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    Quote Originally Posted by AntsUiga View Post
    Several viable boat options are available. However, since it is a long drive to the Breaks, another 2-3.weeks would be added to fly fish some MT and WY waters. The dual purpose skews the boat selection.

    First choice would be a Mini Mac 12 drift boat. Easily holds all gear and a cooler. This boat is the worse tracker of the three due to lack of keel and bottom rocker. Great for maneuvering in rivers.
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    The next two choices would be canoe with rowing modification or sea kayak.
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    The canoe would be second choice since it holds a cooler. Both offer much less windage. The canoe offers options to shift my butt around while I would have to complete several consecutive days in kayak before confirming my body would conform to extensive seating.

    The drift boat weighs about 150 pounds, canoe about 70, and kayak around 45.

    It also makes it easy to invite friends.

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    I'd like to hear and see more about your canoe with rowing modifications!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Philpott View Post
    Friends?
    No question!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanH View Post
    I'd like to hear and see more about your canoe with rowing modifications!
    I will post on your blog to avoid hijacking this one further.

    Ants

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    Building out of sequence, it was inevitable there would be issues.

    I built the tiller ages ago to be able to use a tiller pilot I have laying around. Since then Bedard designed and included in the kit a boomkin. He says the boat really needs it. Of course my tiller doesn’t fit.
    But I want to be able to lift the tiller up anyway.
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    So I came up with this forked tongue demon. I seem to have missed any carbon layup pictures.
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    I made up some mounting tubes so it can be removable and I’ll somehow figure out how to use his kit parts to support them. That’ll be perfect for supporting the solar panels in rowboat mode. Now I can forget about this for a while
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    I told Bedard I wanted to put a little two horse outboard on it. But now I'm thinking electric.
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    Seamax 24 V 86LB thrust brushless trolling motor.
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    Of course the first thing I do is take it all apart and void the warranty.
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    All of that telescoping, lifting, steering, throttling mechanism boils down to this little fella.
    I want to build a low profile mount with no steering and a remote throttle so that the motor just slides onto the transom then lifts out and goes in the locker.
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    Maybe a little flush mount throttle tucked under the mizzen thwart?
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    It works!
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    I made a cedar throttle knob because, you know, I have cedar.

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    I got a little lost in the pedal drive and prop threads, so I'm not sure how deep I want the motor, but a fairing could be easy and fun.
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    Now how to figure a mount for that little transom. Suggestions welcomed.
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    I need to do a side-mount motor for the Piper and one of those high-thrust..like 120 pounds-plus "trolling motors on steroids" is mighty attractive. They suck down 50 amps, though. So with a 100 amp-hour battery, you can really only run it for an hour. I'm figuring that I might get 3 knots out of a setup like that and 3 miles motoring is not that far!
    S-2 7.9: "Wildcat of Loch Awe"
    1968 Selmer Series 9 B-flat and A clarinets
    1962Buesher "Aristocrat" tenor saxophone
    Piper One Design 24, Hull #35; "Alpha"

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