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Old 12-13-2014, 07:35 PM   #1
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Well, I acquired a 1976 Super Skeeter this week off CL here in OKC. I got him down to $200, which I thought was reasonable. He really wanted to unload this boat, and now I know why. The entire floor between the fiberglass and the hull was full of water and soggy foam. After I opened everything up and got rid of the foam, it has lost quite a bit of weight. I still have a long ways to go, but I enjoy having a project, and this one shall be no exception. Below are some pics of my start.

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I'll try to keep it updated as I go along.
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Old 12-14-2014, 01:42 AM   #2
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That is sweeeeet! Subscribed to see how it turns out!
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Old 12-14-2014, 02:38 AM   #3
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Tagged. This is going to be good.
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Old 12-14-2014, 08:58 AM   #4
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Old 12-14-2014, 09:04 AM   #5
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Looks like it's gonna be a nice duck slayer
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Old 12-14-2014, 08:56 PM   #6
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I spent some more time, and pretty much got it down to the glass and stringers this afternoon. Later this week, I'll take out the original stringers. I am now at a crossroads though. While cleaning out the back end, I found a weak spot in the transom fiberglass. It looks like I may have some rot in there. I've never replaced a transom before - but this is starting to look like a first. I'm guessing that it will be better to completely cut out all the wood on the inside and replace than to sandwich some new over the old. . . better to do it right the first time I guess.
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Old 12-14-2014, 09:03 PM   #7
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Should be a great project
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Old 12-14-2014, 10:08 PM   #8
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**** that looks like a lot of work though. stick with it should be nice in the end, great price
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Old 12-16-2014, 10:27 AM   #9
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Very cool project
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Old 01-12-2015, 11:30 PM   #10
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It has been a while since I have had some time to work on this, but I did get out tonight and get the wood out of the transom. Turns out to be a good call. It was totally, completely, all wet and rotten. Next I have to get the stringers out.

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Hopefully I'll have some more time at it this week while the wife is out of town.

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Old 01-13-2015, 08:41 AM   #11
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He should have given you $200 to take it.
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Old 01-17-2015, 09:21 PM   #12
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My son and I went to the local boat show here in OKC this evening. I stopped by a booth and got a rough quote on replacing the transom in my project. The guy quoted me $1250. I told him that I just couldn't do that on this one - being that I only paid $200 for the boat. He just gave me an odd look, and said "guess not". Hopefully my next update will be of the transom build.
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Old 01-17-2015, 10:15 PM   #13
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Shouldn't be that hard.
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Old 01-21-2015, 02:41 PM   #14
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I would hate to have to mess with a transom rebuild. I like my aluminum boats where I know I can fix what I do. Good luck none the less and I am subscribed.
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Old 01-23-2015, 10:13 PM   #15
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For what it's worth,
I've seen replaced transforms reinforced with a big aluminum plate.
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Old 11-04-2017, 08:18 PM   #16
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So itís been a while since I posted on this. Last summer I finished putting in the floor, transom, and everything else. This week I ordered a mud motor kit from mud skipper - one of their twister kits. I put a 13hp Predator engine on it. Today I took it out for its first voyage.


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It made 7.5 mph on the gps. It ainít fast, but it will go skinny. Iíve a little more to do to it - including a blind.

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Old 11-04-2017, 08:35 PM   #17
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Dang man, I'm envious. I love those little boats. Enjoy it!
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Old 11-04-2017, 08:46 PM   #18
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Very nice, these old skeeters make cool duck boats


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Old 11-05-2017, 09:18 PM   #19
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Awesome job!!!
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Old 11-08-2017, 10:32 PM   #20
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Get a go kart hop up kit it will make a difference!


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Old 11-08-2017, 11:05 PM   #21
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I caught a lot of bass in a super skeeter back in the day. Thanks for sharing, I haven't seen one in a long time.

Nice job!
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Old 12-02-2017, 03:36 PM   #22
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**** good idea!
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