Overview This is the stage where it really starts to look like a boat! With the the interior sealed and the final fitting of the anchor pole hole, collar, and sleeve complete, the deck can be installed. The sequence is similar to installing t...
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Retired military pilot. Started woodworking in about 1975 in junior high shop class and haven't stopped since! I've built most of the furniture in my house, three kayaks, and a small ski boat.
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Overview We mostly hunt shallow water and the anchor pole sleeve will simplify maintaining position in the decoys with an anchor pole. I opted to install one in the bow and the stern. These go through the hull and I was concerned about water ...
Objective This boat is going to get wet and stay wet for days at a time. I plan to seal the interior with epoxy to give it at least some protection from the elements. My main concern was with the plywood. That is sealed well with the fibergl...
Fiberglass Experiment I applied a layer of fiberglass cloth to the plywood hull panels before work, betting they would be “green” cured in the afternoon upon my return. Using Raka 127 Resin and Raka 350 hardener at 72 degrees and 4...
Overview The frame is complete and it’s time to apply the 1/4” Marine Douglas Fir plywood hull panels. The plan accounts for nailing these panels in place without glue and sealing them with epoxy later. My plan is to apply 2.3 o...