Plywood Skiffs

Discussion in 'Skiffs and Small Work Boats' started by El Mar, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. val273

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    LOVE the wide washboards....great place to park your ass while drifting for fluke....she's a beauty !!! GOOD LUCK and fish blood on your decks !!i
     
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    The modified Vee looks great!

    I put the chine logs on the outside to help protect the plywood and because I didn't think I could make inner chines work on my first boat build. I'm ready to build the next skiff with inner chines now!

    cp
     
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    Getting closer.
     

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    Looking good, did it fly with the 30 on it?!
     
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    After a few technical difficulties she was a runner today.
     

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    She floats good on her lines.
     

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    Looking sharp!
     
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    See you guys on the wall soon
     
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    Dave, thanks for the hook up with the extra key switch. We ended up just jumping the safety swith to test her out.

    Overall she runs well solo but needs that extra person or some weight in the bow to get the v in the water. The performance is well above the traditional flat bottom and will not skip when hitting the tight corners. The build was purely experimental and I think we hit the spot for a 15ft boat with a 4ft plus beam.

    Ready for Blackfish season on the wall.
     
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    By the way, the deer tail ended up going home Friday night with cousin Mikey and his wife found it in the bed with her the next moring.

    Might be missing some of the details and will see if we can it out of Mikey.
     
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    Great thread! Love the old Brockways!

    Hey Bryan, Not sure if you're interested but my mother-in-law has a rack of leftover wood from my deceased father-in-laws wood shop. There was quite of pile of leftovers from his projects that might be of use at the school. I will get a list of what's there together if you're interested. I'm sure she'd donate it. I have a few pieces of mahogany too that I'd donate. Let me know if you take that kind of stuff.
     
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    Sure, we love donations. Local furniture shop gave us a bunch of oak scraps years ago that the kids still use till this day on projects.

    Pm me an email address and I'll contact you tomorrow.

    How much we talking? Pickup truck full or something more?
     
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    Part of a pick-up load I think. I'll go over Weds after work and get a better feel for what's there and I'll PM you then.
     
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    Those are pretty special looking!
     
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    Financing too! Very tempting... :confused:

    Hey Bryan, I have to apologize for a false alarm. The woodworking type lumber is gone other than some scraps. The guy that bought all the shop equipment took it 2 years ago and I haven't looked at the racks until tonight. It wasn't part of the deal but I guess she was feeling generous and wanted to get it out of there. What's left is some odds and ends of construction lumber and I know a guy doing his upstairs over on a shoestring budget so I'm sure he'll be happy to take it.

    I'll be cleaning it out in the next couple weeks and if anything pops up I'll let you know. Probably a 1/4 of it is just food for a bonfire but he wouldn't throw anything away. I'll be cleaning that house out for another 10 years the way it's going :x
     
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    Order one up Mud. :D
     

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    You reckon that's Flexseal on that bottom?
     
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    No doubt.

    I love how you can tell it was painted right there in the driveway and flipped over. :D

    And whats up with the deck "beams" not going all the way to the chine? :confused:
     

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