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fishfighter
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I approve.,
























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KingRanch
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That looks fantastic!





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Tigerpaw123
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I approve


Man I am glad, I was worried about going against instructions and am pleased that you like it






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fishfighter
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Using a marine grade plywood would be the way to go if varnishing it. Still, looks good.





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Marine grade plywood, glass it, then stain.





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that looks awesome... I toyed with doing that but that's way way more sanding than I wanted to do.





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fishfighter
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Marine grade plywood, glass it, then stain.


Never glass it. It would weigh a ton. Now one could thin out some epoxy just to soak it in, the varnish over that. But one couldn't really stain it due to the oil in stain.






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How does the epoxy compare to glass for durability?





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eng08
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That looks awesome.

I got my trailer wiring issues sorted out so I will be coming to get that boat fish just as soon as it stops raining.






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fishfighter
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How does the epoxy compare to glass for durability?


By thinning it out, it will soak into the wood, sealing it. Nothing more then that.

eng08, I will be around all day today. Infusion day tomorrow that ties me up till after 3pm at the hospital.






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eng08
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Yeah I'm working all week, so maybe Friday.





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fishfighter
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so maybe Friday.

Sounds good, was going to finish it and sell it.





























not really.






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fishfighter
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Tigerpaw123


The wife approves it too!






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Tigerpaw123
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.. I toyed with doing that but that's way way more sanding than I wanted to do.


Yes it was, I am proud to say that I got almost all the glue off (advice to the next class....easy with the glue) many hours of sanding and a small fortune in sandpaper, but well worth it


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The wife approves it too

A damn fine compliment, tell her thanx again for hosting the event and cooking







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Bleeding purple
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Looks great man. Nice work.





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dyslexic
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Mr. Fish, a guy I work with built this 30"

This will be the what I'm going to model mine after.












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fishfighter
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That is nice, but the seats are set to close to the bow stems. One can add a wood grading in between the seats with some 1"x2"'s. It's just extra weight. When the boat is in the water, the water supports weight inside the boat. So, no real need of a grading in the bottom.





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slackhouse
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does this "guy you work with" have plans for something like this? This looks like a cool future present to make for my son and/or daughter.






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fishfighter
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does this "guy you work with" have plans for something like this? This looks like a cool future present to make for my son and/or daughter.



I can tell you how to do it. Same way I build big ones.

Angle of bow stem would be set at 4.5" off set for 3" sides. Top point would be at 32". Bow stem angle cut would be 22 degrees. From center point of the side, mark up 3/4". Bend a board to mark the arch in the bottom of the side board from the bottom of the bow stem on each end. That is going to set your bottom rake and side flair. Battens and rub rails would be cut 1/2" down to 1/4" out of a 1"x4", then cut again to 5/8".

Oh, if you want, I can draw it out on packing paper to the size and mail it to you. All you would have to do is trace it to the wood and cut/build.







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Alonzo
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Beaut.





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