you can run two like that. The software for the 9, 10, and 12 is a bit different than the 7. I got a splitter that allows two transducers into one cable for now. And have my menu set up for it at the one 10SI at the present. I've actually have two 10SI gen1 units, one 10DI, and a 541 2D. And will have two SI on the console when I'm done along with the 541. With one on the front for DI on the troller. I plane to run one at left SI, and one at right SI at console off Both off one SI transducer (also have a spare SI transducer). I'll also be hadding another hub near the console to plug those into. That will be like having a 20" split screen . I've got another bird 541 2D I can use for depth when running speed with the high speed transducer. It will be off line of the other 3.
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Old 08-30-2020, 09:49 PM   #11
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Oh! And Garmin Live Scope has me pretty excited too! I'll prob end up with enough screen on that lil boat that I wont be able to see the water with my own eyes.

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Old 09-17-2020, 04:24 PM   #12
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Started the process of camo painting with stencil. My wife is liking the results.
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Old 09-18-2020, 08:11 PM   #13
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That's pretty good!
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Old 09-19-2020, 11:41 AM   #14
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Started the process of camo painting with stencil. My wife is liking the results.
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Old 09-19-2020, 12:31 PM   #15
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Looks very good!
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Old 09-20-2020, 05:05 PM   #16
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Nice stencil camo paint job, this is really looking good.
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Old 01-23-2021, 11:41 PM   #17
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I went and had the boat inspected by GW on Friday. I am legal as soon as i add numbers. TexasGrowth's john boat thread was a real inspiration. I will be referring to it when outfitting this boat. Looking forward to putting this one on the water.
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Old 01-24-2021, 03:42 PM   #18
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That turned out fantastic! Is that an xi5 on the front?

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Old 01-24-2021, 05:09 PM   #19
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Good look-n rig! That'll get ya on the fish. And some feathers in the boat too.
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Old 01-24-2021, 07:09 PM   #20
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That turned out fantastic! Is that an xi5 on the front?

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Thanks, it is an Xi3
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Old 01-25-2021, 11:00 AM   #21
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That paint turned out great! Good job!
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Old 02-01-2021, 12:34 PM   #22
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Nice job!
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