The Ghetto Boat - What is it? - Advice on replacing transom

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  1. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

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    Ok folks.

    Here are some pictures of my brother in laws boat that we call - The Ghetto Boat. Kinda curious as to what it is, and what time frame it was made.

    We are also wanting some advice on replacing the transom and maybe even making it "fish" better. Any advice would be appreciated.

    The boat isn't this messy normally, just had a bunch of stuff thrown in it due to cleaning out the shed.
     

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  2. TDawgNOk

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    and the next 3 pictures
     

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  3. TDawgNOk

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    and the next 3 pictures
     

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  4. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

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    I must've missed something... you gave us pictures of everything but the boat... gas tank, battery, transom... etc.:confused2:
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  5. TDawgNOk

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    and the last picture, I think
     

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  6. TDawgNOk

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    postin pictures ain't workin quite right,
     

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  7. TDawgNOk

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    ok, maybe these will be the last 3. Lets hope
     

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  8. TDawgNOk

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    Ok, finally got them all up. Sorry about the odd order.
     
  9. Ol Man

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    My bad.... I was too quick on the trigger... sorry...:embarassed:
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  10. truckin4x4

    truckin4x4 New Member

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    could be a nice fishing boat after a little elbow grease
     
  11. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    I personally like the name Tony, "The Ghetto Boat" LMAO
     
  12. FS Driver

    FS Driver New Member

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    i had one similar in appearance well not as much clutter :tounge_out:

    seriously though it was a good fishing boat but we couldnt get up into shallow water like a john boat but it was anice safe boat on a windy choppy day and it had a lot of room to move around and set up for catfishin
    kind of wish i had it for a couple reasons the bow cuts through the water better and it would make a nice drift fishing boat.
     
  13. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    i know thats the type boat vern wants , how many feet is it and what you pay me to haul it and the garbage thats in it away lol
     
  14. TDawgNOk

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    Well, the boat was Joe's grandpa's. Because of that, I don't think he'll ever let it go. Not only that, but it's a good boat, just needs some work.
     
  15. Drawout

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    Well i sure hope someone tells you about fixing the transom cause i have a boat almost just like it and my transom is worse than that . Ill try and take a few pics of mine and show them tommorow.
     
  16. Bubbakat

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    Tony post the serial number off that data plate you took the picture of.
    From that number I can tell you the year that boat was made.

    Is that boat all aluminum? If it is then the transome will be an easy fix. The first thing I would do is unload all the junk into a trash can so you can see what you are up againest.
     
  17. TDawgNOk

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    Yes, the boat is aluminium. I'll get ya the number tonight.
     
  18. shuorc

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    Looks like it's ready to go fishing to me---get the bait.
     
  19. AwShucks

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    Like Bubbakat said...easy fix. Remove the outboard. Remove the two corner braces at the top of the rear corners. Take a center punch and put a dimple in the center of the rivets. Take a drill with a bit slightly larger than the rivet head and drill the head off. Punch the rivets out. Remove the screws'bolts holding the braces to the transom. Remove the transom as one piece, if you can. Measure the thickness of the old transom, lay it on some good plywood and trace out the pattern. It would be best to have a good grade of plywood, but being in Oklahoma, we generally don't have access to marine ply. I used regular old pine as I figured it was so easy I could replace the transom every two or three years...been two years now and hasn't started to deteriorate. If you need to sandwich two or more pieces of ply together to get the right thickness put some good exterior grade glue between the pieces and clamp until dry. Once you have it cut out (and you may want to make and extra piece for a pattern to use next time), glued to the right thickness, you need to put a protective finish on the wood. I used marine spar varnish but it has to be replaced about once a year as it cracks. Don't know what to suggest unless you put a coat of fiberglass cloth and resin over the wood. Put it back in the boat using stainless steel bolts, nuts and washers. Put some clear caulking around the holes before you run the bolt thru to help seal it against possible leaks. Rehang the outboard and your ready.

    Catching fish is an easier matter. CLEAN the darn boat out.
     
  20. BigB

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    Tony i use to have a boat very simular to that. it was a 1949 model. man did it ride smooth but would splash water when it got choppy on the water