new aluminum Deck build -new pics 5/9/16

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  1. bloodcrick

    bloodcrick Moderator/BHOD Prostaff

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    Started this several days ago and will update with progress.
    The old deck was steel and expanded metal. It was heavy and hard to remove. It has found a new home.
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    New frame and hand rail fabrication. Will be doing inner support structure, and a step in next couple days
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    Just ordered the deck sheeting, will pick it up monday, more pics as I progress
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  2. ShaneB22

    ShaneB22 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I saw this on Facebook. Looks sweet!
     
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    patinthehat Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Looking good. Been following the progress on Fbook. Will be ready to hit the water in no time!
     
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    Nice! I was always intimidated by the thought of welding aluminum, until I had to fix up my old grain trailer. It wasn't nearly as big a deal as I thought it would be.
    Looks like you're doing a great job!
     
  5. 60X Custom Strings

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    looks awesome
     
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    Looks great. What material are you planning for the deck? Something punched or perforated I'd think...
     
  7. bloodcrick

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    Thanks guys! Im using 14 ga alumin sheet. my bud used it on his and its solid with proper bracing. will use rubber mat on top of it for all night comfort
     
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    Looking good
     
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    Awesome work brother! What is the PVC for?
     
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    bloodcrick Moderator/BHOD Prostaff

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    That was an arrow holder, for extra arrows
     
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    bloodcrick Moderator/BHOD Prostaff

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    1-1/2" aluminum tubing for inner structure
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    bloodcrick Moderator/BHOD Prostaff

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    Cutting and fitting
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    Mi have just a small amount of welding left then I can add deck sheeting really happy how it's going, it's way lighter than the steel deck

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    Awesome Dan!

    How late in the year do you bowfish?
     
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    bloodcrick Moderator/BHOD Prostaff

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    I will probably go through September!!
     
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    bloodcrick Moderator/BHOD Prostaff

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    Butt seat socket
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    bloodcrick Moderator/BHOD Prostaff

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    Step and handrail for the old folk :)
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    Aluminum arrow holder, thin wall very light
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    Made a removable trolling mount as we. Have two trollers, one a transom mount, other mounts to the deck plate
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    Started cutting and fitting decking after work today, only worked for an hour. First piece cut and laid in, not attached yet!
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    I've been following your build on Facebook! Love it!


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    Thanks bud, I'm pretty excited about how it's going, it is so much lighter. Once I get the deck done and rubber matt down all that's left is new lights, likely LED
     

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