Gooses 1844 mud boat build!

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Re: Gooses 1844 mud boat build!

Postby mudxxed » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:25 pm

Thats ALOT of work to get done in 10 days man! Looks awesome, you taking it to the station to work on too?
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Re: Gooses 1844 mud boat build!

Postby goldfish » Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:07 am

Ok, the question, why not build a mud motor too if you can build the boat?

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Re: Gooses 1844 mud boat build!

Postby goose142004 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:07 pm

Well y'all boat is all done except installing battery and battery box, outing a motor on it and filling it up with gas! It's been a lot if work. I have it figured I have about 35-40 hours and $2500.00 in the boat and re doing the trailer. I have several pictures of a few of the things inside the boat and here is a little description:
the boat it 5086 alloy .125 and 17'8"long 44" wide at the back and 47"wide where the rake starts.Yes i know its a square chine but I'm sure ill make due. I have 5 - 2x2x1/8 stringers. It has a 2" drain plug. Some may disagree on how I did this but at the back of the boat I laid a piece of 6" wide 1/4" flat plate the width of the boat on the floor and welded it. I'm front of it there is a 2x2 piece of angle that all of the floor stringers run to and are welded to. The bottom of the stringers have holes so they can still drain. I had a few reasons for doing this. First off I wanted to something stronger then the floor to weld me transom uprights to. Next reason and most important reason is to give the boat a place to hook where I can get to it to beat them out since it has a step deck on it. If you look close at the pics looking at the floor in the back the last 10" are removable plates for doing this. The gun box is 5'8" and is fully sealed. The other box is 30" and is also sealed. Both have drain holes. The front box is not sealed and is just for life jackets and winch. I have the box lid latches ordered jut havent arrived yet.The spud holder on front is braced inside the hull and is designed for the winch to slide into. It has a 12 gallon aluminum built in fuel tank I got for $20 at an old boat place! I put 1 gallon which did 5 coats of quick slick on the bottom and Holey dang is it slick! There are a few things that obviously didn't turn out perfect but I'm dang excited to run it! The rake on the front is the biggest thing that bothers me. It doesn't have a real great curve right where it starts and I figured out what I did wrong but let's face it. That part of the boat ain't gonna be in the water if I have anything to say about it!!!!!!! I'll post speeds and performance when I get the motor. Thanks y'all.
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Re: Gooses 1844 mud boat build!

Postby goose142004 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:13 pm

Well y'all boat is all done except installing battery and battery box, outing a motor on it and filling it up with gas! It's been a lot if work. I have it figured I have about 35-40 hours and $2500.00 in the boat and re doing the trailer. I have several pictures of a few of the things inside the boat and here is a little description:
the boat it 5086 alloy .125 and 17'8"long 44" wide at the back and 47"wide where the rake starts.Yes i know its a square chine but I'm sure ill make due. I have 5 - 2x2x1/8 stringers. It has a 2" drain plug. Some may disagree on how I did this but at the back of the boat I laid a piece of 6" wide 1/4" flat plate the width of the boat on the floor and welded it. I'm front of it there is a 2x2 piece of angle that all of the floor stringers run to and are welded to. The bottom of the stringers have holes so they can still drain. I had a few reasons for doing this. First off I wanted to something stronger then the floor to weld me transom uprights to. Next reason and most important reason is to give the boat a place to hook where I can get to it to beat them out since it has a step deck on it. If you look close at the pics looking at the floor in the back the last 10" are removable plates for doing this. The gun box is 5'8" and is fully sealed. The other box is 30" and is also sealed. Both have drain holes. The front box is not sealed and is just for life jackets and winch. I have the box lid latches ordered jut havent arrived yet.The spud holder on front is braced inside the hull and is designed for the winch to slide into. It has a 12 gallon aluminum built in fuel tank I got for $20 at an old boat place! I put 1 gallon which did 5 coats of quick slick on the bottom and Holey dang is it slick! There are a few things that obviously didn't turn out perfect but I'm dang excited to run it! The rake on the front is the biggest thing that bothers me. It doesn't have a real great curve right where it starts and I figured out what I did wrong but let's face it. That part of the boat ain't gonna be in the water if I have anything to say about it!!!!!!! I'll post speeds and performance when I get the motor. Thanks y'all.
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Re: Gooses 1844 mud boat build!

Postby goose142004 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:16 pm

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Re: Gooses 1844 mud boat build!

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Re: Gooses 1844 mud boat build!

Postby goose142004 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:24 pm

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Re: Gooses 1844 mud boat build!

Postby jaysweet3 » Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:09 am

Very impressive. Hell of a build, and got it done pretty fast.
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Re: Gooses 1844 mud boat build!

Postby Rick Hall » Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:38 am

"Impressive" is understatement. I'm in awe of you fellows who can do such things.
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Re: Gooses 1844 mud boat build!

Postby teddysberna » Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:07 am

That's amazing... :bow:
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Re: Gooses 1844 mud boat build!

Postby Indaswamp » Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:43 am

Awesome build! Only change I would have made would be to have the front lights removable with a peg and sleeve design, but other than that, it looks awesome!

What did you paint the bottom with? gator glide?
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Re: Gooses 1844 mud boat build!

Postby CamoCatcher8 » Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:54 am

Did a double take and checked the date of the first post. Unbelievable build in that time. Boat looks awesome.
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Re: Gooses 1844 mud boat build!

Postby GOTDUCKS? » Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:03 am

Great looking build. :clapping:
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Re: Gooses 1844 mud boat build!

Postby dfrauenkron » Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:11 am

Awesome build. Thanks for sharing. :beer:
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Re: Gooses 1844 mud boat build!

Postby goose142004 » Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:34 am

The boat has actually been done for a few days but was waiting for the quick slick to dry and then get the man power to flip it back over lol. Thanks y'all for the kind words. It's killing me waiting on the motor!!!
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Re: Gooses 1844 mud boat build!

Postby teddysberna » Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:35 am

I love the paint job... How'd you pull that off?
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Westtennduckhunter wrote:Sugar is a top secret place.

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Re: Gooses 1844 mud boat build!

Postby Indaswamp » Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:37 pm

teddysberna wrote:I love the paint job... How'd you pull that off?

with paint teddy.... :wink: :hammer: :lol3:
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Re: Gooses 1844 mud boat build!

Postby WoodyWhiffingMG » Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:53 pm

Wow!
That is one hell of a good looking build! maybe you have found your new calling :thumbsup:
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Re: Gooses 1844 mud boat build!

Postby teddysberna » Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:15 pm

Indaswamp wrote:
teddysberna wrote:I love the paint job... How'd you pull that off?

with paint teddy.... :wink: :hammer: :lol3:



Dammit Swamp!

I was referring to the professional look to it
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Re: Gooses 1844 mud boat build!

Postby Botiz630 » Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:06 pm

Muahahaha.
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Re: Gooses 1844 mud boat build!

Postby Indaswamp » Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:22 pm

teddysberna wrote:
Indaswamp wrote:
teddysberna wrote:I love the paint job... How'd you pull that off?

with paint teddy.... :wink: :hammer: :lol3:



Dammit Swamp!

I was referring to the professional look to it

:lol3: :lol3: :lol3: LOL for realz...
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Re: Gooses 1844 mud boat build!

Postby gangrig25 » Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:43 pm

:clapping: :clapping: amazing, Looks like a $15,000 boat, or better.
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Re: Gooses 1844 mud boat build!

Postby Indawoods » Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:52 pm

teddysberna wrote:
Indaswamp wrote:
teddysberna wrote:I love the paint job... How'd you pull that off?

with paint teddy.... :wink: :hammer: :lol3:



Dammit Swamp!

I was referring to the professional look to it


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Re: Gooses 1844 mud boat build!

Postby goose142004 » Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:57 am

Finally got the motor!!! Mud Buddy Black Death 4500 with 4700 rpm coils cam and 32" out drive. The first day I took it out for about 20 mins or so and it ran like crap! I did get 31.2 mph that day but the motor was running horrible! Anyhow I changed jets and hoged out and polished the intake put on a muffler my buddy made and did a few adjustments and man this thing is running great!!! Took it out again and got it up to 32 by myself in deep water an got it up to 31.6 with 3 of us gas winch battery..... It has incredible power through the whole range. Can run about 4200-4500 rpm depending on few variables. Anyhow love the new rig! Oh huh and the square chines ain't as bad as I thought they would be!

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Re: Gooses 1844 mud boat build!

Postby OGblackcloud » Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:18 pm

Very nice looking build and set up :thumbsup:
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