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 Post subject: BUMBLE BEE LAUNCH
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 9:14 pm 
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Well I finally launched my second Pirogue today. I surely waited long enough but it was well worth the wait. 16 feet overall length. 28 inches wide along bottom panel and 10 inch side walls. Very good primary stability and very good secondary stability when I lean outside the boat. Very fast, tracks like an arrow and glides forever. I sit very high and can see and cast/fish in every direction. Man, I am ruined. Can't wait to finish my Cape Fear SOT.

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And, of course, it had to be sliiiimmmed to introduce it to the world.

6 LMB from 1 to 2 pounds in 2 hours.


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Since I got my ideas from this forum and self designed this thing I sure would like to put some JEM stickers on it. Hint Hint.


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 Post subject: Re: BUMBLE BEE LAUNCH
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 9:15 pm 
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Nice!

JEM designs have a feature built in that allows you to catch 50% more fish.

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 Post subject: Re: BUMBLE BEE LAUNCH
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 10:28 pm 
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Good looking fishing machine. Looks like I see an anchor trolley, any other rigging goodies you got on there, please share.


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 Post subject: Re: BUMBLE BEE LAUNCH
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 11:31 pm 
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Looks to me like as if you're having WAY too much fun there.

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 Post subject: Re: BUMBLE BEE LAUNCH
PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 6:28 am 
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That's a very VERY handsome looking boat!! Nice work. :)

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 Post subject: Re: BUMBLE BEE LAUNCH
PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 12:29 pm 
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Good looking pirogue and it looks so much like a bumble Bee those fish just jumped right in it trying to get a snack. :D

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 Post subject: Re: BUMBLE BEE LAUNCH
PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 5:08 am 
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slider wrote:
Good looking fishing machine. Looks like I see an anchor trolley, any other rigging goodies you got on there, please share.


The trolley is the same as what I use on my yaks except I didn't use the shock cord at the pulleys for wave cushion. This rig won't be in the surf. The trolley lets me use an anchor or my home made stake out poles. The anchor rope is secured via a cam style clamp inside the cockpit (not shown).

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I also prefer the kayak style bow grabs and mount them with aluminum backing.

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Built in battery boxes inside the hatches.

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Tall mount for the fold down rigid seat. The mount is a little different now, it has a wider piece of 1/4 inch ply under the mount for more support. I still use the industrial velcro under the mount so I can remove the seat or adjust forward or back. I also used camo for the Bumble bee.

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I use black rigid nylon deck eyelets and "J" hooks to mount the shock cord.

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I mounted a side mount rod holder bracket on each side of the cockpit and 2 flush mount rod holder mounts on top of the front deck right at the bulkhead joint. Rod holders are the el cheap'os you can get at Wal Mart but I altered them by adding 1 1/4 inch PVC launchers.

I am using a new side scan Hummingbird that mounts on the sidewall next to me (either side). No pics on it yet.


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 Post subject: Re: BUMBLE BEE LAUNCH
PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 7:23 am 
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This Bumble Bee is loaded,and ready to fish :D Your headed for the Capefear and I'm going the other way my next build is going to be the TV like Rons.

Mike

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 Post subject: Re: BUMBLE BEE LAUNCH
PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 11:52 am 
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LIGHT KEEPER'S KID wrote:
This Bumble Bee is loaded,and ready to fish :D Your headed for the Capefear and I'm going the other way my next build is going to be the TV like Rons.

Mike


I think you will be pleasantly pleased. With the graphite bottom and the 16 foot length the Bumble Bee is fast as lightning. That TV should be even faster.


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 Post subject: Re: BUMBLE BEE LAUNCH
PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 8:27 pm 
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Thanks for the pics and descriptions - just what I was looking for. Leave some fish for the rest of us :P


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