First boat build..Finally started!

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First boat build..Finally started!

Post by The Quadfather » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:45 pm

Whoo Hoo! I have been collecting what I need and generally procastinating for about a year now, but today I finally made my first cuts on my first attempt at building a wooden boat. see: http://www.bateau.com/proddetail.php?prod=FL12

Right now it is just pieces cut on the floor, but in the end it should look something like this.

http://forums.bateau2.com/viewtopic.php ... 6&start=30 (scroll down page)

Marine grade plywood ain't cheap! It's measuere 5x....walk away, stand back and look at things...measure again.. then cut.:compress:
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Post by BentRod » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:52 pm

Great Quad! Good luck on her. I'm sure it'll be a fun project.
Just remember, measure twice, cut once......or was that measure once cut twice, then buy more material and start over. #-o LOL.
Keep us updated on the progress.

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Post by racfish » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:53 pm

I use to build 8' prams with my dad after he built the 16' Glenn-L.That took a number of years. I remembering soaking the wood to form the bends .After dad built it ,it was mine to refinish and paint every year.It was fun projects back then.Good Luck Quad.Enjoy building it.Do we get to see progress reports?
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Post by saltyseadog » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:01 pm

hey quad i have the hook up on ply. 3/4 is all we keep in stock. if you need some 3/4 i can get it real cheap:bounce: take lots of pics so we can see this beast:cheers:
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Post by The Quadfather » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:53 pm

saltyseadog wrote:hey quad i have the hook up on ply. 3/4 is all we keep in stock. if you need some 3/4 i can get it real cheap:bounce: take lots of pics so we can see this beast:cheers:
Do you have marine grade plywood? Okoume or Meranti plywood?
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Post by saltyseadog » Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:09 pm

its called marine-tec 7 ply with a diff. glue i think
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Post by Splitshot » Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:03 pm

Quad that's awesome! What a great project.

Looking forward to updates.
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Post by Mike Carey » Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:30 pm

cool project, have fun and keep us updated.
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Post by datsun » Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:31 pm

Right on!

Chris linked me this site the other week and Ive been madly looking it over!


Need any help? Ill come over and "supervisory" skills! hahah

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Post by Rich McVey » Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:02 am

Right on Quad! That will be a sweet lil boat.:cheers:

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Post by wolverine » Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:41 am

You have started on a slippery slope! Boatbuilding is fun, and rewarding, but very time consuming. I've built several over the years and am considering building a 10' pram for small lake fishing. I used to have access to a fully equipped wood workers dream shop but the owner has departed to the great wood shop in the sky. I have the basic tools but they limit me as to what I can build. At my age I'm not going to "invest" in many more power tools.
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