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froghunter 11-30-2017 09:48 PM

Costal skinny water chariot overhaul #2
 
So I guess I'm rebuilding 2 boats at the same time now.....terrible idea!! However I couldn't pass this cl find up. I've wanted one since I first saw one 15 years ago in Poc. It needs work but I got a heck of a deal on the hull only.

The overhaul begins Saturday.

Mowdy s10
Length 10'9"
Beam 5'7"
Draft 4"

Can run in 2" of water!!https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...000136c781.jpg


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gigem95 12-01-2017 01:08 AM

Awesome!

ABroussard 12-01-2017 05:45 AM

Nice!

Hawkpuppy 1 12-01-2017 08:51 AM

Be nice to have a rig like that with a 50hp jet on the back of it....

Quackerbox 12-01-2017 08:53 AM

Gonna be fun launching that![emoji16]

First time I saw one of those Runnin in POC there was nothing but mud in his wake when he went by. Two guys and I think he had a 60 on it.

Sweet little boats for back bays

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Merc 12-01-2017 02:38 PM

That's always been my dream boat

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froghunter 12-02-2017 12:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Merc (Post 12976276)
That's always been my dream boat

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Yep. This was one of mine too. It's going to fly around grass island and Pringle lake!!

froghunter 12-02-2017 12:10 AM

I started sanding tonight so stay tuned for more exciting sanding action photos!!!!

Brazos Hunter 12-02-2017 06:06 AM

Subscribed...looks like a hard life ;)

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BURTONboy 12-02-2017 06:46 AM

In. I love those little boats. They can all but run in spit.

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Mexico 12-02-2017 07:22 AM

Cool little rigs, in on the rebuild!

Txbownut 12-02-2017 07:48 AM

Yep, youre gonna need more than 2" of water to unload. Love the trailer. That will be an awesome boat for sure. Nice snag!

BigYoung 12-02-2017 09:30 AM

FrogHunter, you must have some Coonazz blood in you! I got a boat habit too.

froghunter 12-02-2017 01:50 PM

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Originally Posted by BigYoung (Post 12978338)
FrogHunter, you must have some Coonazz blood in you! I got a boat habit too.

There is none documented but that would explain my love for swamps, crawfish,frog legs and south la...!!!

froghunter 12-02-2017 02:03 PM

As promised here are some exciting photos. First is one of 2 ugly spots in the glass. Looks like some trailer rash of some Sort. Cool thing is there is no wood under it so it's a straight glass hull . Nothing in there to rot! It will take 3 layers of glass to fix. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...913f2ae5f1.jpg

Next up there has been stuff attached to the gunnel through the years. Some with steel screws that rusted badly. I had to drill the screws out to remove them. I patched the bottom of the holes with fiberglass. Patches will be hard to sand out smooth because of their location. Not too worried about that though. If I can see them then either me or the boat is upside down...and I won't be worried about patches at that time!https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...5c1a65f60f.jpg

Then there was trouble. I ordered 2 part epoxy filler for scratches. IBoats took my money and never shipped it out. Claimed I didn't give them an address although I bough it through PayPal. So in a bind on time I stopped at a local boat shop that I'm not too fond of and paid more for one can than I did for 2 cans on line WITH shipping. It was really pasty and didn't smooth out well at all. Sure hope it like ok once sanded down. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...3026be930b.jpg


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TeXXaN 12-02-2017 03:03 PM

man this is motivating i want to do this

Ohio Darin 12-02-2017 03:14 PM

Great thread(s) - you got the makings of a small shipyard. ;)b Can't wait to see the finished products.

froghunter 12-02-2017 07:35 PM

Thanks guys!!!https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...0fcaeca620.jpg


2 hours on a sander tonight. Only 100 more to go....


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froghunter 12-02-2017 11:07 PM

Blaaaaaaaa.....after looking at the weather report I decided to do a little more work while I can. That's another 2 hours on the sander.

fowlwaters 12-02-2017 11:34 PM

Always wanted a S-10 thinking of build a similar aluminum hull scooter

Brazos Hunter 12-03-2017 05:55 AM

Let me know if I have something in the shop that will help. I'm going nuckin futs not having mine to mess with.

Great thread brother!!!

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froghunter 12-03-2017 10:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Brazos Hunter (Post 12980470)
Let me know if I have something in the shop that will help. I'm going nuckin futs not having mine to mess with.

Great thread brother!!!

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Tool and material wise I'm in good shape.

What I need it time!!!!....and 60+ degrees with no rain. :)

Brazos Hunter 12-03-2017 10:58 AM

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Originally Posted by froghunter (Post 12980812)
Tool and material wise I'm in good shape.

What I need it time!!!!....and 60+ degrees with no rain. :)

I hear that!

Michael
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Rubberdown 12-04-2017 09:25 PM

Is that the mowdy that was on CL? I stopped looking for a month or so and by the time I saw it it was gone! Glad someone from the green screen got it!

froghunter 12-04-2017 09:34 PM

Yes sir that's it!

Chitchyaoutdoor 12-04-2017 09:42 PM

That’s a go anywhere boat, I’m following

sierracharlie338 12-04-2017 10:32 PM

In to see how she turns out!


Sierracharlie outů

froghunter 12-05-2017 08:44 PM

Fed ex came a day early!!!! Had 3 boxes sitting on the porch:):):):):)


Temps are an issue this week sooooo looks like Saturday before I get put a huge dent in the work load.

hunt247 12-06-2017 09:38 AM

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Originally Posted by froghunter (Post 12988832)
Fed ex came a day early!!!! Had 3 boxes sitting on the porch:):):):):)


Temps are an issue this week sooooo looks like Saturday before I get put a huge dent in the work load.

Where do you order your fiberglass stuff from?

npe001 12-06-2017 09:40 AM

in for this

bloodstick 12-06-2017 09:41 AM

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Originally Posted by froghunter (Post 12974319)
So I guess I'm rebuilding 2 boats at the same time now.....terrible idea!! However I couldn't pass this cl find up. I've wanted one since I first saw one 15 years ago in Poc. It needs work but I got a heck of a deal on the hull only.

The overhaul begins Saturday.

Mowdy s10
Length 10'9"
Beam 5'7"
Draft 4"

Can run in 2" of water!!https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...000136c781.jpg


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Was this the boat that sat out by the highway on 30 for a while between Brushy Creek and the Church? It sure looks familiar.

Good luck with the rebuild! Hope she works out like planned

froghunter 12-06-2017 01:45 PM

Not sure bloodstick. I picked this one up in centrerville.

froghunter 12-06-2017 01:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hunt247 (Post 12990059)
Where do you order your fiberglass stuff from?

I'm using iBoats.

froghunter 12-06-2017 10:37 PM

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...4b1eaa0f49.jpg

Just acquired my valiant steeds!!!!!!!!!!!


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Brazos Hunter 12-06-2017 10:50 PM

:eek:

Mexico 12-06-2017 10:54 PM

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Originally Posted by froghunter (Post 12992539)
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Just acquired my valiant steeds!!!!!!!!!!!


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What you got there? 50? 2 stroke?

froghunter 12-06-2017 11:00 PM

Sooooo... I called mowdy twice and talked to 2 different guys. Both told me to not exceed 25hp 4 stroke and 30hp 2 stroke. They have a 13' boat that can handle the 50hps. Mowdy sells the s10 with a factory installed 20hp 4 stroke.

Long story short I got a 25hp Yamaha 2 stroke.

froghunter 12-06-2017 11:21 PM

And my Wetlander bottom paint came in. Lord willing the underside of the boat will be 100% completed this weekend.

Winman 12-06-2017 11:28 PM

Back about 1954 there was an article in Outdoor Life magazine about two men from Harlingen that built wood scooters about this size and fished the three islands area of of the mouth of The Arooya Colorado.Lawrence was one of their names..anyway ,I built one from their dimensions. Turned out to be 10ft 6 in long,by 4 ft wide by 6 in thick.....powered it with a 25 Hp Merc quicksilver. It would fly in skinney water. I fished it from Port Isabel to the Three Islands area on both sides of the Laguna MADRE till I left Brownsville in 1971..

froghunter 12-06-2017 11:38 PM

Is that the boat that you steer by leaning to port or starboard? I've seen pictures and those are neat!!!!

megger89 12-07-2017 12:06 AM

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Originally Posted by froghunter (Post 12992601)
Sooooo... I called mowdy twice and talked to 2 different guys. Both told me to not exceed 25hp 4 stroke and 30hp 2 stroke. They have a 13' boat that can handle the 50hps. Mowdy sells the s10 with a factory installed 20hp 4 stroke.

Long story short I got a 25hp Yamaha 2 stroke.

If you need help getting touch with the original owner/designer/builder Clark Mowdy. Hit me up. I am friends with on Facebook. Right before he sold the business he was taking Process Technology classes with me at Victoria College. He is now a boardroom operator for INVISTA.

froghunter 12-07-2017 08:47 AM

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Originally Posted by megger89 (Post 12992714)
If you need help getting touch with the original owner/designer/builder Clark Mowdy. Hit me up. I am friends with on Facebook. Right before he sold the business he was taking Process Technology classes with me at Victoria College. He is now a boardroom operator for INVISTA.

Yes!

Can you please ask him if I can cut the deck and fish the controls through the hull from the console to the engine. I can properly reseal the deck. I want to hide all the cables.

froghunter 12-09-2017 12:48 PM

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Last round of filler is done. One more coat of primer to go!





Oh, and more sanding.


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froghunter 12-09-2017 03:31 PM

Look close enough and you can see smoke..... rip sander #3. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...f80526a1ed.jpg


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froghunter 12-09-2017 03:32 PM

Not bad for a plumber.....took 5 layers of glass and a thin layer of filler. Should disappear when covered. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...82c3cb420f.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...e3bd4561ba.jpg


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froghunter 12-09-2017 03:40 PM

Made a record setting 1

Trip to the Tpw office!!!! Out of the tons of boats and motors I've had down through the years this was the first single tripper I've ever had. :) https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...ab66cbea6d.jpg


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froghunter 12-09-2017 03:41 PM

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froghunter 12-09-2017 06:43 PM

Loooonnngggg day.


Tomorrow I topcoat.

BURTONboy 12-09-2017 06:57 PM

Moving right along. Good work.

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froghunter 12-09-2017 08:27 PM

Thanks!! It's been a ton of work!


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