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Old 12-13-2014, 06:35 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, 12:42 AM   #2
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That is sweeeeet! Subscribed to see how it turns out!
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Old 12-14-2014, 01:38 AM   #3
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Tagged. This is going to be good.
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Old 12-14-2014, 07:58 AM   #4
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Old 12-14-2014, 08:04 AM   #5
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Looks like it's gonna be a nice duck slayer
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Old 12-14-2014, 07:56 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, 08:03 PM   #7
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Should be a great project
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Old 12-14-2014, 09:08 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, 09:27 AM   #9
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Very cool project
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Old 01-12-2015, 10:30 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, 07:41 AM   #11
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He should have given you $200 to take it.
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Old 01-17-2015, 08:21 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, 09:15 PM   #13
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Shouldn't be that hard.
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Old 01-21-2015, 01:41 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, 09:13 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, 07:18 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, 07:35 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, 07:46 PM   #18
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Very nice, these old skeeters make cool duck boats


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Old 11-05-2017, 08:18 PM   #19
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Awesome job!!!
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Old 11-08-2017, 09:32 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, 10:05 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, 02:36 PM   #22
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**** good idea!
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Old 04-26-2018, 10:28 PM   #23
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Hey I realize this thread is almost 4 year's old, that i am new and that this is my first post here and so i apologize for dragging it back up, but I am in the process of building a mud/duck rig out of an old skeeter super myself. If you are still an active member I would love to chat with you about how yours ended up, mainly if you were able to achieve more speed out of it the 13

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Old 04-27-2018, 02:48 PM   #24
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Hey I realize this thread is almost 4 year's old, that i am new and that this is my first post here and so i apologize for dragging it back up, but I am in the process of building a mud/duck rig out of an old skeeter super myself. If you are still an active member I would love to chat with you about how yours ended up, mainly if you were able to achieve more speed out of it the 13
Take a look at this thread as well.

http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...hlight=skeeter
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Old 04-27-2018, 09:14 PM   #25
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That's pretty sweet, pretty much the same type thing I'm going for but with a longtail. Thank you
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Old 04-30-2018, 01:57 PM   #26
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Pretty interesting posting
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Old 05-01-2018, 04:04 PM   #27
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Man I want one of these!
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Old 05-05-2018, 04:43 AM   #28
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Dang that brings back memories. I had one 25-ish years ago., front stick steer and it seemed the whole boat would flex in a tight turn. Good looking project!
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Old 05-07-2018, 01:18 AM   #29
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Im new and need 3 more posts to posts pics
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Old 05-07-2018, 01:19 AM   #30
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Only need 2 more now! Sorry
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Old 05-07-2018, 01:19 AM   #31
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Last one. Don't be ******
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Old 05-07-2018, 10:43 AM   #32
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Getting closer to wrapping mine up, achieved about the same mph as the OP so I've still got some dialing in to do. Again, would love to hear from the OP (Skooter) about your end results. If anyone knows how to get ahold of him let me know please


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Old 05-11-2018, 12:31 PM   #33
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cool looking rebuild....
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