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Anyone built their own duck boat? update in the water 1-12-09

Old 06-23-2008, 12:14 PM
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sounds like it's comming along pretty well
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Old 06-23-2008, 02:29 PM
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I am not sure on the type of glass. I did tape the seams first. I did a double tape on the inside and out. meening I over laped them. I used 6oz tape ( think) and 4oz cloth on everything else. I used the 3:1 medium FG. took some time to dry on every application.

One thing I may do different next time is not do the sides when I FG the top or bottom. Damn drips.... I would suggest turning it on its side to do the sides. Will add maybe 8-12 hours times 4-6 times (layers at two sides) drying time.

get some pic. up so we can see what you got going...
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Old 06-26-2008, 08:24 PM
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The wife is officially pissed. She has lost the carport during the summer for the foreseeable future. I have started the boat build! The rest of the materials should be here by Tuesday. The wife actually asked if it would float since I have never built a boat before. Needless to say, I was a little miffed. I think I will name her the SS Minnow is her honor. At this time most of the wood is cut and I’ll try to figure how I want to cut the transom this weekend and start putting her together.

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Old 06-26-2008, 08:41 PM
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Got our`s started also......




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Old 06-27-2008, 02:59 AM
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Looking good guys!! Keep the pictures coming. You guys are building some big boats!!
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Old 06-28-2008, 12:09 PM
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how many do you hunt out of your boat 8point????
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Old 06-30-2008, 10:24 PM
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I have not yet hunted out of it. Just got it together a month ago. It is good for one man. I can transport my dog also, but I dont think he would like sitting in my lap while I am blasting away.
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Old 06-30-2008, 10:29 PM
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The best thing about a one man boat is I dont have to take anyone else..... They will have to come up with there own transportation... dont get me wrong, I love to hunt with others, It will be nice to not have toworry about them. I still have the 12' to take my son and who ever. I do think if both my brothers had one of these and I build another for my son. This would be the best way to hunt. A small fleet of duck and goose killers.
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Old 07-01-2008, 09:55 AM
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yeah that'd be nice bout how long did it take you to build one from start to finish??
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Old 07-01-2008, 09:11 PM
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Round Three......

After some fine tuning, lots of epoxy, and a bit of grunt work, we managed to finish all of the hull today. Next is a lot of sanding, finishing all the custom things, and then a final coat of epoxy to completely waterproof the boat. Then camo paint and a name.

Stern added....

Bow added....

Completedhull....


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