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Old 12-07-2017, 04:49 AM
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Tarpon 3.7

Bought myself a new toy today. I have big plans for it. It will become my base hull for what I think a good bream boat should be. It only weighs 40kgs, as it is made using kevlar and carbon, as well as fiberglass, so it can be easily car topped or carried on the trailer pictured. I bought it secondhand but it's in very good shape. The little 5hp outboard probably won't break any speed records, but it's nice and light.

I need to do a bit of work on the trailer because it's missing many of the rollers. I'll probably just go for skids anyway. I'll need to beef up the bow deck to be able to fit a bow mounted electric motor there eventually.

I'm really looking forward to testing it out.
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Old 12-07-2017, 05:00 AM
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That would be a luxurious weapon on a creek or 2 in your hood - very nice
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Old 12-07-2017, 05:11 AM
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Very jealous - how much did it set you back?

Still cant finish mine due to my bloody back...
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Old 12-07-2017, 05:54 AM
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Sweet rig - good thing for all that skinny water in the west
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:05 PM
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Very jealous - how much did it set you back?

Still cant finish mine due to my bloody back...

I paid 2.5g for it, which also includes a good fish finder. It's in almost perfect condition. The bare hulls retailed for $4000 when new. I'm pretty happy with the value.

It has an unusual hull design. Basically it has a flat bottom, with two concave shutes running down either side, with a hard chine on the outer edge. These things are supposed to really fly with 10 or 15hp motors, which is the maximum recommended by the manufacturer.

I spent the morning taking the rollers off the trailer because, in my opinion, they weren't supporting the hull adequately. I will replace them with at least 3 almost full length carpet covered skids.

I'm also looking for some horizontal rod storage solutions.
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Old 20-07-2017, 07:16 PM
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I've been doing lots of research on horizontal rod holder options. Just about every commercial version is either too wide for the stringers or too long to fit under the side decks of the Tarpon 3.7.

Eventually I came across this article on how to make your own horizontal rod holders.

http://www.indepthangler.com.au/diy/diy-rod-storage/

I plan to make mine using plastic cutting boards, cut to shape. Cutting boards will be strong and weather resistant.

It should be possible to use the existing holes in the stringers (see photos) to attach the rod holders to the boat, without the need to drill holes or use screws. I plan to run a stainless steel bolt through the hole and fit a backing plate and tightening everything up with a friction fit.
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Old 20-07-2017, 09:40 PM
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Use sea deck not those cheap cutting boards, theyre not uv stable.
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Old 20-07-2017, 11:57 PM
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Mmmmm .... I didn't think of that. Maybe it wont matter all that much, as the boat will spent 99 percent of its time in the shed. It's a bit late now, as I have already made them. At worst, they will still be useful as a template in the future when I need to make some new ones out of a UV stable material.
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I've been doing lots of research on horizontal rod holder options. Just about every commercial version is either too wide for the stringers or too long to fit under the side decks of the Tarpon 3.7.

Eventually I came across this article on how to make your own horizontal rod holders.

http://www.indepthangler.com.au/diy/diy-rod-storage/

I plan to make mine using plastic cutting boards, cut to shape. Cutting boards will be strong and weather resistant.

It should be possible to use the existing holes in the stringers (see photos) to attach the rod holders to the boat, without the need to drill holes or use screws. I plan to run a stainless steel bolt through the hole and fit a backing plate and tightening everything up with a friction fit.
Yeah those diy rod holders are genius - would love to see some pics of yours if you have the time
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Old 21-07-2017, 05:31 AM
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I'm making up some new ones from some 9mm thick marine ply I bought at Bunnings today.

I'll take a photo for you when I'm done.
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