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Bathtub boat renovations #13803843 12/12/20 11:47 PM
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I have been renovating bathtub boats (Kingfisher, Skeeter, etc) for some time now. They have ranged from bad condition to not so bad. I thought I would share some of them. These are just some of the highlights of this project. I will share more later. There is still a lot of life in these old girls.
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Re: Bathtub boat renovations [Re: Micheal] #13803865 12/12/20 11:58 PM
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Looks cool. Actually have one located that I'm trying to make a deal on.
Is that OSB that you used for the floor?

Re: Bathtub boat renovations [Re: Micheal] #13803891 12/13/20 12:32 AM
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Love it. cool


Re: Bathtub boat renovations [Re: Micheal] #13804334 12/13/20 03:19 PM
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Good job!

My first "real bass boat" was a 15' Duck Hawk with a Chrysler 55. The boat had stick steering just like your blue boat. I bought it from my neighbor when he upgraded. I didn't have $1400 cash but he let me pay it out.

Re: Bathtub boat renovations [Re: Micheal] #13804408 12/13/20 04:24 PM
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Here is another. Skeeter
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Re: Bathtub boat renovations [Re: Micheal] #13804413 12/13/20 04:28 PM
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Very nice work Micheal. Thanks for sharing.


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Re: Bathtub boat renovations [Re: Micheal] #13804528 12/13/20 05:41 PM
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Michael, Excellent work! If you want another one to work on, I have a 16' Skeeter Hawk that you can have for free. It is similar to the one in your pics with the console. It also has a rod box and live well on the port side. It is stored inside my metal, concrete floored barn about 10 minutes from Lake Fork. Water got under the floor a few years ago. I took the floor out, cleaned out all of the wet foam. It is ready for new foam and reassembly. The transom is rock solid and needs no work. Has Minn kota bow mount trolling motor as well. There is a 45HP Mariner that goes with it.. Trailer tires are good. Trailer itself is in fair shape. If you want it, let me know.

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Dam, rb! If he doesn’t want it can I have it? bolt

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Re: Bathtub boat renovations [Re: Micheal] #13804558 12/13/20 06:10 PM
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Yes you can. If you are serious, send me a PM.

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Had a 1974 skeeter hawk 85 evinrude casting decks . The boat had a double floor and the hill was weak knocked so many holes in it finally totaled it. Stay with ranger ,kingfisher, maybe a few others.
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RB, If Tomar does not take it I am interested. I just sent you a PM.
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I had a Top Tenner stick steering bass boat many years ago. Good times. Fishing machine! With a Johnson 55HP running wide open it “felt” way faster than it actually was with you sitting way out on the front of the boat running across a rough lake. Ahhhhhh, memories! 🤔😀👍

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Great job! Reminds me of fishing out of my old buddy's boat.


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Suicide steer was awesome


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