Building the Marsh Monster Layout!

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  1. DUCKEY

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    So it seems this topic has come up many years ago on this forum....however I bought these plans back in 2004, cut the patterns out and then they sat in a box up until November when my interest in a layout was sparked by a co-worker and then later finding these plans. It just made sense to build it! I had all the plans and instructions, found pictures on line (waterfowler.com) and other pictures on the web, made a material list and got to work. All in all I have been working on this a hand full of hours a week and have it about %80 done. It has been fun and a bit challenging...working through some issues with the plans etc. When I have some time I'll post up some of the build pics. If anyone still has plans kicking around and wants to build this I can offer up some help/advice. If there is anyone who has built this layout and has pictures then please pot em up!
     
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    Out of order, start from the bottom picture. I cut and glued the paper patterns to 1/8” Masonite. Laid apron patterns over 1/4” Luan ply, cut, glued and ready to start dry fit of ribs etc. once fully assembled to include box, all pieces were unscrewed and glued up with marine epoxy. After that I flipped it over and attached bottom, filled in all screw hold with Bondo and sanded smooth. I have a little more filling and sanding to go before I glass it with 10 oz. after that I will glass the cockpit, and apply resin to the enclosed bow and stern portions before applying the decking. I have grey pigment and a UV protective additive I’ll use so I can avoid painting. She’s coming along nicely!

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    That looks great!
     
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    Thanks! I made this with the “deep box”. But I didn’t make it as deep as the pattern. It’s about 5” at the foot end tapering forward.
     
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    Great project, keep the pictures coming!
     
  6. DUCKEY

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    Hull has been all faired out, cleaned with solvent and the glass set in place. I found a fellow in Ontario CA who sold 60” 10 yard 10 oz glass! Thank you Amazon.
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    View of the cockpit rails, I cut the notches on the ribs to deep, the gap was easily filled with a piece of wood. Also notice the block I screwed to the rib to hold the bend in the box sides during glue up.
     
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    You have quite a shop.
    So far looks very nice
     
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    Thank you.
     
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