1648 Landau Duck Boat "The Dirty Oar"

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I just picked up an old Landau 1648 this weekend with the trailer for $400! I planning on decking the front and a few add-ons for duck/gator hunting down here in Florida. This will be at least a month long process (Should probably add a 2x multiplier on that :roll: ). I got it home on Saturday and snapped a few pics and started with the Oven Cleaner and 3600psi power washer to take most of the paint off. I'm hoping that as this goes on you guys will add your $0.02 and give me any suggestions you may have regarding anything from bow to stern!

Intended Use: There are a few places I intend to hunt/fish and in order to get to them I will have to cross a few dikes. One being about 35' tall by 125' across. It is an airboat jump and has a wooden ramp up and down the other side. I will have to use 5' pieces of PVC and either a hand winch or (Eventually) an ATV winch to get the boat up and over. So...... any added weight will make this more difficult. (I can't afford aluminum or I would definitely go that route). So I'll be keeping that in mind as I go...... Maybe I should call the boat Jenny Craig! :-k I'm also building a Mud-Motor for it at the same time..... might eventually try and find a mid-size tiller but that is far in the future (money wise).

My early list for mods include (in no particular order):

Boat Mods:
1: Deck with ample storage for Tackle, guns, battery, cooler, etc.
2: Grab bar for when I'm running the long-tail.
3: Storage under the seats for random use
4: SteelFlex on the bottom for leak protection and slickeri-ness
5: Camo Job (somewhere between looking good in the parking lot and in the marsh!)
6: Some type of push pole holder
7: Pop-up Duck blind (probably won't happer until later on this summer)
8: Removable Light bar on the front for bow fishing
9: Running lights
10: etc...

Trailer Mods:
1: New springs (pretty rusty)
2: Build a stop/rest for the front of the boat
3: Re-wire lights
4: paint job

Looking forward to getting all of your comments and/or suggestions:

Also looking for a name for her..... Again I intend to duck/gator hunt and fish out of this baby so early names that I'm toying with are:
Insta-Gator or Fowl Language..... #-o

These were taken before I did anything to her.....

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These were taken after the easy-off applications. I rested the long-tail frame on it for a grab-bar mock-up.....

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I'll probably just paint over what is on the interior because it will get abused but I'll have to get the bottom and sides squeaky clean before the SteelFlex can be applied (So I've gathered from this site). I'll post more pics as she keeps progressing.....

Thanks in advance and what an awesome site this is!
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Pictures fixed! :beer:

Nice looking project boat by the way!
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She's coming together. I finished the deck last weekend and a few other parts during the week. I'll post pics in relative order of completion.

Got the framing started. Trying to keep it simple (light) but still functional.
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Used some cardboard to cut the shapes out to try and minimize waste cuts (which I seem to be known for).
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Got the front deck carpeted and snapped a few shots in the dark.
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I only have a 7" extension pedistal for my swivel seat but ordered a 13" so that the doors clear the seat when it is mounted.

Also got the first layer of paint and camo on the inside and finished the very front deck and rear bench.

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I made a little sandwich mount for the long-tail to rest between for towing on the rear bench. I might try and figure out a better solution, something that might not get in the way as much on the rear but it works for now.

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Yesterday I met Ron Porter of https://www.bullfrogmarine.com that is the creator of Frog Spit. Its a bottom coating similar to Steel-Flex but doesn't crack as easily on tin boats. I'll hopefully apply it to the bottom next weekend. This afternoon I'm going to do a little work to the motor and try and mount it on the frame. I'm hoping to take it out in two weeks and give her a test run. I also will have to take a few shots of the trailer when the boat is off of it. Turned out pretty good (its a trailer). Here is a pic of it with the rear bunks finished. They are 7' long with 5' of Star Board and 2' of carpet. Once the boat is on the star board it slides really easily, and thats not even with the slick bottom coat on yet. I will say that I can still put the boat on the trailer by myself. I did it beside the driveway in the picture; however, I'm pretty sure I popped a few blood vessels and sounded very sailor-esque as I was hoisting it up on there..... she's a little chubby.....

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To-Do list:

1. Finish inside and outside camo
2. Apply Frog Spit to bottom
3. Build Grab Bar
4. Wire for lighting (switch panel under rear bench access)
5. Mount Front Fog Lights (Build light bar)
6. Name it...... thinking of calling it the "Dirty Oar".....

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The boat is looking great Brother. It's gonna be awesome when it's done.
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Got the interior camo done.
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And got the MudBuddy frame painted also.
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Thanks! I was wondering if I wasn't getting any love because its more of a duck boat than a bass boat being on this site. I keep hoping that I'll start getting some suggestions/tips/tricks..... We'll see. Its been fun working on it so far. I'm going to work on the engine this week and hopefully get it in the water soon!

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That thing is slick. Everything looks professional grade. Good Job Man.

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HA! Don't look TOOOO closely or you might take that "Professional Grade" comment back. There were a few hiccups but she's coming along.

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Looking great man! I hope you get some ducks!!
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Nice job! Do you paint cars for a living?
Can't wait to see it on the water! =D>

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Very nice job man! =D>

I like the paint. It is going to be a killer duck boat.
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Man post some pics of the Ducks Unlimited Stencil on the Bow Deck. It looks awesome from what I can see in the prior pics.
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Great lookin build man!

You should be proud. If not, look at your first pics again =D>

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Ya I got some poster board and cut it out with an X-Acto knife. Turned out alright. It was about 20mph too windy to be painting but I couldn't wait.

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That is SWEET looking Great!
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