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artb
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Hi from Kentucky

Post by artb » Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:51 am

First time wooden boat builder
Starting this summer to build a Shantyboat using the Waterlodge plans for the hull
Want to ply the Ohio river along with a number of other rivers in the South
Glad to be here

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Gayle Brantuk
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Re: Hi from Kentucky

Post by Gayle Brantuk » Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:41 am

Welcome artb! We have other Waterlodge builders that are traversing rivers and it sounds like quite an adventure. Keep us posted--we're glad to have you as part of our Forum...

artb
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Re: Hi from Kentucky

Post by artb » Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:28 pm

looking for lumber/plywood in the Louisville Kentucky & Southern Indiana area
building the hull for the Waterlodge
requires 2x4x 20’ (among other lengths)
K&I Lumber offered no help - have avoided the big box stores
anybody in the area familiar with a good supplier
not sure of lumber type to look for in this area (white oak, etc)
any help is appreciated

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Re: Hi from Kentucky

Post by hoodman » Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:03 pm

You can get marine grade fir ply from Menards. It would be great to use for a Waterlodge hull. You can also get longer lengths of the dimensional lumber there in several different species. However, finding good straight lumber that long could be a challenge. You might have to scarf shorter pieces. The great thing about the Waterlodge is you don't have to use expensive hardwoods for framing.
Matt

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artb
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Re: Hi from Kentucky

Post by artb » Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:07 am

thanks, hoodman
I’ll check out Menards

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kens
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Re: Hi from Kentucky

Post by kens » Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:16 pm

scarf them,
two 2x12' could yield 22' 6" or so.
Oak is over rated, everything about it takes extra time; then it warps, splits or checks !!! :roll:

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Re: Hi from Kentucky

Post by Bill Edmundson » Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:47 pm

I would scarf 2-1"x12' and laminate them, with staggered joints.

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CarlM
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Re: Hi from Kentucky

Post by CarlM » Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:22 pm

Monitor who lives in your part of the word suggested Homestead Hardwoods in Vickery OH to me. I am actually going there tomorrow to pick up my Okume. I live in somerset ky so let me know if you ever need anything i could help with.

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Re: Hi from Kentucky

Post by captmikepg1959 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:30 am

Hey Art B. How is your build going? Done already?

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Re: Hi from Kentucky

Post by monitor » Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:24 pm

Hi Art. Just found your post. I am in Louisville also, we should get together.
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