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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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