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Re: check another place
Posted by Lance on Feb 6, 2006
The duck hunters refuge boats page has a few posts documenting the construction of these foamers. I built one last year and it was not lighter than a lightweight plywood one would be.
The link will take you to a refuge post on the subject. The first post has a link to a MO site where this foam cored thing started.
Even though my foamer was fun to build it is not what I really want. It looked good on paper, and works well in the marsh, but is too heavy.
If you want to build a really light weight marsh boat then go to duckboats.net [url=http://www.duckboats.net/specs/marsh.html]duckboat specs[/url]
Look at the second boat down - Hybrid - and down load the plans. Using lighter plywood and CLC style shear clamps and deck supports will get you to a boat that is lighter than any foamer can be.
refuge foamer postings
In Response to: Foam Boat Construction? by Jesse on Feb 4, 2006