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My Dad's 1959 12-foot Flat-Bottom #11843367
09/22/16 05:57 PM
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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!
Re: My Dad's 1959 12-foot Flat-Bottom [Re: IslandJim] #11843502
09/22/16 07:04 PM
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kind of a piroux. looks good.


es le bon ton roulet
Re: My Dad's 1959 12-foot Flat-Bottom [Re: IslandJim] #11843628
09/22/16 08:20 PM
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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

Re: My Dad's 1959 12-foot Flat-Bottom [Re: IslandJim] #11843944
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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!
Re: My Dad's 1959 12-foot Flat-Bottom [Re: IslandJim] #11845933
09/24/16 03:15 AM
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Knee deep in the Guadalupe.
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Knee deep in the Guadalupe.
That is a beautiful boat.


Re: My Dad's 1959 12-foot Flat-Bottom [Re: IslandJim] #11888424
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Very cool boat!


Originally Posted By: junbengreat
Pulled a gun on his dryer and they caught a bunch of fish.
Re: My Dad's 1959 12-foot Flat-Bottom [Re: IslandJim] #11932035
11/13/16 10:12 PM
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Now that is awesome!!



And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
Matthew 4:19
Re: My Dad's 1959 12-foot Flat-Bottom [Re: IslandJim] #12218658
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She's a beauty!

Very nice paint job



The Longhorns are back
Re: My Dad's 1959 12-foot Flat-Bottom [Re: IslandJim] #12288275
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That's a sharp looking little boat!

Re: My Dad's 1959 12-foot Flat-Bottom [Re: IslandJim] #12297818
06/16/17 10:51 PM
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I just came up with a new description for my tin boat: Low-Tech Poling Skiff!

Island Jim


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