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Duck Boat

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by rustychev, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. rustychev

    rustychev

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    Sep 22, 2002
    SD
    Ok Im out of the doghouse with the wife so its time to have some fun. I want a duck boat and I would like to build one myself. Anyone ever done this. Im thinking wood and fiberglass but I have never worked with fiberglass before. Im heading to the book stor this afternoon to do some reading. Any ideas or thoughts would be great.
     
  2. GlockTom

    GlockTom Old Soul

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    Apr 19, 2006
    Plant City, FL.
    My first thought....

    Go buy an inexpensive Jon boat and save yourself a lot of work and grief. But that is ME... I have worked with fiberglass (more importantly fiber and gel coat over marine ply... I don't have the patience to make it right... but then again, I don't do body work on my cars either. My hourly wage is just way too high.

    Good Luck though and POST PICS when you are done!!!

    Tom

    :needspics:
     


  3. rustychev

    rustychev

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    Sep 22, 2002
    SD
    This all started because my dad use to have a boat that he build that was just great to hunt out of. Two guys me at 12 and him could pick it up with 6 dozen decs and both guns and then just cary the 15hp merc over and slap it on and be on our way and it only needs maybe 6-8" of water. I would like to build the same one but cant find the plans. So imthinking of going from memery. Thoughts?
     
  4. Building a boat won't be cheap


    > marine plywood
    > expoy resin
    > saws
    > sander
    >alots of headache


    I don't amire your challenge

    btw: I've been working on building a boat for about 4 years and haven't yet to finish it :sad:

    I got my pirogue plans from http://www.unclejohns.com