Step 5: Assemble the Exterior

FIRST. Any door you would like made must be cut before application of the top. NOTE: Cut door large enough to hit the lumber frame when closed so that people can walk on it. Make sure there is a lip underneath the door. 

Place the No.1 piece on the top and screw it into all parts of the frame. Then place the sides on the boat and attach in the same fashion.  Once finished with the sides, move to the back. Once finished with the back, flip the boat on its side ad attach the bottom and front. 

follow the instructions for use on the fiberglass and apply to the bottom and sides. The top is optional, but if you want to have anything wet (like swimsuits) on the top, I recommend using the fiberglass on the top as well. be sure to cover all edges with the fiberglass thoroughly. 

Use the extra plywood to put a floor over the lumber frame on the inside and you have completed your mini cabin boat!
<p><a href="http://www.instructables.com/member/ChiBlackhawksFan/" rel="nofollow"><strong>ChiBlackhawksFan</strong></a>0 seconds ago<a rel="nofollow">Reply</a></p><p>As several others have posted this does not look like it is seaworthy. Since it is top heavy it may roll over on its side or even all the way over with someone bouncing around inside. In shallow water, such as a pool or near the edge of a lake, it could end up upside down and make it impossible to open the trap door in order to escape. The bottom line is that this looks very dangerous and I recommend taking this article down. Also to consider is that there is no propulsion system or way to mount one and if you modified the design to include a motor mount you would be unable to see where you are going to steer the vessel so all you can do is float around. Sorry to be critical as the person who posted this spent a lot of time and i'm sure had good intentions but I dont want anyone to get hurt or worse....</p><p>I would like to encourage the original poster to have another go at it with a non-enclosed design such as a rowboat, kayak, skiff, etc.</p>
Hmmmmmmm, well....your CAD skills are pretty sweet, no doubt!! I'm just not too sure about this...........I just don't think this would be too stable.
I must say, I enjoy the idea of this. But like l8nite said, wouldn't this be top heavy? Would outriggers be something to consider? I feel like it might sink with a 150lbs person inside. The spear house we made this year has similar properties and it ways a few hundred pounds. So this has to weigh at lease 150-250. Another issue would be navigation. How would you move this around in the water? It'd be nearly impossible and any wind would reck you on the shore or flip you over. All in all, I like the time you put into this and the CAD pictures/diagrams you made. With a little work and a little bit different design. This could work very well.
interesting build conccept.<br><br>how heavy is the finished product?<br><br>have you tested it out in water yet?<br>
looks super heavy for its size and unstable/top heavy as well, nicely planned out &quot;ible&quot; however. Thank you for sharing
doesn't look very seaworthy X3

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