Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Justin Pongratz, Fishrmen16, 75TH RANGER, retiredfire, FishingForFish
102081 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 81768
hopalong 72922
Pilothawk 72450
JDavis7873® 67371
FattyMcButterpants 60426
John175 ® 59617
Tritonman 56360
Derek 55939
SkeeterRonnie 52349
LoneStarSon® 51898
facebook
Forum Stats
102081 Members
60 Forums
850108 Topics
11146338 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Topic Options
#11843367 - 09/22/16 12:57 PM My Dad's 1959 12-foot Flat-Bottom
IslandJim Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/08/14
Posts: 151
Loc: Rockport, TX
I re-acquired this last Thanksgiving and have been getting him running and prettied-up.

Island Jim
_________________________
I'm an Eighth Day Adventist. On the Eighth Day, God went fishing!

Top
#11843502 - 09/22/16 02:04 PM Re: My Dad's 1959 12-foot Flat-Bottom [Re: IslandJim]
smooth move Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 10/14/12
Posts: 848
Loc: bayou vista,tx
kind of a piroux. looks good.
_________________________
es le bon ton roulet

Top
#11843628 - 09/22/16 03:20 PM Re: My Dad's 1959 12-foot Flat-Bottom [Re: IslandJim]
redchevy Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 01/25/05
Posts: 6055
Loc: texas
Believe it is a row boat.

I used to have one. Bought it with a 1973 Johnson 4 HP for $65 used it for several years and when it was past the point of no return sold it for scrap and got $50 for it. The motor was direct drive, no reverse no neutral, if it was running you were going! Upgraded the motor to a 1957 Evinrude 7.5 HP neutral and reverse was a nice feature!

Yours look to be in much better shape than ours, good work, Congrats thumb

Top
#11843944 - 09/22/16 06:15 PM Re: My Dad's 1959 12-foot Flat-Bottom [Re: IslandJim]
IslandJim Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/08/14
Posts: 151
Loc: Rockport, TX
Thanks for the replies, guys! The boat, a SportsKraft 12 "River Boat", was made in Grand Prairie, TX, by General Boat Co. I have a 1961 Johnson 5.5 Twin on it, and it scoots. I made a front deck forward with a seat mount and a hatch for anchor storage. The center seat mounts the other swivel seat. This 57-year-old boat still has the original foam flotation! It had been in a field, full of water for about 15 years!

This boat has a 36" transom, but they made one with an 18" transom. That's a pirogue!

Using it in the Rockport flats every week!

Island Jim
_________________________
I'm an Eighth Day Adventist. On the Eighth Day, God went fishing!

Top
#11845933 - 09/23/16 10:15 PM Re: My Dad's 1959 12-foot Flat-Bottom [Re: IslandJim]
1960texan Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 11/09/15
Posts: 76
Loc: New Braunfels
That is a beautiful boat.

Top



© 1998-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide