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By fatpig
#117010
strong work. i am piling on a little with the fact i cant imagine anything but a white boat, but the black looks badass. you are gonna have to wear a cape and a mask in that thing.

i too love the bargain flats boats. after years of modifying an old wards sea-king, i finally broke down and found a 15' pathfinder tiller model. i have the same yammy pusher and it is an amazing outboard. i dont have good shots of mine, but here is one that is sight you dont see too often...
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By fat tire
#117015
Red-Ron..sounds like the trick to me. Balancing out a custom flats rig is work. Creative thinking is a must. I too had to move the fuel tank from the back to the middle bench. like the way you do it. Send some fishing reports.

olddog..Would love to see a poor mans bone in my boat.


flyphisher..damn right. Not that I would'nt take a hewes, beavertail, hells bay etc. whatever.
but..this boat gets me from a to b and back again. I can just about pole it through spit. It has caught me a lot of fish and better yet has given me lasting memories with good friends. And..I have maybe 7 gerr in it. Cheap you say..maybe..but it works.

fattypig...I saw your boat shiver.
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By Big Oil
#117016
Damn fat pig you got a long drive to the flats...I'm guessing with the layer of snow on that little skiff.
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By Redchaser
#117017
Fly Phisher,

Somebody smarter than me thought up the pool noodle thing. A lot of folks used to hang pieces of carpet and crap off of the front deck to prevent slap, but that seems like a pita to mount. I think I did do a pretty good job rigging her though, since I've now had 5 different guys right in this area buy a J16 and rig it identical to mine because they really liked how mine fished(actually most had me do the rigging with the), especially since there really aren't very many people in this area that fish the flats or fly fish.

Fat Tire,

Like you, I've got right about 7 grand in my boat, rigging and all. To get a boat that will fish any better at all you have to spend at least twice as much and even then it's tough. You can probably get in a Mitzi for about twice what I spent, and it will be a little dryer, and has better storage, but it won't float as shallow because of that 12 degrees of deadrise it has, and keeping dry don't mean shit if you can't reach the fish.

Ron
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By Big Oil
#117019
Hey RedChaser...Check your PM's.
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By fat tire
#117021
Redchaser wrote:
Fat Tire,

Like you, I've got right about 7 grand in my boat, rigging and all. To get a boat that will fish any better at all you have to spend at least twice as much and even then it's tough. You can probably get in a Mitzi for about twice what I spent, and it will be a little dryer, and has better storage, but it won't float as shallow because of that 12 degrees of deadrise it has, and keeping dry don't mean shit if you can't reach the fish.

Ron
Right on the money.


BigOil...I was thinking the same thing. However, fatpig that would be nice around crawford for carp and pike. And great for lake trout after it thaws out at blue mesa. You need a poling platform.
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By flyfisheraa573
#117110
Fat and Red....both nice boats!! Great jobs on mod-ing them.
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By PbSlinger
#117166
Hey Fat Tire...Bad ass boat right there. Kyner and some of the other fellas do up some smaller jons for the carp flats. I'm looking for a jon boat on the cheap to do the same. You did a killer job!

Yo Fat Pig...Let's hook up and chase some of the carp around here in that boat of yours. I've got some minor poling experience. I'm by no means good, but we can get into some carps.

Cool boat Fats!!!!
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By coco lab
#117293
That a sweet boat Fat! I have a 14 footer I'm redoing this winter.
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By shunned
#117296
sneaky boat re-do-er; fish please.


and heaps and heaps of coup d'etat porn.

don't forget now, the fellas love it, especially Mr. Drake.
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By fat tire
#117310
573...Thanks.

pb...sounds like we need to hook up the next time I make it back home. Unfortunately I don't think my boat will make it on the plane with me, but from the looks of things fatpig can hook us up....when the snow melts.


coco...thanks for the props..but for a first post???? It gave me shit cramps...please do better.


Shunned..I hope to fill the death star with mass amounts of porn with huckleberry fin like expeditions to nowhere.
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By The Cape Fear Kid
#117333
Death Star.

oh man...that's just....oh man that's awesome.
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