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Old 11-13-2020, 04:55 PM   #1
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MICRO BOAT 2020

What did i get myself into??????

micro boat coming in 2021. trolling motor up front, 6 or 9.8 hp in the back. little grab rail mounted..... somewhere..

No idea what I'm doing, but since when has that stopped me in the past?

RMARSH any advice?

if this goes well next winter I'm building a classic 17 or 19

ill post up pics here as i make progress this winter. this weekend I'm gonna tackle my rubrail and try my hand a slotted inwhale

I NEED MORE CLAMPS
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Old 11-14-2020, 08:21 AM   #2
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What did i get myself into????

LOL....I remember having that same feeling the day I unloaded all the materials for my C17...that was accompanied by a series of hot flashes.... wondering how I would ever finish it...once started. It was a grind towards the finish line....but so worth it in the end.

It looks like you are doing very well...nice work space too!
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Old 11-22-2020, 07:52 AM   #3
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Is it an SK14 you are building? Looks like a fun ride.
https://youtu.be/mLJhpE-Y8bI
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Old 11-28-2020, 04:10 PM   #4
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YUP that the micro boat!

ill post up some more pictures this weekend. about to pour my two part foam.

gonna put WAAAY to much thought into micro boat. micro console to go with my micro boat.

I'm ready to close the gallery already and just build boats for the rest of my life. i am enjoying the process waaaaaay more then i thought i would
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Old 11-28-2020, 06:11 PM   #5
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Looks like a neat boat.

My theory has always been: why ruin a perfectly good hobby by making it a job.
Came from a friend of mine who owned a gun and fishing tackle shop.
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Old 11-29-2020, 06:54 AM   #6
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YUP that the micro boat!

ill post up some more pictures this weekend. about to pour my two part foam.

gonna put WAAAY to much thought into micro boat. micro console to go with my micro boat.

I'm ready to close the gallery already and just build boats for the rest of my life. i am enjoying the process waaaaaay more then i thought i would

Just make sure to keep the foam, shop and boat as warm as possible....or it wont expand to its full potential.

Boat building is a very rewarding hobby.......the trips I've made over to the Elizabeths and Cutty in something built with my own two hands....priceless.
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Old 11-30-2020, 08:31 AM   #7
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Looks like you're building from plans.... laying out and cutting your own parts as apposed to the cnc cut kit they offer....and you're cutting two mirror image parts at once.....that's great. That little saw must be good for cutting those long curves. You will definately be ready... skill wise for the next boat. Keep in mind that you're at the fun stage.....fairing and sanding is a lot less fun!
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Looks like a neat boat.

My theory has always been: why ruin a perfectly good hobby by making it a job.
Came from a friend of mine who owned a gun and fishing tackle shop.
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thanks! Painting was a hobby for me 5 years ago, look what happened with that

I went with just the plans as opposed to the kit. I figured just go all out, and if i make some bad cuts I can just live with it. thankfully wasn't too bad, made one kinda off cut but it made no difference, a little wood flour and you'll never know.

Going slow, i just faired the tops of the stringers this weekend and finished giving any bare wood a coat of epoxy. I'll bring the boat inside the house the next couple days and pour the foam inside the house, then bring it back outside to the garage to shave it. I can't get my garage nearly warm enough to pour the foam.
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We do a lot of spray foam, its pretty toxic stuff and I think the pourable is similar
Might be better off to build a tent inside your garage to warm a small area.
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