Looking for some advice

Ask your questions here. Guests welcome to post!
tarzan
Posts: 9
Joined: Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:55 pm
Type of boat I like: Wadefish

Looking for some advice

Post by tarzan » Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:44 pm

Greetings

I am going to build one of the two wadefish boats but would like to know what would be the advantage of one over the other.
I weigh 180 LBS. plus 20 or 30 lbs of fishing gear
I plan to use the boat primarily for flats fishing in Florida and perhaps a little off sure as well. I am thinking about incorporating a outrigger system into the build so I can stand and fish. This will be my first build and I would really appreciate any advice I can get.

Thank You in advance

User avatar
jem
Site Admin
Posts: 4864
Joined: Fri Jun 18, 2004 8:14 pm
Type of boat I like: Wooden
Location: Greensboro, NC
Contact:

Re: Looking for some advice

Post by jem » Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:52 pm

I think the WF 27 or blue fin would get it done for you.
-Matt. Designer.

tarzan
Posts: 9
Joined: Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:55 pm
Type of boat I like: Wadefish

Re: Looking for some advice

Post by tarzan » Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:31 pm

Thanks Matt I need all the help I can get

I like the idea of a narrower kayak as I have problems now with my sit in assend hitting my hands on the side of the boat. But could someone explain to my the reasoning why the 27 would be a better fit the the 32 ? Also I would really appreciate any advice on a outrigger system recommendation to build in.

Thanks So Much

Jim G

User avatar
jem
Site Admin
Posts: 4864
Joined: Fri Jun 18, 2004 8:14 pm
Type of boat I like: Wooden
Location: Greensboro, NC
Contact:

Re: Looking for some advice

Post by jem » Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:49 am

27 will be faster and lighter.
-Matt. Designer.

Wannabe
Posts: 94
Joined: Sun Oct 21, 2007 7:44 am

Re: Looking for some advice

Post by Wannabe » Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:50 am

Jim,
I cant remember if it is on this forum or Chuck's but Makeandmend did a build sequence on pontoons. Very interesting.
Bob

tarzan
Posts: 9
Joined: Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:55 pm
Type of boat I like: Wadefish

Re: Looking for some advice

Post by tarzan » Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:13 am

Thanks Matt and Bob, like I said I need all the help I can get.
Bob, who is Chucks forum? 's

Thanks Guy's

tarzan
Posts: 9
Joined: Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:55 pm
Type of boat I like: Wadefish

Re: Looking for some advice

Post by tarzan » Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:53 pm

I found a post by goanywhere titled kayak outriggers, is that the one you where thinking of Bob? Matt I think I saw you comment on these outriggers, any thoughts about these from anyone now.

jim G

tarzan
Posts: 9
Joined: Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:55 pm
Type of boat I like: Wadefish

Re: Looking for some advice

Post by tarzan » Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:10 pm

Where can I get some measurements for the above kayak outrigers ?


jim G

Wannabe
Posts: 94
Joined: Sun Oct 21, 2007 7:44 am

Re: Looking for some advice

Post by Wannabe » Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:10 am

Jim,
That was a while ago on the outrigger build so it may have been goanywhere. I apologize for the poor memory.
Bob

Wannabe
Posts: 94
Joined: Sun Oct 21, 2007 7:44 am

Re: Looking for some advice

Post by Wannabe » Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:58 am

I kept thinking Makeandmend had a boat with outriggers and I was right. But goanywhere did the build sequence. (I think :wink: )
Bob

Post Reply