Launch It was enjoyable to launch the boat today! I loaded it with both of my decoy bags full (35 pounds each) and a bag with 50 pounds of weight to simulate Copper. I didn’t feel like dealing with him during my first outing in the boat...
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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.
-- Mark, Minnesota
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Overview Even with the boat painted, there are lots of little projects to complete to make it “operational.” One of those is to build a custom set of oars. I could buy a set for $46 at Gander Mountain, but that wouldn’t do! ...
Overview Construction is complete and I moved the boat to the garage in preparation for painting. Oil-based paints put off some nasty fumes, so the garage was the safest location. I painted the bottom with some extra paint I had left from som...
Overview The basic boat is complete and only needs to be painted. However, there are a lot of little things to be made to fit the boat out to my purposes. The two functions of the boat are transportation and layout platform. Each function re...
Overview Floor installation is pretty simple. Considerations include waterproofing, support, and water drainage. Waterproofing I previously fiberglassed the bottom side of the floor with 2.3 ounce fiberglass cloth and two light coats of ...