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Supertuning your boat?

Post  stotty on Sun May 30, 2010 1:53 pm

Hey guys, looking for some ideas on 'supertuning' your boating setup.

Got some 'insane' info from Kyle an hour ago just looking for some more pics of your own rigs. So far I have upgraded the port and starboard lights to LED, rod holders ect. Just the basic stuff.

Getting the decks built up higher atm and then after that ground LED, Electric motor and a better sounder is on the plans so is a painted hull.

So common, show us your rigs.







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Post  Kyle on Sun May 30, 2010 3:02 pm

Heres my beast. 315 quintrex traveller with 55lb bowmount since this photo was taken it has been fitted with a hummingbird gps colour sounder and u.s model 2 stroke 15hp merc.

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Post  andy on Sun May 30, 2010 3:35 pm

nice boat kyle.. next wild bass session can we take that instead of having to hike it hahahahahah
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Post  GRAHAME on Sun May 30, 2010 3:54 pm

stotty
if you are going to paint the hull, make sure that you spare no expence on the prep work. especially since the boat has already seen salt water.
if you don't, the paint will bubble and peel off.
i'd leave it the way it is, much more practical.
if i can sort out my posting photos thing, i'll put up some of my boat.
certainly a custom fitout, brand new boat (sea jay 4.35 magnum) i brought the boat home and the first thing i did was take to the hull with a grinder! (then a hole saw, jig saw, .....)
it suits me and what i do with it

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Post  Tristan on Mon May 31, 2010 5:22 am

This has been my fishing partner for 11 years now i got a loan for this boat when it was new back in 1999 and i was 17 Laughing it used to be towed behind my $150 gemini scratch Razz . A few things done to it over the past few years with upgrades including a furuno fcv620 / raymarine A60 / 55lb minn kotta/ new floor / hydrolic steering/ rod storage ect. And last week i have ordered a new sealink trailer and a 75hp optimax that will be on the back by late next month.




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Post  Kyle on Mon May 31, 2010 11:29 am

andy wrote:nice boat kyle.. next wild bass session can we take that instead of having to hike it hahahahahah

Hahaha yeh mate suits me at least we wont get any leeches. Shocked

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Post  Tristan on Mon May 31, 2010 12:21 pm

thats one very tidy little unit kyle Very Happy
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Post  Kyle on Mon May 31, 2010 2:03 pm

Tristan wrote:thats one very tidy little unit kyle Very Happy
Cheers it does the job not much fun when it gets choppy tho. affraid

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Post  GRAHAME on Mon May 31, 2010 2:37 pm

ok, here we go.
the boat was ordered as a bare tinny with only the two cross thwart seats,

shortened up the front & remade the anchor well to make the front casting deck

twin battery system (and storage) inside the front seat/80ltr bin under the front deck

fuel tank inside the rear seat/55ltr esky doubles as the live bait tank/bilge pump access

electrics include 55lb thrust minn kota, 2x12v sockets, a switch for everything (except on the float switch for the bilge pump), 2 sounders, bait pump, cockpit led's, underwater led's




and telescopic overhead fluro's

extra underwater led's

with the exception of the vertical panels and the sections on top of the original seats, every other section of flooring is removable without needing tools and can be done on the water if needed.
hope this might help with some ideas of what is possible

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Post  Paul on Mon May 31, 2010 3:03 pm

hey chippy
what happened to my black patch????? I put 16 squids worth of ink into that patch and you go and wash it out...BASTARD!!...HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
thats one great little rig to fish from for squid and cant wait to hit the other place we've been talking about one night.
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Post  Matt on Fri Jun 04, 2010 6:02 am

Boys,
Love your work, certainly some inspiration there for my old tinnie. She’s a pretty stock standard V-nosed punt that I have had for about ten years. I stuck front and rear casting platforms in her pretty early on, but not a lot else has been changed. One thing I have always wanted to sort out is better rod storage. Grahame, dig your tubes going through the front thwart - good idea, although still would not really work to well on mine because I have got these storage areas on both sides.
Before I think about pimping the old girl up a little she needs a bit of tenderness though, as I have split the weld down the stinger and I need to get it re welded as it lets in waaaaayy too much water.
Blurting around in bay chop does that to flat bottom boat eventually – crack the boat and ya butt.
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Post  beau on Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:50 am

Kyle wrote:Heres my beast. 315 quintrex traveller with 55lb bowmount since this photo was taken it has been fitted with a hummingbird gps colour sounder and u.s model 2 stroke 15hp merc.


Oh man thats a sweet set up! when we going for a fish?
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Post  stotty on Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:46 pm

Heya fellas, thought ill update a bit.

Just cut and about to get my mate to weld my alloy for the decks on, im lucky because so far it hasnt cost much, the alloy was only $60 and my mate is welding for free. The carpet will also be fairly cheap as I have a few mates in bcf.

Ill post a few pics when its all done.

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Post  Cactuar on Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:46 pm

ill post a pic of mine when i work out the camera software, i only got a 440hornet (stock) with a bowmount motor guide
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Post  stotty on Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:49 pm

Casting decks all done with latches for anchor and the like all fitted and quick removable back decks for the battery and fuel.





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Post  GRAHAME on Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:59 pm

very nice job on the floors....... Wink

might i make a suggestion though, unless you are sliding tackle trays between the seat and the main floor, close the gap. it is amazing how easy it is to loose sinkers, fish, crabs, etc. down that gap, and then how much of a pain in the ass it is to try to get them out again

may be another boat to join in our occasional 'sunday social outings' ??????

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Post  Alan on Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:45 am

Looks to be coming along nicely Matt, very neat job on the casting decks, just needs a leccy now and your set.

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Post  Cactuar on Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:30 am

Nice, looks like its coming along really well
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Post  Kyle on Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:04 pm

Lookin good stottinator.

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Post  Kyle on Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:29 pm

I got a new tub just before christmas, i'll be keen to do some squidding when ya's head out later in the year.




Cheers Kyle.

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Post  Alan on Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:44 pm

Nice boat Kyle Twisted Evil , got to love the hornets, when are you taking me out Laughing ???
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Post  Cactuar on Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:04 pm

I agree, nice boat Kyle
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