16 ft FRP Bass Boat

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Project by Tuanie posted 10-06-2009 12:51 PM 12095 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This shows the building of a double skinned Fibreglass Bass Boat built from Plug, Mould to End Product stage, in my back yard and launched in the Bolgoda Lake which borders of my land. It is a flat bottomed very stable boat, you could stand at any point of the boat and cast with the least roll. It is the most successful boat in the lake landing huge Barramundi up to 35 pounds by our anglers. It can accommodate Engines ranging from 40HP to small electric Outboard Motors. A collapsible canopy, 4 to 6 Fishing Rod holders, Bow engine, 3 Swelled seats and Steering arrangement attached to the integral console. It has a live bait well, Fish hold, Battery hold in amidships and plenty of storage space in the bow.

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-- tuanie

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#1 posted 10-06-2009 03:48 PM

Very nice looking boat.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#2 posted 10-06-2009 06:58 PM

now that’s nice..very cool boat.

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#3 posted 10-06-2009 07:01 PM

Very cool in this case it does float your boat.Great workmanship.


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#4 posted 10-06-2009 07:52 PM

Awesome….I’ve built a few things in fibreglass for marine applications….the molds are the trickiest….did you gelcoat to pop the blank? I assume you rolled it up by hand…..I know most of the manufactures use chopper guns now a days…roving instead of sheets….not as stong as a good hand layup.

I’ve seen some of those fish on the Hooked show on Nat Geographic…Man that is one big fish….great to have a good boat for sure.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#5 posted 10-06-2009 11:48 PM

Great build. Beautiful look to it and it sounds ideal for it’s intended purpose. You are a man of many talents!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 10-07-2009 01:50 AM

Awesome job !

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#7 posted 10-07-2009 02:15 AM

Wow, that’s incredible. You really know what you are doing … moving parts too???

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#8 posted 10-07-2009 04:56 AM

Great Lookin Boat

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#9 posted 10-07-2009 09:04 AM

sweeeeeettt,,, I would love to be able to do that!!!!

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#10 posted 10-08-2009 09:37 AM

Very nice. I would like to see more pictures of the process. I would also like to see the final boat all dressed up for fishing.

-- Life is about experiences.

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#11 posted 10-19-2009 06:59 PM

That is fantastic! How long does it take you to build a boat from start to finish?

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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