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Old/New Tin Boat #13134417 04/25/19 06:52 PM
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I converted a 1958 Blue Star 14 runabout into a Low-Tech Flats Skiff. I cut the gunwales down to the seat level, removed the center seat, added a flat deck with a center cockpit. I have a 1961 Johnson 5.5 Twin on it, and it tops out at 10 mph. I'm looking for a cheap 15-20 HP, so I'll get a little more speed. Island Jim

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Re: Old/New Tin Boat [Re: IslandJim] #13134450 04/25/19 07:18 PM
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Sweet!


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Re: Old/New Tin Boat [Re: IslandJim] #13135442 04/26/19 03:40 PM
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WOW! eek2 Looks amazing!!

Re: Old/New Tin Boat [Re: IslandJim] #13135445 04/26/19 03:44 PM
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Impressive! Great job!

Re: Old/New Tin Boat [Re: IslandJim] #13136774 04/28/19 01:36 AM
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You do nice work!

Re: Old/New Tin Boat [Re: IslandJim] #13136829 04/28/19 02:28 AM
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Is there some ethnic or religious that eats Llama?"
Re: Old/New Tin Boat [Re: IslandJim] #13136909 04/28/19 04:13 AM
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Wow Jim. That’s awesome workmanship there! thumb thumb


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Re: Old/New Tin Boat [Re: IslandJim] #13249492 08/16/19 03:25 AM
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That is really cool. Hats off to you!

Re: Old/New Tin Boat [Re: IslandJim] #13250998 Yesterday at 06:46 PM
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Daayyuumm thats bada$$!!!


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Re: Old/New Tin Boat [Re: IslandJim] #13251188 Yesterday at 09:55 PM
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Thanks, everyone! Since that pic was taken, I have acquired a 1982 Merc 9.8 outboard. It'll go 15 mph, which is fast enough for me to scoot the flats. It's a great fishing platform, and drifts really nice with a 36" drift sock set abeam, two rods front and rear, plus me casting the potholes. Draws about 5 inches with the outboard lifted. I call it my Low-Tech Pollack Skiff. IslandJim


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very nice!


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Very nice job!



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