Walkaround Half Cab Build

mokahehteh

Waterman
Sep 29, 2004
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21' Custom Half Cab
Swapping out my tuna tower & windshield for a glass over ply half cab. Big shout out to the "anonymous" BD'er who ended up with my tower LOL

Going for improved weather & spray protection and a place to install the good stuff. Inspired by Jeff C. SKIFF's amazing Radon 17 and Big Tony's custom Anderson 22, both fully tricked out by the gents at Anderson. Let's see how mine goes...!

Will post updates here and there; I hope it helps or encourages another member somehow.

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gecsr1

Plain Jane Rods...Hobby Rod Builder
Jul 15, 2005
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maybe an isinglass enclosed would have sufficed.. wow big undertaking
 
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mokahehteh

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Eisenglass is the worst IMHO. Hard to see thru when new and impossible to keep nice. Plus I just like the sea and wind in my face!

Yep, SHORT BIT logs a LOT of time in the "outer limits" ...and in the process, he had tested eisinglass to its limit in his application and came up wanting. That's why he took it off. Now I am beginning to appreciate his perspective a little more than I did before.
 
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mokahehteh

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Nice!!! It will be well worth it

Thanks Tommy, Rizo & Glen.

Here's a peek at the concept sketch for what I've got planned. I imported this very same sketch into a professional 3D engineering & industrial design modeling program (and overlayed that onto the geometry of my hull) ...and that's the data set that drove the creation of my templates for all the panels & window openings \□□□/

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Mo Betta

Offshore Prop Changer
Feb 6, 2003
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Frank
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25' Wellcraft sportsman "Mo Betta", 14' Livingston"Caballito"
I'll be following this closely. I'm planning on doing the same thing this winter.
 
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gecsr1

Plain Jane Rods...Hobby Rod Builder
Jul 15, 2005
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Gary
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No Boat Now
Eisenglass is the worst IMHO. Hard to see thru when new and impossible to keep nice. Plus I just like the sea and wind in my face!
actually Strato glass is much much better than isinglass.. I changed all mine to strato glass.. vision thru i is 1000% better
But the having the wind in your face is un beatable..
 
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BIG GAME 217

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Jun 22, 2008
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Most of the work here is all done homemade. The water gets rough so half cabs are popular for offshore fishing during the rough water months.
 
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Drk20

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Mar 10, 2014
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I am surprised you started such a large project at the beginning of this epic fishing season!?! do you have another boat?
 
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mokahehteh

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I am surprised you started such a large project at the beginning of this epic fishing season!?! do you have another boat?

Quick answer: getting top dollar for my old tower was a high priority. Every project needs adequate funding, right Derek?

...and yeah, I have a buddy or two with boat. Are you offering a spot on your sled? :)
 
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mokahehteh

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21' Custom Half Cab
Cut out the half cab sidewall doublers and roof stiffener spine... now waiting for the glue on the sidewall doublers to dry while I enjoy an Aloha Friday evening with wife & kidz \□□□/

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