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Forum topic by poopiekat posted 02-22-2010 02:42 AM 3751 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-22-2010 02:42 AM

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A project that I have been itching to do, is to go really big with a boatbuilding project with plans from Glen-L marine. I still have my catalog from perhaps 20 years ago, and whenever I dig it out I have trouble deciding between a sailboat and one of those small working tugs. The tug really is my idea of a liesurely fishing boat, and sure to attract attention, and it’s trailer-able! But now that I no longer live near the ocean, I should be looking for a project more suitable for the Red River here. I’ve helped others with their strip canoes or ‘pea-pods’, but I’d like to go big, as I said, with something in the 24-28 foot range. Hull construction will have to be, of necessity, outdoors. Here’s their website: http://www.boatdesigns.com/departments.asp?dept=2 ...but it’s sure to give you the fever!
Should I simply abandon the idea of a wooden-hulled boat and go strictly fiberglas? Any Lumberjocks ever built a wooden boat from plans? Should I just buy a boat and be done with it?

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#1 posted 02-22-2010 02:48 AM

Might as well go for the 27 nordcoaster.

-- Let's do it in the wood pile!

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#2 posted 02-22-2010 02:58 AM

Thanks, KM! I was thinking more of the Hercules, or the Bo-Jest which I see does not have optional -length plans anymore.

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#3 posted 02-22-2010 03:08 AM

I know of one blog going on about a plywood/fiberglass boat build. Here is a link. A search may turn up some other projects or blogs.

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#4 posted 02-22-2010 03:11 AM

Thanks, DaveR! Wow, the Candu E-Z Tug is impressive! I’ll have to look over this option a little more carefully. Also, as much as I’d prefer to build in wood, the thought of aluminum construction appeals to me too. I had Welding in a Con-Ed program, and welding aluminum was quite an experience. I’m on a slippery slope now…I shouldn’t even be looking at new projects til I get ahead of my backlog….

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#5 posted 02-22-2010 03:19 AM

Thanks for the link, sras! I might have found this if there was a boatbuilding category in the suggested search column. Great info in that blog!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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