- Feb 25, 2011
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- Virginia, USA
I have the same concerns as you did with weather, so I'm going to cap the front and use under it for storage and putting a bigger tank in the floor there. Solid windshield and side glass for protection from the weather.
This is why I made the flip-up wind block, but I didn't want to waste too much fishing space, so I made that big front platform. I could also do a snap-on trampoline cover over the bow area. It's a thought.
Something I'm considering is making an enclosure for this boat. I've done it with a number of boats in the past. An enclosure REALLY makes winter fishing a better experience, especially when you crank up the "chiller killer," a catalytic tent heater. or the big-eye propane heater for super cold days.
Here are pics of the last one I made:
As you can see, it gives full visibility but keeps everyone snug as a bug in a rug. You jump in, zip up and turn on the heat. Take off the coats and just watch the cold/wet weather go by, like being in a car in the winter.
Some say it's cheating... I say they are just jealous, ha ha!