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Building a KARA Hummer Layout Duck Boat #17: Launch Day!

07-08-2015 12:19 AM by DustyMark | 0 comments »

Launch It was enjoyable to launch the boat today! I loaded it with both of my decoy bags full (35 pounds each) and a bag with 50 pounds of weight to simulate Copper. I didn’t feel like dealing with him during my first outing in the boat… Here I am rowing out from the dock. With my typical hunting load, the boat was a little stern heavy like I hoped. This should help clear waves without being too bow high. It rowed well. I wrapped the oars in leather and...

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Building a KARA Hummer Layout Duck Boat #11: Fiberglassing the Deck

06-01-2015 03:09 PM by DustyMark | 3 comments »

Overview Fiberglassing the deck is more complicated than the hull since the cockpit meets the deck at such a sharp angle. I completed the prep work for the deck at the same time I worked on the hull. The remaining steps to fiberglass the deck include fitting the cloth, applying epoxy, sanding, and fixing mistakes. Fitting the Cloth I chose to fiberglass the deck using only four pieces of cloth. I’m not sure I will use this technique on the next two boats. It was a challenge...

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Building a KARA Hummer Layout Duck Boat #25: Fabricating the Dog Blind Frame

09-16-2015 10:12 PM by DustyMark | 0 comments »

Overview The only portion of the boat remaining to be covered is the dog blind area in the stern of the cockpit. Copper is pretty small, so I didn’t leave him a whole lot of room to “nest.” The height is just enough for my head to clear when I sit up. Copper can lay down or sit with his head lowered. Allowing him full seated head clearance would defeat the purpose of a layout boat. Construction I built the frame from 3/4” aluminum tubing and bimini fit...

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Building a KARA Hummer Layout Duck Boat #10: Fiberglassing the Hull

05-28-2015 12:30 PM by DustyMark | 4 comments »

Overview Fiberglassing the hull involves prep work, fitting the fiberglass cloth, applying several coats of epoxy, and sanding. Prep Work Whatever condition the hull is when you fiberglass it, is the condition it will stay, since you don’t want to sand through the fiberglass. All the corners of the boat must be rounded to a minimum of 1/4” radius because fiberglass won’t lay well across a corner that it is tighter. Outside corners can be routered or filed. Inside...

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