worth it or not?
im wanting to build a duckboat. i have found a couple that i really like but weight is an issue (wood/glass boats). im trying to keep it as light and as managable as possible. but i have also found a boat that is in production that i can buy. below is a pic of the boat. its length is '11-6" and width is 38". the price is around $900.
would it be possible to build a plug and mold and glass the boat myself and it be cheaper? (im not wanting to reproduce the boat, just build one that favors it) and i dont mind the work. i actually think i would enjoy it during the off-season. i just didnt know if the equipment and chemical/materials needed would surpass the cost of getting one (boat in the pic) from a dealer. thanks for any help-
To build a mold you first need a plug. The plug is a boat from which you take the mold off. Unless you want to start production, it is not worth it. However a cedar strip or plywood boat can be built pretty light. $900 is not bad though. It can be hard to beat, specially if you count the labor to build one.
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