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 Post subject: Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!Somethings growing........
PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 12:19 am 
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Just a thought, :idea: for a quick temporary fix, how about making a foot rest that will lay on the cockpit floor and raise your feet 1 1/2" or so?

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 Post subject: Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!Somethings growing........
PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 12:59 am 
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Yes just been out looking at the boat and I'm thinking of a dam wall inclined towards scuppers to keep water to front :idea:

In fact I have cut some ply and have glued a stiffener to top edge of dam wall will try and get it done by the weekend then do some field tests 8) :lol: :lol:

I did think of something along your lines but the bigger issue is when your giving it some stick and paddling hard water can surge over hump in floor and then...........................SWMBO gets a wet bum and she don't like that :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!Somethings growing........
PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:38 am 
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I've been thinking about this allot. My interest in the wadefish is growing but this dilemma is bothering me.
What about a friction fit scupper extension tube that can be pulled if she gets swamped by a large wave? It could be just at the top of the water line so she'll still drain as per normal if the water gets above the extension.
I like to fish barefoot in the summer and feet sitting in water all day makes for nasty feet, there must be a solution.


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 Post subject: Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!Somethings growing........
PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:25 pm 
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Bellybuster wrote:
I've been thinking about this allot. My interest in the wadefish is growing but this dilemma is bothering me.
What about a friction fit scupper extension tube that can be pulled if she gets swamped by a large wave? It could be just at the top of the water line so she'll still drain as per normal if the water gets above the extension.
I like to fish barefoot in the summer and feet sitting in water all day makes for nasty feet, there must be a solution.


Belly buster I think Matt was probably unaware of this problem...............however he did offer to re jig the plans for me earlier in this thread 8) ,but I recon with time I might be able to sort it out my self

"I can develop a modification plan for you. Should not be too hard or time consuming."is what he said.

Why don't you shot him a PM and have a chat to him about your concerns and maybe he will help you with a solution

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 Post subject: Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!Somethings growing........
PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:18 pm 
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thanks Paul, I'm still at the looking stage while I build a couple lakers with my kids.


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 Post subject: Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!Somethings growing........
PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 5:15 pm 
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The mod would be pretty simple. I'm looking at redrawing part of the plans and offering a "new version" model. The trade off is you feet are raised more and that would not be as comfortable.

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 Post subject: Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!Somethings growing........
PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:09 am 
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Matt...
If I am out of line here feel free to dump this posting , it is my thoughts and no one else's.

I have said this before .... A boat with holes in it to let water out will let water in. :roll:

To me a simple solution to the problem ( If there is a problem ) is to simply increase the height of the seating area in the cockpit. Or paddle a boat without holes in it.

If that does not cure it , then be aware of the type of boat you are making , look around , check the different ones out and then decide on which you want to build.

My guess is the reason it is called a Wadefish is that it is a wet boat , you do get wet when wading and fishing. So the boat is living up to it's name while the Sabalo drains water but stays dry. Definitely two different boats.
Wade fish... Bow -14 , Mid - 9.5 , Stern -10
Sabalo....... Bow -15 , Mid - 11 , Stern -12
A difference of 1 inch for the bow , 1 1/2 inches for mid ship and 2 inches for the stern , It is amassing what a few inches will do for either boat.

From the guys who I have seen paddling them do get wet feet when launching them and when taking them out of the water. Wade ( get wet feet ) to launch and to take out so what does a little water hurt when paddling the boat ,Your wet feet will drag in some water just getting in the boat ( Mine do ) , if anything it would help to cool you down in the heat of the day.

I have not built one so all I can tell you is that one with a solid floor does not have water coming into it unless you really goofed up when making it. On the other hand it sure does not let any water out if a wave comes over the deck and into the cockpit area with you. Or if several waves come over to greet you , right then a self bailing boat would be a blessing.

I am not sure about all of you but I paddle my boats in something called water and I expect to get wet , that is just part of being out there. If I wanted to stay dry , I would stay home. :wink:

It's amazing , we were submerged ( surrounded) in water for a full 9 months and after that when we are born we try our damest to stay dry ..... WHY.
In medicine, body water is all of the water content of the human body. A significant fraction of the human body is water. Lean muscle tissue contains about 75% water by weight. Blood contains 95% water, body fat contains 14% water and bone has 43% water. Skin also contains much water. The human body is about 60% water in adult males and 55% in adult females.
A little external water sure will not hurt you. :roll:

Chuck.

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 Post subject: Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!Somethings growing........
PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:43 pm 
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Hello Boys! Been away, but I thought I lurk today. Water sloshing in the cockpit at the scupper... Hmmm, every Sit-on-Top I've paddled took on some water at the scupper holes. In the summer, I don't care, I'm wearing wade booties anyway so that when I step out I won't slice my foot on an unseen oyster. In the colder months, I stick a plug in it, and drain the paddle drips every now and then. I'm still wearing boots to wade. Here's nice kayak-dragger that became redfish on the half shell Saturday in Southeast Texas. Mullet Key

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