Gooses 1844 mud boat build!

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Gooses 1844 mud boat build!

Postby goose142004 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:22 pm

I got the hull aug 9th and been working on it when i have time. Goodness there is tons of welding in one of these things!


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Re: Gooses 1844 mud boat build!

Postby goose142004 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:24 pm

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Re: Gooses 1844 mud boat build!

Postby goose142004 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:25 pm

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Re: Gooses 1844 mud boat build!

Postby Indawoods » Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:28 pm

why 44 wide? swamp/trees?

good work.

what motor?
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Re: Gooses 1844 mud boat build!

Postby goose142004 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:34 pm

Got a great deal on the hull. Complete boat will cost me around $2000 when finished not counting motor. i used to have a big mud rig and want something easier to get around in. We have some great hunting spots that we have to winch a crossed dry ground to get to. Putting a mud buddy Black Death 4500 on it.
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Re: Gooses 1844 mud boat build!

Postby t_baker » Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:45 pm

One of my buddies is a awesome machinist/fabricator. I have always wanted to get him to build a hull with me. Time just never allows it.

Awesome build. Look forward to following this!
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Re: Gooses 1844 mud boat build!

Postby jaysweet3 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:49 pm

That thing is gonna be sweet. Like to see more pictures.
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Re: Gooses 1844 mud boat build!

Postby OGblackcloud » Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:53 pm

Very nice lookin build :thumbsup:
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Re: Gooses 1844 mud boat build!

Postby Indaswamp » Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:00 pm

How far back did you come with the rake on the boat?
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Re: Gooses 1844 mud boat build!

Postby Locked&Loaded » Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:12 pm

That is gonna be a sweet set-up! :thumbsup:
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Re: Gooses 1844 mud boat build!

Postby grizz18 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:55 pm

I want I one!!!! Except about 60 wide
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Re: Gooses 1844 mud boat build!

Postby WoodyWhiffingMG » Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:46 pm

Sweet looking build!

I've been thinking about building a boat, a layout, so not as cool as yours.

Looks to be going pretty quick...
Look forward to seeing your progress!
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Re: Gooses 1844 mud boat build!

Postby Botiz630 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:47 pm

WoodyWhiffingMG wrote:Sweet looking build!

I've been thinking about building a boat, a layout, so not as cool as yours.

Looks to be going pretty quick...
Look forward to seeing your progress!


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Re: Gooses 1844 mud boat build!

Postby Botiz630 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:47 pm

Or do you mean an actual layout boat?
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Re: Gooses 1844 mud boat build!

Postby WoodyWhiffingMG » Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:50 pm

Botiz630 wrote:Or do you mean an actual layout boat?


Haven't decided yet...

But with what is probably the perfect tender boat sitting in the barn, I figure why not.
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Re: Gooses 1844 mud boat build!

Postby bubba57 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:35 pm

Heck of a job your doing. Welding those long seams is a pain in the a// aint it?
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Re: Gooses 1844 mud boat build!

Postby goose142004 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:29 pm

Still working at it! Sanded the whole thing and got the base coat done!
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Re: Gooses 1844 mud boat build!

Postby Cujo1 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:35 pm

goose142004 wrote:Still working at it! Sanded the whole thing and got the base coat done!
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You did use self etching primer first, right?
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Re: Gooses 1844 mud boat build!

Postby WoodyWhiffingMG » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:55 pm

goose142004 wrote:Still working at it! Sanded the whole thing and got the base coat done!
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You did all that since Aug 8th! Wow!
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Re: Gooses 1844 mud boat build!

Postby goose142004 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:57 pm

Yes sir. Just bought the kind in rattle can. I have used it on several aluminum bow fishing decks I have built and it workes great
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Re: Gooses 1844 mud boat build!

Postby Indaswamp » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:58 pm

goose142004 wrote:Yes sir. Just bought the kind in rattle can. I have used it on several aluminum bow fishing decks I have built and it workes great

Das a lot of rattle cans.... :wink:
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Re: Gooses 1844 mud boat build!

Postby goose142004 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:01 pm

Yep started last Friday night. I a full time firefighter so I have a good of time off to work on it. I have been busting tail.

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What started this project was the fact I wanted a mud rig again but didn't wanna sell my jet boat i have rigged for bowfishing so $ what's a huge factor. I was calling around getting prices on have one built and just couldn't swing it. Then I started calling on just getting a hull with the transom and front rake done and I stumbled on to 3 of these hulls. I bought one and a buddy bought one for him and his dad. I wasn't very thrilled about the square chine myself but that was something I was willing to compromise in. So I guess we'll see on that issue.Another buddy if mine gave me the trailer I just ha to modify it a little. That being said after this project is completed I have right at $2400 in the boat completely ready for water including interior all aluminum, hull, welding wire, buffing and flapper grinding wheels, hinges, 2" drain plug, led interior lights, cup holders,switch panel ,navigation lights,fire extinguisher , builder pump, spot lights, paint ...... Well you get the point! Complete! I have a motor ordered which was a heck if a lot more then the boat but still have less then 10k invested in a brand new rig! Thanks for all of the compliments y'all. When I get it completely don't I'll post pics of some of the detailed things.
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Re: Gooses 1844 mud boat build!

Postby Cujo1 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:04 pm

It sure looks like a neat project. Those types of things bring an added quality to the hunt :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Gooses 1844 mud boat build!

Postby waterfowlman » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:12 pm

Nice looking build goose. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Gooses 1844 mud boat build!

Postby Indaswamp » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:13 pm

boat does look good though. nice work! :thumbsup:
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