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Old 06-04-2017, 03:40 PM   #61
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Ill just have to hit the offshore spots on a calm day! The mpgs are crazy. That first day where I ran about 35 miles I only used 5.5 gallons. Not too bad! Here's a question for you panga owners. I got my cleats in and I'm trying to find a way to through bold them, but since there are no gunwale caps, I can't figure out a way. How did you do yours? I want 2 in the stern, 2 mid, and 2 at the bow
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Old 06-04-2017, 08:04 PM   #62
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Got my leaning post set up, but still trying to figure out a way to screw it down since that hatch is there. Maybe I will just glass that panel down.
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Old 06-04-2017, 08:08 PM   #63
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Also installed my GPS/Sonar. I would like to get a better unit with a larger screen and sidescan or 3d scan, but I will wait for the price to come down. I did a shoot through hull with silicone caulk so it can be removed. I gave it a shot in a local river and was surprised how clear it was. Way better than any transom mount I've run. No turbulence showing even on plane. I'll see if performance will suffer when shooting deeper than 80ft or so.
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Old 06-04-2017, 08:17 PM   #64
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Got my leaning post set up, but still trying to figure out a way to screw it down since that hatch is there. Maybe I will just glass that panel down.
What does the hatch provide access to? I can't see anything in the pics. Can you just screw the hatch down, then just screw the leaning post to the hatch? If there isn't anything you need to get to on a regular basis, that might work. You could still get access if needed, you would just need to remove the screws. The forces on the hatch from the leaning post will be down, so the screws would just need to keep it from moving around, not hold it down. Just a thought.
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Old 06-04-2017, 09:44 PM   #65
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Take a couple pieces of 1/2 inch delrin, width of seat by 3 inches and mount em, one across the front legs and one across the back legs, side to side. Use stainless flathead sex bolts to mount em and glue some 1/8" rubber on the bottom. On the front one you now can mount a nice stainless hinge and put a latch on the rear piece. Now you can just unlatch it, tilt seat forwad and open hatch!
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Old 06-07-2017, 06:31 AM   #66
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That's not a bad idea. I guess I can also just bolt it down. Honestly I don't see much purpose in it lifting up like that. I think id rather glass or all down and put two round deck hatches so I can get in there to clear out debris
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Old 06-20-2017, 03:42 PM   #67
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Got everything settled and drove 8hrs to Destin. Fished all weekend and was super impressed. Ran 20miles offshore in 3-5s. It was wet, but not unbareable. Totalled over 70 miles that day and still had a bit of fuel in my 12gal tank! Super impressed!
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