project 60's skeeter rescue

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Yes sir it would. We are only about 30 miles from the red, about 4 from the Washita. The washita dumps into texoma on one end and the red comes in the other. It'd be a hell of a trip but my dream plan would be to start on one end and end in the other. Probably never happen ( wife, kids, work ) but it'd be cooler than hell
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Coming out of buckhorn creek where it dumps into the lake of the arbuckles


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...very nice boat and great video. I wonder what reactions you get from people who see your restoration and mud motor setup?
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Markwade
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Thanks for the kind words. All the reactions have been positive with the exception of a few who thought the motor was too small/loud.
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Well, the ol girl just got a whole lot lighter! Decided to go ahead and tear into the floor and man it was soaked. I'm guessing a good 100 pounds lighter now.

Floor was laid out in 10-12 inch strips of wood in a brick like pattern. Mainly mush after 50 plus years of soaking up water. Still got a little cleaning up to do and am most likely going to buy materials for the new floor tomorrow. Haven't made my mind up yet, marine ply or some kind of closed cell foam board? Any opinions? Ply or foam?

I know just got started and it'll be a few days before I get it wrapped up but I'm excited to see what kind of performance gains I get from the weight loss
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You will notice a difference. I had a similar situation a couple years ago with one of my boats. The flotation was holding water. I took out 230 lbs of soaked flotation. Getting the extra weight out was like getting rid of an extra passenger.

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Well I finally got her all back together. New floor is nice and solid, while considerably lighter. Never GPS'd it before but it maxed out at 14 today. Not bad for a little 205cc on 15' boat, guessing the weight I took out of the soaked up floor gave me 3 to 4 mph


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:thumbsup:
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Markwade wrote:Well, the ol girl just got a whole lot lighter! Decided to go ahead and tear into the floor and man it was soaked. I'm guessing a good 100 pounds lighter now.

Floor was laid out in 10-12 inch strips of wood in a brick like pattern. Mainly mush after 50 plus years of soaking up water. Still got a little cleaning up to do and am most likely going to buy materials for the new floor tomorrow. Haven't made my mind up yet, marine ply or some kind of closed cell foam board? Any opinions? Ply or foam?

I know just got started and it'll be a few days before I get it wrapped up but I'm excited to see what kind of performance gains I get from the weight loss
As far as foam or board, are you planning on putting flotation back in the boat? If so, don't use the chain store insulation crap. Use a good marine foam and find a way keep it off the bottom of the floor. As far as just putting boards in without flotation is not something I would suggest.

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I went with foam, pleased with how it turned out so far. Time will tell.
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