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    2 Sheet Pond Boat

    I was just looking at my old drawings of my PDRacer I built. I think I may look at instead of a straight bow going with more of a curved box shape. http://www.pdracer.com/free-plans/ Thats the shape Im thinking of. Then it would be more upset=-proof!
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    2 Sheet Pond Boat

    Its a small pontoon boat, around 7 1/2 feet long and I will have it so I can use it 4 feet wide by myself or if I want to take one of the kids Ill make a wider deck around 6 feet wide. I will have a set of oar locks and also a trolling moter mount on it. We have a few lazy rivers near here I may...
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    2 Sheet Pond Boat

    I am working on a design for a pond boat for use on farm ponds and the small lakes we have her in Central Illinois. I have an idea in mind similar to the MiniCat ( http://www.duckworksbbs.com/plans/simps ... /index.htm )but instead of having the curve on the bow I am going to have a straight...
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    Not a boat

    My wife spotted me looking at your post and wants a bed just like yours.... Where did you get the plans????? Thanks
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    Workbench

    Well here I go....the build begins tomarow. I have noticed that everyone uses diffrent types of workbenches. What is the perfered dimentions for a workbench to build a Laker on or where online can I find them. Thnks to all. Wade T
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    Truck rack

    I'm still workig on the rack. I will post better pics this weekend. Been real busy with school and working all the time. I got all the tubeing out of a dumpster in chicago. Its amaizing what people throw out...one mans trash...another mans treasure.
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    Truck rack

    This is a rack Im building for my truck using all free parts.....and a test to see if I can figure out this posting pics thing :D and a pic of my mower/pirogue seat...
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    Used Plywood.

    Will a blade with a lot of small teeth work to reduce splintering?
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    Used Plywood.

    I went on the hunt last night and found 2 realy good full sheets (I think they are 4x8, I havent had time to get a tape out yet) One has a lable on it thet reads.. Samling USA 5.2mm hardwood plywood exteror 12549 CSP0086y\ I did find this http://www.boatdesign.net/forums/materi ... 10335.html...
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    Used Plywood.

    I get a lot of realy thin ply at work that were at one time crates from overseas.. Can anyone tell me how can I tell if they would be good for building? Looking at starting a Kayak soon
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    Paint stripper vs sanding

    It is wood, but im wanting to wait till this winter when everythings frozen over to take it down to wood and glass again.I have been finding a lot of careless mistakes the builder made.....I think Im going to try the stripper and see how it will work.....Or I might go fishing..... :lol...
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    Paint stripper vs sanding

    I tried the heat gun on low heat (750 deg f) and now I got a problem...It looks like im peeling up very thin layers of fiberglass mat with the paint...any thoughts.......
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    Paint stripper vs sanding

    Thanks Mick, Im going ot get a heat gun today Ill let you know if it works for me...
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    Paint stripper vs sanding

    Im restoring an older Pirogue. Im wondering which is better paint stripper or sanding. I dont know what kind of paint is on it but it sucks trying to sand it... I used to work on sailboats and I have never seen paint this thick on a boat of any kind.....What do yall think is best... Thanks Wade