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Totch Brown's Pit Pan

Discussion in 'Boat Bragging Board' started by FlaMike, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. FlaMike

    FlaMike Well-Known Member

    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
  2. catfish

    catfish Well-Known Member

    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:
  3. oldsparkey

    oldsparkey Well-Known Member

    "O" BOY.....
    Since you can't chase Gators today unless you have a permit I was thinking . All you need is a frog gig on the other end of the push pole. A dark night and a good head lamp to spot them with to get your self a mess of frog legs for supper. :D
  4. Wannabe

    Wannabe Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. texastom

    texastom Well-Known Member

    Congrats! Another successful launch of a historically significant craft. Thanks for the build post and launch video.

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