Friday, January 23, 2009

My New Fishing Boat

Well it's official, with these photos I can announce the building of my new center console fishing boat.

It seems like forever in the research and design. Looking at countless numbers of other boats, new and used. Liking some hating some.

Ultimately not finding what I wanted made me design it my self.

The hull and basic design is by a Fijian company, The Fiberglass Shop. The boat is an Islander 28 Center Console.

Then I started to make changes and add things.

Like: Built in ice boxes, fresh and salt water washes, The seat in front of the console and the one behind the driver, padded coaming around the aft deck, a custom T-top and bow rail, toe slots and rod holders. The list goes on but I will post photos as the build continues.

I am also having a positive floatation alloy pod by Armstrong Nautical products, installed to mount the Suzuki 200 hp motor on.

All said and done I should get it in a few weeks. Fingers are crossed.

These two shot are before the antifouling and the top rub rail.

Antifouling and rub rail being completed.


thebigandyt said...

That looks like it's going to be a fine boat.

Have you thought of a name yet?

José Gomes Torres said...

Nice boat, for nice extreme fishing! Congratulations!

Gobimaru Warrior said...

wauuu nice boat for popping and u can catch our GT...hehehe congratulation my friend..

mizlan said...

wau!..that boat so beautiful design..hope someday i will fishing with y.ou friend

Akon said...

Nice blog.keep blogging.

fishing guy said...

FW: What a great looking ride for the ocean.
There looks like a lot of room for a fishing partner from the USA. LOL

Basspastor said...

Nice Blog. I found you through a comment you made at Jeff's Smallmouth Bass Fishing Blog. My blog is Bass Pundit and it has been around since 2004. It's mostly about bass fishing here in the States. I've now got you on my Blogroll-O-FishNblog.

kaki nginti said...

nice boat,wish i can get one,one day.

T. Brook Smith said...

Jealous. Jealouser. Jealousest.

Nice boat!!!!

Steve Dobson said...

Awesome. Good for you.

Robyn said...

Hey you! I have missed you! Congrats on the new boat! :)

Vai said...

cool.if you need a captain ..feel free to contact me..

Dj Phu Nguyen said...

How much money lost for a ship like this?

Melanie Daryl said...

I second the motion of Mr. Jose Torres! That's a very spacious boat, fit for extreme fishing conditions. I think the ocean needs to be prepared when he's out in the sea! LOL! Those things you put are absolutely necessary. Those ice boxes will help you store as much fish as you can catch. :)