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    plywood choices

    Jack, I didn't know that, the UJ plans I have shows the sides the same thickness all the way down with xx degree of angle cut on each end.
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    plywood choices

    I know that a 12' 1x4 pine board weighs 7lbs. So if I plane cypress down to 1/4" strips and use 10" sides and the weight is close to that of pine. I should be able to build a 14' pirogue for under 30lbs? Does that sound right?
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    plywood choices

    ok, thanks guys. I just wanted to see if my thoughts were possible. I guess I'll just have to epoxy it :)
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    plywood choices

    Guys I apprciate all the info. All this info is for my 3rd one I'm fixing to start. Still finishing the 2nd flat bottom. The 3rd will be a UJ Piroge. I have found a place I can get 16' rough cut ceder, pine, or cypress. I would like to plane it down to 1/8" or so and build the Piroge out of 2"...
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    plywood choices

    I knew it wouln't be to pratical to use, but as long as it could keep the butt dry would be the biggest concern. Is seedtick on the forum much?
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    plywood choices

    Off this subject, but....can a boat be made water proof without epoxy or varnish. I would like to make a functional antiqe looking boat and have the grain of the wood be the finish and feel. Or at least a flat sheen varnish?
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    plywood choices

    I really jealus now. I don't even have the cleats on yet or the glass and I'm weighing 107lbs. Granted this is a 12' x 48" Jon boat. I could have saved 48lbs using 1/8" Okome.
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    plywood choices

    I am finishing up my second boat. This one I built a little smaller with different needs. I have a question as I am starting to think about my 3rd boat. I had to build this boat out of 1/4" Birch. It was the best wood I could find that was thin. It ended up being 3/16" and weighed 23lbs a sheet...
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    maiden voyage

    I finally got the uncle johns john boat on the water yesterday. I wanted to thank everyone for their help with the project. It doesn't seem like it took 4 months to get this far. I still have some detail work to do on the inside and some final paint on the outside but I had no leaks at all (with...
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    another fiberglass question

    I just figured I would add to this one instead of creating a new post. Do I need to fiberglass a livewell for waterproffness or is that what the epoxy is doing? Thanks
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    another fiberglass question

    Ok found answers to most of my questions, can someone confirm a couple things please. Do I need to sand or just wipe down the wetted out glass before applying the full sheet to the bottom? Thanks
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    another fiberglass question

    Acually several questions. I tried to find most of them but want to confirm also. I have started the epoxy/fiberglassing the bottom of my boat. I have done one side seam with 3" tape. I epoxied the the seam yesterday about 11am, put my tape on it and wetted it in at 7pm. I epoxied my puzzel...
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    boat not square

    JEM - not sure how to post a pic. B.C. - it's a jon/bass boat.
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    boat not square

    Guys I have to thank you for all your help. I got 2 of the cross braces in and fixed my problem. I have one 3' from the transom and one 5' from the bow. I will still need to pull the bow over about 1/2" when I do the bottom to square it from the front cross brace to edge but that's it. It looks...
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    boat not square

    Just to add I checked the diag. on the transom and the bow plate and both where within an 1/8".