Something about wooden boats has always gotten me. They're expensive as all hell though, so I figured I'd exercise the other half of my brain, learn something new and take my time to make it look just the way it does when my eyes are closed. Plus, needed an excuse to listen to zeppelin too loud and drink beer in my garage with my buddies.
First, I hand scarfed the bottom and side panels to be able to glue four 4by8 pieces of marine ply together to get two 4by16 pieces
Plastic helps, since it would be hard to fish out of a skiff glued to your garage slab.
Thickened epoxy, then screwed together for adhesion. Wait one day.
(Not pictured) - glue additional strips to the sides for proper width.
Cut yer side panels, this'll be a low- pro.
Cut yer bottom panel
I'm starting to get curious how some 12 year will taste in it after catching a hopper eating trout on a cool summer evening.
...And fishing to large sophisticated spring trout during a gentleman's hatch will feel.. so I better get back to work.
Up next- Making the panels purty and ready to glass and epoxy. Ill post in here if anything notable happens.