- Mar 17, 2011Hi Jim,
You'll need 21 sheets of 3/8" ply that allows for no mistakes but does include wastage. I can't remember off hand how much oak and spruce you'll need. I used western red cedar as clear spruce was unavailable.
I also used 30kg of epoxy in the build for all gluing, and three coats through out. 2 gallons of undercoat paint to paint the inside and deck. half gallon of topcoat for the decks and cockpit, A quarter gallon of undercoat for topsides of hull and a quarter gallon topcoat. 2-3 lbs of 1.5" SiBr ring nails and 1lb of 7/8". plus other misc. fasteners.
Hope this helps.
--- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, John Almberg <jalmberg@...> wrote:
> jim.bagley@... wrote:
> > Sorry to drag up an old post but I am new here and its about a boat I
> > have thought about a lot and the post did not seem to result in much
> > information coming forward. I think if everyone who fell in love with
> > Ninigret and wanted their own, actually built one then Ninigrets would
> > be bumping up against each other in every harbour. I wonder why there
> > are so few. Does any one have an estimate of what the material costs
> > would be? What building method would you use? What materials etc.
> > I do so much want to build a Ninigret but it might be biting off more
> > than I can chew. Anyone with an idea of the scope of the build? How
> > many partially built Ninigrets are out there owned by the builders
> > widow/ widower. I need to be sure I can finish it in my time.
> You could as well ask why are there so few wooden boats. The answer is,
> I think, that most people think they are too much trouble. Most of us on
> this list disagree!
> There have been a number of Ninigrets built lately. The best thing would
> be too google their builders and call them up for a chat. Most builders
> love to talk about their work and can give you lots of specific
> information, although I'd take time & money estimates with a grain of
> salt. That's going to vary a lot with the materials used and the
> builder's expertise.
> Suffice to say it's going to cost a lot of time and money to build. Wood
> is expensive, and time even more so. The good news is, you don't have to
> plunk down all the money at once. You can buy the material as you need
> it and spread the cost over a couple of years (probably how long it
> would take to build, unless you are a full-timer.)
> If you think she might be more than you can chew, she probably is. If
> its your first build, you might want to start with something smaller,
> like a dingy for her. Something that is as close to Ninigret's style as
> possible, so you get the hang of the techniques.
> I don't think there is a small V-bottom skiff in the Atkin catalog, so
> you might look at something like Cabin Boy (my favorite). A dink is
> always good to have, anyway, and you get to make beginner mistakes on
> something relatively inexpensive.
> If it were me, I'd build Ninigret in glued lapstrake with the best
> possible marine plywood.
> Hope that helps!
> -- John
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