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Major progress was made today......

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More pictures....The next one is a really good shot of the chine....
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That's BETTER!
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Cool build im thinking about building a frog boat like that. How big is it and what motor are you planing on using? I want to build one small enough to run a 2 cylinger briggs motor and a belt reduction setup.
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It's 10'6" long x 7'2" wide x 9" deep. It will be powered by a Lycoming O 235 C1, swinging a 66 x 30 Sensenich.
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Nice whats that about 100hp? How thick of wood for the bottom and are you putting glass only or polly also?
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watchyourstep wrote:Nice whats that about 100hp? How thick of wood for the bottom and are you putting glass only or polly also?
The C1 produces 115 according to what I have read. The bottom is 1/4" plywood. The majority of it is. My 2 main stringers are 1". I will be glassing over it all. No poly. I will be using Quick Slick.
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awesome should be a fun little boat.
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True art. Nice work!

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Looks like its coming right along! Nice work!
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Jake.R wrote:Looks like its coming right along! Nice work!
scott wheeler wrote:True art. Nice work!
Thanks all, if you all notice, I have fixed the pictures to full size much better detail!
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Thanks for sharing! I will be following.

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Man that's a nice Job!!! keep the pic's comeing

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Jerry T wrote:Man that's a nice Job!!! keep the pic's comeing
I surely will. It will be another 2 weeks before I can get back to it. Stay tuned......

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yep def cool job ,it takes an expert wood worker to do what youve done ,we all like it and if we could do it it sure wood save us some money ,just build a new hull every few years would be awesome ,out of wood :shock: cool deal :thumbleft:
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THE NIGHT RIDER wrote:yep def cool job ,it takes an expert wood worker to do what youve done ,we all like it and if we could do it it sure wood save us some money ,just build a new hull every few years would be awesome ,out of wood :shock: cool deal :thumbleft:
Believe me I am no expert. That is the culmination of months of research. Proper tools are essential. I wouldn't attempt that with a handsaw. If I can do it, anyone of you can. I do appreciate the compliment, but that is doing a bit far. This is my first attempt at building a boat out of wood. I didn't know what I was getting into, but I'm sure as hell glad I did. So far anyway.


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Looking great can't hardly wait to see it done.
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cuban cracker wrote:Looking great can't hardly wait to see it done.
Thanks CC! I still have a ways to go. Gonna start glassing all the seams next weekend. I'm ready to get the hull done so I can start building my rigging. I finally got my engine via FEDEX. I still have to put it together. That will come later.

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Looks great!

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Awesome looking. What will the hull weigh?
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Dan Coffey wrote:Awesome looking. What will the hull weigh?
Hopefully no more than 300.

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Got the glass laid in the bottom of the hull. Just the bottom. Need more......tomorrow I start on the rigging. By the way, laying fiberglass sucks!!!!!

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Ill take pictures tomorrow. Today was mostly a troubleshooting day. All the rain we had caused some buckling to the bottom. Added quite a few more drywall screws to flatten it out. Put a straight edge to it and got it true again. Also, the transom was added as well. Hopefully my welding machine works and I can get some rigging done. Will just have to see.

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Go Man Go!!! Lookin Good, keep-up the good work :thumbleft:
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