Here is my 12ft duckboat homemade less then $325 bucks .


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By Base - 11/3/2010 1:53:45 PM
   here is the last one my father and I made before he passed.  its just 18 yrds of 6oz glass, 2.5 gallons of resin. and 3 sheets of 2" 4x8  styrofoam. holds 2 men and a dog fine.



its also light enough that you can load it your self, or if ya got a garage a kiyak lift is great also. no trailer is required , its less then 4' wide so fits right in the back of any pickup.  this is really a nice setup if ya hunting in pa, since most good places only allow electric and or 20hp or less. and no boat launch is needed.
By chadandy12 - 11/3/2010 2:54:23 PM
Not to shabby, looks like you guys spent a good amount of time building?
By Base - 11/3/2010 3:01:40 PM
 naw, it takes 'bout 20 hrs per boat. so a person can make 2 in a week. The only thing that takes time is waiting for the glass and resin to cure. mostly it a good idea to put the glass on at 70 degrees. in cold weather a kerosene heater works great and it also keeps the humidity down for a faster cure time. here is the web site for the mats, http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&sqi=2&ved=0CDsQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.uscomposites.com%2Fcloth.html&ei=0L_RTMLYNY-p8Abyns3eDA&usg=AFQjCNH51c62CR1rQbmJF1g6gWQSUuwmxw    this is the cheapest wholesaler i know.
By myrealname - 11/3/2010 4:52:04 PM
doesnt look like that would tip right over at all.
By Its Me! - 11/3/2010 7:04:29 PM
I have been planning to build a sneakbox layout type boat and was planning to use plywood till I found out you can build them with a foam base like you did. So that is excactly what I adjusted my plans to do, hope to build it next spring. Nice job on yours.:smooooth:
By Base - 11/3/2010 7:26:54 PM
hey thanks.  to answer about the stability,   its much better then any canoe or kiyak , but with any boat carelessness will  lead to trouble.  with out that web site, it wouldnt be feesable.   like , the the boat shops want $15 a yard at 32" wide.   usa composite's you can get it at $5.85 a yard at 60" wide .  If anybody wants it even cheaper then like 5 buds go intogether each build a boat.  the mats cost less and s&h  is shared.  Total mat weight if i remember right is around 30lbs.   then add in a 1x10  , a gallon of kilz grey , and some krylon black and green.
By Base - 11/7/2010 5:55:41 PM
Its Me! 11/3/2010
I have been planning to build a sneakbox layout type boat and was planning to use plywood till I found out you can build them with a foam base like you did. So that is excactly what I adjusted my plans to do, hope to build it next spring. Nice job on yours.:smooooth:

    i have the plans if you want them, i can sent them to ya pm, i also have plans for a medium shaft mud motor if you are interested

By Its Me! - 11/7/2010 8:44:58 PM
Thanks bro, I'm alright on the boat plans, but I am curious about the mud motor plans.
By Base - 6/9/2011 9:29:44 AM
Hello fellas, I have tried everything to send plans to everyone's PM who wanted them. but the site now wont let me send anything not even post a pic anymore. Shoot me a pm with your e mail address. I ll get em to ya,   :D   ill send you plans for a med. tail mud motor also.
By J&R Game Calls - 7/14/2011 12:13:46 PM
was there any wood involved? what was the foam used for?
By Base - 7/21/2011 5:28:36 AM
it took 3 sheets of closed foam insulation.  4 x 8 x 2.  then it was wrapped in 6 oz. glass. with out looking im thinking it was 24 yrds of glass. the wood only makes up the sides and front of the cockpit thinking it was a 1 x 10. i used 3/4 ply wood for the back. :)
By tcole220 - 8/5/2011 2:20:43 PM
If you could send the plans for the boat & Motor, I'd greatly appreciate it.  tcole007@yahoo.com
By Chubster - 10/24/2011 3:13:13 PM
Quick question....how many sheets on the bottom?
By Base - 11/8/2011 1:18:46 PM
Chubster (10/24/2011)
Quick question....how many sheets on the bottom?


Just one.