New Stalker Build

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Falcn
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New Stalker Build

Post by Falcn » Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:20 pm

Hi Guys,

I thought I would say hello and what a valuable resource you have here. I've been lurking as a guest, reading many of the build logs, having a think about what I want to do, mulling over a few of the designs. I've finally jumped in and purchased a set of plans for the square end 'Stalker' described by Surfman viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1001

I'm particularly looking for a stable platform for photography, so will probably build in a tray to hold a waterproof pelican case for the cameras and kit.

I hope to be able to take some time over the winter to get this ready for a spring wetting. I'll keep you all informed with updates and photos. Perhaps in return you all might help me avoid some of the mistakes I'm bound to make (pre- :oops:)

Keith

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Re: New Stalker Build

Post by surfman » Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:19 pm

Can't wait to see this get going, good luck and have fun. 8)
Tight Lines, Steve

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Re: New Stalker Build

Post by Falcn » Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:22 am

Now waiting for the plans to arrive on this side of the pond. I think Matt said he would paddle across and deliver them in person :lol: .

Timber on order for delivery on Friday though :P 3 sheets of 8x4 4mm selected exterior ply (WPB) - couldn't find a local supplier of marine ply.

Can't wait to get started to be honest,

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Re: New Stalker Build

Post by goanywhere » Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:06 pm

As a first time builder myself I can tell you that you will have a hard time thinking about much else for the duration of your build. Totally addictive and immensely satisfying. Welcome aboard!!
My psychologist reckons I need lots of fishin' therapy!

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Re: New Stalker Build

Post by woodman » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:47 pm

goanywhere wrote:As a first time builder myself I can tell you that you will have a hard time thinking about much else for the duration of your build. Totally addictive and immensely satisfying. Welcome aboard!!
And it dosent let-up the addiction that is...I'm on my 8th....10 if you count unfin. prototypes..

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Re: New Stalker Build

Post by Falcn » Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:20 pm

woodman wrote:
goanywhere wrote:As a first time builder myself I can tell you that you will have a hard time thinking about much else for the duration of your build. Totally addictive and immensely satisfying. Welcome aboard!!
And it dosent let-up the addiction that is...I'm on my 8th....10 if you count unfin. prototypes..
Now you guys are starting to scare me - not sure I want to take the bait any more :oops:

Not really - bring it on!!

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Re: New Stalker Build

Post by makenmend » Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:02 pm

woodman wrote:
goanywhere wrote:As a first time builder myself I can tell you that you will have a hard time thinking about much else for the duration of your build. Totally addictive and immensely satisfying. Welcome aboard!!
And it dosent let-up the addiction that is...I'm on my 8th....10 if you count unfin. prototypes..

Some people have the willpower to resist. :!:


I'm not one of them.

MM

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Re: New Stalker Build

Post by goanywhere » Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:10 pm

I could give it up any time I want, I just don't want to.... :wink:
My psychologist reckons I need lots of fishin' therapy!

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Update

Post by Falcn » Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:18 pm

Plywood now safe and sound. Now waiting for plans to arrive.

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Re: New Stalker Build

Post by jem » Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:55 pm

I moved your post to stay with this thread.

Easier if it stay together if people want to research a build some time in the future.
-Matt. Designer.

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