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Looking good. are y'all going to coat it with fiberglass and epoxy resin? Or rely on marine urethane or paint?

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Thanks. We're going for Marine primer and paint, once I decide on the colors and order it. The kit came with 7 tubes of marine caulk (real similar to 3M 5200 stuff), and we used 3 tubes, plus the 2-part epoxy that the scarphed joints (bottom and sides) were glued together with. Below are updated shots I took today. The seats are just sitting in there at the moment, and we're hoping to get them and the oarlock brackets pre-drilled tomorrow. I'm thinking of doing the seats in stain and spar varnish. If the schedule goes as planned (and weather cooperates), we're looking to do a float-test next week sometime.

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Update to the skiff project. We ordered the paint, and the entire boat is now primed (no shots of completed priming). The interior has also been painted with the final color, but no shots of that to post yet. The final color will be Interlux brand Kensington Gray, with the bottom and waterline red. These are cell phone shots, so the quality is not that good. We did the priming and final coats outside due to the fumes from the paint. The blue in the photos is painters tape we applied over the seat riser rails and gunwales, as they've already been stained and coated with two coats of Minwax Helmsman Spar Polyurethane. The 3 bench seats (not installed yet) have also been stained and urethaned.

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I moved this to the Hobbies Forum.
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Looks like it has potential. My dad tried to build a punt, actually made two of them, water tested them, then crushed them with the tractor before burning the carcass and found a 1032 to tie to the back of his 28' Chris Craft.

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He crushed them!? :shock:
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We applied the last coat of paint today, and installed the seats, oarlock brackets, and bow eye. Cell phone pics under flourescent lights, so they're not that great. Now all we need is a float-test. :)

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Primer: Interlux Prekote (1 coat)
Exterior/Interior color: Interlux Kensington Gray (2 coats)
Bottom/Waterline: Interlux Fire Red (2 coats)
Gunwale/Seatriser rails/Seats: Minwax Golden Oak stain (1 application) & Minwax Helmsman Spar Urethane (2 coats)
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That looks absolutely awesome WW. I am sure the kids will take this experience with them for the rest of their lives. Great job =D>
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Thanks :) . It suprised me when I learned how many kids didn't understand the basics of hand-sanding with the grain, or how to lay-down some primer/paint.............but they do now. :) . I mentioned to them that a piece of wood used for a sanding block probably feels much different in their hand than a video game controller, and they just looked gave me a weird look. Image. Aside from that, they're looking forward to possibly building another one next year. :)
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Yep, crushed them, they didn't float so well, handled worse. He tried to keep them under 10' long since that's how wide the CC is. Has a 4hp Merc to move it and just wasn't happy with the results. His punts felt wider than long.

I offered to do a jetski mod to the 10' but he won't let me...

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Makes sense why he disposed of them, instead of having them lay around taking up space.
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Looks great WW. I didn't see it, but do you have a finished weight on it?

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Thanks, Brine. No finished weight on it, but two of my students can easily pick it up and rotate it, with one person at the stern, and one at the bow. We've done it numerous times during the construction and painting tasks. Wish I has a convenient way to weigh it. I'm guessing maybe it weighs 150 lbs possibly.
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Float-test conducted today, and no leaks! We left the boat at the pond after the first run, and each class (1 student at a time) afterwards got a chance to take the skiff around the small pond located on school property. I took it out a couple of times and it handles really great. I paddled from the middle seat and it sits nice and level. :)

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My boss taking his turn. The skiff turns on a dime when paddling from the rear seat:
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Excellent results, so now what's the plan for the skiff?

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