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Old 05-22-2019, 08:30 PM
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Default Aluminum Bay Boat

I am beginning my Research on a Custom Built Aluminum Bay Boat.

I am Thinking of Going with a 20? Center Console with a 2? Gill Bracket.

My Question is will that be Long Enough to Handle Rough Lakes and Bays?

Keep in mind that it will be Pretty Heavy, built out of all 3/16? Aluminum.
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Old 05-23-2019, 07:17 AM
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I had Casey St Romain - Sportsman Fabrication in Morgan City build one for me about 4 years ago. He'll build it anyway you want and does an excellent job. Mine is 21' with a 2' gill bracket and 7' bottom. The only thing I might change is to a 6' bottom. I't won't cut thru the rough water as well as a fiberglass but does a great job all around from marsh to offshore.
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Old 05-26-2019, 09:37 PM
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I have Casey Quoteing me a Boat now he does a Great Job.

I am also Considering Charles Leonard.
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Old 05-27-2019, 10:17 AM
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Check out Uncle J customs as well. They do great builds.

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Old 05-27-2019, 12:41 PM
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X2 on Casey. great boat and workmanship. a buddy has one going on the table any day now.
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Old 05-31-2019, 07:44 PM
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Post a Picture of your Sportsman Fab Boat Please.
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got my buddy's hull together. flipping it to back weld the bottom.
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got my buddy's hull together. flipping it to back weld the bottom.
What's the ball park on a hull like that? Just a hull, no rigging.

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I have had a 20' Charles leonard and it was a great boat. my podna has a 22' stortsmans fab hull [casey] and the 22' boat is ALOT better in vermillion bay. both have 2' gill brackets. the 20'er has a 200 merc and the 22'er has a 300 merc. mine runs low 60's and his runs low 70's. nice to haul butt on a calm day!

mine was 20 x 6' his was 22x 7.5' a chop in the bay was hands down a way better ride in the longer boat. i'd go 24' if I could.

I used the 20' boat to hunt the wax, go to the camp, and bass fish as well, so that may be a consideration

now, finish work is no contest, the sportsman's fab boat is a work of art. you probly want to go with casey.
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Old 08-25-2019, 08:25 AM
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Casey did a great job.
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Nice. I’m not familiar with this style at all. What’s the purpose of the gill bracket?
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Man i don't have a clue. i don't even know what a gill bracket is.
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and she floats and runs with a 250 Zuke! twin power poles and minn kota self deploy
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Old 09-24-2019, 06:51 PM
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Smooth,


What are the Dimensions of that Boat?


That is Real Close to what I am Looking for.
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Old 09-25-2019, 10:57 AM
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What are the Dimensions of that Boat?


That is Real Close to what I am Looking for.
26' x 9'. give casey call at sportsman fabrication. he can answer all your questions. very impressive boat. rides and handles great.
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