Plywood Skiffs

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

  1. El Mar

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    Scow Season. :cool:
     

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    You guys need a Bigger trailer !!:eek: :wink:
     
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    Or shorter students!!
     
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    Looks like you burn through the stainless steel screws. Can you recommend a brand and supplier? I'm looking for 1-5/8" for fastening 1/2" ply to stringers.
     
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    I just use square drive deck screws from the local lumberyard.

    Sometimes zinc coated, sometime stainless. Depends on what the owner wants to pay.

    I think the last stainless ones we used were Swan brand.
     
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    Source for stainless screws...

    The best source for fasteners I've found is Jamestown Distributors. If you order a lot, like I do, they'll give you up to an additional 20% off. They've got lots of fasteners and rod stock too.

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    Jamestown Distributors is an excellent source- they certainly have the widest variety of marine fasteners.

    I have used Bolt Depot numerous times. (https://www.boltdepot.com/Catalog.aspx)
    Fast shipping, great selection, and really good prices. They were a local family owned hardware store that morphed into a specialty online fastener company to survive the Home Depot/Lowes invasion.

    I found them a few years ago when I needed a number of large silicon bronze bolts for a shaft strut. The difference in price between West Marine and Bolt Depot was ridiculous, and the speed of the turnaround from my order to the bolts showing up on my doorstep was phenomenal.

    I really can't say enough good things about them.
     
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    Bolt Depot was Cazeaults Hardware on Rt 3A in North Weymouth, MA. Great people
     
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    El Mar.....great thread on the Vbottom.....as far as stability on the water , would you say it's more "tippy" than a flat bottom ? I read how underway it's more stable on turns, but I was wondering how it was compared to the flat bottom when you are just sitting fishing ......what was your overall conclusion as to the build....better or worse ?
     
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    Runs great, Drifts like sitting in a canoe.
     
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    http://www.manasquanfasteners.com/
     
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    A pic of some of the skiffs from this year.

    All heading home to be painted.
     

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    What is it getting primed & painted with and how will it be applied ?
     
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    Rustoleum with a brush.

    First coat thinned with acetone.
     
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    Awesome thread. I am looking at building a lys16 or a fs17 from bateau.com. has anyone ever built a lys and made it self bailing? I'm looking to use this as a fishing boat exclusively and would like to build with a casting platform as well. Thoughts on which plan I should go with?
     
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    Hello all. I'm new to the site but have been reading posts for a while. Really looking forward to building a LYS in the upcoming year and this site is extremely helpful. I will be using it mostly in RI, watch hill/westerly area and sometimes down in NY between the LI sound and Hudson River. Still trying to learn from the more experienced people on here before I decide to buy plans or just go at it on my own.

    As of now I have two questions and hopefully this post pertains to them,
    1) does the end grain need to be sealed on marine plywood and is so is an expoxy all that is needed?

    2) I'm having an issue trying to grasp what determines the rocker forward of midship? Would it be the amount of flare given to the gunnels? (Ie making the boat wider up top compared to the sole) or is there sometime else I'm missing?

    Either way thanks for all the info already given and hopefully I can meet some of you in the near future on my weekly travels between NY and RI.
     
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    Have u checked out wooden boat forums? I would ask there
     
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    Some pics from this year.
     

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    Hey i was going to ask you before if you put on an outer keel plate. Really for a skid in that case but i think needed. They look great !!!


    Oh and i have a bunch of pics. from building those buckles. when i write up something i will send it along. (Before next year) :eek: :)
     
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