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#2515606 - 08/03/08 05:04 PM Re: Water Wagon? Do they still make them or do it your self. [Re: K.D.]
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Originally Posted By: K.D.
Just as the line between cover and structure gets muddier and muddier each year, so does the definitions between kickboat and float tube or other small crafts. Here is the typical idea of what a kickboat is. A kickboat usually will have oars that come with regardless of whether or not they are used. Float tubes I've yet to see come with oars.



The water wagon we're talking about is a rectangular, flat piece of styrofoam with indentions cut into the surface in circles and/or other shapes for storage. You sit on top of it with your feet hanging off. Their is a rectangular cut out at the front for your legs to hang off and a metal stablizer bar connecting two sides that extend out past your legs.

They also had some that had an extended transom that stuck up on the back and some guys put small outboards on them of 2-4 HP.


Just like my inflatable pontoon but the pontoons are made from styrofoam, gotcha
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#2515621 - 08/03/08 05:13 PM Re: Water Wagon? Do they still make them or do it your self. [Re: grandpa75672]
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Cut the legs off this and put an opening like you see where his feet are on the blue kickboat and you're there! hammer

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#2516218 - 08/03/08 10:14 PM Re: Water Wagon? Do they still make them or do it your self. [Re: K.D.]
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The up turned table with the Mercury outboard looks mighty impressive but I would hardly encourage such boating practices. Being one who trys to practice following all boating laws, I see the lack of registration numbers on the pictured vessel a complete disregard for maritime law. popcorn2 rolfmao
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#2516548 - 08/04/08 05:37 AM Re: Water Wagon? Do they still make them or do it your self. [Re: grandpa75672]
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yea but it has forks spoons knives and plates
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#2516939 - 08/04/08 07:54 AM Re: Water Wagon? Do they still make them or do it your self. [Re: grandpa75672]
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Originally Posted By: grandpa75672
Would some one please post a pic or a website of what a "kick boat" looks like?

Is it a tube? pontoon? raft?

Tried googling kickboat, styrofoam, but that didnt help any
My computer drawing not so good, but this is what a water wagon looks like. Mine is alittle long. I may cut it down. I made the DIM. so it fits in my Ranger. The "red" line is where I still need to place a piece of alum. tubing for a carry handle. 12" thick block(edit)



Edited by deckhand* (08/04/08 07:55 AM)
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#2517649 - 08/04/08 11:30 AM Re: Water Wagon? Do they still make them or do it your self. [Re: deckhand*]
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ive made 6 of these they are cheap and work great





made with 3" insulation board

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#2517676 - 08/04/08 11:36 AM Re: Water Wagon? Do they still make them or do it your self. [Re: rtrull37]
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What did you paint the Styrafoam with? Spraycans or what? How and what did you use on the seat material and how to attach? Thank you

P. S. Nice Toad your son caught.


Edited by Mister Sir (08/04/08 12:11 PM)
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#2522593 - 08/05/08 04:41 PM Re: Water Wagon? Do they still make them or do it your self. [Re: deckhand*]
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good job Dhand makes me want to fly fishing .

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#2522830 - 08/05/08 06:05 PM Re: Water Wagon? Do they still make them or do it your self. [Re: SALLYSUE]
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Yes I know how you feel! I have the itch too!
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#2522847 - 08/05/08 06:08 PM Re: Water Wagon? Do they still make them or do it your self. [Re: rtrull37]
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rtrull37, I prefer to sit with my arse out of the water on top of the water wagon.
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#2526602 - 08/06/08 06:37 PM Re: Water Wagon? Do they still make them or do it your self. [Re: deckhand*]
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OK, got a 4X8X12" styrafoam block today. cut it into 2 halves to make 2 boats 48"X54"X12". It was easiest to cut big cuts with a carpenter finish saw. and a hack saw blade to help round the edges and then sand them so they won't break easy. indent area 20"X15". Ok 2 boats big mess in the garage. paint it tomorrow. I did put it in the pool and got on it. It only draws 3" and so I would get it 10" thick next time cuz 12" sits alittle high, but it will fish just fine. The styrafoam guy said use water base/latex paint. The mobile home roof paint is a white latex based paint designed to reflect the heat. I need to figure a way to cut a indent or 2 for tackle, small ice box and rod holder. 2 coats tomorrow and it will be good.

P.S. I posted a place to get styrafoam in the fly fishing room under water wagon.
P.S.S.I also had my son post a picture of the 2 I made in the flyfishing room also.


Edited by Mister Sir (08/09/08 03:49 PM)
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#2538342 - 08/11/08 04:55 AM Re: Water Wagon? Do they still make them or do it your self. [Re: rtrull37]
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[quote=rtrull37]ive made 6 of these they are cheap and work great





made with 3" insulation board [/quote


whats the cost of making one for someone else?

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#2542332 - 08/12/08 07:01 AM Re: Water Wagon? Do they still make them or do it your self. [Re: 321cba]
Mister Sir Offline
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I might make a few for folks that don't have time to build one, if anyone is interested in these mini-boats.
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#2543357 - 08/12/08 12:12 PM Re: Water Wagon? Do they still make them or do it your self. [Re: Mister Sir]
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This may help you with some ideas on how to shape and contour the styrofoam.

http://www.ptone.com/Kayak/surfboat/building/shaping.html

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#2544148 - 08/12/08 04:10 PM Re: Water Wagon? Do they still make them or do it your self. [Re: Mister Sir]
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Originally Posted By: Mister Sir
OK, got a 4X8X12" styrafoam block today. cut it into 2 halves to make 2 boats 48"X54"X12". It was easiest to cut big cuts with a carpenter finish saw. and a hack saw blade to help round the edges and then sand them so they won't break easy. indent area 20"X15". Ok 2 boats big mess in the garage. paint it tomorrow. I did put it in the pool and got on it. It only draws 3" and so I would get it 10" thick next time cuz 12" sits alittle high, but it will fish just fine. The styrafoam guy said use water base/latex paint. The mobile home roof paint is a white latex based paint designed to reflect the heat. I need to figure a way to cut a indent or 2 for tackle, small ice box and rod holder. 2 coats tomorrow and it will be good.

P.S. I posted a place to get styrafoam in the fly fishing room under water wagon.
P.S.S.I also had my son post a picture of the 2 I made in the flyfishing room also.



48 x 54? from 4 x 8 block? where did you get the extra 6"?
half of 8' (96") is 4' (48").

Are you sure your block wasn't 4 x 9? or the cut pieces 4 x 4?
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