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Old 02-11-2008, 12:16 PM   #1
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"Hybrid" boat pics

Hey guys,
I just got the plans for the hybrid layout (thanks MissedAgain) and I'm thinking I'm gonna go ahead and build one in the next few months. They look like pretty cool little boats and it will be the first boat that I build so I figure its a good one to learn with. I've seen some pics of these on various threads but figured I'd ask if anyone wants to go ahead and post pics of theirs here so I can get some different ideas for when I'm building mine. Thanks.
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Old 02-11-2008, 02:40 PM   #2
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We built one at work the other night, me and some co-workers. Full size out of cardboard, it went together in a snap. 45 minutes from start to finish, we put it together with duct tape and it looked sweet. I wish I would have taken some pictures of it before we crushed it. I am starting mine this coming weekend as well. The thing that surprised me was the simplicity and the strength, even out of cardboard. We sealed all the seams with tape and I would have been willing to give it a go if we were near shallow water.
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Old 02-11-2008, 04:19 PM   #3
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Here ya go!

There's a hybrid in there


First day out


In some 'timber'


various stages
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Old 02-11-2008, 04:21 PM   #4
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And throw one of these in there
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Old 02-11-2008, 04:55 PM   #5
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Those are pretty awesome lookin' boats - I can't decide if I want to do the pointed nose or the john boat style. I'm leaning towards the john boat style so the dog has more room.
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Old 02-11-2008, 05:01 PM   #6
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I prefer the pram or square bow version over the pointy version - it seems like there is a lot more to the boat. Here are a few of both:









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Old 02-11-2008, 08:43 PM   #7
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anyone got building plans or know were to get the building plans? i think im gonna make one during the off season
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Old 02-11-2008, 09:00 PM   #8
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looks like i am going to need one too!
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Old 02-11-2008, 09:56 PM   #9
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What kind of wood are you all using for those? Whats the total weight?
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Old 02-11-2008, 09:59 PM   #10
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Send me a PM/IM WITH YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS and I will send you the plans. Its that simple.

8 ft long, 44 inches wide, 60 to 65 pounds. You can make it lighter with lighter weight materials.

You can also modify the design - just build a couple scaled cardboard versions and see if your idea works. Most guys want a longer boat - simple, get 10 ft plywood or scarf some together and run with it.

Personally, I use the lightest 1/4 (or 1/8 if you can get it) inch plywood available (Luan or Okume) since I fiberglass them inside & out.

The fiberglassing is the hard part.

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Old 02-12-2008, 06:50 AM   #11
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thanks for all of the pictures guys you're giving me some good ideas. Now, once it finally warms up I'll start mine. I'll be sure to post some pictures when it is finished.
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Old 02-12-2008, 08:47 AM   #12
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The fiberglassing is the hard part.
Ditto to that! Here's what I've learned fiberglassing:
#1- I don't like to fiberglass
#2- it doesn't like to take 90degree turns
#3- if you plan on putting a keel/s do so afterwards (see#2)
#4- wear the cheap paper 'painter' suits from home depot
#5- DO NOT WEAR FLIP FLOPS

Btw, MissedAgain, I love that pram front idea, that'll be the next one!
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Old 02-12-2008, 11:06 AM   #13
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#5

I have worn some old stuff that gets tossed when the project is over - all those little fiberglass particles itching and scratching.

The pro's use talcum powder or liquid soap to cover their arms to keep the FG particles out of their skin. It works pretty good - seals off the pours a bit.
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Old 02-12-2008, 11:46 AM   #14
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That was the worst idea I've ever had. 2 reasons, if you drip resin on your feet, it burns. And of course, when the little glass shards get on your foot I about scratched holes into my feet!
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Old 02-13-2008, 09:24 AM   #15
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Fellas - if you send me your e-mail address and do not get the plans - send it again. I'm sending out 10 +/- sets of plans every day and sometimes I miss one or two but I delete my PM/IM's to save room.

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Old 02-13-2008, 10:18 AM   #16
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Got 'em! Thanks again and looking forward to building one of these.

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Old 02-13-2008, 11:23 AM   #17
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Fellas - if you send me your e-mail address and do not get the plans - send it again. I'm sending out 10 +/- sets of plans every day and sometimes I miss one or two but I delete my PM/IM's to save room.

I love it! The HYBRID REVOLUTION! MissedAgain, I can't wait to see where this all goes
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Old 02-13-2008, 11:24 AM   #18
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I sent a pm.

Mine is going to be made out of aluminum. Should be cool to see where this goes.

I worked as an insulator in construction and here are all some tricks to keep you from itching while working with fiberglass.

1. Talc or baby powder works great all over.
2. Always wear a mask.
3. Wear long sleeve shirts with a heavy material.
3. Tape up where the gloves meet the sleeve.
4. Shower with the water cold then hot then cold.
5. Never, never, never wash the clothes you wear while insulating with other clothes. You think that stuff itches on your arm, just wait till it's in a pair of underwear.

6. If you can stand the heat, then just wear a tyvek and don't ruin your clothes.
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Old 02-13-2008, 02:01 PM   #19
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Take It From An Ex Insulator Take A Cold Shower And Buy You Some Cheap Pantyhose To Scrub With It Will Pull Every Bit Of It Out Just Rub Slow And In 1 Direction.
P.s. Be Sure Momma Don't Get A Hold Of Those Hose And Try To Wear Them You Will Not Hear The End Of It.
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Old 02-13-2008, 08:46 PM   #20
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MissedAgain,

Dropped you a pm ... thanks
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