Lusca wrote:How about a built in bait/livewell? Say 6 to 8 gallon capacity. Round or oval shape. Some kind of free flowing water exchange along the lines of a venturi, or just several small holes like a glorified minnow bucket . That way, no batteries or mechanical pumps. When not in use a plug to keep the water out. I'd love to incorporate something like that for my shad. I'd want it below the deck, just under my legs. That space would work with your SOT design I believe.
Staying with simple on this build. I have a 5 gallon bait tank in HYBRID, although it is not passive, it does have an electric pump.
Good idea though. Could be done. It would only be 3 inches deep though.
Did a little fill work around the inside edges and then glassed over it before it cured.
Can't hardly see the glass but it is there. Front 2/3 rds of the inside done. Back 1/3 rd will require more fill before it is glassed.
Went out and bought some 1" corner molding (3/4" inside) for the tumblehome edges.
3/7/11 Afternoon. Got the the aft portion filled and glassed.
Trimmed the bottom deck. Prepared for tumblehome install.
Tumblehome tacked in place. Some work on nose and tail too.
3/9/11 Tumblehome filled and glassed inside.
Gunnel rail bonded in place.
It is 65° in the garage but 39° outside. May take this a while to cure up.
By afternoon it was pretty solid so I cut the extra off of the tumble home. Trimmed up around the edges and did some sanding.
Starting to look like a kayak. The shape is now rigid enough that it won't twist or bend when I pick it up and move it around.
Out of Glass cloth and low on epoxy. On order.
Order hardware from ACK yesterday and got it today.
3/10/11 This morning I attached the nose under-piece. This will support the piece of wood that the screws go into for the handle and the padeye.
Attached the first section of rear decking. This is the piece that goes behind the seat and in front of the cooler.
Laid on a little or glass from some scraps and tape that I had left. Closed up some patches of uncovered skin.
3/14/11 Mixed the last of the epoxy. Laid on a couple of patches of glass on the inside.
Epoxied the hatch cover on HYBRID.
Epoxied up a replacement for HYBRIDS camlock.
Glassed the area right behind the seat, in front of the cooler.
Received the Surf to Summit seat today. Fishing seat pack may not work with SANDY but the seat looks really comfortable.
Epoxied the top nose piece. This is a piece of pine that will accept the screws for the the handle and the padeye.
Did some work on the tale area.
3/16/11 Went fishing yesterday, and got my order from US Composites yesterday. Got up late for me today.
Got the rear deck glassed on the underside and installed.
Got the patches in the seat area done.
Got the foot area glassed over with 6 oz (over 3 oz). Hoping that will be tough enough.
Got the front area glassed up the sidewalls.
Bunch of fillets glassed.
Evening, added left front deck tumble home.