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Xerophobic



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Location: Calgary Alberta, Canada

PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:23 pm    Post subject: Outlaw Taku Reply with quote

We'll be starting a build thread of a very unique project. A customer came to us with very specific needs for a riverboat that's a bit of a departure from our standard line. We're excited to exploit the advantages of aluminum boat construction and not being conformed by a mold to build exactly what this client wants.

He's asked we name the boat "Taku" and with reasoning like this we can hardly argue. In his words;

"The “Taku” is a magnificent river that originates in NWBC and flows into the pacific at Juneau (you have to put in at Skagway or Rupert, or go down the Stikine to Wrangell and then north…). It will be one of my 1st trips with this vessel…"

This will be a dynamic process and we're still working closely with the client on all the little features that will make this "his" boat.
I can give you some basics that have been nailed down already and they are enough for us to get the basic hull underway. More custom features to be sorted out as we get closer to a finished hull.

Outlaw Taku

27 feet
102" beam
7' 8 degree bottom
32" side height
twin 383's w/ Hamilton pumps
12" walk around platform
36" swim grid
rear helm
hardtops - lower and upper
forward enclosed cabin


Stay tuned we'll be following this boat from drawings all the way through fabrication. As you can already see it has some very unique features

Cheers

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds pretty sweet.Friend of mine is getting a 21' sport made this spring.Hope to see the progress on his boat on this thread as well. Smile You guys should post shop picture's daily so we know what it's like to work in heaven Very Happy CL
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Xerophobic



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I apologize for the delay in pictures. The last few weeks have been very busy with production, some changes in our fabrication shop and of course getting ready for open house.
The owner of the Taku was down and was thrilled to see it moving swiftly through the initial stages of fabrication. In fact its been moving so fast its been hard for me to get over enough to get pictures.
In any case here are a few and there are a few more I need to track down on another camera. This is a BIG Muskwa
haha

Cheers



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let me back up a bit to how this process started.
The customer had very specific needs and requests for this boat and had obviously spent a good deal of time on the water and thinking about what his ideal boat would entail.
Numerous discussions and scratch pad sessions led to a set of criteria and drawings of the basic hull layout. Since then we've been in regular contact making adjustments and fine tuning the design to meet the customers needs. This has been and still is a very dynamic process. I only hope in the end this extra effort means we have a very happy customer with a boat that fits as closely as possible to his initial vision. Its certainly alot of work but I think everyone involved in the process is happy with progress so far.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And a few more pictures of the bottom detailing process while its still possible to actually flip the beast!
(final length will be over 31 feet with a 10.5 foot beam)



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2007 9:52 pm    Post subject: Excellent Progress - Outlaw runs a great shop Reply with quote

I am very impressed with the professionalism and progress on my boat to date. The staff have been great. Please post new pictures. Jason
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few more updated pics


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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 6:57 pm    Post subject: Almost ready for paint... Reply with quote

Boat fabrication is coming along well.

Please post new pictures of the boat, as well as of the trailer when available.
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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2007 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

anymore new pics of this boat being rigged or on its way to being done?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While we certainly have a ton of fabrication shots of this boat its been pretty hard keeping up with the pace to post them. The boat itself as Jason is aware has occupied alot of people's time but none the less we have some exciting shots I can post here. The boat in sunlight!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Holy Cow Shocked that's a vessel!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Xero;
That is one great looking piece of ingenuity and definitely a work of art,
which is to be expected from Outlaw Eagle Mfg.

It looks to me that this vessel will be restricted to some (if not all), deep
Water.
Looks like she is gonna be extremely heavy to say the least.
If you get that baby stuck, flower seeds might be a good addition to an emergency kit or one shiete load of money??

Looking forward to seeing the completed version.
Cheers,
Emery

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:27 pm    Post subject: Taku Reply with quote

Hey xero;
Any more pictures of the Taku?
How's that coming?
Cheers,
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The boat has gone thru prerigging and doesn't look much different but the paint process is beginning so we will be seeing dramatic changes over the next few weeks. The trailer, which itself should be quite dramatic, is due anytime now. I'll try my best to keep everyone updated

Cheers

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hows this for an update........

Shocked

Now THATS a trailer!

Custom from Tow Rite trailers in WA

Cheers



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