Redneck...10 hours and $75.00 start to finish

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by lewisboats, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. lewisboats
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    Cheap Luan ply $10/sheet, 3/4"x3/4" chine logs ripped from a 1x8, 1/2" ply transom, Pine Ranch stop for wales, PL Premium, 3/4" screws and Rustoleum Paint. 10 ft long, 45" beam designed for a small no gas motor lake where I take the dog on a daily walk around. Really a dammed creek it runs to about 200 acres or so and winds up the creek to another small dam with a pond. I'll be using it with a trolling motor or oars but it is designed to take a 5 horse motor for bigger lakes. I probably won't use it that way but you never know...

    I have about $65 into it now and 1 hour and 10 minutes building time...I expect to be done by Friday.
     
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  2. lewisboats
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    Only got about 30 minutes in...thunder storm rolled in and power has been spotty plus I am working outside. Got the other chine log on and got the stem cut and glued to one side panel. Unfortunately...I doubt I will get to go 3d today. No real time line to build it just a limit on the hours needed so I may not meet Friday's proposed done date if I can't find the time to get it done. Tomorrow I start working the second job and will be working both until Saturday so building hours will be curtailed to one or perhaps two hours if I stay up late.
     
  3. dskira

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    Why are you in such a hurry?

    Daniel
     
  4. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Way to go! I like to work like that too. No dilly dallying.
     
  5. Homefront
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    Please tell me that's not painter's caulk in the but joint. ;)
     
  6. TeddyDiver
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    How about something bigger?? Just to show Brent he's loosing a lot of sailing time and wasting clients money :p
     
  7. hoytedow
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    It looks like gorilla glue to me.
     
  8. dskira

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    Are you done? It's Sunday ;)

    Hoyt if he has $65 invested it must be Elmer glue :)

    Daniel
     
  9. dskira

    dskira Previous Member

    I think you right. For some its the way to go :D
     
  10. WestVanHan
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    Does that $75 include the price of beer??
     
  11. hoytedow
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    :p :p :p :D
     
  12. lewisboats
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    PL Premium. Not done yet...didn't get a chance to do anything until today. Just spent 38 minutes redoing stem, cutting transom and gluing some cleats to it. Still have to cut bottom cleat and attach then cut transom angle off bottom. I'll tell you this...haste makes for some mistakes. The reason I put a 10 hour time limit on it is I would like to prove you can knock together a serviceable boat in a day for less than $100 and expect it to last from 3 to 5 years...giving a heck of a lot of bang for the labor and buck. Many people salivate over spending big dollars and big time building a floating piece of furniture but there are quite a few folks who just want to try their hand at building a boat and are really looking for something that can give them a quick and satisfying result. It is really hard to poop out on a build when you are only on it for a day or two. Eventually they will find things they wish they had done different or better but they have some small experience behind them and will probably go for that longer better more expensive build rather than get disgusted in the middle or be intimidated by the length of time something better might take. In the meantime...they have their own handiwork to use and give them inspiration when the building gets bogged down that they CAN do it. There is another build of a Summer Breeze on a different forum...$125 in materials and 16 hrs work. It is still just the rowing version but it is on the water. He started it last Tuesday and posted pics of it done Friday, and on the water Saturday. There is another quick build that may not last the ages but the owner is proud of what he's done and will probably go on to build a few more boats...each progressively better and more difficult but he has the reward of his first build to keep him going when the moaning chair beckons.

    Anyhoo...I gotta pee the pooch (a couple of hours at the lake/park/dog park...so I'll get back to the boat around 11 am local and get a couple three more hours in if things cooperate.
     
  13. Northman
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    Couldn't agree more! Each his own.

    I build a Summer Breeze myself some years ago. A lot of fun in that little boat, still use it a lot. Which forum was that?

    Regards

    Walter
     
  14. lewisboats
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  15. lewisboats
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    Well...got another 3 hours work in...and this is the result.

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    Chine Log:

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    1 1/2 D:

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