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New to your site let me say it's great. =D> Last winter I started this 14 foot Alumacraft mid 60's I believe, to make it mor of a fishing platform. I will post a few pictures and a video of it in action on the river.

Jim

https://youtu.be/FYxQRyQ-m94

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Good stuff - Nice boat
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Very nice, i like the way the floor is set up very clean and neat.

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nice job...looks efficient.

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Thanks guys. It was my first boat project I was thinking about closing up the bow with a casting deck, but was worried about the stability.

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Nice video and great to see some tinnies in action. You're giving me a serious case of envy watching you having fun catching fish.
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I put a casting deck on my 14 ft lonestar and went swimming one brisk spring night while dropping the anchor. Luckily I held the rope coil together so that all the rope was in my grip and was able to let go without having it coil around my wrist. My deck was around six inches below the top rail. Having said that, I loved the dry storage, live well and even slept on it a few nights quite comfortably during the spring crappie spawn! Had I saw a pic of you boat before I build mine i would have followed your design. Cool boat!

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So As I looked at your layout it made me think of my Kayak setup...simple and effective... So I wasn't really supprised to see that you also Kayak fish. Nice videos.

Nice boat.

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I REALLY like your boat. It is set up a lot more for walleye fishing/trolling than the bass boats I see on here.

I am very interested in maybe getting a few more pictures of how you mounted your rod holder rails. I need something very similar but I also intend to fish dipsey divers for lake trout. I am not sure what I can build to hold up to that abuse.

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great boat! would love to see more pics and learn more. How did you do the floor? Once again great boat. looks stable in video

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Thanks Guys =D> I pulled out the tin fish and shot a video for you to explain what I did any other :?: feel free to ask. I live in Michigan by lake St Clair. The video of me fishing in the boat was on the North Channel. As far Kayak fishing, yes another passion that brings a whole new aspect to fishing. :D

Jim

https://youtu.be/-m8SuJjKTaU

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Thanks for the video, once again great little boat

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Thanks for the video!

Do you think it would hold up to two dipseys or two planers each side? I am sure I could run a couple braces down to the floor to secure it.

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magnum9 wrote:Thanks for the video!

Do you think it would hold up to two dipseys or two planers each side? I am sure I could run a couple braces down to the floor to secure it.
I think so. To be sure use more dense wood, or better yet that deck board that Home Depot sells that is made out of pvc. That stuff is real strong and won't rot. Also big washer like fender washer will give you a stronger hold with a lock nut.

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jimmy fins wrote:
magnum9 wrote:Thanks for the video!

Do you think it would hold up to two dipseys or two planers each side? I am sure I could run a couple braces down to the floor to secure it.
I think so. To be sure use more dense wood, or better yet that deck board that Home Depot sells that is made out of pvc. That stuff is real strong and won't rot. Also big washer like fender washer will give you a stronger hold with a lock nut.
Thanks Jimmy,

I know I could make it stronger with different materials but of course with these tiny little tin cans every bit of weight is critical. But for me, a strong rod holder is the most important. I won't be Salmon fishing or anything but a 12 LB laker is a possibility. I think your setup would be strong enough for lakers on dipseys.

The weather sucks right now (not snowing, I LOVE snow) so the boat might come out early this year :x . Might even have it ready for Walleye open. I am up near Traverse City, Sometime I would love to get down there and fish Walleye in your area. We just don't get a good population of them during this time of year. Although I do happen to live on the best property to fish for them on all of North and South Lake Leelanau.

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