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I thought I would try my hand at building a layout boat for duck hunting. Looked at several designs and found one I liked that seemed to be pretty reasonable to build, so I bought the plans in Feb. but sense I have no garage or shop to build it in, I had to wait until the weather got better, so here I am.

The plans I bought came with a template to build the transom and front support and ended up doing my own to make it a tad bit taller in the transom. So far it has not been to hard of a build, took me about 2 hours to cut out the parts last night and I spent about 4 hours today putting it together and waiting for the epoxy to dry/ I got as far as I can for today, I want the epoxy to dry completely before I cut off the support, then I start glassing it.

These are just a few pic of the build process.

The parts cut out (some of the parts)


The transom and front support installed and startting the side walls.


The bottom half of the boat complete, and glued. Just gotta wait for the epoxy to dry.


I got the plans from http://www.hybridduckboat.com/files/  They have a few different designs to chose from, and so far, I am in to it $130. There is a few other things I need to get so the price is going to go up but I should be able to keep the build about $200 + or -.
« Last Edit: July 03, 2011, 07:47:55 PM by gasman »
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Re: Building My First Layout Boat.
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2011, 03:23:21 PM »
Very cool gas man. I got the plans for a 10' NL I have seen some very cool pics with a dog box in back and a 9.9 on them... I have to clean out the garage tho... I look forward to the other pics!  :tup:
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Re: Building My First Layout Boat.
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2011, 03:29:59 PM »
Very cool gas man. I got the plans for a 10' NL I have seen some very cool pics with a dog box in back and a 9.9 on them... I have to clean out the garage tho... I look forward to the other pics!  :tup:

This is the 8" NL, the 10" NL will be next. One for me alone and one for me and the dog  :tup:
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Re: Building My First Layout Boat.
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2011, 06:48:17 PM »
I built myself one before, it was a "Busik"
It was FUN!!!!!!
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Re: Building My First Layout Boat.
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2011, 06:54:29 PM »
That is cool can't wait to see it done :drool:
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Re: Building My First Layout Boat.
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2011, 09:54:52 AM »
Laying out the fiber glass for the inside.


After appling the FG resin and waiting for it to dry.



Man did I forget how hard it was to work with FG on keeping out all teh air bubbles  :bash:
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Re: Building My First Layout Boat.
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2011, 07:43:47 PM »
Worked on the top portion of the boat today. Low97ram came by after work to see the progress and I put him to work  :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: I have the all of the top prtion of the boat intalled, secured, and glued. Now I wait for untill tommorow for the epoxy to dry, then I can remove the stitching, use fill where needed and FG it  :IBCOOL:




I did have to make a few mods. to it to help hold my fat A$$  :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:
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Re: Building My First Layout Boat. (Updated 6/28)
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2011, 11:04:34 PM »
The guy that designed this kit isn't exactly a toothpick either...  :twocents:
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Re: Building My First Layout Boat. (Updated 6/28)
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2011, 04:45:31 AM »
The guy that designed this kit isn't exactly a toothpick either...  :twocents:

No he is not. I called and talked with him before i bought the plans because I was conserned with the amout of weight the boat would hold. He informed me the guy in the video that was testing the boat is 300lbs. With that said, I was not worried  :chuckle: :chuckle:
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Re: Building My First Layout Boat. (Updated 6/28)
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2011, 10:26:55 PM »
Boat is looking good! I built an SN last summer and have really loved it! Looks like you're getting away a lot cheaper than I did. I think I ended up with about $400 into mine after wood, glass, hardware, and paint.

Kind of screwed up a little in the build process (fortunately the project is quite forgiving), but here's the end result:


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Re: Building My First Layout Boat. (Updated 6/28)
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2011, 04:55:26 AM »
Boat is looking good! I built an SN last summer and have really loved it! Looks like you're getting away a lot cheaper than I did. I think I ended up with about $400 into mine after wood, glass, hardware, and paint.

Kind of screwed up a little in the build process (fortunately the project is quite forgiving), but here's the end result:


Happy building!


I like what you dod with the rear transem, I wish I would have seen that a few days ago :bash: and gonna have to remember that with my next boat I build.

Looks good  :tup:
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Re: Building My First Layout Boat. (Updated 6/28)
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2011, 12:35:55 PM »

Thanks for posting the great pics and progress reports. Looks like you are moving right along with a fun project. I have been looking at designs and plans for a while now and am hoping to build my own marsh boat this summer. If the marsh boat goes well I will tackle a larger duck boat. I really like the "Duck Hunter"  by Gator Boats though I might make it a bit larger than their design.

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Re: Building My First Layout Boat. (Updated 6/28)
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2011, 01:04:54 PM »
cool project, looks like fun.
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Re: Building My First Layout Boat. (Updated 6/28)
« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2011, 07:02:02 PM »
Looks good.

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Re: Building My First Layout Boat. (Updated 6/28)
« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2011, 07:46:39 PM »
Yesterday I smothed out the body and filled holes with bondo and started fiber glassing it.
Here is the current statusand have a little more FG to do and then I will be Gel Koting the boat  :IBCOOL:





Hope fully I will be done with it this weekend at least thats my goal.
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Re: Building My First Layout Boat. (Updated 6/30)
« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2011, 07:52:12 AM »
Looks like a fun project.
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Re: Building My First Layout Boat. (Updated 6/30)
« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2011, 09:00:39 PM »
If i remember correctly your not supposed to use bondo... don't dry very well...
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Re: Building My First Layout Boat. (Updated 6/30)
« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2011, 09:08:09 PM »
If i remember correctly your not supposed to use bondo... don't dry very well...

As long as it is sealed propperly by the FG and mixed well, it is hard as a rock.

It's not some thing you want to leave exposed to the elements, but it's OK to use. It has fFG over it (a few layers) and will be painted when I am done. There will be no water getting to it when I am done, Unless I screwed up big time some where  >:(

i would have rather used Kitty Hair, but I all ready had teh bomdo in my garage, so i decited to use it and save some penny's.
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Re: Building My First Layout Boat. (Updated 6/30)
« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2011, 09:14:29 PM »
OK, so I finished glassing it today and took it out for a test float  :chuckle:







Found a small leak in the back corner when I was on the water. When I got home, I sanded it down, glassed it again, and then decided to add an extra layer of FG cloth to the upper corner all the way down the boat, this area seems to stick out to me as the most likely place to leak, so I glassed them one last time, and I should be golden  :tup:

Gonna paint it tomorrow and then it time to find the hardware I want to add to it.
The stability was awesome but  with out a keel, the flat bottom moves side to side more then I thought it would wile paddling. Gonna get a Kaiyak style paddle to see how that helps with the movement on the water.
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Re: Building My First Layout Boat. (Updated 7/2, almost done)
« Reply #19 on: July 02, 2011, 10:07:08 PM »
Man thats cool
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Re: Building My First Layout Boat. (Updated 7/2, almost done)
« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2011, 10:25:04 PM »
Where's your life vest mister ???
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« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2011, 10:37:28 PM »
Where's your life vest mister ???

Did you not notice the "Big Round" thing on front of me  :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:
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Re: Building My First Layout Boat. (Updated 7/2, almost done)
« Reply #22 on: July 03, 2011, 07:52:03 AM »
Very nice! Looks like a fun project to take on. Have you decided what type of paint job/pattern you are going to go with yet?

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« Reply #23 on: July 03, 2011, 08:50:19 AM »
Very nice! Looks like a fun project to take on. Have you decided what type of paint job/pattern you are going to go with yet?

I have a gallon of Hunter Green for the main body and have a friend that has a "Camo Stencil Kit" from Cabelas, and I am trying to get my hands on it  :rolleyes: I plan on going with a waterfowl, reed camo patteren.
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Re: Building My First Layout Boat. (Updated 7/2, almost done)
« Reply #24 on: July 03, 2011, 09:47:43 AM »
Boat is lookin good :tup:
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