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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 1:38 pm 
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The graphite mix on the bottom is just an additional form of protection , If you run her up on rocks or oysters it will help a lot more then if it wasn't there but nothing will protect a boat all the way. Iron Ships have sunk when ran aground on those items. :wink:

Great looking fishing machine and I really like your idea on the extra light in place of the flag , that was a stroke of genius.

Now .... There is one problem with making a boat over purchasing it , the one you purchase you know things will not be the way you want them. Building one , you believe everything will be just right and as you use her then you think of more modifications that might make it better.

The power of thought.... 12 boats down the line and you will still think of new things to add or change , it is a part of the building process. The nice thing is that we have done it our way. :D

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Great work. Colors contrast each other nicely. 8)

Is that center seat used as a well/cooler or just dry storage?

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I totally agree Sparky. I will be adding stuff for a while. It might be a while though before I make another boat, although I did enjoy very much building this one.

The center seat will act as a battery compartment. I will also use a plastic battery box inside the compartment so that the battery will be contained.

The colors did turn out nice.

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Steve:
What do you think she weights?
In Texas you have to register a boat too if you use a motor on it. I built a jon boat to be used on the river powered by a 9 hp motor. Had to get the game warden to come and visually inspect the boat. I also had to furnish him a list of the material used to build the boat. Process took about an hour and half and was a pain in the back. He didn't know what to do and he spent half the time on phone and internet finding out what forms had to be filled out. His excuse was he doesn't get a chance to inspect too many wooden boats. I agree with that, probably his first one/


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I think she weighs about 90 pounds and is 14 feet long. In FL if you use any form of mechanical propulsion you have to have the vessel registered. I did some research on line first and I found out that if the home made vessel is less than 16 feet it does not need to be visually inspected by a wildlife office, 16 feet and over they need to see it. I also have to supply receipts for materials that I used.

There are a couple of forms that need to be filled out and I was able to down load them on line. I filled them out and will take them down to the tax collector to get the boat titled and registered. It is about $10 for the title and $20 for registration. The title fee is a one time thing but the registration has to be renewed each year. That is probably pretty typical. The government wants their share of the fun you know.

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surfman wrote:
I think she weighs about 90 pounds and is 14 feet long.



Would you detail the materials you used? That helps give folks an idea of what makes up the weight and options they can choose to get a different weight.

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I will do an inventory. I need to look at my materials list tonight, I don’t want to say off the top of my head and give misleading info. I know approximately but it would be better if I had accurate info.

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I used 3 ½ sheets of 5.2 mm luan plywood, 1 piece of 1x4x24 oak, 2 pieces of 1x4x168 fir, just under 3 gal of resin 1 ½ gal of hardener, 16 oz of pine flour, 8 oz of graphite and 20 yards of 3.25 oz fiberglass cloth. Of course there is lots of scraps left over but that is basically the materials list I used. Maybe Matt can come up with a weight based on that. I made it on the heavy side for durability reasons. I was not after light. I only have a crummy bathroom scale but I will try to see if I can get it on there better.

I can pick it up from the center by myself okay but, I wouldn’t want to have to carry it for a long distance unless I could get it up on my shoulders. I did not install a yoke. I intend to make a dolly that I can set it on if I need to carry it any distance. I am looking for a pair of 20” or smaller bicycle wheels for that. It will be a lot heavier when I install the battery, of course. That alone will increase the weight by about 50%.

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Nice job on the boat surfman...nice red too :D

I fish from Keaton to Panama City (Home) maybe we can chase a red or two sometime I'm over that way.

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Sounds good. Keaton is as far north as I have been, would love to explore some new territory up your way, I hear it is phenomenal. PM me any time and we can exchange info.

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