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wood boat build

Postby shsuhunter » Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:21 pm

Well fellas.. after many months of going over figures and planning i pulled the trigger and purchased the wood and epoxy for a Duckhunter boat which i am going to go and change up some of the plans so it may not look exactly like a DH. Currently waiting for the epoxy to get in at the moment, but i am going to go ahead and starting the build this evening with my father which will be a great project for us to do and after it is finished it will have a greater meaning. Well pictures will be uploaded as the build commences. Stay tuned and if you have any advice feel free to let me know! Also thanks to cajunwannabe and pumpgunner for giving me a ton of advice and tips! :beer:
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Re: wood boat build

Postby DucknGoodTime » Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:54 pm

Looking forward to your build. It'll give me some inspiration to start another this coming spring.

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Re: wood boat build

Postby Mark F. Cheney » Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:15 pm

I have seen pumpgunners boats. He knows what he is talking about. Glass over wood can make a great build. Enjoy your father. The journey will be as much fun as using the boat. I am finishing one with my brother. My father is gone now. It has been a great experience.

If I may ask, What is the length and total width of your new build?

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Re: wood boat build

Postby shsuhunter » Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:39 am

im taking out the rocker on the stern side so that adds some width back there but the front will remain the same. im also lengthening the sides a couple inches to raise the top up a little bit so it will be easier for me to hide in.
i dont have the exact measurements yet other than the sides which im taking from 8" to 11.5"

ya it should be a very fun build! me and my dad have build a few things from tables and chairs to gun cabinets and other things but this is our first boat. so it will be a learning experience for both of us.
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Re: wood boat build

Postby MissedAgain » Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:28 pm

Do me a favor - I'm the hybrid duck boat guy.

You are removing the taper in the back or the rocker (up & down)? We do the Hybrids without a taper or rocker - don't need it with a motor.

Build a scaled version out of cardboard or cereal box. It will help you understand the build. I spend a lot of time explaining stuff that would be understood if the guys would just take and hour or two and build a scaled-down version of their boats. It also allows you to try new stuff and see if it works.

Just sayin' it will help you in the long run. Besides dad will hang on to the scaled version of the boat - or model if you will. I caught my dad with a balsa wood model I did years ago. Kinda cool how proud they get.

Best wishes for as fun build with dad - ps try some of his ideas. My dad had a few good ones and a bunch of "more work types". All good.
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Re: wood boat build

Postby Mark F. Cheney » Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:15 pm

Great advise from missed again!

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Re: wood boat build

Postby shsuhunter » Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:54 pm

alright i do have some down time to make one of them up so ill give making a scaled down version a whirl.

and im removing both the taper and the rocker.
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Re: wood boat build

Postby shsuhunter » Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:30 pm

Well its slowly coming together. Going to have the sides put on tomorrow.
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Re: wood boat build

Postby shsuhunter » Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:49 am

got the sides, bow, transom and hunt deck all in
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Re: wood boat build

Postby crohrer » Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:51 pm

What type of plywood you using thanks
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Re: wood boat build

Postby shsuhunter » Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:14 pm

its meranti marine grade plywood
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Re: wood boat build

Postby TaylorMann1 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:36 am

Are you planning on running a 25hp?
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Re: wood boat build

Postby MissedAgain » Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:51 am

You are doing it right the first time! Looks good from here.

I think that model will run good with a 15.
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Re: wood boat build

Postby shsuhunter » Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:11 pm

im planning on running a 16hp go devil longtail on there. havnt yet bought the motor due to spending a large amount on the plywood and other parts to build the boat. but hopefully will get the motor soon
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Re: wood boat build

Postby shsuhunter » Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:13 pm

MissedAgain wrote:You are doing it right the first time! Looks good from here.

I think that model will run good with a 15.


Thanks missed again! i did mess up the first try on the first bulkhead i made (dang angles got me and it was a smidge short) but luckily i cut it down and made 2 braces out of it and the motor mount to go on the transom.
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Re: wood boat build

Postby crohrer » Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:18 pm

shsuhunter wrote:its meranti marine grade plywood

Thanks going to build one this year keep your picture posted
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Re: wood boat build

Postby Slee » Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:17 pm

Starting my DH build here in about a month. I am planning on videoing the whole thing, there are a lot of boat building projects on Youtube, but none of the DH. At least I could not find any. I am really looking forward to building the boat, I think I am looking forward to building it as much as using it.
I am sure that I will have some questions.
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Re: wood boat build

Postby shsuhunter » Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:52 pm

ya mine isnt the plan ol DH build i did quite a few changes. but only thing i can say is all the compound miter cuts are a pain. just triple check everything. good luck on your build
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Re: wood boat build

Postby threedogs » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:51 pm

Any guesstimate what it will weigh when fished?
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Re: wood boat build

Postby shsuhunter » Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:49 am

well right now with the bulkheads (two), bow and transom in it weighs bout 150. so all together got to be about 350. im not completely sure
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Re: wood boat build

Postby shsuhunter » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:05 pm

got the bulkheads in and working on the braces. got them all cut to fit just got 2 more to shape.

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Re: wood boat build

Postby threedogs » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:48 pm

Wow, 350 lbs for a 10 foot boat ? Looks good tho.
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Re: wood boat build

Postby shsuhunter » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:06 pm

no its a 14' boat on the floor, 14.5' on the top (roughly) also its 48" across on the floor and 58" at the top of the sides then tapers in the front
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Re: wood boat build

Postby Jesse Jaymes » Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:38 pm

I am anxious to read and follow along. The DH is my pick for build projects. I'll most likely end up bugging you via PMs

But would you mind guesstimating how much you have invested so far into the project?

What tools are required?

I'm scared to even think about starting. I've built custom homes during college summers. But it seems daunting.
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Re: wood boat build

Postby shsuhunter » Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:00 am

Jesse Jaymes wrote:I am anxious to read and follow along. The DH is my pick for build projects. I'll most likely end up bugging you via PMs

But would you mind guesstimating how much you have invested so far into the project?

What tools are required?

I'm scared to even think about starting. I've built custom homes during college summers. But it seems daunting.

i just sent you a pm with the information you asked for. and no worries on the PMs if you got a question feel free to ask
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