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Old 07-01-2017, 09:32 PM   #51
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It's true that you don't have to cut the arch in the bottom of the side panels, but your boat will have more rocker without the arch cut. This increases the draft when loaded lightly, and will turn easier but not track as well. If you're lightly loaded and there is any wind, it can be very difficult to paddle a boat with a lot of rocker, as it will want to weather vane.


I've never used gorilla glue, it is water activated so I wouldn't trust it. I use Titebond 3 for any joints that fit 100% tight, and PL Premium for anything with a slight gap. Both are cheap and easily found at Home Depot.

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Good point about rocker

I didn't trust Gorilla glue either until we performed an experiment with it. But if I didn't trust it I wouldn't use it, and can appreciate your reluctance
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Old 07-02-2017, 06:44 AM   #52
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You know it, there's village in Africa thay i would be seen as a king and get all the girls. I might just go there, and when i roll up in this thing, I'll be a legendary king fat boy with all the girls!

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Lol. You know I'm kiddin. But seriously what's the weight rating on that thing? One or two people capable?
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Old 07-02-2017, 07:43 AM   #53
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Lol. You know I'm kiddin. But seriously what's the weight rating on that thing? One or two people capable?
Mine is 14' long but only 25" wide on the bottom, and the bow and stern stay very narrow for a ways back. It is much faster than a kayak with 200 lbs in it, but loaded with 350 lbs it starts to paddle very sluggishly since it is sitting lower in the water.

The one he is building looks to be wider on the bottom and widens out more quickly, so I'd imagine it should feel ok with 400 lbs in it.
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Old 07-02-2017, 12:20 PM   #54
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Lol. You know I'm kiddin. But seriously what's the weight rating on that thing? One or two people capable?
This guys plans aren't so good as to have all that kind of data behind it. It will be plenty for me and a little gear. It may be good for 2 people, but I highly doubt you could fit in there with someone else, it's not made for giants

It will actually be skinnier than what the pics show right now. I have to make some spacers that should pull the sides back in. I am almost concerned about how far apart the sides are right now. But I'll trust that it will all work out. That 80 degree cut on the bow stem is flexing those sides out pretty good right now. The bottom is only going to be a couple feet or so wide and the top beam around 35 inches I believe. What's left of the plywood sheet under the boat right now is supposed to be used for the bottom, and it's right about 2 ft plus an inch or two in the middle. I've got a little more to do before I get to the bottom. Won't happen this weekend.
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Old 07-02-2017, 12:47 PM   #55
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How long will it be when finished?
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Old 07-02-2017, 01:06 PM   #56
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How long will it be when finished?
Plans say 13' 9. I got your pm the other day, at least i think it was you. I get busy and tend to forget to respond when i have free time. A lot working on this has been spur of the moment and lat night attempts around family and school. Been hard to plan making a set time for working on it.

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Old 07-02-2017, 06:48 PM   #57
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Lol. Cool deal. Looking forward to finished product. At least the boys can play with it when they get a little older.
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Old 07-03-2017, 10:13 PM   #58
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Started trying to cut down the bow stems. Burned up and broke the belt on the power sander, i think. It broke regardless. So I'm dead in the water til i can get to home depot. Probably be a bit before i get much else done. Might try to rip the cypress board for the chines soon. We'll see

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Old 07-04-2017, 10:05 PM   #59
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Well how about you Andy. That's pretty cool.
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Old 07-04-2017, 10:21 PM   #60
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Very cool
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Old 07-08-2017, 06:53 PM   #61
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Just got the bow stems shaved down. Now to make the spacers.

More to come

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Old 07-08-2017, 07:23 PM   #62
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Looking good - can't wait to see the maiden voyage!
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Old 07-08-2017, 08:45 PM   #63
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One spacer made and fitted. Better look at the finished shape and width

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Old 07-08-2017, 10:00 PM   #64
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3 spacers in but not clamped. Need to borrow more clamps from pops. Put it on the floor to try and level out the bottoms of the sides and spacers for better fit. Wondering about gaps in the bows to floor. Both sides are about equally curved. Not sure if this is supposed to be truly flat bottomed or if it will have the curve. Not too worried right now. Still need to install the chines before I'm ready to fit the bottom. Chines are cut and ready cypress wood. Not sure when that will happen. Might get a chance to start it tomorrow, might not.

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Old 07-08-2017, 11:53 PM   #65
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Man it sure is looking good .
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Old 07-09-2017, 09:27 PM   #66
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Got clamps on all the spacers. Put it back on the saw horses, bottom up. The sides are bowing outwards between the spacers and the ends. If i put a little weight on the bow stems it will settle like it should. Not sure how this will work when it's time to attach the bottom. Will deal with that when the time comes. Still have to get the chines in first.

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Old 07-09-2017, 09:28 PM   #67
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Old 07-09-2017, 09:42 PM   #68
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Gradually getting there.
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Old 07-11-2017, 09:11 PM   #69
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The stems should be off the floor like that, it's called rocker and allows the boat to turn. In swamps you want more, in open water you want less. 1 1/2" - 2" is decent.
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Old 07-11-2017, 10:24 PM   #70
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Old 07-12-2017, 08:27 PM   #71
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The stems should be off the floor like that, it's called rocker and allows the boat to turn. In swamps you want more, in open water you want less. 1 1/2" - 2" is decent.
Cool. I figured it was probably supposed to be like that but wasnt 100%. Wasn't sure how it would affect the stability for standing

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Old 07-15-2017, 09:57 PM   #72
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First chine in, glued, nailed, and clamped. Learning curve. Didn't have them planed down and sized right. Helps to thoroughly read instructions sometimes. Still had to plane the corners down more to get them bending evenly.

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Old 07-26-2017, 09:27 PM   #73
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Has there been any more progress on this?
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Old 07-26-2017, 09:30 PM   #74
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Has there been any more progress on this?
Unfortunately no. Got behind in this class and had a test last weekend. Now my house is being sold from underneath me so we have to get ready to move back onto the farm for a while. Looks like this is on hold until things settle down

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