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rustychev
01-04-2007, 09:46
Ok Im out of the doghouse with the wife so its time to have some fun. I want a duck boat and I would like to build one myself. Anyone ever done this. Im thinking wood and fiberglass but I have never worked with fiberglass before. Im heading to the book stor this afternoon to do some reading. Any ideas or thoughts would be great.

GlockTom
01-04-2007, 10:29
My first thought....

Go buy an inexpensive Jon boat and save yourself a lot of work and grief. But that is ME... I have worked with fiberglass (more importantly fiber and gel coat over marine ply... I don't have the patience to make it right... but then again, I don't do body work on my cars either. My hourly wage is just way too high.

Good Luck though and POST PICS when you are done!!!

Tom

:needspics:

rustychev
01-04-2007, 18:37
This all started because my dad use to have a boat that he build that was just great to hunt out of. Two guys me at 12 and him could pick it up with 6 dozen decs and both guns and then just cary the 15hp merc over and slap it on and be on our way and it only needs maybe 6-8" of water. I would like to build the same one but cant find the plans. So imthinking of going from memery. Thoughts?

noway
01-04-2007, 20:39
Building a boat won't be cheap


> marine plywood
> expoy resin
> saws
> sander
>alots of headache


I don't amire your challenge

btw: I've been working on building a boat for about 4 years and haven't yet to finish it :sad:

I got my pirogue plans from http://www.unclejohns.com

alphacat
01-19-2007, 13:18
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/topcat2003/finduck_honey.jpg





Like this one?:laughabove: