Here is the thread I started on the freshwater board on the build. Now we have the new forum so I will keep updating it here!!!
as I stated before this is going to be a SLOW build but I'll update it from time to time. I am definatly going with 1/4" strips now (thats the tightest I can comfortably cut on my delta tablesaw), 4 oz cloth (thinking of satin "tight" weave), and slow cure epoxy even though it'll be air conditioned. I dont mind waiting a couple of days between coats. I just dont want it kicking off while im trying to wet out the cloth!!!! I can shut the AC off between coats and the building will warm up quick to help with the cure. Anything I should be concerned about on this??
Im wanting this boat to be LIGHT! This will be a paddling boat not a fishing boat and should see little or no abuse. I mainly want it for long distance paddles exploring new water. The ultimate 12 is a great fishing rig, but not the best paddling rig. With the stripper, I want to be able to jump in with maybe one rod and 3-4 baits, paddle all day, and cover alot of ground. If I find a good area, then I'll come back later with the ultimate or bimini to fish it hard.
Now If I could just find the time to work on it!! I did get one board cut into strips, but with no dust mask, and the WRC dust cutting put in the air, I had to give it up untill I got a mask!!!!! Does cutting WRC usually put up that fine of dust?? The sawdust was alot like flour! Going to try sunday to get the forms glued down and cut out and if I have time, get some more strips cut!! Wife is going to the flea markets, so I should have a little free time!!!