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    Posted: 14 June 2016 at 09:15
I got the hull peaces the other day.
I had to do a little "Fitting" But not to bad.
My plan is to have the "Corners" welded and I'll epoxy and rivet the three sections together.
YES we will be sitting in the "Cats" leaving the only thing on the deck the motor and prop.













Tip of the Rake to the stern is 11' 2"
and will be 7' 6" wide.

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your plan is coming together....looks pretty good so far.....
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think of using any rivets to support the glue seams?
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Yup.
About every 1 1/2 in a zigzag pattern.
I'm going to use 3/16 solid aluminum rivets when the epoxy is still workable.
About 350 of them for total both cats ,ish.

And 1 1/4 Inch angle aluminum on the bottom to stiffen it up. I'll run 1" al tubing around the top to hold the deck with supports to the bottom of the cats. That will also be epoxied and riveted

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sounds stronger all the time. go for it.
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Got the hulls welded, and riveted the rakes on the front.
Starting to put tubing around the edges for strength .






I'll deck the whole thing with expanded Aluminum



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It's looking good D.

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keep plugging away there D.....u certainly have a plan and it is coming together as we can see by the neat pics you post. remember, this is all part of that BOOK you are going to write on your hunting related escapades!
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remember that the expanded Al while it is light, will
let snow and water in.

might want to leave a 2" hole in rear and front for a
hand operated bilge pump. Water inside is heavy.
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The cats are 15" high, should be no worse then an open boat. I have some waterproof Camo Nylon I'll cover the cats kinda like a kayak.
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I'm thinking one of these.
Pump/19767358?">

light weight and can be inserted in either hull thru a
2" hole. these ae what I've used on float planes to get
water out of pontoons (daily).
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Link doesn't work.
It should not need to be drained every day .
I don't have to drain the Boys mud boat all the time only if it rains or a LOT of water over the top.
The only time I ever had water in the big boat was once when a pick up line for the live well/ wash down pump came apart.
I will have a normal bilge pump in each cat and a bung.


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didn't know you had an electric bulge pump in each
pontoon, should be fine.

thinking of duck hunting and snow. it melts as soon as
it hits the floor/hull. I can get an inch or more in my
duck boat in just a few hours of morning snow.
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