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The time has come to start my thread. It shall be noted I have a little one on the way in a few weeks. Hopefully in a year I will have a skiff as well.
The plan, a 17.5 Conchfish with a ETEC 50. Large casting decks that fit my tent footprint, minimal hatches. Pretty basic family skiff to pole flamingo and whitewater bay, take to the sandbar and cruise the bays of biscayne.
Thanks to everyone in advance for the help and making me believe I can do this as well.
 

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To date I have created two different patterns, one without a curved hull and one with curved surface, modified the spray rails a bit for 3/4 foam, may modify them more. Cut out the stations from some 3/4 and some 1/2 inch ply I had laying about. Purchased the plans and sourced the materials. I should have enough lumber to make the strong back, picked up 8 more 2x4s but used 3 prepping for the storm that wasn't to hit Miami. All there is left now is to get to work. By the end of the weekend i hope to have the patio cleared and the strongback up.
 

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Congrats. I might try to time lapse when I glass the outside of the hull.
 
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Stole a couple hours to tune the stations, have an issue with #6 but working it out with some jigsaw persuasion. Have a few low spots where I think the jigsaw was drunk on a couple, plan to shim where neccesary while planking. Wanted to work outside but the mosquitos wanted to have me for dinner. Progress is slow with an ongoing living room sliding glass door and electrical renovation and custom laundry cabinets but happy to get something done today. Tomorrow is strong back day and gutter cleaning... Go Badgers!
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Congratulations on the new little one. I’m sure she will love fishing with her daddy. I will be following as I would like to build my own boat someday
Thanks! Yeah I bet she will. I practiced on a spear diving float, then a cooler, then repairing a canoe. I dont feel fully ready but just sending it. It will turn out better than a jon boat so I will be happy.
 

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Good luck on your build Rouge,

I will be keeping an eye on this thread. I'm a month or two out from starting my build. It will be a foam core custom 16 of my own design. Best of luck on your build and congratulations on your new baby...
 

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Good luck on your build Rouge,

I will be keeping an eye on this thread. I'm a month or two out from starting my build. It will be a foam core custom 16 of my own design. Best of luck on your build and congratulations on your new baby...
Thanks, good luck on the build. Cleaned the patio but the wife would like if I sell one of the other yard ornaments and sliding glass door goes in today. Been busy with work and keeping wifey comfortable. Haven't done much as I need core which is a drive away and still on Baby watch. Hopefully soon and I can really get moving in the next few weeks.
 
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