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    boat mods and personalisation

    im going thru the process of making my boat a little more user friendly by putting a few bits and pieces together to make it perfect for what I need
    I got stuck in this afternoon and i thaught id put together a thread so I can show you what iv done and hopefully you can show me what you guys have done
    maybe i can get some good ideas

    first off heres my new boat of two weeks

    here are the pedistools im turning into storage cupboards

    im stoaked with the result

    and my short term radio set up

    what have you guys done to your boats to make em better?

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    Extra battery charged independently and running all the stuff except motor, underwater light, deck light, I also carry enough crap to nearly sink a ship

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    Red LEDs in old halogen reflectors for night fishing, up under the gunnels? Doesn't affect your eyes in the dark
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikee View Post
    Extra battery charged independently and running all the stuff except motor, underwater light, deck light, I also carry enough crap to nearly sink a ship
    that was my problem in my old boat - a net, two longline setups, so four floats four weights two trace boards, my spear fishing gear, my rods and tackle, life jackets, chilly bin and all the other crap. all piled into a 14ft6 ramco tinny there was nowhere left to stand letalone fish

    so iv made a conscious effort to make this new boat tidy and keep it that way, so it gets a better wash and looked after better
    a shelf is on the cards next up front behind the instrument panel with a good ledge to stow the sea anchor and then possibly a set up to store diving gears in the boat but out of the sun.
    im thinking a vertical canvas bag that stows inbetween the passengers seat and port side of the boat that has a small hole in the bottom so it can double as a where I clean them
    ie stick the hose in the top fill the bag and let it self drain

    that and carpet on all the shelves
    my brother is a carpetlayer so hopfully he is keen to help

    Im enjoying the process of making it mine, and its great for not costing me much while I am paying it off

    I am trying to resist going out and getting a brand new HDS 7 till i have the money sitting in the bank ready

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    We also have a bucket loo (has proper toilet seat attached) with the you use it you empty it rule, the user must also open the front hatch AND put the curtain up.

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    I was thinking a rod holder mounted toilet seat for that problem, Im not keen on the idea of a brown streak down the edge of my pontoon tho

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    Beer holders
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Beer holders
    In my boat the Beer holder would be you!! Bil999 needs a chilli bin like mine, what you think VC

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    Don't put too much shit on it.
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    Yup thats an awesome chilly,thought my old mans was a good one,but it puts that to shame<might be a bit bulky for Bills boat tho I recon.
    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

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    Boat carpet in ,just finished . Boats been kind to me this season so am showing here some tlc
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikee View Post
    In my boat the Beer holder would be you!! Bil999 needs a chilli bin like mine, what you think VC
    What chilli bin are you running

    currently got 3 beer holders on the boat, they were a must.
    the boat does have nice flat sides to rest your beer while you cast
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    Quote Originally Posted by Munsey View Post

    Boat carpet in ,just finished . Boats been kind to me this season so am showing here some tlc
    Im keen on the carpet idea too, or something similar it will be a bit kinder on the kingfish if they are destine to go back in the water, and stop the rolling stuff on ali sound

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    Coul have just about shot these buggers with my spear gun off the boat
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    Hell yeah go back with a .22lr or bow, nice looking billy
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