Step 2: Tools

Tools that I used:

Power Drill
various drill bits mostly 1/8 inch or  less
Saber Saw
Hand Power Planer(the most useful tool)
Hand Belt Sander
Hack Saw
Miter Box
Miter Saw
Table Saw(Only needed twice, borrow if possible)


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<p>Wow super! Is it safe?</p>
Well it floats...
why would you use epoxy resin instead of polyester resin?
<p>Polyester does not adhere to timber like epoxy. It can peel right off. The right epoxy will go right into the pores of the timber. Also, polyester is not waterproof. The fumes which you can smell is the solvent going away from the polyester and leaving tiny holes which water will travel up, thus not protecting the timber. A good epoxy will be almost entirely solids - what you put on stays on. If the hull is not left in the water for days at a time then household paint with primer will get you on the water. For long life and extra strength, use epoxy. I use 4oz glass cloth and squeegee the epoxy over this with a plastic scraper. The epoxy soaks through the cloth to the timber. Squeegee the cloth till the weave is showing prominently, then put on a fill coat of epoxy once that 1st coat has gone tacky. I use Bote-Cote which does not amine blush. If the epoxy you use forms a waxy coating, then you have to wash/sand this off before the next coat. Bote-Cote does not have this problem. You will want to sand the epoxy before painting. It is tough stuff. I've taken to using a belt sander with 80grit followed by 120grit paper for the big jobs, and a random orbital sander using 40, then 80, then 120, and finally 240 grit paper for the fine work.</p>
<p>also less fumes</p>
<p>Its easier to work with because it cures at a slower rate. </p>
<p>Nice job and a great looking boat!</p>
<p>Thank You. It has been donated to a boy scout troop.</p>
<p>T can not build one just depends one this instucture</p>
<p>The plans are available in the book instant boatbuilding with dynamite payson. It has several plans in it. I think I got the book from barns n noble.</p><p>However, I donated the boat to the boy scouts last year, and I am now building an airplane.</p>
<p>Could You add some plans with measurements?</p>
Nice work!!!!!!!!
how can i make the boat deeper inside or taller walls how ever you say it?
Beautiful build, happy boating!
don't forget that any boat you add a motor to in Florida has to get registered. even if it's a canoe or kayak if it has a motor mounted
I bet it was fun building your own boat! My dad in law built himself a boat and the only &quot;problem&quot; was that he won't let anyone else enjoy the boat. The boat is just sitting in the old church which doesn't make any sense! If building anything fun and cool, it is meant to be have fun with the project! ;) Thanks for sharing your fun project!
I had a ton of fun with it. Right now it is just sitting in my shop though. Has been all winter. I live in Florida though, and I think next weekend will be just right to take it out.

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