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Still keeping yaks , but picked up a Gheenoe

Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 3:53 pm
by dogyak
picked it up for a good price . Now to trick it out , needs some work . Your thoughts on lighting and etc . Will be use as a duck & fishing platform

Re: Still keeping yaks , but picked up a Gheenoe

Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:02 pm
by chaoshere
We just did the same thing. We've only taken it out one time with a trolling motor; going to register it tomorrow. .....will be watching to see what you do with yours. We are going to keep our single yaks too, but are thinking about selling the tandem. Congrats!

Re: Still keeping yaks , but picked up a Gheenoe

Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 6:19 pm
by DougyMillCove
Ask Dreads about the one I sold him. It was pretty bone stock until he got it. Dreads, post a picture of that bad boy! Also check out customgheenoe.com
Enjoy it man!
DMC

Re: Still keeping yaks , but picked up a Gheenoe

Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:25 pm
by SeaDog
Nice 13r! Ive owned a few gheenoes and honestly if I was you add a few rod holders and fish and hunt as much as you can! Great little boats

Re: Still keeping yaks , but picked up a Gheenoe

Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:25 pm
by dogyak
DougyMillCove wrote:Ask Dreads about the one I sold him. It was pretty bone stock until he got it. Dreads, post a picture of that bad boy! Also check out customgheenoe.com
Enjoy it man!
DMC
Thanks , I will !

Re: Still keeping yaks , but picked up a Gheenoe

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:41 pm
by Dreads0518
Yea, a Gheenoe was a little craft that I've been wanting even before I started fishing from a kayak.
Douggy gave me a great deal on a 15'4 Highsider.... I went on Customgheenoe and got a few ideas on what I wanted, and it ended up being a year long (a few hours/weekends here, and there) project for me... :?
Ive just got a 2002 8hp Merc on it. Took her out last weekend for a short first run, and I'm very pleased....... :)

Heres a few shots of part of the process..

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I have a trolling motor and a few more items added that's not in the pics.
as far as lighting, im keeping everything portable and battery powered, because I don't see myself going out late at night..

Re: Still keeping yaks , but picked up a Gheenoe

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:48 pm
by RLend
Amazing work Keith. You have skills!

Re: Still keeping yaks , but picked up a Gheenoe

Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 3:42 pm
by dogyak
That looks awesome on the remod . SO , you just went ahead and used wood panels as the sub floor . Is there any bracing under it .

Re: Still keeping yaks , but picked up a Gheenoe

Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:14 pm
by Dreads0518
Wood panels encased in marine epoxy before assembly. Then cloth and epoxy to bond everything together.

Re: Still keeping yaks , but picked up a Gheenoe

Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:24 pm
by dogyak
Dreads0518 wrote:Wood panels encased in marine epoxy before assembly. Then cloth and epoxy to bond everything together.
Thanks

Re: Still keeping yaks , but picked up a Gheenoe

Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:27 pm
by Dreads0518
The center deck has a pvc drain tube in the center for support. After the deck was bonded in, I drilled holes down both sides and filled the void space with marine foam. Then covered with cloth and epoxy.
So the foam is the support in the center.

Re: Still keeping yaks , but picked up a Gheenoe

Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 7:26 am
by chaoshere
WOW Dreads! You did an AMAZING job! It looks like a custom ordered, professionally done boat. In addition to your decks, I really like how you made all that open space in the middle.

Re: Still keeping yaks , but picked up a Gheenoe

Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 11:25 pm
by SeaDog
If you do a rebuild with wood use marine grade which you can get at Southern plywood in town.

Re: Still keeping yaks , but picked up a Gheenoe

Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:36 am
by arunram
Congrats Keith! That's some skilled work there!

Re: Still keeping yaks , but picked up a Gheenoe

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:58 pm
by dogyak
Pretty sure this is the way I'm going with the rebuild . The lights are a must as shown