C moore: I have been an inflatable owner for almost 40 years. At first it was strictly for ponds in the late 70's. Since then I have had several 2 man fiberglass and plastic boats including the coleman crawdad and the original bass buster. I have noticed that almost every video you ever see about inflatables falls into a couple different groups. There are exceptions but most are either by someone that either gets them free or gets paid for using them or from the first time owner that is either showing his project or right after he finished. I made one last summer while I was fishing and actually punctured the boat while I made it. Since Sea Eagle was so good with advice, I didn't post it. There are a few things everyone should know. They do puncture and are nowhere near as tough as they want you to think. They can be a bitch to patch. You need to use plumbers glue for pvc and not rubber cement. Also, Don't expect to use it for at least 4 hours afterward. Next, you probably won't ever get the boat completely deflated where you can get it back into as small an area as it came in, like the carry bag. Lastly, they cost considerably more than a hard boat. My sea eagle fpb 285 was about $700 with the floor and seat. Third, unless you spend the money to get a good battery pump, designed for rafts and air mattresses, expect a good workout. The people I know leave them inflated in the garage and just throw them in the back of the pickup. Assuming you got it deflated and it would fit in your car, do you really want that nasty thing in the back of your $40,000 SUV? I just think that everyone should consider everything. If you mount a trolling motor, as I did, in most states it becomes a boat and you have to tag it. If you bought it used, did you get a title? You need one. In most cases the best all around choice is going to be a 10 or 12 foot john boat. They fit into a pickup, cost less and never need patching.They are easy to row and you can drag one about anywhere. Their downside is if you don't have a pickup, you need a trailer. Have a great day.
Maurice Riley: Hello, I wanted to know how thick is the motor mount "wood" that the trolling motor sits on?
EdgerGaming15: I just ordered one of these boats and I was wondering about getting it registered with a title. I am wanting to know if it comes with the MSO papers to take to the dmv.
Andrew Hucks: Im very interested in how you utilized the PVC frame under the floor? Can you give some rough plans? Either in a video or just a comment here? I will be checking this video daily. Thank you
ILLFLOWnyc: Nice job thanks for the post....I have extra 1 1/4 pvc do you think that will fit fine. I have not unboxed my SE4 yet but I am looking forward to starting this project this weekend.
since1983april: nice custom boat
robert ledbetter: do think I could catch crabs on that boat
with a troutline rig
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aacfoo: for the seating worries and weight you may be able to get away with a small cooler under the seat
tristatefishing: Yea if you wanted to make it into one piece that would be great. I even thought about filling it with foam if I ever get bored with it.
Quinton S: Just ordered my seahawk4 from amazon.on sale for 50 bucks. Cant wait to get it. Want to use pvc but i want to split in half and glue flat side to wood so i dont have to transport pvc and wood separate
audiomartini: question for you guys...i want to make a canopy for my intex mariner 4. my thought was to put pvc pipe in the rod holders;attach a tarp with grommits to the top and use cord to lash down the tarp using the front and back handles.do you think that would work?
gbirt727: Hey man how can I get the plans for the PVC frame and floor dimensions for this ? Thanks>
TVPreto: if anyone want help me for making my floor, can add me on Msn messenger : email@example.com. thank you
reef: is this 3/4 plywood?
TVPreto: hi, great job for your boat , i'm trying to make the same thing , but can you tell me the exactly size of the 3 part please. how large are their ? i have begin to make but i saw mine are little more large and don't go corretly in the boat. i saw than the part in the middle. can you tell me just only this size please ? thank you
tristatefishing: Yea just check my videos and you'll see one.
rizzo777777: I just got the PVC that each piece had a larger ID so I can join the together.. the cut ends I wrapped duct tape for now.. u think that will do? How stable is your setup stepping on the sides?
mwillblade: They sell caps you can put on the ends .I did that for mine .
DIY Intex Seahawk 4 Inflatable Custom Bass Boat mod5
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