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Hahaha well…it has not been abandoned. But it’s not finished. All of the fiberglass work on the hull is complete and its waiting to be primed. Happy to help with any questions you have in the meantime.
I got into another boat project and have to get it complete before I can bring the clacka into my shop to be primed and painted. I’ll try and take some pics in the morning of where it’s at now.
Just do what I did and buy 4 different boats!
Seriously though, if you want to fish the river, carp flats, some inshore stuff, have room for the family AND have an outboard, I’d give up on rowing and just get a 16′ jet jon. Like Zach said, all boats are a compromise, especially in Georgia where you need different boats for different bodies of water, but a small aluminum jet jon should meet MOST of the requirements you are looking for.
I just googled “Lakitu” and started cracking up. And yes, that is absolutely not a damn selfie stick.
Good job on sticking one yesterday. That is way more difficult than it looks.
There are lots of quality fish in Carters. The average size is a lot bigger than Lanier, I think. The time I went and we really killed them we got out super early and set green lights out under the boat halfway back in a creek. It wasn’t long before there was bait everywhere and we just threw the net a couple times and had tons of 3-5″ shad. We put lines all around the boat at whatever depth we were marking fish and killed it. I was throwing flies the whole time, but its pretty hard to compete with literally tens of thousands of bait fish swirling around the boat.
I doubt I will have time for any kind of guide option. I will only be in Freeport and Cozumel for like 8 hours each. I was thinking more like renting a scooter and trying to find some fishy looking spots.
That second video is very cool. You are strutting down the dock like you just got off a horse!
I cant tell from the picture if your 3 rod holder is one piece or one of the mutli-piece, where you could detach the tubes and replace them with fly rod holders. I’ve got one of those, and have thought of doing the same thing. My fly rod holder is the suction cup mount from the same company, which is totally useless. I took them off after a few trips and threw the holder in a storage compartment. I am not convinced that those holders will stay in the closed position all day either. The part that twists around was kind of loose.
I have seen these in action and think they are better.
You can get the yellow and green ones super cheap if you don’t care about color.
What an awesome couple of days. It was really cool to see the other side of the biz and have the chance to meet so many friendly, like minded people all in one place. The free beer definitely did not suck either. Sounds like there should be quite a few interesting podcast’s to come out of all the people we ran into as well.
I am going to respray the hull with automotive base coat / clear coat. The color coat is polyester based and the top coat is catalyzed poly urethane. It will look good. I own a body shop and auto paint retail business so supplies are readily available and touch ups or repairs going forward will be doable.
I have been sanding away quit a bit here lately, nothing photo worthy though. Just me covered in dust and surrounded by beer cans.
Very cool shots!
Would my big boat make it to that waterfall? I need to check that out.
One side was just busted up. Once I got the panel off, you could see where the molded piece stopped and the glassed in tabs began. I cut away all the glass used to attach the panel to the boat and sanded it down.
They use heavy duty roving on all the seams. Still shooting for Memorial Day, but we shall see. I think the biggest hold up is going to be waiting on parts. Still a shit ton of work left to do though.
Finally bit the bullet and took a wrecker bar and an angle grinder to these side panels. Turned out to be a great idea.
I chiseled and cut this piece away and cleaned up the edges.
This is how they are assembled to begin with. Once the panel was ground back and cleaned up, it fit like a glove. Now i just need to lay up some 4 inch heavy fiberglass strips along all the seams and I’m good to go.
I don’t think you will be disappointed with either, both are nice as hell. I would not really be concerned with the reliability of the Grand Cherokee as Jeep has changed ownership quite a few times in the last decade. The late model Wranglers are way nicer than the ones that came out a few years ago, and I am sure their flagship is top of the line. I think between those two it comes down to which one you think looks better. I like the Jeep.
That is a really cool looking fish. I bet they pull like hell.
PS This is largely Jay Malyon’s idea and I want him to get credit even though I think he was hoping we’d be giving away a truck or something.
Hahaha. I was also hoping there would be some kind of keg party / cookout involved. Yall just come over tomorrow evening and we will call that the kick off.
The mishap will probably wind up on Facebook or Youtube eventually. Everything else does.
Just for kicks….Jay should Google the hull ID number. Many states have boat registration databases online…..something might show up. I’m not sure if the ID number is on there….but in Georgia you can get the owner’s name and address by running the registration number.
Tried that and nothing came up. Maybe once I get the thing presentable I can post before and after pics on Clacksa’s facebook page.
I have seen them used in military applications on Zodiacs, with this military spec Evinrude that can run on gas, kerosene, and diesel. I think you would lose the super shallow capabilities of a regular jet though. That thing looks like it it would have to hang down a little further. I think its its hard to beat a well designed tunnel hull paired with a jack plated jet.