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#841574 - 05/31/13 12:32 AM Re: The re-incarnation of the F/V eyeFISH... [Re: Somethingsmellsf]
eyeFISH Offline
Ornamental Rice Bowl

Registered: 11/24/03
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Outside paint applied today.

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#841604 - 05/31/13 04:19 AM Re: The re-incarnation of the F/V eyeFISH... [Re: Achewter]
eyeFISH Offline
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Originally Posted By: Achewter
Get the 80 or 101 with the longest shaft you can for that beast. I have the 55 and love it but wish I had the 80 . You can run it with your kicker and it will work great as an auto pilot and to fine tune your trolling speed with it. If your fighting a big fish in the back of the boat and want to get the kicker prop out of the water you will want all the power you can get up front to mve the boat as fast as possible. in heavy water you will want it as deep as possible too.

http://mk2.factoryoutletstore.com/cat/34...CFep7Qgod0AgAsA

This place has them on sale for one more day!!!

SOLD!

On sale, free shipping, and $80 rebate to finance that bottle of Whistle Pig.

Thanks for the link big braddah!
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#841605 - 05/31/13 05:01 AM Re: The re-incarnation of the F/V eyeFISH... [Re: eyeFISH]
neon Offline
Juvenile at Sea

Registered: 09/19/10
Posts: 222
Loc: Talkeetna
Paint looks good. It's gettin wrapped I assume?

Does the iPilot come with the key fob lookin control? Have you run bow mounts in the past? I know of an older GS that could use one if they are that beneficial. But I'm not sure how much thrust a 20' boat needs... Seems like 80 would be overkill for it... But perhaps not, she's hides her obesity well.
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#841619 - 05/31/13 10:10 AM Re: The re-incarnation of the F/V eyeFISH... [Re: neon]
WABOWMAN Offline
Juvenile at Sea

Registered: 03/28/13
Posts: 118
Loc: Lynnwood,WA
That beast will defiantly use every bit of that 80# of thrust. I hope you went with the 101.
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#841630 - 05/31/13 10:52 AM Re: The re-incarnation of the F/V eyeFISH... [Re: ]
DrifterWA Offline
River Nutrients

Registered: 04/25/00
Posts: 4561
Loc: East of Aberdeen, West of Mont...
Over kill, on a electric motor, is NOT a bad thing......I have a 12 volt, MinnKota, that I thought would be enough.......and it was great for "positioning" my boat when "boondoggin" but just didn't have the power when I wanted to pull plugs.

Actual, over kill on "power motors", is not a bad thing, either. I love the ability "to get up and go, then be able to back off" and still run on top. I had 2 boats where the motors were running close to wide open, just to stay on top.

Anyone looking for a MinnKota 50/55, that has not been used since 2005????????


Edited by DrifterWA (05/31/13 10:54 AM)
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#841648 - 05/31/13 12:05 PM Re: The re-incarnation of the F/V eyeFISH... [Re: DrifterWA]
Kev Offline
Spawner

Registered: 03/08/99
Posts: 694
Loc: Bothell, Wa
Hey Doc...
Had a snort of that Whistle Pig down in Austin a few weeks back...good stuff!

K2

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#841685 - 05/31/13 03:13 PM Re: The re-incarnation of the F/V eyeFISH... [Re: Kev]
GBL Offline
Three Time Spawner

Registered: 01/31/05
Posts: 1879
Loc: Yakutat
Did you install a two way system so you can talk to the guys in the bow?


Edited by GBL (05/31/13 03:13 PM)

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#842173 - 06/04/13 11:00 PM Re: The re-incarnation of the F/V eyeFISH... [Re: ]
Salmo_Gairdneri Offline
Returning Adult

Registered: 03/27/05
Posts: 394
Loc: Snohomish
Did Alumaweld stop building your boat?

Boat build porn requested!

-S

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#842180 - 06/04/13 11:22 PM Re: The re-incarnation of the F/V eyeFISH... [Re: Salmo_Gairdneri]
eyeFISH Offline
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Registered: 11/24/03
Posts: 12425
Haven't seen any new pics since last Thursday. Probably in the process of interior paint.

Boats gotta be gettin' close to shipping out to 3RM for final rigging.
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#842812 - 06/08/13 11:43 PM Re: The re-incarnation of the F/V eyeFISH... [Re: eyeFISH]
eyeFISH Offline
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Originally Posted By: eyeFISH
Haven't seen any new pics since last Thursday. Probably in the process of interior paint.



This is the Friday night peek...

Interior paint!



I see the pickup for my twin washdown pumps...



Paint, carpet, and pop-locks for the rod lockers.

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#842833 - 06/09/13 07:29 AM Re: The re-incarnation of the F/V eyeFISH... [Re: eyeFISH]
eugene1 Offline
Spawner

Registered: 09/17/10
Posts: 880
Loc: out there...
Black barge of hatchery fish death!

Looks great except for the transducer tabs,

Best,

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#842838 - 06/09/13 11:55 AM Re: The re-incarnation of the F/V eyeFISH... [Re: eugene1]
Eric Offline
River Nutrients

Registered: 03/08/99
Posts: 3513
Dig'n those rod lockers!

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#842846 - 06/09/13 01:25 PM Re: The re-incarnation of the F/V eyeFISH... [Re: Eric]
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Three Time Spawner

Registered: 03/08/99
Posts: 1609
Loc: Gig Harbor, WA , USA
Is it fall yet? I know, plenty of fishing in the meantime, but you must be having a hard time getting to sleep dreaming of getting the beast in the harbor.

Steve
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#842852 - 06/09/13 04:44 PM Re: The re-incarnation of the F/V eyeFISH... [Re: FishNg1]
OceanSun Offline
Repeat Spawner

Registered: 07/01/04
Posts: 1148
Loc: North Creek
Hey Doc,

Wondering about your washdown pump pickup location. I'm getting ready to add a through-hull for a washdown pump on my salt boat (21' Trophy) and considering the location for it.

I like the transom as it's got nothing on the bottom to interfere with trailering or beaching but, unless I'm mistaken, it won't pick up while running. In my scenario, seems running is when it would get a lot of use. Crew washing down the deck and cleaning fish as we're running back in.

Were there any specific reasons in your choice of placement I may want to consider for my application?
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#842854 - 06/09/13 05:57 PM Re: The re-incarnation of the F/V eyeFISH... [Re: OceanSun]
eyeFISH Offline
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Registered: 11/24/03
Posts: 12425
Out of habit, mine gets the most use while trolling.... or at the end of the day adrift while tidying up the boat and getting the last of the fish cleaned. All that activity about the deck is not conducive to running at full speed back home. I've been known to bounce my crew around a bit.


Edited by eyeFISH (06/09/13 05:59 PM)
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#842860 - 06/09/13 08:03 PM Re: The re-incarnation of the F/V eyeFISH... [Re: eyeFISH]
OceanSun Offline
Repeat Spawner

Registered: 07/01/04
Posts: 1148
Loc: North Creek
I've been known to bounce my crew around a bit.

As mentioned earlier in the thread!

Makes sense. I guess an hour run in from offshore is more time to take advantage of deckhand work that what you'd be afforded in a sled.

Love some of the design enhancements you're building into your ride! Can't wait to see the pics and reports of it in action!
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#843597 - 06/13/13 02:05 AM Re: The re-incarnation of the F/V eyeFISH... [Re: OceanSun]
eyeFISH Offline
Ornamental Rice Bowl

Registered: 11/24/03
Posts: 12425
Well if your not gonna bounce, you're gonna have to dance....



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BTW, here's my new "satellite office"....





Wouldn't be complete without a bit of "office furniture". Fore/aft sliding box bases will support side-sliding seats and provide individual storage for each member of the crew.





As you can see, the painters have been plenty busy. Exposed diamonds on the foredeck should wear a bit better than straight paint on high traffic surfaces. Large locking lids cover the cavernous storage compartments and fish box, while providing a spacious queen-sized surface to accommodate afternoon siestas.




Couple more exterior views showing off her clean lines....





First thing that's going on the boat when it hits 3RM for final rigging is a fresh coat of SharkHide for that nice shiny DP bowguard.
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#843601 - 06/13/13 02:13 AM Re: The re-incarnation of the F/V eyeFISH... [Re: eyeFISH]
Piper
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that is one impressive water craft Doc!!!

You did a Helluva nice job planning that beast of a boat out!

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#843612 - 06/13/13 09:31 AM Re: The re-incarnation of the F/V eyeFISH... [Re: ]
Somethingsmellsf Offline
River Nutrients

Registered: 12/15/02
Posts: 4022
Loc: Ahhhhh, damn dog!
I had to go back and look at that foredeck, that thing is big. Judging from the size of that your floor space must be huge!
Very nice, well thought out boat.
Enjoy!


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#843621 - 06/13/13 11:35 AM Re: The re-incarnation of the F/V eyeFISH... [Re: Somethingsmellsf]
Todd Offline
Bumpin the 6X9's

Registered: 03/08/99
Posts: 25025
Loc: Seattle, Washington USA
Looking awesome, Francis!

Fish on...

Todd

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