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#4809222 - 05/02/10 08:45 PM Re: Water Wagon? Do they still make them or do it your self. [Re: dawgtracker]
Mister Sir Offline
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Registered: 07/28/08
Posts: 1410
Loc: Flower Mound, Tx
I have made in the past styrafoam versions of the water wagon and I love mine BUT I still want a original so I can strap a gas motor on the back and go ZOOOOOOM across a lake. Styrafoam and gas don't mix well. Call me crazy. loco
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#4809349 - 05/02/10 09:10 PM Re: Water Wagon? Do they still make them or do it your self. [Re: Mister Sir]
dawgtracker Offline
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Registered: 05/02/10
Posts: 58
Loc: Panhandle
These are called fishing Pals.The last ones were made about 20 years ago. This is my third one so when I wear it out it will be time to retire.




This one belongs to my son. He still uses it but, not near as much as me.





Edited by dawgtracker (05/03/10 09:10 PM)

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#4809520 - 05/02/10 09:47 PM Re: Water Wagon? Do they still make them or do it your self. [Re: dawgtracker]
gotreal formerly known as getreal Offline
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Registered: 01/28/05
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Loc: Dallas
wheres your lower body lolz
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#4811942 - 05/03/10 01:56 PM Re: Water Wagon? Do they still make them or do it your self. [Re: gotreal formerly known as getreal]
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Registered: 01/03/06
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Loc: Irving
Man, I'd loveeeeeeeeee one of those.

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#4850792 - 05/12/10 05:26 PM Re: Water Wagon? Do they still make them or do it your self. [Re: deckhand*]
hooksetofaustin.com Offline
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Registered: 02/28/10
Posts: 113
Loc: Austin texas
i love this idea. how heavy are they? and about how much does it take top get started?

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#4853184 - 05/13/10 09:15 AM 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
It Should make a fine boat cuz it costs a mint. I was quoted $259.00 for a block 4' X 8' X 6". Too much for what I am trying to accomplish.


I think it's time for you to make some using the Arcel stuff..

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#4854011 - 05/13/10 12:05 PM Re: Water Wagon? Do they still make them or do it your self. [Re: BassFever]
Wish2BFishN Offline
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Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 610
Loc: Hurst Texas
Has anyone considered fiber-glassing the Styrofoam?
We used to make model airplanes that did all sorts of acrobatics out of Styrofoam and then put a thin fiberglass cloth with epoxy (the kind that did not attach Styrofoam) over it.
Could possible put a plywood section where the motor mount would go and it just might hold.

Just my thoughts - I'm not an engineer so no implied reliability to anything I say!!
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#4856130 - 05/13/10 07:14 PM Re: Water Wagon? Do they still make them or do it your self. [Re: Wish2BFishN]
Mister Sir Offline
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Registered: 07/28/08
Posts: 1410
Loc: Flower Mound, Tx
Arcel is flammable in a liquid form, needs refrigeration, and requires a mold to pour into to make said boat. All these things add up to NOT being able to make in my garage I share with my wife. stir If you want to make one, just model it after said units, put a piece of plywood on top of the styrafoam and get it covered with polyurea(Duraliner spray in bedliner). I am not sure how much weight it will add but it should work and you could then put a motor on and register it. I sure wish I could get the old water wagon molds, then it might be worth it. thumb
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#4953161 - 06/08/10 11:29 AM Re: Water Wagon? Do they still make them or do it your self. [Re: Mister Sir]
SkinnyT Offline
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Registered: 09/12/07
Posts: 1170
Loc: Brookeland, TX
Fished off a wagon for many years in the Mini Boat Bass Club from Amarillo. Had over 30 members in the 90`s.
Ran the new style wagon with a 4 horse Merc. 7ft. long and would get up and GO. eeks



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#5077178 - 07/10/10 09:07 PM Re: Water Wagon? Do they still make them or do it your self. [Re: SkinnyT]
marktx Online   content
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Registered: 04/05/02
Posts: 2748
Loc: Kemp
Does anyone think that old styrofoam from the old marinas that holds up the docks could be used for a kick boat? And if so is there a way to put two big pieces together to make it thicker if you have thinner sheets? Or would some type of waterproof glue work?
Then lastly if i can get this made up and used a waterproof paint on the inside to stiffen it up would their be a interest to anyone to buy them if i make them?
Mark

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#5078944 - 07/11/10 03:14 PM Re: Water Wagon? Do they still make them or do it your self. [Re: marktx]
porta Offline
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Registered: 09/25/09
Posts: 371
There is great interest in buying the various versions (see other posts on this forum) of these foam boats. Yet everyone that has tried making them for profit in the past, has not been able to keep a going business at it, and that would seem to say something. The profits may not be there for something so simple to make, and the liabilities might be too great. They have not held market share against inflatable or hard plastic versions, so maybe they are an inferior product in comparison? Who knows, the world of business is quite complex!

Porta

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#5079096 - 07/11/10 04:19 PM Re: Water Wagon? Do they still make them or do it your self. [Re: porta]
marktx Online   content
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Registered: 04/05/02
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Loc: Kemp
I was going to only make some not as a business, something for extra money and only as long as i have the material. I just got back from making two trips and have enough to make 11 of them right now. if there is a interest then get more material. Its used so not the prettiest but its big enough pieces i have to cut to make it smaller so wont have to glue anything together. Just going to make them basic and sell them and if the buyer wants to add a seat or cup holder and such he can do it. Ill do the basic design and sell them hopefully painted for like 75 bucks or less. so anyone interested can em ail me about them and when i get one finished ill post a pic of it and see if any interest or not, ill keep one for myself and sell the others and if no interest then give them to friends or whatever

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#5079120 - 07/11/10 04:30 PM Re: Water Wagon? Do they still make them or do it your self. [Re: marktx]
pearow Offline
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Registered: 12/15/02
Posts: 1844
Loc: Murchison, TX, USA
I've had mine since 2000; I painted it with Kool Seal, which is a paint used on mobile home roofs; its beat up a little but I wouldn't do anything to it to make it heavier as I can carry it pretty easily now-p-


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#5079146 - 07/11/10 04:37 PM Re: Water Wagon? Do they still make them or do it your self. [Re: pearow]
marktx Online   content
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Registered: 04/05/02
Posts: 2748
Loc: Kemp
anyway ytou can give me some dimensions. ive look everywhere and cant find any dimentions on these except for on page one of this so i know what size to cut this to?
mark

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#5079343 - 07/11/10 05:49 PM Re: Water Wagon? Do they still make them or do it your self. [Re: marktx]
pearow Offline
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Registered: 12/15/02
Posts: 1844
Loc: Murchison, TX, USA
the one pictured above is:
length-70 inches
width-37 inches
thickness-8-3/4 inches(almost 9 inches)
the inset for seating is :
18 inches wide x 26 inches deep
hope this helps-p-

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