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you guys with smaller boats with the benches still in them, room is a factor for us. My boat is a 14-48 Alumicraft, not to cludder what little space we have is important & safe. Heres something I done with my fish barrel that saves on space & can move around without any problems.

I attached a 3/4" seat post base to the bottom of my fish barrel, sealed the holes were the bolts came through with sealent, and now I can place the barrel into a 3/4" seat pedestal

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That's good thinking. I shot out of a 1440 for the past 2 years. I've had 5 guys in it before. 3 up front and 2 in the back. Talk about no room. Lol. Upgraded to a 1648 for this season. Should be a lot more comfortable.
 

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thats a really good Idea, Thanks for sharing. I will have to tell my friend about this. We are always tripping over the "death barrel" and its never stable to hold on too.
 

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well Im going to make some modifactions to it this summer, get rid of the domed seat pedestal & order a more flatter one, another is the base for the seat pin, its domed too, & take a torch and try to heat it and flatten it out more this way the barrel will be more on the bench also.
 

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just wondering if when you fill that thing, if it offsets your boat? my friends 14 footer get real tippy if your not in the middle.
 

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nope, the pods on the back help stabilize the boat, I shoot from the left / port side of the boat anyhow.
 

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nope, the pods on the back help stabilize the boat, I shoot from the left / port side of the boat anyhow.
Did you put the pods on yourself? was wondering if you could put pods on a fiberglass boat? Boat looks awesome by the way! B)
 

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I've heard of a few guys putting them in fiberglass. You just need to make sure they are welded all the way around. Some don't have a panel on the side that hooks to the boat so you couldn't seal it to fiberglass. Then find a way to bolt them on.
 

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I got a metal transom and was thinking maybe wield a sheet wide enough to mount pods on. Also maybe having someone make my pods for me. Are they just hollow inside or do they have foam?
 

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I got a metal transom and was thinking maybe wield a sheet wide enough to mount pods on. Also maybe having someone make my pods for me. Are they just hollow inside or do they have foam?
I believe they are just hollow aluminum. I've never had any though so Don will have to confirm.
 
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