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Water Wagon? Do they still make them or do it your self. #2497027
07/28/08 03:29 PM
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First time poster, and a small water fishing guy. I hear water wagons mentioned and wondered are they still available and does anyone have a picture or a website to see one. Can you build one and how hard would it be. I currently have 2 float tubes, a bass hunter and a 14' alunimum but hey whats one more boat. Anyone know of a local DFW retailer that has them. I am not wanting a pontoon kickboat, I just remember seeing a styrafoam kickboat in outdoor life and am trying to track it down. thanks


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Re: Water Wagon? Do they still make them or do it your self. [Re: Mister Sir] #2498214
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There was a company in Amarillo that used to make them. I have one I bought used. The gent I bought it from said the type of foam used for them is no longer available which is why they are no longer being made. I did some searching on the web trying to find plans but was unable too locate any.

I was able to register mine and right now just waiting for the time to stick a trolling motor on it and try it out. Been working to much. He said it is rated for a 3.5 hp motor but a trolling motor will fit my needs better and the motor does not have to be registered.

If you browse this topic to back around march or april he posted two of them for sale somewhere around that time. He had two when I bought mine, dont know if he still has the other one or not.

Feel free to send a pm if you need more information. I probably still have his email and t/p number somewhere.

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Re: Water Wagon? Do they still make them or do it your self. [Re: trapperben] #2498253
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If you put a trolling motor on it you have to register it. a motor is a motor. No differance between gas or electric.
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Re: Water Wagon? Do they still make them or do it your self. [Re: sandjohnny] #2498392
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You have to register the boat, the trolling motor does not have to be registered which is what I said. If you read my post I said I registered the boat.

Re: Water Wagon? Do they still make them or do it your self. [Re: sandjohnny] #2498394
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You have to register the boat, the trolling motor does not have to be registered which is what I said. If you read my post I said I registered the boat.

Re: Water Wagon? Do they still make them or do it your self. [Re: trapperben] #2498561
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Excuse the heck out of me. You have my most humble apoligy.Boy did I goof up. Hope I don't go to jail.
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Re: Water Wagon? Do they still make them or do it your self. [Re: sandjohnny] #2501119
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Chill Johnny. I probably could be of been clearer as to what I meant in my post.

Re: Water Wagon? Do they still make them or do it your self. [Re: trapperben] #2501460
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Re: Water Wagon? Do they still make them or do it your self. [Re: sandjohnny] #2501915
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Anyone have a picture of the water wagon? I was also looking at echo venture kick boats, anyone have one of those. I am trying to find something that does'nt leak air and you sit a little higher up than a belly boat.


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Re: Water Wagon? Do they still make them or do it your self. [Re: Mister Sir] #2505111
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I have plans for a kick boat made from styrofoam. If I'm nice maybe I can get my wife to scan them and post them. Will try to get them up this week end


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Your plans and this stuff, and you're in business!

http://www.thermafoam.com/dock_flotation.html

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Re: Water Wagon? Do they still make them or do it your self. [Re: K.D.] #2512006
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If I get the plans I will build one. Thank you


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Re: Water Wagon? Do they still make them or do it your self. [Re: Mister Sir] #2514752
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Kick boat, I still have mine and fished a many days and places on it. My ole pup would ride on with me .

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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


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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.

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