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    How I made a DIY Sailing Rig for our Tender | ⛵ Sailing Britaly ⛵

    January 9, 2020


    Hello! In this video I’m going to show
    you how we made our cheap sailing rig for our tender. Now, before we start
    there’s a couple of things I want to say. First of all the quality of this video
    isn’t great because this is a last-minute thing I’ve just realized
    we’re selling this boat and our tender is going with it so this is a very last
    chance I’ve got to show you how I made our sailing rig and I don’t have any of
    our proper camera equipment with us so I’ll show you what I’m doing to record
    this. There’s an inspection mirror… there you go you are a phone and you are being
    held by a disposable plastic cup and a napkin so I’ve made a phone holder out
    of those and I’m just making do with what I’ve got so bear with me with the
    quality. The second thing is I might look a little bit sad in this video that’s
    because I am I’ve just signed away this boat and are tender and I’m just kind of
    coming to terms with that. It’s a very kind of… it’s exciting because we’ve got
    a new boat so – I’m not complaining – but you know when you form a bond with your
    boat it’s really difficult to let them go. I kind of feel like I’m selling a
    family member. So if I look a bit depressed that’s why! Right then: let’s get started.
    So why did I build a sailing rig in the first place? Basically the plans that
    I used to build our tender, the sailing version uses an Optimist rig and I
    looked into buying one of those and they’re really expensive I mean for what
    they are they were far too expensive for my taste. So that was the first reason, to
    save some money, and the second reason was if I had used an optimist rig then
    the boom would have been very low down and every time we tacked the tender
    we’re living having to crouch right down and that didn’t seem very convenient to
    me so I decided to make the mast taller so that the boom could be higher
    up and that would give us a bit more head clearance, so that’s why I did it.
    First of all there was the planning stage and I couldn’t find the dimensions
    of an optimist rig online very easily so what I ended up doing is something that
    I’ve done lots of times for different reasons. I got some diagrams of Optimists
    which you’re easy to find and then from the LOA which I knew I was able to scale
    up the different parts of the boat and using a ruler on the monitor I was able
    to then make the rest of the measurements of the rig. I then thought
    about where I wanted the boom to be and that’s a balance because the higher you
    have your boom the taller the rig the less stable the boat is and the more
    stress you’re putting on the components the mast step and other parts of the of
    the rig so it’s a bit of a compromise between seaworthiness and the
    convenience of having a boom that’s a little bit higher and gives you a little
    bit more head clearance. Once I knew the dimensions involved I went online
    onto eBay and bought some very cheap but good quality aluminium tubing or
    aluminum for our American cousins and I bought six zero eight two aluminium
    which is very good at resisting corrosion in a marine environment. So
    I’ll explain to you now how I went about making the rig. Here’s the must or here’s
    one section of the mast and I made it from aluminium tubing three millimeters
    thick so it’s nice and strong and the nice thing about aluminium is it’s very
    nice to work with it’s easy to cut it’s easy to drill it taps quite nicely too
    so you can drill a hole smaller than the diameter of a
    screw for example and then when you screw in the screw it threads itself into
    the base material and that’s quite strong. So there’s a couple of things I
    want to show you with this. First of all I had a problem buying tubes longer than
    two meters long and our mast is taller than that it’s just under three meters long
    so I had to come up with a way of making a mast splice. That was really easy in
    the end. If I show you the other end of it you can see what I did. This tube was
    much longer and I cut it I would say that kind of distance from the end and
    then once I’d cut that section off I (this was using an angle grinder) I then
    cut the small section of tube that I had just removed into two halves. After I’d
    done that I was able to insert the two halves into the original tube and then
    with a little bit of tweaking, I had to cut some more away to to give me some
    more clearance, I then drilled through the two sections and riveted them in
    place so you can see they’re riveted there and afterwards (what I actually did
    was I taped an electric drill to the end of this tube I then put that on the
    floor, used my foot to operate the drill, I was wearing a glove, so this whole thing
    span around it was kind of like having a lathe and then I was able to fine-tune
    the diameter of this with sandpaper and just it was a very tight interference
    fit to begin with and then by rotating this and using the sandpaper on it I was
    able to tweak the dimensions and get it to the perfect size. Here we go. It pushes in (it’s a tight fit) and then once
    that’s in there I drilled a hole through the two – just there – and basically I then
    got some threaded bar this is stainless steel threaded bar I heated it up until
    it was red-hot and then I bent it round into that shape I added a nylock nut and
    a penny washer and then this just goes into the hole there… It’s quite tight to get in, which is good
    because once it’s in it doesn’t want to come out again. and there we are that’s that. That’s how it sits when its fitted, and on to this you can then fit a block which can be used to hoist up the sprit.
    So I’ll show this all in position together now. There you go that’s it in
    position it sits in there on its own, there’s no other means of locking it, it
    just stays in there even if you pull down extremely hard on this that’s not
    going anywhere. You can then use this carabiner to
    insert into the end of the sprit, which I’ll show you shortly, and then this line
    hoists the sprits up and down. I then made some homemade jammers or stoppers
    or whatever you would like to call them and I’ll show you how I did that now.
    Before I show you the stoppers I’ll just give you another close up there of that
    threaded bar and block- the whole arrangement that I’ve got there. There
    you are that’s how it works it can pivot around like that it can move up and down
    and it doesn’t come out once it’s in it just stays there so very simple but very
    effective and the mast splice itself works really well there is no play
    whatsoever in there there’s no wobbling at all it’s actually quite difficult to
    remove it sometimes, so you can lubricate it before you put it in there to give
    yourself an easier time of getting it out. I’m really happy with how that turned
    out. On to the homemade stoppers then there it is: it is a piece of copper pipe
    which I cut off using a pipe cutter and then you can make a large diameter
    hole here, through which you can eventually insert a screwdriver,
    then further down the other side of the of the copper pipe you make a small diameter hole, which can take a screw and then the same here you can make a small
    hole in the bottom through which you can get a screw and then here, with an angle
    grinder again, you can cut a V into it and this is a very, very simple,
    cheap but effective stopper. As I said before to fit this to the mast you just
    need to drill a hole that’s a smaller diameter than the screw threads and then
    as you insert the screw (you have to be careful about this) but if you apply
    pressure and screw the screw in it taps itself into the mast and it’s very
    strong. So that’s how I fitted it and I’ll show you how this works now with a
    little line. Here is the line which holds up the bottom of the sprit with the
    carabiner and you can see that just runs through
    the stopper there and if you want to block it off it’s very simple… There you
    are that’s already blocked and the harder you pull on that the harder locks
    itself off so that’s already very, very secure it’s not going anywhere
    but if you want to be really, really sure and maybe there’s a load that’s coming
    and going on this that’s not constant and you want to make sure it holds then
    all you need to do is tuck that behind there and that’s very, very secure. I’ve
    used this, you know, a lot of times and I’ve never had one of these slip once. So
    it’s a really good, cheap way of making yourself a stopper. You can make these in
    all different sizes of course this is a small 10 millimeter copper pipe you
    could use larger pipe and therefore have larger lines running through it
    afterwards. Looking at the base of the mast there as we come up we’ve got one
    stopper – copper stopper I think I’ll nickname those – we have
    one copper stopper here and that is for the vang and then it’s very simple
    there’s the other stopper there and that is to hoist the sprit. Then we’ve got the
    mast splice and at the top of the mast I made it a nice sail-friendly profile by
    adding a little section of cutting board inside and then again I used my ‘drill
    lathe’ method to sand it down into a nice rounded profile. Initially that was that
    finished it was glued in place – and I stuck a rivet in there as well just for good
    measure – and with the normal optimist sail that I bought which is a school sail
    which just slides over the mast that was that finished. However I then made a
    storm sail out of a poly tarp and I added these two eye bolts at the top so
    that you can run a halyard through these with which to hoist the storm sail.
    Rather than buy these separately I actually found the cheapest way to buy
    these was to buy a small turnbuckle (stainless steel turnbuckle) and you get
    two eye bolts with that and that was cheaper than buying the eye bolts separately.
    That was the mast, now this is the boom first of all I made a gooseneck you can
    see how I did that very simple I just used some flat aluminium profile and
    there you are two sections on the outside riveted into position and then
    there’s another semicircular profile section, again made out of flat bar which
    I bent, and that’s riveted into place on the end there so there’s a little bit
    of play in this it can move up and down and, you know, there’s some play in here
    there they can bend a little bit take some of the strain out of the system and I
    just put some heat shrink on there just to give it a little bit of protection
    against chafe against the mast. So, really simple, easy to make but effective.
    We’ve then got a copper stopper this is for the other end of the vang and then
    we then got the attachments points for the mainsheet again all these fittings
    are held into place by screws tapped into the aluminium so really easy to do
    but it works and then we’ve got the fitting for the outhaul and then we’ve
    got a nice large diameter protective cap here on the end of the boom- because if
    you tie your tender alongside your boat then the boom can get blown into it and
    this stops it from scratching your hull. And that is the boom. We’ve then got the
    sprit and as I said before this is hoisted you just insert the carabiner
    like that and then when this is under tension that’s that’s enough to to haul
    that up and keep it in place. That’s almost all there is to the sprit we
    just follow it along there’s nothing else on it
    the only other sections of interest are here where there is another splice
    because this needed to be longer than 2 meters I’ll pull that apart now and show
    you it. There we are: made in exactly the same way as the other one you can
    see the rivets there underneath the heat-shrink and that just slides in and it
    works really well. And at the end of the sprit here you can just see I made a
    protruding bolt you can see the bolt head sticking out there and that larger
    diameter, that engages onto the hoisting point of the sail and lifts the
    sail up where it’s required. I then just stuck another protective cap on the
    end there, made out of cutting board again. That’s the sprit. Here is the leeboard very simple to make just made out of
    plywood I rounded the corners I didn’t bother making a foil section I
    just left it flat and it works fine and this is really, really, really simple! This
    was my own kind of design the plans have a completely different leeboard
    setup but I just wanted something really simple so all I did… I drilled a small
    hole in the side of our tender actually I drilled two one on each side so you
    can swap over from one side to the other if required, and the hole can just be
    plugged with a small wooden… what are they called?… Somebody in the comments section
    tell me what they’re called. The little wooden things that you get from
    Ikea when you’re putting furniture together the little wooden things that…
    you know what I’m talking about don’t you! So you just plug the hole with that
    and then you only have one hole! And then this is threaded bar stainless steel
    threaded bar and I’ve drilled a hole and tapped the hole and then screwed the
    threaded bar into this short section of the same tube that the sprit is made out
    of that’s a handle now this was tightened so that it’s it’s
    completely jammed I believe I put some thread lock on
    there as well this is now a bolt that doesn’t need a tool so you can spin the
    whole handle and I then made two gigantic washes out of cutting board.
    Cutting boards are so useful for about a million different things.. Go and buy a load of cutting boards and put them on your boat they’re ace! So I made two huge
    washers out of cutting board. The leeboard goes on an outside of your boat you put
    a large washer and your tool-less-bolt through on the outside on the inside you
    put another large washer so this is on the other side of your hull now, this is
    on the inside of your hull, of your tender and then you’ve just got a wing nut…
    and then you tighten that up and because of the friction created by the two large
    washers basically if I turn this side the wing nut almost doesn’t want to turn
    because of the friction within there so you can get a lot of torque on this. You
    can really, really torque it up with the size of the handle there you can really
    squeeze that. The cutting board is a little bit compressible so that acts as
    a shock absorber and this squeezes between the hull and this worked
    brilliantly. This leeboard it didn’t move under sail you tighten this up it never
    moves at the same time if you were to hit a rock or some other obstruction
    underwater then this would kick up and rotate around the bolt and it wouldn’t
    break so very simple again I found it to be very effective,
    so hopefully somebody else can find that useful too. This is the rudder and I
    massively over engineered this I made this just after I’d made the boat I had just
    learnt how to laminate wood and had a lot of bits of leftover wood so I kind
    of… Like I say I’m massively over- manufactured this. The design concept with this is that it stays down in the water. It’s very
    stiff this can kick up so again, like the daggerboard [leeboard] if I were to sail into a rock then this would kick up like that. That’s also useful if you’ve got your tender on a
    pontoon, or on a beach, you don’t necessarily have to remove the rudder
    you can just kick it up and then it stays away from the ground.
    So it does work, as I say, you know you can see how I made this. I laminated all the wood together. I made large washers out of plastic and you can see the
    different laminates of the wood there… I’ve since thought about this you can
    make it about a thousand times more simple, so I wouldn’t necessarily use
    this exact design myself again if I was to build this again but there you are you
    can see how I made it. So I’ll just push that back down that’s
    ready to sail now. You can see how I attached the tiller you’ve just got a section
    of aluminium flat bar, bolted through here on the top of the rudder and then
    it’s bolted with a single bolt through the tiller and the tiller is made out of
    an axe handle which I bought in a DIY store very, very cheaply but it’s quite a
    nice finished product you know you don’t need to do anything to it other than
    drill a hole through it so that was very convenient and it’s very strong. One
    thing that is quite interesting is the way that I attached the rudder to the
    tender. I saw that you can buy the correct fittings to do that but they’re
    very, very expensive again and I don’t like to buy expensive things if I can help it.
    So I made my own system it’s a quick- release rudder. You have to use your
    imagination here because it’s raining outside I can’t show you the tender but
    basically on the tender you’ve got some eye bolts like this facing in the
    opposite direction so there they come from this side and you’ve got the eye
    here, so as you bring the two parts together the
    eyes all line up with each other and then if you drop in this copper pipe… and
    at the end I just hammered it flat so that it becomes a wider section I
    drilled that, stuck a little loop of Dyneema through it… Once you’ve got the
    eye bolts lined up together on the transom of the of the boat and on the rudder, you
    just drop in the copper pipe and then the two are locked together it pivots around
    the copper pipe and as I say it’s quick- release: if you want to get rid of the
    tiller and the rudder, you just pull that out and it comes off. So, really simple,
    really quick and the eye bolts are made out of stainless steel which is harder
    than the copper… So if you were to use this over a number of years the copper
    pipe would wear down and in fact you can see some small marks on this where that has
    started to happen and then, you know, it might last 5, 10 years whatever and then
    you can just make another one of these in about 10 minutes and they’re quite
    cheap, so I think it works well and… yeah ;there you are that’s how I attached the
    rudder to the tender. Here are the sails that we’ve got we’ve got an optimist
    sail standard off-the-shelf school sail very cheap it’s a good sail
    it’s quite a lot of sail area so you can use this in the light winds once the
    winds pick up quite a bit – we’ve had some some quite exciting times out sailing
    our tender – then you can do with less sail area so I made a poly tarp sail
    with roughly half the sail area of this. The quality of this is absolutely
    laughable I made it in a very, very haphazard way There we are: this is our storm sail. So I made Telltale’s out of little pieces of line which I frayed, you know, the tack
    and the clew are made very, very in a very, very gash way by cutting off
    sections and building up the layers stitching it by hand with a little
    needle and I also used quite a large diameter line – it’s a small diameter line
    but it’s a very large diameter as a thread – I threaded that through again by
    hand so, yeah… you certainly don’t look very posh when you’re out sailing this!
    But if you’re in heavy winds and you want to get back to your boat and you
    want to sail back then this is handy to have and it was extremely cheap to make.
    So that’s how I made our sailing rig for our tender we’ve had a lot of fun in ours
    and I do recommend that you do this yourself, you know, if you’re anchored in
    a bay with your main boat and you want to go exploring places there’s no better
    way of doing that than by sail in your tender you know you’ve got no problem
    with draught you can get into all the little nooks and crannies that you can’t
    get to with your boat and it’s a really peaceful and satisfying way to explore a
    new place. We’re about to go ashore I’m going to go
    into this bay and see there’s anything to see up there. Well that was a nice relaxing journey home
    wasn’t it? Yeah, beautiful! If you enjoyed this video give it a thumbs up leave
    your comments below, they’re always welcome, and we will see you in another
    video in the near future. Hopefully there will also be Rossella and Emma, so you
    won’t have to look at my ugly mug the whole way through the video. Thank you
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    very much indeed. Okay, see you next time guys! Ciao!

    Sailboat Craft Video / DIY Crafts by EconoCrafts
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    Sailboat Craft Video / DIY Crafts by EconoCrafts

    November 11, 2019


    Hi guys, this is Jenny with EconoCrafts, and
    today we’re going to learn how to make the sailboat craft. So, first take your eight out of 10 popsicle
    sticks and paint them any color you would like. Once you’ve painted them, let them dry. Next, you’re going to hot glue all of the
    popsicle sticks together so you create the base of your boat. Once the base is all glued it should look
    just like that. Next, flip it over, and take your last two
    popsicle sticks and glue them on either side of the sailboat’s base, just like that. Now, flip it over and put it to the side. Now take your straw and you’re gonna cut it
    about six inches. Take your construction paper at one of the
    ends and fold it to a triangle and then take your straw and measure it to the length of
    your sailboat’s sail and cut it out. Next, you’re going to bend the edge of your
    sail, and you’re going to take your scissor and you’re going to make two small cuts at
    either side of the sail. This is so the straw can thread through the
    sail. Take your straw and thread it through the
    sail of your sailboat, just like that. With your hot glue, with a generous amount,
    hot glue the bottom of a straw and stick it to the center of your sailboat. Finally, get a bowl of water and watch your
    sailboat float. You can find all the supplies you’ll need
    at econocrafts.com, link in the description below. If you enjoyed this video, please make sure
    to like and share to anyone who may benefit. We come out with new videos every week, so
    make sure you keep on your notification bell to get alerts whenever a new video is up. If you have any questions about arts and crafts
    or have any craft ideas, please let us know in the comments below. Thanks for watching.

    HOW TO MAKE – Sailboat out of bottles
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    HOW TO MAKE – Sailboat out of bottles

    September 15, 2019


    Hi guys! The construction of the Ficusland continues, but in the meantime we decided to sail a bit by making a sailboat out of bottles. So, we brought the bottles to the place of filming, these are 6 liter bottles. We calculated that our entire sailboat will occupy 2 cubic meters as a whole, which is 2000 liters in volume. And now we’re starting to build our sailboat first we make such small blocks of 2 bottles and join them together using tape then we connect these blocks of 2 into blocks of 4 so, we have a ready bottom part, and we started to build the sides. Let’s check how heavy it is at the moment. can you lift? It’s quite light can you lift the whole structure? Wow! Rambo Tell us what will it be? it will be such a structure that will be attached to these bottles. I mean it’s something like, how’s that thing called which carries sails in a boat, the mast right? Yes, mast Basically it’s the stick on which our sailboat will be placed. Why do we need the wooden construction? Well, it’s because if we attach this thing to the bottles, it will simply not hold, so we need a more reliable construction and for this we make such a wooden frame. but the main part will be located at the bottom of our sailboat, so it shouldn’t be visible. so, we made this simple construction, with the help of which the canvas, which will be here later, can be rotated. To do this, we attached ropes here so that from any end of our sailboat it could be controlled. By the way, the quadrature of this canvas turned out to be 4 square meters. According to Wikipedia, there shouldn’t be more than 5 or 8 square meters per person, because if there is more, then the person simply can’t cope with it. I think we can handle it I think our sail will be enough for this sailboat and for the two of us. Well, our sail will be also from such improvised means. It will be a stretch film of blue color to make it beautiful Let’s put it guys! By the way, it’s relatively light. Yeah, light! So, we have already arrived at this amazingly wonderful place. Look how beautiful it is! Here we’ll check our sailing boat. But there is a small problem. The wind is blowing from that shore towards us. Therefore, it’s likely that won’t not be able to sail. So, we’ll attach our motor here, cross to the other side, and from there we’ll sail along the lake on our sailboat. come on, come on, come on! Well, we attached the motor, took the battery, camera and me and we’re ready to go! because the sail canvas is ready as well. yes, just check out how cool it looks! : but there’s a problem, we don’t know how to control the sail. Once we were on a yacht and this sail almost threw me overboard it was a real yacht, yeah? yes, it was a real yacht but we will try to cope with this sail, which we made ourselves. you see, the wind is blowing in this direction, like that. We need to get there first. Right? Let’s try! we are sailing. Friends we’re sailing. I want to sail at full speed. we’re sailing with a sail we are sailing against the tide and we haven’t started the motor We’re trying to keep the sail along the wind so that it does not interfere with sailing to that shore, now we are sailing with the motor on. : we planned to sail there, but the wind changed its direction, and now we are sailing in the opposite direction that Did you see? Yes against the current we are sailing against the tide and see how fast we’re moving to the shore? Yes, we’re heading to the shore. we are mooring up. Our driver Ficus can apply for the driving license. I wonder what is the driving license for ship is called. There’s a strong wind now but I want to check how the yacht will sail in such wind The sailing was incredibly cool we got a cool idea. If we get a lot of likes for this video, then we’ll make a sailboat on wheels amphibious sailboat. we will ride on the field with the help of the wind. If you like the idea, be sure to hit the thumbs up so that we know that you want to film us that video : also write in the comments what you want to see in our next video, what do you want us to build? Write everything below Are you waiting for the ficus land? subscribe to the channel, click on the bell so as not to miss the n Thanks for being with us till next time bye

    My homemade folding boat (You can buy the plans online and build one too!)
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    My homemade folding boat (You can buy the plans online and build one too!)

    August 30, 2019


    hello today I’m going to show you an
    eight-foot-long boat that folds down to just four inches wide you can put an
    outboard on it and it actually planes it can do about 15 knots maximum speed and
    you can also fit a rig to it and sail it around so it’s very versatile it also
    rose straight as an arrow it’s a fantastic little boat you can keep it
    anywhere even in the gap between a wardrobe and a wall or in your garage on
    a small boat it can be kept alongside the lifelines and it hardly takes up any
    room at all so let’s open it up and have a look at it we normally launch this
    from the side of our small boat but on this occasion I’m going to be putting it
    in from the pontoon and I’ll show you just how easy it is now I’m no expert rower but watch how
    easy this thing rows now let’s stick an outboard engine on it
    this is a 30 year old 4 horsepower 2 stroke outboard you can even fit a mast and leeboard to it
    and then sail it

    Walk Around Of My Poor Boy Fishing Boat Project Rod Rack 60 Hp Mercury
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    Walk Around Of My Poor Boy Fishing Boat Project Rod Rack 60 Hp Mercury

    August 15, 2019


    hey guys
    Ivan here on the Missouri agitator channel. Our weather’s starting to warm
    up here a little bit in Missouri. I can get out without a coat. It’s looking better every
    day it comes by. So I should be on the water any day!!! I should be on the water
    today but still trying to get my boat cleaned up and cleaned out. But I figured
    I’d do a walk around on my boat I’ve been working on. It’s not finished and
    it’s not fancy I’m a poor boy so I got to do with what I got. But figured I’d do
    a little walk around and show some things. I’ll flip my camera around here.
    it’s like I said it’s not fancy at all but been working on it. It’s a 18 by
    70 Voyager. I put this casting deck up front.
    I have hatches to go here and a hatch to go on the other side. Of course this this
    boat!! Has been changed a lot. I’ll put some pictures up. I didn’t take video of it but I’ll put some
    pictures up of how this boat was it was When I first got it. Just a big jon boat, No console it had
    the bench seats all throughout it. I took them out. Added the console. I got
    batteries up under here. I got a double seat base here. I’ve built a rod rack
    that goes in here and it comes out and it’s got a wheel comes up hold six rods
    across the front and can be swiveled out of the way or completely pulled out so I
    can get up here and cast on this deck for shad from a bait added the trolling
    motor of course this boat had no electrical to
    it I had to add all the electric to it added the lights added this it’s a 24
    inch light bar man this thing does awesome catfish College whoo good stuff
    let’s see I added the floor I added foam under the floors anchor
    lock up front added the console thanks to my buddy Darrell ray he set me up
    with that took got out of his boat he opened his whole deck up
    I left my Center in it’s got my live well I added lights to it not this is
    I’m not finished back here added the floor out of the foam I’ve got three
    seat bases it’ll be put back here when I’m fishing solo I’ll sit in the center
    if I’ve got friends one can sit on each side they can watch the rock
    rod rack you know one guy can have three rods on this side and other guy three
    rods on that side of course I got pulled all my girls out of the house here and
    set them up that’s my rod rack like I say it’s not finished either I’ve got to
    put on here with hose clamps our hose clamps with C clamps I’m actually have
    pins that will go in here and I can pull this rod rack off anytime that I that I
    want I don’t pull it off very often but because I also use this rack for
    trolling for Spoonbill put the 60 horse on it I had the transom
    race you can see where the God done an awesome job of raising my transom for me name of the boat specialist everybody’s
    got to name their boat right push back on the rod rack on each rod I run a
    different color of string green orange green so on so forth all the way across
    got my battery back here and this battery never goes dead it disconnects
    the motor will always charge that but the battery up front can go dead if I
    don’t switch my switch and charge this battery this battery only runs my lights
    and my trolling motor and fish finder that finder stuff like yeah that battery
    there is always charged so I do not get stranded on the water I can’t stand
    getting out and because I fish night a lot added my switch panel steering wheel
    added the control of course got fish list across the front that’s why I ain’t
    finished yet like I say this is a project I’ve been working on but it does
    me fine I usually fish with me and one other
    person one other guy of course I got my bait rods over there for catching bait
    and it’s it’s in progress not finished like I say three seats in the back pull
    the center one out and had the two out ones if I’ve got somebody back here
    trolling with me if I’m by myself I sit in the center same way with a guy up
    front and he sits in the center boats all balanced don’t have any problems
    there Oh probably I’m thinking about adding a deck back here though enclosing
    this the tank and then the battery and everything and closing this off there’s
    a lot of room here a lot of space maybe later we’ll see but I run these
    different colored lines I run these different colored lines just in case if
    one gets tangled with the other I can see which one you know goes where
    untangle them a lot easier I was running all Berkley big game on the back end and
    well if you’re if you’re drifting and then things get tangled up it’s a mess
    so yeah running different colors on the back end really helps out a lot got the ugly stick Tigers
    7-foot that’s what I like I’m probably going to try some Serge this year but
    all right guys oh yeah and my my little net it’s a monster I got out one time and I
    hooked a good flathead catfish I mean a good one and the net that I had in my
    boat was too small I seen that thing I picked that net there up in a flea
    market I was like you know what no more of that no more losing fish all right
    guys like I say that’s that’s my boat I
    forgot to mention the after I get all these hatches in and get everything
    completed on the inside I’ve got this stuff it’s a vinyl all the new boats are
    new boats are coming out with it of course this is just a scrap piece that
    I’ve got I’ve got a big brand new roll of this going in my boat luckily I live
    in the aluminum boat capital of the world we have g3 tracker lows planned
    out just a bunch of a bunch of aluminum boat companies here in town aluminum in
    this boat stuff like that I can buy straight from the factory and really
    helps but all right guys figured I’d throw that out there I’ll come back when
    I get this thing completed and finished and let you guys check it out after I
    get it done y’all take care till next time take care tight lines