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

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    Default 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/

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    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.

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    Default Re: home made belly boat question

    Just a suggestion, wear waders instead of a kilt. Welcome to the board! milt. Ever consider a pontoon?

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    Default Re: home made belly boat question

    Quote Originally Posted by milt spawn View Post
    Just a suggestion, wear waders instead of a kilt. Welcome to the board! milt. Ever consider a pontoon?

    lol
    welcome to the forum as well
    +1 on getting a 'toon.

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    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

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    Default Re: home made belly boat question

    I've once made one from an old pool lounge chair similar to this



    Then of course you've got your redneck bassboat

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    That redneck bass boat is money. I need me one.

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    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.

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    Default Re: home made belly boat question

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



    Then of course you've got your redneck bassboat

    So great, I love this one!

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

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

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