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Old 05-22-2022, 07:02 PM   #1
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Hesitated to post but considering what we started with I don't think we could screw up any worse than previous guy. Reached out to Michael (brazoshunter) for some tips and we got after it

**no way its gonna be as nice as the skipjack!


My son found this gheenoe skiff in Florida while going to school over there and managed to bribe a little money and take some leftover savings to buy it. He fished it most of the year and drug it home for the summer.

He had already said he wanted to paint it so I figured what the H. Famous last words...

Failed to take a real before pic but this is pretty much it. You can see the 3 dimensional paint from previous up-do and what the powers of the stripping gel did (well worth the money)



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Old 05-22-2022, 07:07 PM   #2
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Poor trailer fit causes some fiberglass issues on the way home so now we're doing some glass work.

Shipping issues have been a HUGE pia despite ordering stuff from the same place


We got the paint 1st, then fairing compound and still waiting on primer. Cooled off some today so we mixed some compound to fill previous crappier work

Will sand some and may touch up a few places then prep for primer which should be here tween 21 and 25

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Old 05-22-2022, 07:18 PM   #3
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Those are really cool boats. My friend has a 16' I think with the center console. They fish really well for they're size, and have better than I expected stability. I'll follow this for sure.
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Old 05-22-2022, 07:39 PM   #4
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Cool boat and project! I'll be watching!
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Old 05-22-2022, 08:18 PM   #5
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Is he taking back to Fl? Cool skiff! I like it.
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Old 05-22-2022, 11:29 PM   #6
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Cool boat and good luck with the project! Been looking for one of these for a while now without any luck
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Old 05-23-2022, 04:57 AM   #7
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Very kewl boat and I'll definitely be following along!!! Before I started my build the Gheenoe 25 was high on the wish list. I still consider parting with Skipjack to get one.

I can't wait to see her on the water!!!



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Old 05-23-2022, 05:50 AM   #8
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Is he taking back to Fl? Cool skiff! I like it.
Yea, he goes back first week of August
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Cool boat and good luck with the project! Been looking for one of these for a while now without any luck
There all over the place in Florida naturally.

Customgheenoe.com usually has some for sale.

I want to fish it before he goes back. Even with a 9.9 he said it runs mid 20s with an aluminum prop

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Old 05-23-2022, 11:10 AM   #9
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Looks like this will be a fun project!
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Old 05-23-2022, 11:39 AM   #10
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Great start QB!
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Old 05-23-2022, 01:50 PM   #11
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Following. I kind of want one of these. Way better than a kayak
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Old 05-23-2022, 01:58 PM   #12
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Old 05-23-2022, 05:41 PM   #13
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Did a little more fairing work today after some light sanding. I feel like it's enough but probably ain't.

Would be nice to get the freakin primer while the humid is down


Amen about the kayak part. Two people can carry the hull easily and the motor is more awkward than heavy
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Old 05-23-2022, 06:33 PM   #14
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Old 05-23-2022, 07:27 PM   #15
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Those are quick lil boats with a little motor on back.
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Old 05-23-2022, 09:10 PM   #16
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Cool little rig. Will be looking in for upcoming.


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Old 05-24-2022, 08:14 AM   #17
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Cool project, will be following along. Gonna be a slick little ride !!
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Old 05-24-2022, 11:03 AM   #18
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Looking great Quack

That gonna be a fun little boat!
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Old 05-25-2022, 03:37 PM   #19
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Very cool project. Keep the pics coming.

Good luck it will be cool when finished.


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Old 05-25-2022, 08:22 PM   #20
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Sanded a second application of fairing today. Also filled rivet holes from manufacturer badging. There was a previous glass patch on the bow that needed attention. Not sure what we're doing on the inside where paint is gone

Fellow TBHr scott10899 was kind enough to have his wife make some new decals and registration numbers. Can't wait to get to the point they need put on.

Still don't have the primer that was ordered on the 16th. So ordered it again that order supposed to be here will be sent back

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Old 05-26-2022, 06:50 AM   #21
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Glad to see something good in my thread list this morning. Looking good.


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Old 05-26-2022, 07:38 AM   #22
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That’s a lot of work. Looking good though.
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Old 05-26-2022, 07:46 AM   #23
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Oh dang! You are doing quite a bit of work on that thing. Looking forward to see the finished product.
Hopefully USPS gets the stickers to you in good condition.

I'll have to show my wife the pictures so she knows where her work went to.
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Old 05-26-2022, 08:00 AM   #24
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cool project! following
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Old 06-01-2022, 06:23 PM   #25
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Primer finally arrived over the holiday. Kinda. Thankfully I ordered a second can cause of the delays.

Applied a 1st coat today, will definitely have to sand and apply a second

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Old 06-02-2022, 06:57 AM   #26
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Not sure how the paint works but I have a pretty decent 3m spray gun you guys are welcome to use. It has interchangeable tips for different viscosities- has always worked well for me


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Old 06-02-2022, 07:04 AM   #27
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Now all the little imperfections are going to pop out. Total Fair is perfect for those spots but a little on the pricey side. Mine had so many little spots she got the entire hull frosted in it.

She’s coming along right fine and look forward to seeing her all wet!!!


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Old 06-02-2022, 11:58 PM   #28
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Now all the little imperfections are going to pop out. Total Fair is perfect for those spots but a little on the pricey side. Mine had so many little spots she got the entire hull frosted in it.

Sheís coming along right fine and look forward to seeing her all wet!!!


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You ain't kidding!!!

We pulled it out in the sun today and I was freaking out!! Feel like all that work for nothing.

In reality it was just 2 spots. I got plenty of fairing compound though

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Old 06-03-2022, 06:34 AM   #29
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Soak it up while you can……
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Old 06-04-2022, 01:22 PM   #30
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Second coat of primer this morning. Sand this afternoon and might get some color on this old thing Sunday.

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Looking great Shane!
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Old 06-07-2022, 08:51 PM   #32
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Primer took longer than expected to dry so we put it out in the sun and turned it like a giant steak over the weekend

In the mean time we were able to put the new tounge on the trailer. Buying a 20' joint and sending it to galvanize thru a buddy was cheaper than 12 foot at McClain. That led to re setting bunks,adding wire, buying new coupler and putting the winch back on.

I had some sheet aluminum laying around and I was never impressed with the plate on the transom so we cut a new one.

Gator glide was ordered for the bottom and was supposed to be here on the 27th. Today the owner emailed and let me know the shipment was lost. We're back at day zero or less on that

It's sanded and ready for paint once I get some tack cloth to wipe it down

What a cluster it's been lately

New vs. Old transom plate

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Old 06-08-2022, 07:21 AM   #33
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You guys will have a great time with the gheenoe. Hereís mine




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Old 06-09-2022, 10:31 AM   #34
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Lookin' good hand.
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Old 06-12-2022, 01:30 PM   #35
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Had a chance to throw some color at it this morning. Should have burned the instructions away upon opening the box. That or hit the transom and quit and waited for the results.

It looks better than when we started but I feel like some prep work when out the window. Live and learn I guess. Maybe some high grit sanding and the second coat will straighten it up a hair



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Old 06-12-2022, 02:19 PM   #36
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What paint did you go with? She looks great in picture form!



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Top side from total boat.

Measured and thinned to a T. There was no need to "tip and roll"

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Old 06-19-2022, 03:53 PM   #38
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Second coat went on yesterday. My son is gone for two weeks working on a ranch as an archery instructor. I'll probably do the gator glide while he's gone so it's ready when he gets back. Days are numbered before it goes back to Florida

Sanding and trailer bunks, rollers and extended the tounge

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Old 06-19-2022, 04:33 PM   #39
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A Gheenoe is on my bucket list.
The project is looking good, sorry about all the shipping issues! That seems to be the story everywhere these days.


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Old 06-20-2022, 09:18 AM   #40
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Old 06-20-2022, 10:35 AM   #41
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Old 06-20-2022, 12:21 PM   #42
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Saw your crib listed. Going full time rv soon?

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GatorGlide going on nicely

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I can hardly wait to see some pics of this rigged out and on the water.
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Old 07-04-2022, 01:21 PM   #45
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following, neat project
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Old 07-06-2022, 08:23 AM   #46
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Bottom coat is supposed to cure for 72 hours so did a little maintenance. He had a couple water flow issues where it was intermittently flowing.

Found a little Florida inside along with a fin off the impeller. Did learn this motor was actually built by yamaha in Japan and sold as mariner during the parts search

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Save that Florida soil. With the price of real property inflation, that will be worth some big dollars some day.
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Bottom coat is supposed to cure for 72 hours so did a little maintenance. He had a couple water flow issues where it was intermittently flowing.

Found a little Florida inside along with a fin off the impeller. Did learn this motor was actually built by yamaha in Japan and sold as mariner during the parts search

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Thatís definitely a good thing! Yamaha parts are much easier to come by plus itís just a proven bulletproof platform.




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Old 07-10-2022, 07:26 AM   #49
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Thatís definitely a good thing! Yamaha parts are much easier to come by plus itís just a proven bulletproof platform.









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Funny you say that. Ordered a merc/mariner water pump kit from an "expert" and it didn't pump. Pulled and put back in 3 or 4 times.

Bought a yamaha impeller off Amazon and it's pumping like crazy. Skipped right to yamaha on t-stat

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Paint and GatorGlide done and fitted to trailer. Decided to throw some knock off sea dek down. Son will be home at the end of the week. Going to wait for him to decal it. Might even splash it this weekend

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