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Quackerbox 07-30-2020 07:33 PM

Certainly taking shape now brazos!

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Brazos Hunter 08-01-2020 02:07 PM

I just realized I have not posted up on the 1988 Evinrude 15 hp 2-stroke rebuild progress. Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures and was just working away but the rings and new bearings/seals have been installed as well as the starter motor mount. The electronics were just starting to be installed when I called it a day.

Salt Boatworks FRS-14
Project Skipjack

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shaness 08-01-2020 06:25 PM

nice job

Stuck 08-01-2020 10:15 PM

Man, that is allsome. Started this following this thread early on and kind of forgot about it. Boat like that will really get you deep in some back lakes without worrying about getting into any real trouble. We have a place on Washington and sixth right across from the pier, I’ll be keeping an eye out for you when we’re down.

Brazos Hunter 08-01-2020 10:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Stuck (Post 15010080)
Man, that is allsome. Started this following this thread early on and kind of forgot about it. Boat like that will really get you deep in some back lakes without worrying about getting into any real trouble. We have a place on Washington and sixth right across from the pier, I’ll be keeping an eye out for you when we’re down.

We are at the corner of 12th and Baltimore. If we aren't on the water we are buzzing around in the little blue/black SxS, sitting on the deck, or grubbing at La Terraza. Swing by sometime.



Michael

fish4food 08-02-2020 02:41 AM

La Terraza???

Let me know when y’all are in town. I could always go for some of that. :D

Brazos Hunter 08-02-2020 10:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fish4food (Post 15010252)
La Terraza???

Let me know when y’all are in town. I could always go for some of that. :D


Will do mi amigo!

Brazos Hunter 08-03-2020 02:13 PM

The powerhead is rebuilt and awaiting the paint to dry.


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Brazos Hunter 08-03-2020 08:24 PM

I do believe the DIY jackplate is going to do the trick.


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Brazos Hunter 08-04-2020 09:10 PM

The outboard rebuild is “complete” less tuning the carb. I went ahead and ported then intake and exhaust but did not polish (2-stroke likes a little grit). With the carbon fiber reeds I do believe she will do the trick.


Michael

Brazos Hunter 08-12-2020 06:56 AM

I am almost finished with Project Skipjack! Haven’t updated this thread in some time now so, I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.

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BURTONboy 08-12-2020 07:51 AM

It sure is shaping up to be an awesome little boat! Great work throughout.


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marc.munoz31 08-12-2020 07:59 AM

Looking great!

GWilly 08-12-2020 08:03 AM

Excited to see you get this boat on the water. Awesome work.

Quackerbox 08-12-2020 08:11 AM

The e tec decal is a nice touch.

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Brazos Hunter 08-12-2020 11:48 AM

It has been another very productive morning! The grab bar has been installed along with the battery box. Now to scrub the deck, touch up the paint, install the registration numbers and convert the outboard back to electric start and she is done!!!

Salt Boatworks FRS-14
Project Skipjack

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gfulton 08-12-2020 01:20 PM

Looks great when you gonna splash it?

TexasBob 08-12-2020 01:36 PM

Absolute Awesomeness

txoutdoorsman24 08-12-2020 01:51 PM

Man that is pure awesomeness!!! Hope to see you on the water in Seadrift one day.

Brazos Hunter 08-12-2020 03:03 PM

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Originally Posted by gfulton (Post 15031692)
Looks great when you gonna splash it?


Next weekend and thanks!

Brazos Hunter 08-12-2020 03:05 PM

I all but finished the boat today!!! All that is left is to mount the cooler cushions, screw the navigation light onto the cowling, and have my bride fabricate the console backrest cushion as well as modify the cover so it fits over the console. Friday afternoon I will convert the outboard back to electric start (replacement parts just arrived).


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CentralTXHunter 08-12-2020 03:07 PM

Man this is coming together! What an awesome build and thank you for taking us along for the ride. Love the “E-Tech” sticker. That’s hilarious. Really doesn’t look like you made it in a garage. That boat could be on the showroom floor. Looking forward to its maiden voyage and hope I can catch you in Seadrift sometime and put my hands on Skipjack.


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Brazos Hunter 08-12-2020 04:43 PM

Forgot to add this picture from earlier today.


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gigem95 08-12-2020 04:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Brazos Hunter (Post 15032097)
Forgot to add this picture from earlier today.


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Awesome!


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Texas Grown 08-12-2020 06:53 PM

That is a slick look-n rig Michael! You should be well proud of it. Built in the USA by a Texan and US Vet! :)


Don't forget to throw a marine compass in there some where as a back-up to your electronics. I've literally have had them save my day in a heavy fog. And heaven forbid should you ever lose power to all of your electronics for some reason.

stickfigure 08-12-2020 07:04 PM

What a great looking boat. Nothing about it looks homemade. Excellent job.

curtintex 08-12-2020 07:39 PM

Absolutely amazing. I'm blown away by the talent of some on here. This is a helluva fine boat, Michael.

fulmer34 08-12-2020 08:58 PM

Phenomenal is the best word i can think of. Your hard work, dedication and patience really shows. Congratulations, you should be extremely proud.

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Aggiehunter08 08-12-2020 09:02 PM

Very impressive!

Quackerbox 08-12-2020 09:16 PM

Something to ponder. The nav light on my john boat is on the cowling.

I dont like it

It broke and cracked the cowling when the tarp covering the boat filled with water

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Brazos Hunter 08-12-2020 10:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Quackerbox (Post 15032813)
Something to ponder. The nav light on my john boat is on the cowling.

I dont like it

It broke and cracked the cowling when the tarp covering the boat filled with water

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It did the same thing on my Majek. I have a cover for the boat and a separate for this outboard so hopefully it will be all good. Plus that's how I wired it early on and no other logical place to install it cleanly.


Michael

Brazos Hunter 08-12-2020 10:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Aggiehunter08 (Post 15032779)
Very impressive!

Thanks!

Quote:

Originally Posted by fulmer34 (Post 15032769)
Phenomenal is the best word i can think of. Your hard work, dedication and patience really shows. Congratulations, you should be extremely proud.

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Thank you, it has been a fun build.

Quote:

Originally Posted by curtintex (Post 15032554)
Absolutely amazing. I'm blown away by the talent of some on here. This is a helluva fine boat, Michael.

Thanks! Just about everything I did on her was copied from someone else.

Quote:

Originally Posted by stickfigure (Post 15032456)
What a great looking boat. Nothing about it looks homemade. Excellent job.

Thank you, that was my goal!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Texas Grown (Post 15032420)
That is a slick look-n rig Michael! You should be well proud of it. Built in the USA by a Texan and US Vet! :)


Don't forget to throw a marine compass in there some where as a back-up to your electronics. I've literally have had them save my day in a heavy fog. And heaven forbid should you ever lose power to all of your electronics for some reason.

;)b

Brazos Hunter 08-12-2020 10:30 PM

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Originally Posted by gigem95 (Post 15032103)
Awesome!


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Thanks bud!

Brazos Hunter 08-12-2020 10:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CentralTXHunter (Post 15031919)
Man this is coming together! What an awesome build and thank you for taking us along for the ride. Love the “E-Tech” sticker. That’s hilarious. Really doesn’t look like you made it in a garage. That boat could be on the showroom floor. Looking forward to its maiden voyage and hope I can catch you in Seadrift sometime and put my hands on Skipjack.


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Thank you! I figured, I rebuilt the outboard, gave her a new coat of paint, so why not slap on a more current graphic?

JES 08-13-2020 03:00 AM

Very nice work, very impressive. Boat looks fantastic.

Bowyer 08-13-2020 06:13 AM

Fantastic workmanship! Thanks for sharing the whole build!

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Hoggslayer 08-13-2020 06:32 AM

Bet the fish you catch out of that thing are going to be the best tasting you ever had. You should be very proud.

Brazos Hunter 08-13-2020 09:53 AM

Thank y’all! This build has been a blast.

I have been searching high and low for a Shaw Wing but unfortunately they are not manufactured for my little 15 so what do I do? Now to start glassing the templates!

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Brazos Hunter 08-13-2020 11:14 AM

Now I wait...


4 layers of 10oz cloth and I wrapped the templates in plastic wrap prior to.

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BURTONboy 08-13-2020 11:49 AM

You think its necessary for that small of a boat? Seems like it should jump out the hole fairly quick without the cavitation plate, and it will cost you some speed.


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