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I used the original plans with no problems, just took my time to "think every thing through". I used Gorilla Glue, it worked well. The cost of lumber was approx. 85.00$. I found some imported 1/4inch hardwood plywood for 11.00 per sheet at Lowes. It seems very strong and is working well so far. I painted the hull inside and out with a water base primer and sealer from Wal-Mart. Used Three coats of Red enamel paint, from Wal-Mart also .
Steering wheel is from a Murray Lawn Mower . The steering drum is made from 2 inch PVC Coupling with a rounded cap and 3/4 inch pipe bushing on the other end. Total cost around 200.00$ for lumber , paint and steering hardware. (Steering Wheel was donated) ( I was keeping my receipts, but lost them.) The good thing about the cost is you don't have to purchase everything at once. You can buy as you go. I plan to mount a ridding mower gas tank under the cowling to save room and weight. Had her out on the 4th of July , on a rough lake with lots of boat traffic, she stayed together and pass the stress test.
Thanks again, Glynn
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Glynn Sirmans boat featured in Duck Works