This weekend we bought what we believe is a '60 or 61 Tomahawk Ski-Mate. The fiberglass seems to be in good shape, but that's about all there is to her. We're hoping to do a quick fix up and have her in the lake by mid June. We've already gathered a lot of good info from this forum. Wish us luck.
My son and I are itching to get going on this, but we've had to wait on title work. In the mean time we're at least making a little progress on prep work. Last night I ordered tires for the trailer, and thanks to MarkS we have fenders and trailer brackets coming. Today we stopped by a local clearance store just to see what they had and we found a random orbit sander for $10, and an outdoor carpet remnant big enough to do the entire boat floor for another $10. I like bargains.
Your trailer parts should go out Thursday or Friday Dave, I'll drop you an email to let you know when they ship. Nice score on the sander and the carpet, "frugal shopper of the week" award goes to you!
So, after four weeks of paperwork and phone calls I took the Ski-Mate to Division of Watercraft for a title inspection. Turns out I don't need a title, they measured it 2" short of the length requiring a title. Still a worthwhile trip, they're mailing new hull ID numbers so I can get it registered.
Dave that look nice your doing a good job. your steering wheel looks like the one that was on my span America you can do wonders with a little paint and bondo. good luck and keep us up on you work. Bob
Just wanted to say thanks to the members and moderators of this forum. This is our first boat and without all of the information and opinions that we've been able to gather here we would have been lost. Special thanks to MarkS.
You're more than welcome Dave, glad to help! Having the gang here to help us out is what makes most of our projects possible. I know I'd have given up long ago without their support - the best in the business IMHO.
Found a ShipMaster contoller on Ebay, bought new cables, tracked down a missing cable end. Getting everything connected, and hoping the weather holds for one run with the Johnson before we put it away for the winter.
The weather was good enough today to try the Johnson. Ran pretty good for a little while, then the carb got a little cantakerous. Now the boat goes into storage and we spend the winter tuning up the motor.