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second boat recomendations

Postby hobbsj » Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:53 am

So I'm realizing I need a second boat. I have a hybrid prototype I built a couple of years ago. What I'm thinking of is something similar in size, but not a layout type boat. Maybe an open top like a canoe. I don't think I'll be hunting from it, but want something that will paddle a faster than what I have. If I do hunt from it, it will be calm waters and only on the rare occasion. Its essentially something to get me and my gear from point A to point B with my decoys and what not. It needs to be light as I put it on my car. I car top the hybrid, but its a bit cumbersome and the wife gives me flack for all the dents from it. Cheap would be good too. I have resin from my last build and realize I need to buy the glass fabric. I was thinking of just doing something similar to the prototype, remove the deck, and angle in the bow to more of a point and throw on some oar locks. But I don't know how that would work structurally. Or, if the short length will still make it slow and "waddle" side to side when paddled. Any recomendations appreciated.
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Re: second boat recomendations

Postby MissedAgain » Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:16 am

Do a search for "mini-sharpie" Is is a simple V bow, flat bottom boat. No top deck - kinda like you are mentioning. I had built one and it was pretty nice.

http://www.simplicityboats.com/minisharpie.html

Any short boat is gonna wobble some with a paddle. Just the nature of the beast - that's why most kayaks are long and narrow.
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Re: second boat recomendations

Postby hobbsj » Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:08 am

Thanks for the idea. Now I'm thinking of selling the prototype and just building a canoe. I saw some stitch and glue made from 2 pieces of plywood. I think I will prefer the tracking. Thanks for the info.

On another note, anybody try any of those quick stitch and glue boats? Any success?
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