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I see what you are saying. I was thinking of using a troll motor at times. I guess I will just make it narrower and add some kind of stabilizer. I am guessing the Flats Rat will be more stable than the Fishing Mouse due to the flat bottom, right? I understand it will be slower, but, when fishing, I like to take my time anyway!! My main desire is to have something to stand in at times. We'll see...I'll keep you posted!!
Well, I'm about to start. I couldn't read the fisher mouse plans; so, I plan on doing the Flats Rat instead. I want to alter it slightly to be 4 ft wide. I'd like some room for fishing gear, bait bucket, etc. I'm putting a hatch in the front and plan on reinforcing the rear deck somehow so that I can sit on it to fish. My Home Depot did not have enough of the 1" foam...so, I need to check out Lowe's tomorrow. If I understand right, the blue foam there is fine to use, correct?
Either way..it's still a sweet boat!! I really want to build something like this. I love your paint job by the way!!
Thanks for the info. I think I will try this! I have a kayak that I love fishing out of, but I can't stand and fish out of my kayak. The stand and fish ones are much more expensive. I weigh around 220 lbs. Do you think the foam fisher will be ok for standing in? I'm not looking to stand and fish constantly; just on occasion to stretch my legs, since I fish for 4-5 hours at a time on my kayak. If you don't think the foam fisher will be good to stand in, do you think adding a 1/4" plywood bottom on the inside of the boat for flooring would be better for me, or should I just build a wood frame out of ply and just wrap it with the fabric & paint??Thanks again for the info. This boat is light and sweet!!!
That's beautiful!! Can you stand in it??