Category Archives: Boats

The Payoff!

Here’s a few photos from some of our trips since we put the skiff in the water for the first time in May. Nolte Creek on a cool morning: Magnolia River early one morning: A nice bunch of mullet from … Continue reading

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Modifications

We recently purchased an old 1978 Evinrude 35 hp outboard for the skiff – it pushes the boat along pretty well after replacing various gaskets, the thermostat, water deflectors, spark plugs, water pump and prop: The outboard tiller handle interferes … Continue reading

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Splash Day

The skiff has the registration/license boards and hull number plate installed. Finishing touches have been put on the trailer and our little 15 hp motor is mounted to provide power for now. We filled up the gas tank are hoping … Continue reading

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Outboard

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Dogwatch

We’re getting down to the odds and ends to install, these are a couple of pieces that I did not know where else to categorize! Below is the false stem (cut from a treated 2″ x 4″) being test fit … Continue reading

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Bow Enclosure

We’d like to make a bow enclosure to store our stuff while out in the boat. Templates will be used to help cut the correct size plywood to make the enclosure and use treated 2″ x 4″ lumber to frame it … Continue reading

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Painting

Below the inside of the skiff has been treated with wood preservative: The outside of the skiff has been treated in this photo: Here the outside of the boat is being primed: 2nd coat of primer is on the exterior … Continue reading

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Contact Form

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Top Rails

I found some 1″ x 6″ x 16′ treated lumber for  the top rails – the  only problem is that they are about 3 inches  too short overall as shown below at the bow and the stern. Longer lumber is … Continue reading

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Framing the Skiff

Treated 2×6’s and 2×4’s are being used for the interior frames. Here are the forward bow frames being test fit: The next two photos show the mid frames cut and ready to be installed. Looking forward: Looking aft: Stern frames: … Continue reading

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