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Old 06-24-2013, 09:53 PM   #1
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I recently began building this layout boat. The boat is the two man duck hunter model from gator boats. 14' long and 4' wide. So far its going fairly well. Up to this point the floor, sides, bow, and transom are finished. I will be installing the forward and rear bulkheads next and then glassing the bottom. Does anybody out there have any experience building these? I was wondering how much fiberglass resin it took to built yours. My plans say 2 gallons but I wand to make sure its good and sealed from the inside. Any insight or suggestions are appreciated. Thanks! I'll post more pictures as I make progress.
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If you are going to glass the inside as well as the outside you will prolly need more resin. I built a marsh boat pretty much the same size, just a different design....modified Kara style. I used 3 gallons and didn't do the inside. Fun to build your own rig. I've built 2 one wood n glass and one out of aluminum. Definitely would do some things different on both but for an amateur boat builder they both float and no leaks on either until the wood boat rotted from the inside out. Too much of the elements and a ton of use. Has a new bottom on must need to reglass it one of these days....keep us updated!
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I plan to glass the entire outside and seal it with a thick coat of resin from the inside then apply a bed liner coating for durability. I'm hoping by sealing the inside with a coat of resin that should prevent the inside from rotting out. thanks for the input
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Hey Tucker, I built this same boat 2 years ago. I went through 4.5 gallons. I have way to many coats on the inside, but like you said I didn't want it to rot. I love this boat. I doubled up the rear transom and put pods on it since I run a 24hp longtail. Took out the rear rocker which it looks like you did also. Between the rear of the cockpit and the transom I lowered it way down, that's where the dog sits. The only thing I regret doing is putting runners on the bottom. I'm actually thinking about taking them off yet this summer. BTW I just live south of Shueyville so if you need any help or want to look at mine just give me a shout.
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Thanks Bullfrog I might just do that! What do you mean by too many coats on the inside? I was hoping to get away with one but may do two. And I thought the keel strips helped with the boats manuverability?
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Thanks Bullfrog I might just do that! What do you mean by too many coats on the inside? I was hoping to get away with one but may do two. And I thought the keel strips helped with the boats manuverability?
Keel strips will help it track or keep a straighter line while motoring or push poling. It helps to not have them in the mud though. I didn't put them back on when I put new plywood on the bottom.
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Thanks Bullfrog I might just do that! What do you mean by too many coats on the inside? I was hoping to get away with one but may do two. And I thought the keel strips helped with the boats manuverability?
Yea, I think I put like 4-5 coats on the inside, just a little paranoid One coat will not cut it. The wood will suck it up big time.

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Keel strips will help it track or keep a straighter line while motoring or push poling. It helps to not have them in the mud though. I didn't put them back on when I put new plywood on the bottom.
Exactly what Frank said. With a mud motor there not really needed when it come to maneuverability, but if your going to just run an outboard on it then I would put them on. BUT with that said they are the biggest pain in the ass to glass, if you have any hair shave your head because you will pull it all out.
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Did you get your resin from US Composites and if so which did you use? I'm looking at the 3:1 thin resin
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Yea, I think I put like 4-5 coats on the inside, just a little paranoid One coat will not cut it. The wood will suck it up big time.
So how many is the appropriate amount of coats? 3 probably? I've got a layout boat I've got to glass this summer. I'll definitely be posting pictures and questions through the process.
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Did you get your resin from US Composites and if so which did you use? I'm looking at the 3:1 thin resin
Yep, I ordered everything from them. I used the medium resin.
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Finished the bulk heads this week. Boat seems to be coming along fairly well. Will have to finish floor and cockpit framing next week then start to seal the interior. Has anybody wired up their layout boats for light and/or decoys? I am going to put spot light on the front of the boat but was gonna go ahead and get a big enough switch board to run a mallard machine or two in the future. Any thoughts or suggestions? Thanks.
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Keel strips will help it track or keep a straighter line while motoring or push poling. It helps to not have them in the mud though. I didn't put them back on when I put new plywood on the bottom.
Those are great until ice on.
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Those are great until ice on.
Yep pushes you wherever it wants to....that's why mine didn't go back on after rebuild. And if its shallow enuf it will create suction and leave you stranded. I know this by experience...
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