Off season project

#2
Sunfish? Nice! That's a fun little boat!
 

T-N-T

Senior Member
#3
Get you a trolling motor sir!
 
#4
I have one of the slimmer sailfish that looks more like a paddleboard. So far i have cut out a spot to lay but i'm at a standstill on where to go from here as far as maybe boxing it in and what not/
 

g0nef1sshn

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I have one of the slimmer sailfish that looks more like a paddleboard. So far i have cut out a spot to lay but i'm at a standstill on where to go from here as far as maybe boxing it in and what not/
Just got mine gutted. Also at standstill to plan an acquire the wood and glassing materials ill need. I have no real plan yet. Gonna be a build as i go thing.
 
#7
Just got mine gutted. Also at standstill to plan an acquire the wood and glassing materials ill need. I have no real plan yet. Gonna be a build as i go thing.
Im a shorter guy so instead of gutting where the dagger board goes i cut the sides no down along it for my legs. I removed the top of trolling motorand out the shaft through there and the foot control is down near my feet
 

g0nef1sshn

Senior Member
Thread starter #8
Im a shorter guy so instead of gutting where the dagger board goes i cut the sides no down along it for my legs. I removed the top of trolling motorand out the shaft through there and the foot control is down near my feet
Good idea if you know you wont hit bottom. I was going to keep it for stake out pole. But now going to run bench seat there for oars i think. You have pics of your anywhere?
 
#9
Good idea if you know you wont hit bottom. I was going to keep it for stake out pole. But now going to run bench seat there for oars i think. You have pics of your anywhere?
This one is still being built. I wasn’t thinking stakeout pole also and put a sculling oar out the back so you can control it laying down. I’ll take a pic tomorrow
 
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I don't know a thing about fiberglass so i cut it out. Sanded the edges and ill be putting a low wall around the opening for extra concealment.

I dont either. But youtube is a great thing. Didnt know a thing about rivets and aluminum on my boat build either. Trial and error here. Gonna be fun!
 

T-N-T

Senior Member
#14
Fiberglass work makes a mess.
Now you know all you need to know
:cheers:
 
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I dont either. But youtube is a great thing. Didnt know a thing about rivets and aluminum on my boat build either. Trial and error here. Gonna be fun!
Made a layout boat several years ago, and I did know a thing either before I started. My advise would be to use epoxy resin and not fiberglass resin. Also get the gray dye or whatever color you want it to be to color the epoxy. Then you don't have to worry about pairing it or having the paint come off.
 
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Havnt been here in awhile. Project still in the same spot. Seems like every weekend is rain or cold or both for glass work. Startin to get hot here and bout to get at this thing soon!

Boat is still waitin for a motor. Been a few weeks smoke free again after a set back so who knows what this season may bring?
 
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