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starting another build

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:D Starting on building build form for slightly shrunken Super Hunk pontoon boat.The plans call for 2x4's on ground or floor.Since I'm having problems getting up from kneeling low,I decided to build a long saw horse 2ft high and will screw 2 bys to that as well as screwed it to floor.So far ,I have the saw horses up a string stretched from centers on each end. Had to shim up to string on the middle 2 horseys.(Floor of shed is a little uneven). :D
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Everyone is probably wondering why build another boat,but the way I'm coming to realize that I'm probably get this virus thats progressing anyway.Kinda like the seasonal cough I get each year-the day before deer season.I'm hooked on boat-building and want to see if I can build this.I used to have an old steel pontoon boat and loved it but it was old when I got it and the toons rusted out.So I will utilize some of it in this build-the galvanized cross floor supports.maybe the rear motor mount too. :D
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:roll: Thinking on the toons.Will use the plan tho for sizes of frames.Would fit for the name I picked for her-EASY PEASY. :D
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Chug,

Any pics?

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Sorry .Not yet.After my nephew installed the new hard drive in this computer,I haven't figured out how to post pics.even saving short-cuts is different. :roll:
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hey that works-uploading entire camera pics to computer then opening.2x4 's need to be turned upright and located correctly so I can bolt frames to 2x4's.that pic is of 1 third of set up form :D
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probably do extra bracing under horses tho.Changing my mind on the bow assembly-will go with the plans
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:D The build form is ready to bolt frames onto.I shortened the toons some so made a couple of spots 3 ft instead of 4 ft between frames.(in the middle of the toon)Probably not use marine ply just ac or what I have already.And beef up battons and other long lumber.The motor will be the Evenrude 15 hp I have used on the steel pontoon.
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You are off to a good start. Which boat are you building again?

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Super Huck pontoon boat (slightly shorter to fit boat shed)
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Was digging out ply to use for bulkheads.thought I had got ac but its d underlay for roof use .YIKES knotholes on both sides. :x I'll have to check the 3/4 to see if its treated or not.was going to use that for deck of house addition or pontoon deck
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You might want to consider using marine ply. I know it is more expensive but it might be worth it in the long run. Encapsulation, fiber glassing, paint, etc. can only do so much. My two cents...

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Thought of that.But the thought of how to get it up here sometimes has me worried.I'll have to see if I can get it in a 2ftx2ft piece and have it UPS'ed up here.Now there's a thought- or double up the 1/2 d-ply or build myself with thin strips and glue.Sometimes its a pita to live up here having to deal with the Border and different rules. :roll:
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Don't know where you are in northern Minn. but Menard's carries both 1/2 and 3/4 douglas fir marine plywood and they have a couple of stores up that way...could be within a 2 day drive. :lol:
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I work at Menards. The ACX ply and Doug fir marine are damn near the same thing except for species. I should post a picture of a stack of the marine so you can see all the voids. The upside is both faces of the marine are nice.
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:D Was looking at Boulters site.They offer 2ft x 4 ft Okume or meranti that can be sent UPS.maybe I'll think about that.
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