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    The first thing that comes to mind is how much of a pain it is going to be to re-load that 2 shooter !!! drag boat back in, re-load shooter, somehow get boat back out to same spot and shoot same direction !!! (unless of course you have another person siting in boat)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duckquilizer View Post
    Hmmm...floating a $600 piece of electronics in a homemade box while launching a 2 pound projectile out of it. Can I watch?


    P.S. Are you really from Tennessee and hiding in New York? Just kiddin'...kinda'

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    Quote Originally Posted by obsessed View Post
    The first thing that comes to mind is how much of a pain it is going to be to re-load that 2 shooter !!! drag boat back in, re-load shooter, somehow get boat back out to same spot and shoot same direction !!! (unless of course you have another person siting in boat)
    I've got four 4-shooters and two 8-shooters. No need to re-load until I'm done training for the day.

    Gonna put out and pick up with my boat.

    Gonna do a test run in the pool first.
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    my otter II ice fishing sled worked great

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    Well here we go. Here it is. The first one completed. Gonna test it out, and if it works, I'll make three more for my other Bumper Boy 4-shooters. I'm gonna test it out with some weight comparable to what a Bumper Boy weighs. That way if it doesn't work, I won't have a messed-up 4-shooter on my hands.

    It is pretty cumbersome. But I figure I'd just stack em in the boat. I'll only need them for boat training days. Gonna paint em black if it does work.



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    By the way, there is foam floatation between the two boards sandwiched together an there's foam floatation in the black plastics packer. Also, the bungees are loose....need to get shorter ones before it gets used. I'll keep you posted.....
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    When they first came out I think there was a innertube looking thingy.....Only problem was the bumper boy hardly ever worked !!

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    Make a pontoon with pvc and plywood.

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    Plywood and blue insulation foam. Plywood should to provide something solid to tie down the BB so it doesn't slide around and foam should provide the flotation. I'd want it tied down to the float pretty darn well so it didn't slide off during recoil. Anchor fore and aft so it was always pointing the same direction for all the dogs.
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    I took a large truck tire inner tube, tied a chunk of plywood on top and have used that with zinger winger uplanders to do marks. works well, and very stable with a big tube. i use two decoy weights tied off at 180 degrees to keep the launch in the proper direction. i would think that would work just as well with a bumper boy. cost about $25 each.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Bora View Post
    a few years back at one of our club tests up here the judges had a like need.
    This is what they used as a "floating bumper boy"
    I had to hold down my 5-gal pail of bumpers with me feet.













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    Looks like throwing a bumper could cause the vessel Dubbed "The USS Bora" to capsize if throwing too hard. Or maybe if the dog tried to board the ship it could cause problems.
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