BD show me your SkipJack boat thread

brokeass boater

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24' Skipjack w/Pilothouse, 21' Marada, 15' Boston Whaler
1988 Skipjack 20
Complete Restoration
Awlgrip paint
Bracket Outboard Repower
2015 Mercury 150 4 Stroke
39 mph WOT
3.75 mpg 26 mph cruise
Crazy amount of work but wonderful outcome
Originally from Lake Mead now on Lake Superior

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I love those numbers. I read nothing but great things about the Merc 150, almost all claim bulletproof. Good job,,,gregg
 
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tbev

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Anyone know if pulling the gas tank out of a 24 footer is doable without cutting the floor out?
 

brokeass boater

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No, you'll have to cut the deck. If you go thru my build thread, there's a few good pics of the deck opened up with the tank exposed,,,gregg
 
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Hismosa

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Winter project. The old vinyl was tired/cracking/would not come clean so I was going to reupholster them but once I removed the vinyl I was thinking it would look a lot cleaner if just left open. Did not think the adhesive was going to be so stubborn.

Wd40... Did little to nothing
Goop off... Maybe just a tad better than wd40
Wheel adhesive remover attached to drill... Did a decent job on one side but the other side was more stubborn
Oven cleaner and a scraper.... This did the job pretty well

Didn't expect it to take a couple days but did do some fishing while I was messing with it. Either way I'm happy about the results

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tomats

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Richard Williams
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Skipjack 24 open/kayak fnd
1988 25' Sport with PacificYacht tower with second station and a bunch of other Electronics and Crap pushed with a Newer Yanmar to VP 290 Duoprop. Nice Dry riding boat. Did I say Dry? Trailerable Mecca. Figure that I've got a bout 60K into a 20K boat. Pics are from two years ago when I redid the Hull with Epoxy and Black bottom paint. Rebuilt the old Pacific Dual axel trailer while she was up in my back yard also. Rich the Wellcraft ranks right up there. Second!
 

tomats

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CaptnJD, I just picked a 26' sport cruiser and I have some questions on the logistics of installing a bait tank on deck such as yours. Let me know if you're ok with that.

Thanks,
Richard
 

CaptnJD

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CaptnJD, I just picked a 26' sport cruiser and I have some questions on the logistics of installing a bait tank on deck such as yours. Let me know if you're ok with that.

Thanks,
Richard
Well good luck and 26 is a different layout in the back. You call me 760-815-7846 if you want
 

MobilHomey

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Pretty cool visual of the differences in sizes between the 20 and 24 footers... The 20 was my old one, the 24 is my new one (as of 2011).

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ranchero

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Dear Jack
We love our boat!! I heard you passed feb 23rd. Although we have never met or spoke, I always kept your personal number handy, and wish I had called just to say that our 25 sportcruiser is an amazing ride where our family memories are constantly being made! The times that my sons ... Luciano, and Marco and I-Al-have had on the deck of our boat, catching fish, have been priceless. The whole package, with cabin comfort, ride quality, and fishability, is amazing. I remind my youngsters of this often as they look at other vessels in awe. There's not one trip that I don t look out from under the comfort of the tee top, on level plane, appreciating how lucky I am to be riding on a boat of this quality. As a surfer and someone who has been riding on water since age 12, I often wonder what know-how and skill went into the hull design. AMAZING boat Jack!- Thank you RIP

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tomats

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Richard Williams
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Skipjack 24 open/kayak fnd
Well good luck and 26 is a different layout in the back. You call me 760-815-7846 if you want
My mistake, it is a 25' SC. I'm doing electronics now and will install transom components next week, then it's on to the bait tank. I'll be certain to give you a ring before I start planning the bait tank. Thanks for responding.