newbie question

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by steves47, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. BATAAN
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    BATAAN Senior Member

    Go for it, but with caution and sense. You have already shown such by your definition of your own personal use of a boat. Many newbie builders don't have a clue about what they want the boat to do for them. Check out Sam Devlin's books. He's been building S&G a very long time.
    http://www.devlinboat.com/stitchandglue.php
     
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  3. steves47
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    steves47 New Member

    Can you do a stitch and glue a 1/2" ply hull with 1/16" mohogany laminate plank for presentation purposes?
     
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    Check out Gougeon Bros. WEST system literature. It's all free on line. http://www.westsystem.com/ss/boat-building/
    If a ply hull is fair, no problem adding final layer of veneer. An epoxy compatible varnish system will show off your handiwork.
     

  5. tunnels

    tunnels Previous Member

    You could do a glass wood grain panel . There is glass with a lot of differant wood grain prints and done nicely looks pretty cool . !:D
     
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