Adding pods to new boat

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Jason Penton, Dec 3, 2020.

  1. Jason Penton
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    Jason Penton New Member

    I’m building a poling skiff and I want to put pods on the back and I want them to be a part of the construction of the boat any suggestions on how to do this. I’m using polyester resin so I cannot use it to adhere to wood
    Thanks
     
  2. bajansailor
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    bajansailor Marine Surveyor

    How about building the pods separately, and then bolting them on rather than gluing or laminating them (with fibreglass) to the hull?

    That way if you then decide that you do not like them, you can easily remove them.
     
  3. Mr Efficiency
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    Mr Efficiency Senior Member

    Why pods plural ?
     
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  4. DCockey
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    DCockey Senior Member

    What is the contruction of the skiff? What do the pods look like? What is the construction of the pods?

    Epoxy will adhere to both polyseter and wood. Use a good epoxy such as a West System, System 3 or MAS product.
     
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  5. bajansailor
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    bajansailor Marine Surveyor

    Jason, can you post a photo or two of the build so far, or a copy of the plan that you are building to?

    Why do you want to put pods on the back? I presume that their purpose will be to provide extra buoyancy aft (one each side of the outboard engine?)?
    Is this based on the experiences of other people who have built this skiff, and who subsequently found that adding pods improved the boat?
     
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