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  1. david bugden

    Any interest in a Catspaw build? Also featuring rabbits.

    If your making a mass just be sure to reinforce it with epoxy and string wrapped around or at least coat the outside in epoxy and mesh . I built 2 that snapped because I didn't wrap them . Heck I grew up in cb we used to search the shores after a heavy storm looking for lobster and scallop. had to beat the seagulls. We also fished salmon with a pitchfork in the shallows , knew every fish run by year and shot my first animal at 6. Yup I know about growing up poor. Couldn't imagine given a tike a firearm at 6 but when you get sick of eating porridge for 3 meals a day you learn fast!! My first boat was ,3 pieces of Styrofoam binded together with masking tape and two homemade oars locked under my arms but... I pulled up eel traps with it.
  2. david bugden

    Any interest in a Catspaw build? Also featuring rabbits.

    catapult anyone? Yeah hitting that shore would hurt.
  3. david bugden

    Any interest in a Catspaw build? Also featuring rabbits.

    Couldn't find the exact one but you'll get the idea. Imagine 30 to 40 much more expensive boats heading at the shore at top speed ( some with two engines ) skidding up the sand and rock and being snatched by a trailer in between surf breaking on the beach... it was impressive.
  4. david bugden

    Any interest in a Catspaw build? Also featuring rabbits.

    ICould be like I said it was a few years ago so it might have been a title like " launching of the North Carolina fleet" referencing the north Carolina skiff. The beaches were a mix of Sand and small rock.
  5. david bugden

    Any interest in a Catspaw build? Also featuring rabbits.

    No fooling though check it out on you tube ! Been a couple of years since I watched it but the locations they are chasing the salmon are remote with a not so great launching areas . I assume the launch points are too far from the fishing spots. I was blown away . I iimagine a few guys forget to pop the motor and donate to the bar but they were hitting the beach at 35 to 40 miles an hour . One boat after another
  6. david bugden

    Any interest in a Catspaw build? Also featuring rabbits.

    Jury is still out on that stuff... gets you over a scrape by wearing like a pencil. Next time I'm rolling with copper powder or titanium . Supposedly that is what they coat the bottom with down in Carolina. Those guys are nuts. They run the boats up on the beach at full speed and flip the motor at the last second. Then grab the boat with a trailer and dash away before the sand grabs the truck tires.
  7. david bugden

    Any interest in a Catspaw build? Also featuring rabbits.

    East or west coast? I'm heading to rupert end of July if all goes well. Chasing salmon . I have the bottom of my Marissa eco 18 done in graphite but was warned to limit her black coat to the bottom . Jury still out if it was better then copper or titanium powder.
  8. david bugden

    Just want to say thanks

    Got my night lights inside the hull up under the rails . Oh, and the picture above , the one with the guy being towed lost trying to match a ,50 hp 2 stroke against a fuel sipping Marissa eco 18 .. He used a bigger tank I( I found this out later ) I used the issued 20 ltr don't worry I told him all about why homebuilt boats designed by professional designers were way better the commercial ones.
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    Just want to say thanks

  10. david bugden

    Any interest in a Catspaw build? Also featuring rabbits.

    You may want to be careful with black paint if she is store outside. Black really heats up and can affect the epoxy underneath. Most boats that have black usually only use it on the water portion of the boat but to flip her upside down and store her would be an issue in a hot sun..
  11. david bugden

    Just want to say thanks

    Mentioned to ask dale how fast does she travel with a 60 hp I think I'm right in the sweet spot with a 40 hp, not under powered even with 4 adults on board . I get 27 miles an hour with 1 25 with 2 and about 24 .5 with 4 adults. Other then that you don't have issues jumping to plane just lose a little speed. That could be addressed with a more aggressive prop but then I wouldn't be able to troll. Up against a 50 hp on another boat I kicked his ( butt) and burned half as much fuel . Literally had to tow him back to the dock as he ran out of fuel while I fished the rest of the day off my same size tank . :) I mmade sure to haul him slooowwwly past all the other boats fishing on the Bay.
  12. david bugden

    Just want to say thanks

    I read about your "salty" she looked like a beautiful boat. I can't believe that so much nasty government peoples wanna limit how many boats a guy can have :) . Haters!! I don't have too many problems here in Canada as I live in a small town....er ... except with the drool spots I get on my rails. Evvveryboddddy knows my boat ... even the fish cops ( sigh) so if ya want you can bring that boat up this way just to give them two targets to chase.
  13. david bugden

    Just want to say thanks

    And just a heads up.. Don't cheap like I did on the console seams .... Glass every part in with weave. I had to go back over it after a few days use as there is enough flex in the hull the seams will show through the paint with out the fibreglass cloth.
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