Jean Pierre Bill of Materials

LUMBER & PLYWOOD: All plywood must be intended for marine or exterior use; interior grades are not acceptable. The marine grade panel features higher grade inner ply cores, while the exterior plywood grade cores may have voids not apparent to the eye, and may also use cores made from woods not as suitable for marine applications. In most cases, the glues used in both the marine and exterior panels are the same waterproof type, however, the decision to use exterior panels in lieu of marine panels must lie with the builder, considering the particular use of the panel in the boat and the expected service. The letters A, B and C designate the grade of the exterior veneers with A grade the best, etc. Douglas-fir plywood is acceptable for all plywood, although mahogany or other attractive veneers are preferable in many instances as described in these instructions.
Lumber thickness is given as "nominal" except where noted "net". Stock listed 2" thick will usually finish from 1-1/2" to 1-3/4" thick. Widths are given as net, however, nominal sizes can be used if it suits the lumber species. All lumber sizes should be checked to the work before purchasing wherever possible. Lumber typical to the locale and proven in use in boats of similar type can be used as long as the weight, strengths, and characteristics are similar. Suitable boatbuilding woods include white oak, mahogany (Mahog.- Philippine dark red, American, or African types commonly used in boats), Sitka spruce (SSP), Alaskan cedar, Port Orford cedar, Douglas-fir (DF), longleaf yellow pine, apitong, and teak.

HULL MATERIAL LISTING: The following material listing is an estimate of the materials required to build the basic hull. The material listing is intended to serve as a general guide only and should not be used to purchase materials until the various options and alternatives have been checked to the plans, to the work, and to the materials which may be available in the area in which the hull will be built. The listing may vary due to the amount of waste and other variables that cannot be controlled. IMPORTANT: Do NOT purchase materials from this listing without first reading the instructions and checking the plans and instructions for options.

Framing members 2" x 4"
2" x 6"
100 lin. ft.
75 lin. ft.
Keel 2" x 6" 21'-0" 1
Bottom battens 2" x 3"
2" x 3"
Chine logs 1-1/4" NET x 3" 23'-0" 2
Side battens 1-1/4" x 2" 25'-0" 2
Sheer clamps 1" x 2-3/4" 29'-0" 4
Raised sheer clamps 1" x 2" 12'-0" 6
Rub rail 1" x 2" 29'-0" 2
Carling 1-1/4" x 2-1/2" 14'-0" 2
Strongbacks 1-1/4" x 3" 14'-0" 1
Deck battens 1-1/4" x 3" 20'-0" 2
Bitts 2" x 4" 10'-0" 1
Transom, transom knee,
stem, gussets
3/4" x 4' x 8' AB 4
Bottom planking (*) 3/4" x 4' x 10'
3/4" x 4' x 12'
3/8" x 4' x 10'
3/8" x 4' x 12'
Side planking (*) 3/4" x 4' x 8'
3/4" x 4' x 10'
Foredeck 3/4" x 4' x 8' AB 3
Aft deck 3/4" x 4' x 8' AB 2
Side deck (*) 3/4" x 4' x 10' AB 1
Raised sheer side planing 3/4" x 4' x 8' AB 2
Bulkhead 3/4" x 4' x 8' AB 3
* Standard length 4' x 8' panels can be substituted for longer panels. See Instructions.
  • Screws: Flathead wood type, bronze or hot dipped galvanized
  • 1-1/2" #8 - 6 gross
  • 2" #10 - 12 gross
  • 3" #14 - 2 gross
  • Nails: Ring type boat nails, bronze or Monel
  • 1" #12 = 5 pounds
  • 1-1/2" #12 - 2 pounds
  • 2" #10 - 6 pounds
  • BOLTS: Carriage bolt in bronze or hot dipped galvanized. See plans, instructions, and Fastening Schedule for sizes, spacings, etc. Take lengths directly from work.

  • Adhesives: Epoxy adhesives are advised throughout the construction. These may be an epoxy adhesive or epoxy resin. Epoxy resins should be used with thickeners (silica or equal) per the instructions with the resin and/or thickening agent. Due to the noted options, the amount required is difficult to estimate. A gallon container of epoxy should be more than enough.