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Old 07-17-2017, 05:28 PM   #1
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I have a 24ft SeaArk and a friend told me i should turn it into a bowfishing boat. I have always bass fished, but he said bowfishing is like heroin compared to rod and reel fishing. Is my boat to big? Most bowfishing boats I have seen are under 20ft... Also what would a good archery deck set up cost me? Sorry to ask such simple questions, but I am a complete rookie right now.
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Old 07-17-2017, 06:04 PM   #2
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Put up a picture....

Go bowfishing and take notes on how their rig is setup. Ask them what they would change or do differently if they were starting with a rig like yours.

Find a good aluminum fab shop. Find some pics on the web of what interests you and the aluminum shop can give you some idea of pricing.
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Old 07-17-2017, 10:42 PM   #3
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This is the same boat, but I did not have a good picture of mine...

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Old 07-18-2017, 10:44 AM   #4
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Sorry, the picture didn't work the first time but hopefully this one does.

http://images.boats.com/resize/1/86/...pg?w=600&h=600
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I am very prudent with my money, but not cheap. After much research, I used 4000 lumen 120VDC, cool light (tried warm on Lake Travis, cool penetrate much deepr, at least when the water is clear. LED flood lights, off the net, $39.00 each plus shipping ($200 at Bass Pro for 12VDC). PVC conduit and fittings, T's and LB's, LR's tie wrapped to stiles on my Boatright (minimal$$$). Honda 2000 watt generator (overkill, but just $200 less than the 800W version) runs all night and keeps my 2 trolling batteries charged. Gen whgs 49#. My 2 trolling motor batts are North of 60#. And it will keep running........................................... .................................................. ....................
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I'll be happy to take you out for a night of bow fishing
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I am very prudent with my money, but not cheap. After much research, I used 4000 lumen 120VDC, cool light (tried warm on Lake Travis, cool penetrate much deepr, at least when the water is clear. LED flood lights, off the net, $39.00 each plus shipping ($200 at Bass Pro for 12VDC). PVC conduit and fittings, T's and LB's, LR's tie wrapped to stiles on my Boatright (minimal$$$). Honda 2000 watt generator (overkill, but just $200 less than the 800W version) runs all night and keeps my 2 trolling batteries charged. Gen whgs 49#. My 2 trolling motor batts are North of 60#. And it will keep running........................................... .................................................. ....................
Charlie is this you?
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Sounded like you lol --Andy
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