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Re: My Rig - a Coleman Crawdad-now a 1648 Ouachita!

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Im guessing your going with a large kit? What will be the engine of choice?
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Re: My Rig - a Coleman Crawdad-now a 1648 Ouachita!

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Planning on the Predator v-twin, everyone is dying to see the performance but no one has posted anything up yet. If it doesn't work well I'll be going with a Briggs Vanguard.

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Re: My Rig - a Coleman Crawdad-now a 1648 Ouachita!

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I forgot to see if the twins were in the store when I went to Harbor Freight the other day. I was in and out, just getting some clamps for the boat blind I decided to build a week before the season :roll:

Good news is with the twin you'll be able to run the light bar 8-)

Also, turn your crawdad into a layout boat. Set her right inside the new one to your hunting spot.
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Re: My Rig - a Coleman Crawdad-now a 1648 Ouachita!

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That's the reason I got the new boat, wanted to run a light bar! lol

Crawdad was already a layout boat....it wasn't that comfortable, but it did hide well. We bank hunt a lot and really only use boats for transport. Easier to hide that way. ;)

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Re: My Rig - a Coleman Crawdad-now a 1648 Ouachita!

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I see. I'm still throwing around building a hybrid for days I hunt by myself. But we can't hunt from shore, and I would still have to hide the tracker somewhere.

Now we really need to meet up in the spring and cause some trouble!
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Re: My Rig - a Coleman Crawdad-now a 1648 Ouachita!

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I'm down for tearing it up, this spring will be a lot better for me with no wedding planning!

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Re: My Rig - a Coleman Crawdad-now a 1648 Ouachita!

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Found out the boat is a 1968, it's nickname is "The Chief" because of the logo and how old it is.

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Got my new nav lights installed in the old beast. Went with these in 11mm on some recommendations over at tinboats.net
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Re: My Rig - a Coleman Crawdad-now a 1648 Ouachita!

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Motor is back ordered till end of October.

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That sucks. Guess it gives you time to get the rest figured out though.
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Re: My Rig - a Coleman Crawdad-now a 1648 Ouachita!

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Yup, gives me time to sort out the battery, floor, and fuel tank mounting.

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