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matwmilb  
#1 Posted : Saturday, June 02, 2012 5:18:20 PM(UTC)
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Looking to start my own layout boat, wondering if anyone has tried these plan or not. The look great, and I believe I could get out with spending <$250-300... Let me know if anyone has tried, or has pics of some completed ones!


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#2 Posted : Monday, June 04, 2012 9:27:26 PM(UTC)
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Don't know which type I'm going to build but I'm going to build one. A bud of mine has come up with a neat prototype that is more of a floating blind than a boat. It kind of looks like the USS monitor with a flat base with a round turrent built to look like a stump. I like the idea as both of us have back problems and you can hunt in a sitting position and stand, strech and pee.
This will get you jump started


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aTx7b05VqI
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#3 Posted : Tuesday, June 12, 2012 5:22:16 AM(UTC)
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i built a layout boat season before last out of 1x and luan. it was a cheap and fun build till i started fiberglassing. thats where in my opinion its just as cheap to buy one... i weigh 240 so i had to build the fiberglass up to be plenty strong and thats not cheap.
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#4 Posted : Monday, December 31, 2012 8:21:56 AM(UTC)
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Building one sounds fun, but building a light layout is not.Before glass I couldn't move it myself. I watched craigslist and got lucky. I bought a Momarsh fatboy with kayak paddle, Momarsh seat, ancor, and jetski trailer for $500 cash money. My cousin has a Beavertail final attack and I would recomend that if you buy new. Only thig with it is it's hard to tow behind boat. We put his on top my fatboy and pull behind boat. Good luck either way and hope this helped!
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#5 Posted : Monday, January 14, 2013 10:11:07 PM(UTC)
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Mat, check these out http://www.duckboats.net...m/gforum.cgi?post=132665 . If you'll google Foam layout boat you'll find a lot of ideals. I've seen lots of really cool ideals on the net and some nice builds light and cheap

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#6 Posted : Tuesday, January 29, 2013 7:51:45 PM(UTC)
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I would like to build a two sweater side by side for the rice fields. May attempt it depending on how busy my summer is.
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#7 Posted : Friday, March 01, 2013 12:49:10 PM(UTC)
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Just got the plans from Kara Enterprises. Will be building one this summer. With the price of materials, I may end up spending more that I want.
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#8 Posted : Friday, March 01, 2013 8:32:14 PM(UTC)
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Post up your progress. I want to build one of these things too one of these days...
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#9 Posted : Sunday, April 28, 2013 4:10:34 AM(UTC)
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I wouldnt suggest trying to build your own just saying i did the same thing and i ended up having to buy one
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#10 Posted : Sunday, April 28, 2013 4:14:00 PM(UTC)
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Give it a try! I do glass work for a living and, while there are tricks and tips to make it go better, it's not that hard to learn...
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#11 Posted : Sunday, April 28, 2013 5:43:44 PM(UTC)
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i work with fiberglass too! The problem is the wood , wood rots leaving you with a thin layer of lamination leading to pure wast of money! Though all of the technology in composites SEEMAN COMPOSITES in gulfport ms were we made many test panels with wood lamination, there is one true way to laminate a wooden boat by using C-Flex Materials Designed by Bill Seeman! And by saying this Epoxy Resin is used ,not polyester gp resin that home depot sells ,and on top of the C-Flex is mupital laminations up to 1/2 inch wich in these small boat applications only a 1/4 inch is needed with the right woven and chop materials! Just trying to save some people some time and money .before i worked at seeman composites i did the same thing laminated wood, after learning a few things i was making ballistic composite lamination test panels for the us military. All in all the wooden boadt is fun to build but its sad when she starts falling apart! If you do end up building a wooden vessel please check safety regulation through the us coast guard and flotation requirments! and be safe on the water

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#12 Posted : Sunday, April 28, 2013 8:28:13 PM(UTC)
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Well that's interesting. You certainly sound like you went into it knowing what you were getting into. My experience is mostly in aviation composites, building Lancairs and such.

I have wondered about building one out of foam core overlaid with woven glass and Kevlar or carbon fiber where required. And epoxy resin for sure. I hate polyester... But... I'll guarantee you that you could buy one cheaper if you use aviation grade materials...

I would love to see somebody on here build one from plans and post up regular progress reports.
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#13 Posted : Monday, April 29, 2013 8:48:19 AM(UTC)
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Wow im surprised there is another person in the Gibson co. area that knows anything much about composites that's awesome ! But overlaying over foam well what i know about that is you must use CLOSED CELL FOAM @ Seeman we had a cnc Foam carver used to make foam plugs for hulls and top molds bridge plugs aircraft cones tank plugs you name it! as far as structural you can use divny cell it kinda reminds you of balsa core it actually took balsa cores place it will never rot extremely strong once laminated use micro balloons in resin or kitty hair putty to bond to your first few layers to the divny cell supper supper! We Done alot of research on our Kevlar carbon laminated test panels well there not as hot as everyone thinks! All i can say! The right combination of chop mat, and other fiber cloths and cor materials came out to actually be cheaper and stronger but they make new combinations every day !
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i actually decided to build another one so im halfway through the build right now... ready to seal the inside then put the top on it and then ready for fiberglass. i built the 14 foot kara pointed on both ends.. didnt wanna do the chopped version with the transom till i built the original design and figured out how it all works together.
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Post up some pictures!
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#16 Posted : Thursday, August 08, 2013 8:29:59 PM(UTC)
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#17 Posted : Friday, August 09, 2013 7:46:56 AM(UTC)
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That looks nice. You will skin it with fiberglass?
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#18 Posted : Friday, August 09, 2013 1:12:38 PM(UTC)
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yeah gonna use 12 oz cloth and glass the whole thing
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#19 Posted : Saturday, August 10, 2013 6:22:31 PM(UTC)
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Looks good, and its seems you got a good helper.
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#20 Posted : Sunday, August 11, 2013 8:36:15 PM(UTC)
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oh yeah he wants to help do anything i do so its takin me quite a bit longer but im ok with that.
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