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Doug’s Hunky Dory 23′ boat

On September 13, 2018, in Builder Blogs, Outboard Powered, Workboats, by Doug
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    I live in Kotzebue, Alaska, which is located 30 miles north of the Arctic circle.  I  have turned the upstairs of my house into a wood-working shop and some years will build a build boat up there, which is what I decided to do again this past winter. After looking at all of […]

Walter’s Malahini Build

On September 4, 2018, in Builder Blogs, Outboard Powered, by WalterH
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Frames I spent the month of July making the frames for my Malahini and took August off. September is off to a good start with building the form and hanging the frames.  I raised the height of the building form to “bucket height” so I can fair the sheer without getting on my knees.  I […]

Outboard Comparison

On June 14, 2018, in Builder Blogs, Outboard Powered, by WalterH
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I’m wrapping up the research stage prior to beginning my Malahini build.  My concerns included the size and make of the outboard motor I’ll use, some motor installation issues, and some other design questions.  So I went to the Houston Boat show to get some information. Outboard decision I compared the size, weight, horsepower, and cost […]

The Zip on the River Nile

On June 12, 2018, in Builder Blogs, Plywood Construction, by Ayman
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I was born and lived all my life by the River Nile, Cairo, Egypt. I share many of my childhood memories with the Nile. I swam, fished, rowed, and sailed on the Nile. Building my Zip will reinforce my relationship with the river and make me happier. A few years ago, I got introduced to […]

Comparative Weights of Plywood, Aluminum and Steel

On September 14, 2017, in Aluminum Construction, Designer Articles, Plywood Construction, Steel Construction, by Glen L. Witt
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We are frequently asked if a design can be built in some other material than that noted. Any of our plans intended for planking with sheet material are designed to be a segment of a cylinder or a cone called “conendric” development. This usually means sections of the hull will be straight lines or convex. […]

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