The birth of a mothership

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by captnron, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. captnron

    captnron Guest

    I had for some time been looking for something to use as a mother ship, had considered everything from a pontoon boat to a a huge Carolina Skiff.  With my new neighbor - "Bonefish Custom Boats" moving in next door and seeing boats come and go a particular hull got my attention and started me thinking about it's use as a mother ship.  

    I wanted something that was versatile and still maintain my roots with the simple tiller skiff. I was looking for something that could be used to haul kayaks and gear to remote areas, fishable inshore and functional as a "family" boat.

    After going over details with Chis @ Bonefish, I think we have a new twist on a proven hull design.  

    I will post pics of the build and throughout the process.  This is a "work in progress" thread and I will try to post as major progress takes place.  The mold is getting gelcoat now and I'll add pics when they start laying glass later today.

    I always wanted to watch my boat being built so this is a real treat for me.

    Enjoy: (pics to follow)
     
  2. deerfly

    deerfly Opinicus iracibilus

    get a few good whiffs of the fumes while yer watching and you can lay off the beer and vodka for a few days. :cool:
     

  3. Un-shore

    Un-shore Well-Known Member

    Why not keep drinking and just enhance the buzz? :cool:

    Looking forward to the report, I'm considering selling my center console and getting a big skiff.
     
  4. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    I'll have a styrene and stoli please.
    Oh, wait, is this the right thread?
    Mothership? Yep, right place...
    Beam me up CaptRon,
    There's no intelligent life here.

        ;)

    I had my Illudium Pu-36 Explosive Space Modulator around here somewhere...
     
  5. Gramps

    Gramps Living &amp; Dying in 3/4 Time

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    Vent the work space Brett....  :D

    Can't wait to see the pics Captn. Always wanted to see one built as well.
     
  6. captnron

    captnron Guest

    Didn't get as far along today as we had hoped. Bonefish experienced a deficit when an employee's friend passed today :( and I ended up helping roll out my hull. Hope to have pics of it in the mold tomorrow.
     
  7. aaronshore

    aaronshore Well-Known Member

    So I see Bonefish Boats complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.....Should change the name to Bonehead Boats. ;D
     
  8. captnron

    captnron Guest

    Sorry for the delay with the pics. New internet @ work does not allow pics to download.

    Gelcoat:

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  9. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    Tunnel Cat!

    Can't be tippy... :D

    You gonna go with a hydraulic jackplate, nosecone, and meatcleaver?
     
  10. captnron

    captnron Guest

    Your correct, it will be anything but tippy.

    As far as the performance parts. Think of it more as a small aircraft carrier. ;) :D :D
     
  11. Gramps

    Gramps Living &amp; Dying in 3/4 Time

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    You're going with a red hull? Aggressive! ;D Ah I'm kidding, that is a pure white right? What's the estimated draft?
     
  12. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    Allright...google...aircraft carrier top speed...WOW! 30 Knots!
    That'll get you there on time...even fully loaded!
    ;)
     
  13. captnron

    captnron Guest

    I will be very happy with that. ;)
     
  14. Un-shore

    Un-shore Well-Known Member

    Nuclear? :-?
     
  15. aaronshore

    aaronshore Well-Known Member

    He's going to employ RJ's experience as a powerplant engineer. Imagine that for a second............ [smiley=badidea.gif]
     
  16. captnron

    captnron Guest


    NP, I have my kids. Wanna go fishing? [smiley=1-biggrin.gif]
     
  17. aaronshore

    aaronshore Well-Known Member

  18. captnron

    captnron Guest

    A little slow about getting these up but here goes. :)

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    Shes out of the mold!!! [smiley=1-beer.gif]

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  19. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    I do love that new boat smell...
    or is that the styrene fumes?
           Looking good!
     
  20. captnron

    captnron Guest

    Yeah. The smelly part is almost over and boy am I going to miss it. ;D ;D ;D Everyone seems to show up to watch them lay glass. :-/ :-/ :-/ ;D ;D ;D

    Time to rig now. I'll keep the pics coming. ( I hope :-[)
     
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