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#11843367 - 09/22/16 12:57 PM My Dad's 1959 12-foot Flat-Bottom
IslandJim Offline
Angler

Registered: 07/08/14
Posts: 272
Loc: Rockport, TX
I re-acquired this last Thanksgiving and have been getting him running and prettied-up.

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

Registered: 10/14/12
Posts: 1114
Loc: bayou vista,tx
kind of a piroux. looks good.
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#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: 6863
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

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#11843944 - 09/22/16 06:15 PM Re: My Dad's 1959 12-foot Flat-Bottom [Re: IslandJim]
IslandJim Offline
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Registered: 07/08/14
Posts: 272
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
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#11845933 - 09/23/16 10:15 PM Re: My Dad's 1959 12-foot Flat-Bottom [Re: IslandJim]
1960texan Offline
Angler

Registered: 11/09/15
Posts: 460
Loc: Knee deep in the Guadalupe.
That is a beautiful boat.
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#11888424 - 10/19/16 06:57 AM Re: My Dad's 1959 12-foot Flat-Bottom [Re: IslandJim]
Dan90210 ☮ Offline
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Registered: 11/18/09
Posts: 26074
Loc: Denton County
Very cool boat!
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#11932035 - 11/13/16 04:12 PM Re: My Dad's 1959 12-foot Flat-Bottom [Re: IslandJim]
Shaun Russell Offline
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Registered: 03/15/08
Posts: 6311
Loc: Ray Roberts
Now that is awesome!!
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#12218658 - 04/26/17 09:08 PM Re: My Dad's 1959 12-foot Flat-Bottom [Re: IslandJim]
collincountytx Offline
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Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 13228
Loc: Dallas, TX
She's a beauty!

Very nice paint job
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#12288275 - 06/11/17 06:57 AM Re: My Dad's 1959 12-foot Flat-Bottom [Re: IslandJim]
67TexasTBend Offline
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Registered: 05/15/15
Posts: 104
Loc: Texas
That's a sharp looking little boat!

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#12297818 - 06/16/17 05:51 PM Re: My Dad's 1959 12-foot Flat-Bottom [Re: IslandJim]
IslandJim Offline
Angler

Registered: 07/08/14
Posts: 272
Loc: Rockport, TX
I just came up with a new description for my tin boat: Low-Tech Poling Skiff!

Island Jim
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