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Building wooden surf boat
Posted by Chris Jones on Jan 3, 2006
I have bought and read both 'The New Kayak Shop' and 'The Strip Built Sea Kayak' with a view to building my own wooden boat. However, I want to build a boat of my own design, specifically for surfing, that will be 6' 4" in length. Whilst I have no doubt that I can build an excellent planing hull from Ply I am not sure as to how flexible I can make it when it comes to forming the deck.
I am fairly certain that I could achieve my required deck contours using the strip method, but for simplicity and ease of construction I would rather use plywood. I am just not sure that I can form the plywood to my required shape.
Does anyone have experience of a similar type of build (playboat for example), or does anyone have any thoughts or ideas about the best ay to procede with this project?
Many thanks for your input,