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Re: Waterfowl Boats, blinds etc.
« Reply #75 on: February 01, 2012, 02:33:04 PM »
Thanks Gasman. Thanks for all the input to help the build.  :tup:

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« Reply #76 on: February 01, 2012, 02:59:46 PM »
good fun build huh Brichards?  Gasman and I got LOTS of use out of ours this season.  in fact, so much that my jon boat didn't move at all...lol

have fun with it...pretty comfy too...not that i would ever have fallen asleep in mine..lol   :yike:

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« Reply #77 on: February 04, 2012, 07:13:13 PM »
Gasman is the maaaannnn. I'm ready to do mine now ...thanks Pete
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« Reply #78 on: February 05, 2012, 09:01:24 AM »
Gasman is the maaaannnn. I'm ready to do mine now ...thanks Pete

No problem buddy, cant wait to see how you do. I know you will have as much fun building it as I did :IBCOOL:
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« Reply #79 on: February 18, 2012, 10:23:07 AM »

Just thought I'd share a boat build I did this winter. It was a great project and kept it under $250.













how thick is the bottom.  looks like your using luan.  how has it worked for you? i have seen this one before and you built it about as simple as it gets.  thanks
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« Reply #80 on: February 19, 2012, 07:07:02 AM »
brichards44, how did that luan hold up to water? I have seen luan sheeting delaminate very quickly when wetted...
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« Reply #81 on: February 19, 2012, 08:23:49 AM »
brichards44, how did that luan hold up to water? I have seen luan sheeting delaminate very quickly when wetted...

As long as it is resin coated good it wont delam. the edges is what matters.
FYI.... If you mix your resin, then thin it down to like water with Acetone. The Acetone will soak in the wood drawing the resin with it. great for the edges to get good penetration.
When the resin kicks the heat will be enough to dry up the Acetone.
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« Reply #82 on: February 19, 2012, 08:32:47 AM »
im wondering how his floor held up.  seems too thin.  will be good to hear his feedback when he gets a chance to share.  about as simple as you can get to build though.
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« Reply #83 on: February 25, 2012, 12:32:46 PM »
rookie question:  i will be building a boat this summer.  the gator duckhunter.  looking at many homebuilt boats, i have noticed how you can see the fiberglass seams under the finish coat of epoxy.  i don't want my boat to show anything underneath the finish.  how do you take care of the seams so that doesn't happen.  can you bondo before the epoxy??  how do you create a smooth finish without blemishes??  thanks
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« Reply #84 on: February 25, 2012, 03:39:41 PM »
rookie question:  i will be building a boat this summer.  the gator duckhunter.  looking at many homebuilt boats, i have noticed how you can see the fiberglass seams under the finish coat of epoxy.  i don't want my boat to show anything underneath the finish.  how do you take care of the seams so that doesn't happen.  can you bondo before the epoxy??  how do you create a smooth finish without blemishes??  thanks

One way to have a smooth finish is to bondo and sand the FG smooth. Lay out a layer of bondo across the rough areas and sand smooth. Most of the surface is naturally smooth from spreading the FG resign but the edges of the FG get a bit rough.
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« Reply #85 on: March 04, 2012, 09:47:51 AM »
If you are just hunting with your self and your dog check out the MoMarsh DP, you can view them on MoMarsh.com :tup:
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« Reply #86 on: March 20, 2012, 09:44:22 AM »
im wondering how his floor held up.  seems too thin.  will be good to hear his feedback when he gets a chance to share.  about as simple as you can get to build though.

Sorry it took me so long to reply, but the bottom held up great. Way better than I expected. I questioned laun at first too, but I just stuck with the instructions and made sure that I used the good fiberglass and took my time. Fun build and am ready to build another this summer.

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« Reply #87 on: March 23, 2012, 11:22:08 AM »
At first I was so concerned about any imperfection. The most important part is making sure you do a good job with the fiberglass. Once you camo you can't see any blemishes anyways.

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« Reply #88 on: September 29, 2012, 09:44:51 PM »
what was the total cost once you finished?  where did you get your fiberglass? 
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« Reply #89 on: October 13, 2012, 04:05:47 PM »
came across this and thought it was a good price for blind material.

http://www.armysurplusworld.com/product.asp?ProductID=50284
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« Reply #90 on: October 13, 2012, 06:00:50 PM »
came across this and thought it was a good price for blind material.

http://www.armysurplusworld.com/product.asp?ProductID=50284

Thanks I just ordered it.  Not sure where I'll use it yet, but it looks like good material at a good price..

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« Reply #91 on: October 15, 2012, 09:47:00 PM »
Hey guys, quick question, I just picked up an aluminum canoe for some of the small ponds and lakes I hunt and I'm just wondering the best route for painting this thing without it just coming off in the first couple trips. I'm hoping to just be able to rough up the aluminum a bit, then hit it with a primer of some kind then paint away but I'mm just not sure if that would do the trick.  :dunno: Any help wold be great. Thanks

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« Reply #92 on: October 16, 2012, 04:16:01 PM »
Hey guys, quick question, I just picked up an aluminum canoe for some of the small ponds and lakes I hunt and I'm just wondering the best route for painting this thing without it just coming off in the first couple trips. I'm hoping to just be able to rough up the aluminum a bit, then hit it with a primer of some kind then paint away but I'mm just not sure if that would do the trick.  :dunno: Any help wold be great. Thanks


Sounds like you have the right idea  :tup:

just have a extra can of paint for touch up when it does scratch ;)
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« Reply #93 on: October 16, 2012, 04:26:32 PM »
Get an etching primer and dont worry to much about roughing up the aluminum to much before primer. 
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« Reply #94 on: October 18, 2012, 09:20:13 PM »
Well, I got started on the canoe but had to stop priming her when the skies started looking bad but heres what ive got so far. Not much but in a couple days she'll be good to go.

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« Reply #95 on: October 19, 2012, 08:35:25 AM »
I would either throw down a lighter base coat primer after that or at least base coat a light grey or tan. Getting some colors to cover that black may be a huge pain.  :twocents: What pattern are you doing?
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« Reply #96 on: October 19, 2012, 08:36:44 AM »
Im going to prime it black, then shootit with Just OD Green and probably stencil in some grass

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« Reply #97 on: October 26, 2012, 09:16:48 AM »
what was the total cost once you finished?  where did you get your fiberglass?

I did it for about $250.00. I got the fiberglass at Fiberglass Mart in Everett on HWY 99. Good deal and quality glass and resin.

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« Reply #98 on: October 26, 2012, 01:34:39 PM »
Here's a boat that I just acquired, new project boat for the boys and I!!

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« Reply #99 on: October 26, 2012, 04:56:47 PM »
Looks likes a great project for you guys! Make sure to post pics of the finished product

 

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