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kilted flyer 08-30-2012 06:06 PM

home made belly boat question
 
Thinking about making a belly boat. Need some advice and kinds of styrofoam to use. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Hardyreels 08-30-2012 07:55 PM

Re: home made belly boat question
 
Hello & welcome to the forum,

I don't know anything about building a float tube out of styrofoam........ There are many affordable tubes on the market today; why are you looking to make one? I don't own a tube and only fished from one for the first time this spring at a Casting For Recovery event. What little I learned is that you will want a decent one if you are going to be in deep water or be staying in it for a few hours at a time. Take a look at the Sierra Trading Post to see what they have on sale.

Ard

I just took a quick look, they run $109 - 169 http://www.sierratradingpost.com/fis...essories~d~56/

kilted flyer 08-30-2012 08:07 PM

Re: home made belly boat question
 
I have a float tube, a kayak, and a small homemade boat. The tube and my yak get my hind end wet. Just wanting to add more possibilities for fishing, and trying to stay dry. Found an old article on the water wagon. Thought I might give it a go.

milt spawn 08-30-2012 08:52 PM

Re: home made belly boat question
 
Just a suggestion, wear waders instead of a kilt.:teef: Welcome to the board! milt. Ever consider a pontoon?

caseywise 08-30-2012 09:19 PM

Re: home made belly boat question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by milt spawn (Post 480674)
Just a suggestion, wear waders instead of a kilt.:teef: Welcome to the board! milt. Ever consider a pontoon?


lol:p:p:D:D
welcome to the forum as well:)
+1 on getting a 'toon.

casey

kilted flyer 08-30-2012 09:59 PM

Re: home made belly boat question
 
I have thought about a pontoon. Not real sure of brand or model. I'm a firm believer in "you get what you pay for" so not wanting to run out and get the first one I see, or drop some cash only to be let down. And for the record, normally don't fish in my kilt. Can be a bit breezy on the water. Lol

Rip Tide 08-31-2012 07:34 AM

Re: home made belly boat question
 
I've once made one from an old pool lounge chair similar to this

http://imgc.classistatic.com/cps/poc...86047i_27.jpeg

Then of course you've got your redneck bassboat :D

http://blogs.courierpostonline.com/f...ckbassboat.jpg

spiderninja 08-31-2012 02:00 PM

Re: home made belly boat question
 
That redneck bass boat is money. I need me one.

littledavid123 08-31-2012 06:57 PM

Re: home made belly boat question
 
Welcome to the forum...:)

Your first thought should be, is it safe, fishing out of a home made belly boat. Are you balanced correctly, can you get out if it upends and does it become a wind sail if the wind changes directions and starts pushing you across a big lake. I am confident you can build one, just want to make sure the safety aspects have been considered also.

Dave

dean_mt 08-31-2012 09:35 PM

Re: home made belly boat question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rip Tide (Post 480738)
I've once made one from an old pool lounge chair similar to this

http://imgc.classistatic.com/cps/poc...86047i_27.jpeg

Then of course you've got your redneck bassboat :D

http://blogs.courierpostonline.com/f...ckbassboat.jpg

So great, I love this one!

Is that a battery under his chair? Is this thing powered! :eek:

Would it be fair to call this an Alabama Bass Boat?


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