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HERES A FEW PICS OF A FLUSH MOUNT DECK ON A 15' V-HULL FOR THE FEW OF US OUT THERE THAT USE THEM

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AND HERE ARE A FEW PICS OF THE FISH WE SHANKED THE FIRST NIGHT THE BOAT WAS ON THE WATER

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Nice!!! How well does that OSB hold up?
 
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NuffDaddy the plywood works awesome i used 7/16'' its nice and light i rolled kiltz on it to stop water from soaking in but it gets slick between the blood, seaweed, water, and the damn bugs so im thinking some roll on bed liner but i would love to have an aluminum deck and then roll bed liner on that but i dont know how much aluminum goes for any ideas
 

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I was wondering about water absorbing in, but looks like you covered that already. Aluminum is crazy expensive. At least it was a couple years ago. I got a quote on the stock I would need to build a platform and it was well over $500. That's why I'm still using a wood deck. I'm thinking about using expanded aluminum, for next year because the wood deck is just too heavy. Not sure what the going price on that is though.
 

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i like my setup but im not happy with the lights at all we go out for 4-5 hours at a time and i have two bats and they dont die but the lights leave alot of blind spots and dont want to buy any more but there only $25 for two so i cant complain and there dim but im sure thats why the bats dont run dead
 

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DonArkie the PVC railing is very very sturdy it is made out of 2'' and is 30'' tall and we have put it to the test trust me we were out fishing a new lake and normally you go out early to scout the lake before dark but noooo we went at dark and started across the lake to the other side there were two of us on the front and with a 40 horse going to beat hell of course we beached the boat on a sand bar and im 270 and the railing stopped me dead in my tracks so its strong bud but its mounted to the deck with L- brackets and works great the deck is 6 by 6 and made out of 7/16 ply wood the v-bottom is tippy for sure that's where I came up with the pontoon idea and works great I tried it with one pontoon first but my friends and I are all big guys so I put a second one on and two of us can stand on one side now with no problems

if theres anything else I can help with let me know
 

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I too shoot from a deep v, as it is my duck boat. I hunt multiple bodies of water, some large freshwater as well as salt water, so I am sticking to a deep v. My question is, I see you extended your platform out square over the bow, does the boat roll much with shooter movement out there? I am welding a new platform for the bow after duck season and still not sure if I want to bring it out past the gunnels or stay inside them. Thanks. Happy shooting! Props on the nice Hawg of a carp!
 

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SaltySwamp the front deck is 6'by6' and and don't go out past the nose it stops flush with the nose of the boat but I put a pontoon system on the sides of it to help with the role because with out it she wanted to go over but I put two toons on each side and they were each five foot long and out of 4'' pvc but after I did that the toons rode just under the water with two 300lb guys in the front of the boat and that's one in each corner so as long as you equal the weight out or stay in the middle your good to go but im 280lbs and I was leaning right over the side of the rail shooting and pulling fish in so it worked great and wasn't that pricey neither let me know if you have any more questions thanks man
 

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I have a v-bottom bowfishing deck too. I gotta hand it to u though. U figured it out. I like urs a lot better. I want some pontoons. lol I used 3/4" treated plywood for a deck & a barstool. By replacing the seat with a board I can mount lights & spin it where I want. It's good for a trolling motor in swamps. We have about 460lbs. On the front. It can get a little rickety. Lol
 

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