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Old 12-10-2017, 04:18 PM   #51
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First coat of ice blue.


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Old 12-10-2017, 04:30 PM   #52
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Dang looks great!


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Old 12-10-2017, 04:45 PM   #53
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Thanks!! I think that color will go really well with the off white and black.
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Old 12-10-2017, 04:53 PM   #54
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Not bad for a plumber.....took 5 layers of glass and a thin layer of filler. Should disappear when covered.


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5 layers of glass cloth!!!! Man,that ought to be the strongest part of the hull. What are the hulls moulded of in the beginning?
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Old 12-10-2017, 05:23 PM   #55
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Looks great!!!

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Old 12-10-2017, 06:20 PM   #56
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5 layers of glass cloth!!!! Man,that ought to be the strongest part of the hull. What are the hulls moulded of in the beginning?
The hull is at least a 1/4"ish...thick. Shouldn't have any problems with it!
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Old 12-10-2017, 10:17 PM   #57
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Frog,
You are right on with that 25 hp. I have the same boat. 25hp gets 26 mph on gps lightly loaded. My kids absolutely love it. I like to refer to it as the white knuckle boat because you squeeze the ***** out of the wheel while driving it. You're in for a ton of fun. Believe It or not these boats can handle some chop too if you are smart about it. Have fun sir!
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Old 12-10-2017, 10:34 PM   #58
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You are right on with that 25 hp. I have the same boat. 25hp gets 26 mph on gps lightly loaded. My kids absolutely love it. I like to refer to it as the white knuckle boat because you squeeze the ***** out of the wheel while driving it. You're in for a ton of fun. Believe It or not these boats can handle some chop too if you are smart about it. Have fun sir!
First ride can't get here soon enough!!!


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Old 12-10-2017, 11:29 PM   #59
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Honestly don't recall. I called Jack Foreman in Port Lavaca. He's known for building these small mowdy boat props. Look him up and give him a call. He'll make sure it runs in spit if you want it to.
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Old 12-10-2017, 11:33 PM   #60
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Honestly don't recall. I called Jack Foreman in Port Lavaca. He's known for building these small mowdy boat props. Look him up and give him a call. He'll make sure it runs in spit if you want it to.
Can do. I've dealt with jack on my other boat. I was planning on using him again!
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Old 12-11-2017, 08:36 AM   #61
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So what can a guy pick up a sled like that for in "rough/rebuild" shape? I would think it would make a good all around boat for what I do...
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Old 12-11-2017, 09:16 AM   #62
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They are hard to find. Even harder with a title. The majek I found for sale on the side of the road in seadrift and the mowdy was the result of my frequent Craig's list browsing.
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Old 12-11-2017, 09:22 AM   #63
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if you dont mind my asking, what did you originally pay for the boat?
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Old 12-11-2017, 09:41 AM   #64
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400$ and it cost 90$ for title work.

I'm happy with that considering that the same boat,new and fully rigged is almost 13,000$
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Old 12-12-2017, 12:12 AM   #65
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That's an absolute steal
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Old 12-16-2017, 10:34 AM   #66
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Road tripping!!

If today goes well I will have a trailer for the mowdy and might even catch a fish in the blanco!
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Old 12-16-2017, 01:09 PM   #67
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Sweet!
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Old 12-16-2017, 04:11 PM   #68
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Meet some good tbh'ers today! Sold a band saw and picked up a trailer. Weather turned super nasty so we didn't get to fish the blanco but it's still mission accomplished. Got full on BBQ too!



So now I have a side project for my project.


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Old 12-16-2017, 08:03 PM   #69
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I'll get some of those Blanco trout that you left behind! Enjoyed meeting you and that chariot will look sweet perched on that trailer!
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Old 12-16-2017, 08:08 PM   #70
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Yes sir. Thanks!!!!
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Old 12-16-2017, 09:15 PM   #71
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Man I know next to nothing about boats other than I have some buddies that drop $30K+ on some ski ones so take what I ask next with that in mind.

That boat looks little and it's really flat on the bottom, like an old "John boat", is it for shallow water or creeks or something like that? I wouldn't think it'd take much chop to swamp it and there are no sides to speak of so wouldn't things like tackle and possibly people just..... slide out? I'm not being an *** here I'm really curious.

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Old 12-16-2017, 09:49 PM   #72
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Man I know next to nothing about boats other than I have some buddies that drop $30K+ on some ski ones so take what I ask next with that in mind.

That boat looks little and it's really flat on the bottom, like an old "John boat", is it for shallow water or creeks or something like that? I wouldn't think it'd take much chop to swamp it and there are no sides to speak of so wouldn't things like tackle and possibly people just..... slide out? I'm not being an *** here I'm really curious.

God bless and happy fishing.
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This is a specialty boat designed for the Texas coast. It's made to run what we call the flats, endless miles of back water that is inches deep. This boat is designed to run through the skinny stuff to reach the deeper pockets that a typical boat can't get to. It's not intended for deep water with waves or chop in it. It's a tool and must be used within its limits. It has a sealed hull. If you could submerge it, it would pop right back up. Unless punctured it can't be sank. You certainly can throw passengers or yourself out of it. Just like anything else, be careful and don't act a fool! really you can throw people out of any boat in the right conditions. The flat bottom has more surface area which equals greater stability and less draft. The channels in the bottom are designed to funnel water back to the Motor, it gathers water as you go lifting itself up and feeding the prop to create propulsion. Lots of though and engineering has gone into the texas flats boats. Nothing else in the world runs like them but at the same time they don't preform well just anywhere.
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Old 12-16-2017, 09:53 PM   #73
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This isnt an s10 but it makes a great point!!!


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Old 12-17-2017, 08:39 PM   #74
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Humidity and temps are hard to work around but I THINK the last coat of ice blue went on today!!

Hope it still looks good in the daytime!

Next up is the wetlander.
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Old 12-17-2017, 10:52 PM   #75
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Old 12-22-2017, 12:43 PM   #76
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I'm off work and it's raining and my jeep is broke down...so while I'm waiting on jeep parts I decided to jump on the trailer. Nothing like a side project to my project.


It's not done but it will hold a boat IF I can ever get the bottom painted.


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Old 12-22-2017, 02:59 PM   #77
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Removed a little junk from it.


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Old 12-22-2017, 03:00 PM   #78
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I'm done with it until the boat is on there and I can custom mount everything i need.

It cleaned up really well.


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Old 12-22-2017, 03:05 PM   #79
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What are those white boards?
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Old 12-22-2017, 03:09 PM   #80
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Looking good !
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Old 12-22-2017, 03:27 PM   #81
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Love it!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-22-2017, 03:35 PM   #82
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I'm done with it until the boat is on there and I can custom mount everything i need.

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Nice. What kind of slides are those?
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Old 12-22-2017, 03:55 PM   #83
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What are those white boards?


PVC boards from Lowes. Slick and won't rot.


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Old 12-22-2017, 06:43 PM   #84
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Started the manual jack plate today as well.



I shaped these brackets with a hand grinder and a sawzall.

Then 45 minuets on the drill press. Not a bad start.


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Old 12-22-2017, 07:13 PM   #85
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Any reason not to use a hydraulic jack plate?
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Old 12-22-2017, 07:33 PM   #86
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I talked to mowdy and was told not to put one on there. The length and design of the boat makes it unnessary. It's a set it and forget it design.
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Old 12-22-2017, 07:59 PM   #87
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Started the manual jack plate today as well.



I shaped these brackets with a hand grinder and a sawzall.

Then 45 minuets on the drill press. Not a bad start.


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Excellent use of the toy gun. I've got a bunch of those lying around.
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Old 12-22-2017, 08:07 PM   #88
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It was just the right height!
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Old 12-23-2017, 08:43 AM   #89
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Following. Coming along nicely..
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Old 12-23-2017, 04:51 PM   #90
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First coat of primer!


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Old 12-24-2017, 07:09 AM   #91
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Pretty ingenious use of news paper! Looking good. Ready for finished product.

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Old 12-24-2017, 01:46 PM   #92
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First coat of primer!


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Masking off and starting fires , the only good things “newspapers” are good for these days...

Looking good brother and cannot wait to see her in the flats!


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Old 12-24-2017, 02:13 PM   #93
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Awesome! Had no idea there was such a thing
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Old 12-24-2017, 04:22 PM   #94
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Done!!!!!!!!!!!


I can pull the tape off in an hour to see how many ugly spots there are to fix


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Old 12-24-2017, 04:56 PM   #95
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It takes a week to fully cure. So I'm done for a while with the hull. Next is to flip it over.


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That turned out very nice!

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Gonna be a cool little sled!
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Old 12-24-2017, 05:15 PM   #98
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Thanks guys. I'm really pleased with it!
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Old 12-25-2017, 03:47 PM   #99
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Coming along!

Have you used the pvc board before? Seems I read over on 2fool it's bad on glass boats as it's harder than the glass.

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Old 12-25-2017, 05:27 PM   #100
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Coming along!

Have you used the pvc board before? Seems I read over on 2fool it's bad on glass boats as it's harder than the glass.

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