27087Re: Building plywood Boats...Cross Post
- Mar 8, 2013Great Link Bill
I think some builders like to use two layers of glass, one wider and
then one narrower so the edges will be easier to be tapered flat. Also 2
layers of lighter glass may be easier to wet out thoroughly than one
layer of heavier glass. The chines tend to take the most abuse on a
flat-bottomed hull. And I guess the shell mounds in Florida can be quite
--- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, "Bll" <BGN5731@...> wrote:
> One of the best short instructions I've seen on how-to-build a plywood
boat is one that Matt Layden's brother posted showing some messages and
photos that Matt had sent him.
> I know no other free example of great small boat workmanship, design,
and construction using simple tools.
> Since I have installed only one layer of fiberglass on the seams of
the three boats I have built, I was quite amazed at the number and size
of seam coverings that Matt installed. However, Matt has sailed his
boats to the Bahamas, and in many Florida Everglade Challenges, whereby
a small lake is a challenge to me!
> If you have never read/seen this data, you might find it interesting
as it shows how Matt designs and builds his boats.
> I have cross posted this message, as it might be of interest to
different boating groups.
> Bill Nolen
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