Boating and Fishing

I have been working on the trailer and finishing off work on boat. I am now ready to go fishing when I get back from Alberta, yeah!

Painted the seats, bow, and trim today. Getting ready for the water now.

finished_boat_front_450I will be setting up the trailer towing on the S10 before I go to Alberta next week and the boat will be ready for fishing when I get back.

finished_boat_rear_450The seat may be moved to either seat and face either ways. Let’s go Fishin’

I have been working on my 12 foot boat for awhile since I have booked some time in my own shop to do something for myself. I will be doing other projects this fall but wanted some time in my shop for myself.

primed_hull_boatRepaired all fiberglass on hull and built up keel depth. Filled, primed, and ready for paint.

blue_hull_boatHull painted and now moving to the interior and trim. I prepped and painted seats and bow yesterday and will be posting later.I have also put a movable seat on a mount which allows the seat to be put in various locations.


Stripped the floor out. It came out fairly easily and the structure looks. As I work more on this boat the more I believe the hull and deck were purchased as a unit and boat was completed by a group or individual. The workmanship is not is not quality you would expect to see from a manufacturer.


The transom will be the biggest job.

This emblem is all I have to tell me the name of the boat. Who made them, I don’t know. I have searched the web and asked questions in forums but no luck. Anyone’s insight will be much appreciated

Bad Order

My next restoration project is this 14 foot Mondetta Sport. I believe it was built in the late 60’s or early 70’s. The boat is solid, strong , and clean, and will be fast and a sharp looking boat in the end. I will be powering it with a 1958 Mercury Mark 28AD. Eventually I want to find another Mark 28 and run twins. The transom needs rebuilding but the boat was well designed and the repair is pretty straight forward. While I know the name of this model I have no idea who the manufacturing company was. I have searched and found nothing. Someone with knowledge of this boat and who manufactured it will be greatly appreciated.


I bought a 1958 Mercury Mark AD last weekend for my old 1970’s 14ft boat. The boat has a metal flake paint job. The mercury runs and has super compression but need a little tune up work. It came with the controls and the AD model is the only Mark 28 with Dyna Float suspension. The motor produces 22hp. It also has an auto transmission. I think the motor and the boat will make a nice pair. It should push the boat up to 20 mph or so. It’s in the back of my mind that a pair of these motors on the transom would be really cool and fast.

Anyone with information or suggestions 

are welcome to contribute