Totch Brown's Pit Pan


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Jun 20, 2007
Spring Hill, FL
Brace yourself for a LOT of pictures and and video! (I pity the person who's still on dial-up!)

Fair warning, all the pictures are included in the video.

Loading up to go was fun! It was a LOT easier than horsing that 15 ft+ Glade Skiff. Thought I was about ready and then remembered I did not build the push pole included in the design, so I loaded up the pole from the Skiff and then had to find a flag for it. Seems its just a tad longer than the boat.

And I did remember that I wanted to take a couple of crawdad traps that I've been wanting to try out, so I tossed them in. Of course, I then had to hunt down a couple of small rocks to weight down the traps, as they are build out of plastic fencing and they kind of float. And the anchor. I need an anchor. Don't intend to use it, I just can't take out a boat without an anchor! Found it, loaded it too.

So, here's what she looks like now, a bow shot:

Side view showing the varnished inside:

I'm using the same cart I built quite a while back, I just shortened up up about a foot so I could stuff it in the truck cab while I'm off floating about. And another side view, so you can see the hull shape:

Loaded up and ready to go! (See what I mean about that push pole being a little on the long side for this boat?)

And well, why not? Same shot from the rear:

The full load out, except for the fly rod and the mud bug traps:

Now on to the water:

Standing up:

Haven't fallen in yet. . .

And this is about where the video starts. . . And I'm STILL standing!

Hopefully, this will work, here is the video on YouTube. This has been one whole HECK of a lot of FUN!

Mike S.
Spring Hill, FL


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Feb 7, 2007
jesup, ga.
looks good mike, but I was still waiting for the splash :?: :lol: :mrgreen: yep I'm amazed too you didn't fall. it is short I guess after awhile you get use to it or learn the hard way? :mrgreen:


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Apr 5, 2007
on the bank of Trinity Bay
Thanks Mike,
That was neat. It seems like it moves a lot better with the push pole. Before long you will be like Joey. Dancing a jig while shooting fish out of your pirogue with your bow. Good work.