Aquasport Rebuild - Classic "Flatback"

Questions about boat repairs with our resins and fiberglass: hull patches, transoms and stringers, foam, rot etc.
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Post by Gramps » Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:15 am

Knotty it is a PowerPole used for shallow water fishing. It is a hydraulic "anchor" much easier to deal with, good holding power and stops you immediately. They are used in up to 8' of water with the XL model. Many folks on the flats use them, pole or troll near a school, drop the power pole and fish to them. Only downside, $1,200 for the kit and rumor has it they need repair often.

Heck of a rig there, makes me itch for a truck and a big workshop.
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Post by Knottybuoyz » Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:35 am

Ahhhhhhhh gotcha! On bigger ships they're called "spuds" or "jack spuds". Some of the Coast Guard ships used to have them for servicing buoys in shallow fast running water. Well same idea anyways. Nice piece of kit!



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Post by fmiles » Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:29 am

Ok, have pondered a while, and cant resist asking stupid question: What's is that device mounted to the transom in the second picture? Is it an underwater light? It cant be a scupper, thats already there.
If its a light, why?

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Post by tech_support » Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:32 am

yes, its an underwater LED light.

It purpose it to make the boat look really cool at night 8) It also attracts bait when night fishing.

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Post by topwater » Wed Sep 10, 2008 4:16 pm

Shine i hope you told them to drill oversized holes
fill them and redrill them :wink: thats alot of hardware.

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Post by TomW » Wed Sep 10, 2008 4:33 pm

You definately sold that boat to someone who knew what they wanted Shine. They are doing an outstanding rigging job. Hopefully not to much?

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Post by zach103 » Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:29 pm

only one outboard? ONE? come on lol. that beauty deserves two.. two 200 hp babies

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Post by tech_support » Thu Oct 23, 2008 9:36 am

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more finished pictures in the gallery...

http://gallery.bateau2.com/thumbnails.p ... 95&page=36

Also this thread has been condensed into a tutorial...

http://boatbuildercentral.com/howto/aquasport/index.php

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Re: Aquasport Rebuild - Classic "Flatback"

Post by ricklawren » Mon May 09, 2011 10:56 am

is the boat for sale?

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Re: Aquasport Rebuild - Classic "Flatback"

Post by tech_support » Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:33 pm

sold it 3 years ago :)

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