How To Build a Pogo Paddle Boat Plans

How To Build a Pogo Paddle Boat Plans

POGO isn't a boat for navigating rough waters, but 15 year old Jimmy Tench of Bradenton Florida had no such intention when he designed her. For his hobby of gathering orchids and exploring the placid bayous near home, he needed a boat with shallow draft and a propulsion system that wouldn't foul In the dense growth of mangrove, hyacinth and grass. Thus he produced this flat bottomed paddle wheeler which skims over the watery vegetation and takes him right up to the shores bordering the inlets. The little boat moves along, too. Jimmy heads her up the Braden River at a 9 mph clip under the thrust of an old 3 hp mower engine which he bought in a junk yard for $15 and overhauled himself. spending another few dollars for new rings and gaskets. His total cost for the boat and engine came to just $50......


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