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Tomahawk Ski-Mate 2 years 8 months ago #109159

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.
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Re: Tomahawk Ski-Mate 2 years 8 months ago #109162

Congratulations and best of luck on your project!

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Re:Tomahawk Ski-Mate 2 years 7 months ago #110407

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. :)

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Re:Tomahawk Ski-Mate 2 years 7 months ago #110423

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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! ;)

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Re:Tomahawk Ski-Mate 2 years 7 months ago #110468

Thanks Mark, I'm sure glad you decided to save the trailer hardware.

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Re:Tomahawk Ski-Mate 2 years 7 months ago #110862

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.

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Re:Tomahawk Ski-Mate 2 years 5 months ago #112969

Making progress on our Ski-Mate. The white house paint that the PO had coated it with was a bear to get off, otherwise it's gone smoothly.

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Re:Tomahawk Ski-Mate 2 years 5 months ago #112970

Making progress on our Ski-Mate. The white house paint that the PO had coated it with was a bear to get off, otherwise it's gone smoothly.
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Re:Tomahawk Ski-Mate 2 years 5 months ago #112972

Doing roll and tip with Rustoleum Topcoat. First coat was drying to fast. Added a little thinner to the second coat and it smoothed out much better.
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Re:Tomahawk Ski-Mate 2 years 5 months ago #112978

VintageDave,

PURTY that is.

yours, satx

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Re:Tomahawk Ski-Mate 2 years 5 months ago #113043

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

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Re:Tomahawk Ski-Mate 2 years 5 months ago #113072

We probably should have spent more time on surface prep, but getting it in the water before summer ends trumped having a show quality finish.

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Re:Tomahawk Ski-Mate 2 years 5 months ago #113133

Looks great Dave she's coming along nicely.

Bob

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Re:Tomahawk Ski-Mate 2 years 5 months ago #113425

Trial fit of the back seat.

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Re:Tomahawk Ski-Mate 2 years 5 months ago #113426

Trial fit of the back seat.
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Re:Tomahawk Ski-Mate 2 years 4 months ago #115164

Finally got her in the water!
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Re:Tomahawk Ski-Mate 2 years 4 months ago #115165

49 Champion 7.9hp A little small but a start.
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Re:Tomahawk Ski-Mate 2 years 4 months ago #115166

Another view
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Re:Tomahawk Ski-Mate 2 years 4 months ago #115167

And with tow vehicle.
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Re:Tomahawk Ski-Mate 2 years 4 months ago #115179

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Good goin' Dave, she looks great out on the water! I know where there is a nice '59 Johnson 35HP you could probably buy right!?

www.fiberglassics.com/glassic-forums/home/j-e-g-o-s-place/super-seahorse-35

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Re:Tomahawk Ski-Mate 2 years 4 months ago #115198

It's exactly what I'm looking for, Mark. But I have a feeling shipping is going to be a little more than it was for the roller brackets. I'll send you an email, I am curious.

The roller brackets worked out great, thanks again.

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Re:Tomahawk Ski-Mate 2 years 4 months ago #115214

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Very nice combo. The boat looks fantastic!

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Great to be on board.
Rick

Re:Tomahawk Ski-Mate 2 years 4 months ago #115266

Thanks, Rick. It made a great summer project for my son and I.

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Re:Tomahawk Ski-Mate 2 years 3 months ago #115286

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VintageDave wrote:

Thanks, Rick. It made a great summer project for my son and I.


Dave, even better that you did this very cool and nice project with your son. He'll remember this summer always.

Eduardo

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Re:Tomahawk Ski-Mate 2 years 3 months ago #115330

So will I. He's 16 and time is going way too fast.

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Re:Tomahawk Ski-Mate 2 years 3 months ago #115331

Picked up a 35hp Super Seahorse last night.

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Re:Tomahawk Ski-Mate 2 years 3 months ago #115336

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Mark are you saying you still haven't done anything with that project?
Sold the '58 super seahorse last month hanging on the '64 Lone Star.
Cal

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Re:Tomahawk Ski-Mate 2 years 3 months ago #115337

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Re:Tomahawk Ski-Mate 2 years 3 months ago #115338

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Re:Tomahawk Ski-Mate 2 years 3 months ago #115344

Really looking good. My 16 year old son has no interest in helping me work on my boat. I was hoping he would get the bug, but so far he hasn't.

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Re:Tomahawk Ski-Mate 2 years 3 months ago #115366

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VintageDave wrote:

Picked up a 35hp Super Seahorse last night.

Glad to hear you found something closer Dave, great little motors IMHO.

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Re:Tomahawk Ski-Mate 2 years 3 months ago #115367

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63 Sabre wrote:

Mark are you saying you still haven't done anything with that project?
Sold the '58 super seahorse last month hanging on the '64 Lone Star.
Cal

Not yet Cal, I'm ashamed to say! Everything is kinda on hold right now, don't want to clutter up this thread with my "issues". ;)

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Re:Tomahawk Ski-Mate 2 years 3 months ago #115369

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.

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Re:Tomahawk Ski-Mate 2 years 3 months ago #115372

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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.

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Re:Tomahawk Ski-Mate 2 years 2 months ago #116452

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.
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Re:Tomahawk Ski-Mate 2 years 2 months ago #116517

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.
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Re:Tomahawk Ski-Mate 2 years 2 months ago #116549

Great Dave!

Bob

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Re:Tomahawk Ski-Mate 2 years 2 months ago #116611

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She sure looks great on the water Dave, you should be proud. ;)

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Re:Tomahawk Ski-Mate 2 years 2 months ago #116614

Thanks, Mark and Bob. She won't win any shows, but we're pleased with how far she's come. Hopefully, next summer will be all about enjoying the fruits of our labor.

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Re:Tomahawk Ski-Mate 11 months 15 hours ago #130469

How much paint did you use? I'm looking to use the same stuff for my spirit.

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