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Building a layout boat

Postby FowlHooked » Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:56 am

I am looking to build a layout boat for big water. Any thoughts on plans, tips or ideas would be appreciated. I am tall and need foot room for big ft
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Re: Building a layout boat

Postby daksexton » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:30 pm

old sunfish hull
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Re: Building a layout boat

Postby Gil.F » Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:43 pm

waterfowl works website has plans
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Re: Building a layout boat

Postby FowlHooked » Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:40 am

Yea my buddy called waterfowl works yest n guy said we r prob to big for plans for 1 man?? Im tall n he is stout!
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Re: Building a layout boat

Postby Slack Tide » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:09 am

If you want to try the sunfish hull, idea...shoot me a PM. I have a few for sale. Well built and work well.
Spray dodger, floor boards, backrest, combing, flotation, oarlocks, oars etc..
Very well built
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Re: Building a layout boat

Postby FFT » Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:22 pm

slack, that rig looks great for a diy project. But the brown paint is throwing me off.

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Re: Building a layout boat

Postby Slack Tide » Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:27 pm

What's a DIY project??
I think the logic was to hunt close to land to mimic a water/seaweed blend.....
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Re: Building a layout boat

Postby Slack Tide » Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:35 pm

Here's another one.....
Note the rounded front of the cockpit, bungee retractable dodger, mahogany floor and removable backrest and storage shelves....
I'm 6'3" and 230 and room to spare. Very stable too..bulkheaded front and rear with flotation, you can stand in or ON the deck anywhere safely...
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Re: Building a layout boat

Postby canderso » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:51 pm

Slack, DIY = do it yourself.


I picked up two sunfish hulls late last year for an off season project for my son and I. We stripped the hulls and have been planning since. We are planning for something like you did there Slack. I do plan on taking about 2' off the transom for a total length around 12'. I plan to set them up with oars and small dodgers for layout hunting or rowing/poling into some of the marshes.

My son is excited. The next step is to build the table/cradle to begin the build. Thanks for posting the photos, tht helps me confirm what I thought about their center of balance along the rocker of the boat and where the cockpit will need to end up.
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Re: Building a layout boat

Postby Slack Tide » Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:02 am

Ahh yes..
We did it ourselves yes.
But there is NO more important part than the center balance, and that may change depending on the guy who's in it.
It's a fun and pretty easy project.
I'd advise against cutting the transom, it fades nicely into a small, low profile shape as is..
Better yet would be to find a Sailfish...a smaller version of the Sunny
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Re: Building a layout boat

Postby FFT » Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:29 pm

it almost looks like you could scull one of those sunfish? I got to see one up close. These lil rigs look pretty cool.

Chad, i still have snows for you.

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Re: Building a layout boat

Postby FowlHooked » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:18 pm

It does look like a good sculling boat
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