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Mark S 04-11-2006 11:13 AM

The Barge
That's what my buddy and I are affectionately calling it! I haven't been able to work on my boat for over a month now, but with warm weather here I've got the bug again pretty bad. The basic hull has taken shape and is held together with zip ties. It's exactly 20' long and the side rails are exactly 8' apart. The front deck before I evenbuild a raised platformshould be 8' long and 7' wide. I imagine 4 shooters could stand up front. I'm guessing the whole thing finished should weigh close to 700 pounds. The front end is so big and light that my buddy and I are a little worried about "taking off" out on the water like a big sail. Who wants to go parabowfishing?!

HNI_Christine 04-11-2006 01:22 PM

RE: The Barge
Looking good! (gotta luv the zipties!)

Keep up all that work and keep us posted. It's very interesting.

It did seem to get warm all of the sudden. Supposed to be 81 degrees on Thursday. :)

Shootstuff4570 04-11-2006 01:27 PM

RE: The Barge
thats cool that your makin a boat. what are you makin it out of?

Mark S 04-11-2006 01:58 PM

RE: The Barge
I'm using a special plywood called meranti. It's used a lot in boat building since it's light weight and has no voids between the plys. The strength comes from the fiberglass later on. I hope it holds together!

I lostthe bidding on a 1860 Polarkraft over the weekend so that made me decide to just finish this boat.

scmtnhnter 04-11-2006 02:28 PM

RE: The Barge
man there is noway i could build a boat or have the time .good luck to u

KBI-PREZ 04-11-2006 07:35 PM

RE: The Barge
Wow what a boat nice id like to see it completed.....

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