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1957 Tomahawk Spirit resto 11 months 2 weeks ago #137791

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Now that I've trolled the website enough, I can see this is this place to post my rest project. Please feel free to comment or give advise!
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1957 Tomahawk Spirit resto 11 months 2 weeks ago #137792

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after pressure washing

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1957 Tomahawk Spirit resto 11 months 2 weeks ago #137793

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Built a cradle

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1957 Tomahawk Spirit resto 7 months 4 weeks ago #138653

Hello from lower Alabama! Tom here. I have just resumed work on my 1960 Tomahawk Skimate. No interior but I think I have all of the trim pieces and a cool looking Johnson Super Seahorse 35HP motor. I'm currently repainting the motor and waiting for the weather to warm up just a bit to finish it off...

I saw the "Tomahawk" metal Logo you show in one of your pictures. I'd love to have a set of those for my finished project! As of now, I'm just planning to use a vinyl sticker.

Hows your restoration going? How do you plan to finish the bottom? Mine is sanded but I have hundreds of pinholes which need to be filled in the fiberglass.

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1957 Tomahawk Spirit resto 4 months 2 weeks ago #139416

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Update on resto.... Built wood seat back to use as mold for new pilots seat, I had a passenger seat to go by. Still need to work on the rear seat backs. I plan to do individual backs, i'm not a fan of the original, id liked to make getting to the back of the boat easier.

Cut and removed old transom and installed new transom, fiberglassed and glued in place, I used 2 sheets of 3/4 marine grade ply for this. I will be running a modern 50HP short shaft outboard. Old transom was rotted.

Cut and fab'd custom ribs for 1/4 marine ply to attach to, this will be my floors.

Fixed hole in keel, I bought some woven roven and pulled the strands out, then laid them where the bad spot was. Looks like previous owner liked to just motor onto the beach.

Currently boat is flipped over awaiting final prep sand and any other minor holes to be filled, then prime! The hull will be white!

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1957 Tomahawk Spirit resto 4 months 1 week ago #139434

Looks like you are making good progress, congrats! You did ask for comments or advise, so i'm curious if you are finished with the transom? The reason I ask is, it looks from the pictures that there is original glass at the transom hull juncture. I would suggest reinforcing it with several more layers of fiberglass, as that is where a lot of the strength comes from. Here's a few pics of what i did, overkill no doubt, but nothing ever broke because it was too strong.
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1957 Tomahawk Spirit resto 4 months 1 week ago #139456

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Thanks for that insight barnickelbill. Id like to think I am done with the transom, I did not overlap the cloth and mat as far as you did in your photos but I do feel very confident in the integrity of the transom. I will be adding a aluminum plate (front and back) to cover the trans where the motor will be mounted, I hope this will help prevent wear and flex to the transom while adding support for the motor. This spirit is not being resto'd to be a trailer queen, I hope to have it in the water as much as possible.

Might you or anybody reading this have any leads on a windshield for the make and model?

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1957 Tomahawk Spirit resto 3 months 2 weeks ago #139698

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Adding some pictures of a freshly painted hull. Ford white... I will flip it back over and begin on the topside this week.

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1957 Tomahawk Spirit resto 3 months 2 weeks ago #139700

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I really really like what you did! The seats are terrific. Better than the ones I made up. With that transom beefed up like that you can hang a killer motor. I had an older 135hp Evinrude with an aggressive prop on my first Tomahawk. Could pass up some of those bass boats and watch them drop their jaws :evil:
Just couldn't stand in the back with a full tank of gas without fear of swamping. Nice build up for the 20".
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1957 Tomahawk Spirit resto 3 months 2 weeks ago #139707

She came out awesome, great job!!!!!

Bob

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1957 Tomahawk Spirit resto 2 months 1 week ago #140133

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Finally finished painting the top side. Currently working on priming and painting the inside of the hull. Then its mount my wheel helm and motor.

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1957 Tomahawk Spirit resto 2 months 1 week ago #140146

Looking great!

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1957 Tomahawk Spirit resto 2 months 1 week ago #140182

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Officially finished with paint!!! Finished up a hot and humid 4th of July weekend rolling primer and paint under the deck, gunnels, seats and floors. Began mounting my wheel helm (Rotary Style). The wheel you see attached came in the package, it will get me by for testing purposes but will not be the wheel I use in long term. I plan to retro fit a vintage wheel to the modern shaft. Next up is mounting my tach, voltage and hour meter. I do not want to clutter up the dash with these components, so im planning on mounting them to a piece of mahogany attached to but under the dash somewhere. Recessed far enough back to prevent water and sun damage but close enough to be visible and look good. Really looking forward to my first test run!!!

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1957 Tomahawk Spirit resto 2 months 1 week ago #140184

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Looks gorgeous. Like the KISS idea. Keep It Simple on the dash. I did find out the hard way that there should be some type of hand hold on the port side. Any guests have a tendency when getting in or out to grab the windshield to push off on. $$$$. Solution was to get a cabinet pull and mount it. The solution for a speedo etc was to put in an accessory plug, cigarette lighter from auto zone, to plug in an older GPS. Not only gives location but also speed and a suction cup holds it in place so it can be removed. I've also mounted the accessory plugs hidden under the dash on some boats. The black button on the right side of the wheel is a small digital volt meter, ebay cheap. Had to think twice about installing the radio/CD/MP3 but how else could I play '59 - 60 tunes. Always hang a pair of fuzzy dice when underway B)
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1957 Tomahawk Spirit resto 1 month 4 days ago #140620

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More progress

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1957 Tomahawk Spirit resto 1 month 4 days ago #140621

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Looks fantastic! Doncha just love crawling under that bow on your back hoping that you didn't forget to bring something ya need?
Getting out of that position is even funner.

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1957 Tomahawk Spirit resto 1 month 4 days ago #140622

That’s hilarious! You’ve obviously been there because you are exactly right...nevr knew where to put my legs!

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1957 Tomahawk Spirit resto 1 month 4 days ago #140631

Looks GREAT! Yeah you know you brought everything, then spend 10 minutes looking for the small wrench that's under your back!

Bob

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1957 Tomahawk Spirit resto 2 weeks 22 hours ago #140858

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boat looks fantastic, im really interested in seeing how you retro fit a vintage wheel to the push pull box

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1957 Tomahawk Spirit resto 1 week 4 days ago #140892

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Mounted the motor and front seats, and installed drain hole. Plan on taking it for a test run next weekend. Still lots to do. Had a change of planes on the steering wheel, I liked the look of the stainless, and got it for a really good price. Slowly but surely its coming along, still gotta figure out something with the rub rail.... Thoughts, suggestions on the rub rail???

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Maybe 63 Sabre has a few ideas as he has done a couple of Tomahawk boats. You could pm him if he doesn’t see this message.

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1957 Tomahawk Spirit resto 1 week 3 days ago #140900

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A suggestion for your rub rail would be to go to a local auto parts store, not one of the retailers like oreilly or autozone. Go to a shop that specializes in auto body work. They have catalogs of trim options from chrome to black. I've used the stick-0n chrome on two boats. Once it's attached it permanent.
Some pics. When I installed it and a year later on the water in New Iberia, Louisiana with the people who bought the boat.
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