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Sides are 1/4 inch ply over 2 x 2 - roof is 3/8 ply. I painted the roof carlings and stained & varnished the cabin lid before installing. Try to keep it light.
"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes" - Thomas Jefferson
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Something I might add if I were you is a hand/grab rail along top edge of roof line for that time you need to walk the gunnels or you might want to lash something down on roof top. Could be a good place to store decoys so they,re not under foot!
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Good Thought - I suspect I'll be towing my other Jon Boat most of the time. been thinking about getting a smaller skiff like a Lund Ducker
"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes" - Thomas Jefferson
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Good morning, Paul~


I, too, have been enjoying this thread - had similar dreams earlier in my gunning life. And ZT's Successful Waterfowling remains a favorite.



I understand you'll have a railing at the stern. I might put grab rails on the front of the house, either side of your hatch (door?).



Maybe with a waterfowl theme.....






All the best,


SJS

Steven Jay Sanford
Pencil Brook Farm
South Cambridge, NY
http://www.stevenjaysanford.com


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Thanks Steve - I will be putting a leaning post at the helm, rails around the back (to keep the grandsons in) and grab rails on the corners.
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I have to say I really enjoyed the Great South Bay Scooter piece from a few years ago. Shared with a number of friends that had built boats in the past and they enjoyed it as well.
"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes" - Thomas Jefferson
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Good morning, Paul~


Glad you enjoyed the Scooter story. My goal for January is to hunt the Ted Sanford on Great South Bay - and have the hunt filmed.


I look forward to your continued fine work on Quack Shack.


All the best,


SJS

Steven Jay Sanford
Pencil Brook Farm
South Cambridge, NY
http://www.stevenjaysanford.com


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Steve, let me know when you will hunt LI, I can try to bring the Dodge and Krowl up too.... I will already have my NY license from hunting Champlain in December.....

Dave Diefenderfer
Manassas, VA

"Once you set out to build a boat, throw away your square. And if you work on her after she's launched, throw away your level." author unknown

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Good morning, Dave~


Will do.


I'm trying to keep my January clear so I can spring into action when I hear from my Great South Bay friends when the conditions are right.


See you in Tuckerton?


SJS

Steven Jay Sanford
Pencil Brook Farm
South Cambridge, NY
http://www.stevenjaysanford.com


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Had a pretty full fall so I didn't get much done until recently. Put in the floor and painted same, roughed in the base cabinet, installed fore and aft cabin steps and roughed in the wall for the head. I have a little milk house heater the keeps the interior comfortable so I can work through the winter as time permits
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"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes" - Thomas Jefferson
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Right before winter I got the helm station installed along with the helm lean post. Pic just shows the helm station



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"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes" - Thomas Jefferson
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This thing is completely awesome. That powerhead is going to be great.
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Paul - Your boat is really awesome! Keep the pics coming as you complete it.

Drew

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Drew Hawkins: Jan 7, 2019, 9:23 AM
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Hi Gents
Its been a tough winter to work on the boat. I finally used the snow blower to get a path to the boat and installed a little milk house heater to warm the interior.
Here's a couple pics of the interior







Once I get the dinette table, porta potti and stove in I will move outside and install the rails, running lights etc. I'm hoping for a maiden voyage before June 15th,
BTW the Quackshak name plate is done and will be installed shortly
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"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes" - Thomas Jefferson
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Great work Paul. This is something I think about doing a lot. What are the dimensions of the cabin?
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Great work, Paul!


I really like your choice of bead-board for your walls. I used it for the ceiling in my shop.


All the best,


SJS

Steven Jay Sanford
Pencil Brook Farm
South Cambridge, NY
http://www.stevenjaysanford.com


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Thanks
I didn't feel the paneling would be moisture stable enough for house boat use so I went with the bead board. I dragged it down in the basement and applied a couple coats of Urethane over the winter. Also a lot easier to calculate the angle cuts on a 3" board vs a sheet of paneling.
Had to work today but got home in time to install the dinette table and door to head.




The cabin is 8 x 12 just enough space for a 6' bunk, 3" head and 3' dinette space

Once I move to the outside I'll post some pics of the lean post and rails.
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"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes" - Thomas Jefferson
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This boat is really nice Paul. Have been watching this thread. You will have a great time with this one.
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Finished the Galley Last night and got the rails on. Still waiting for the hardware to do the rail gates. The way it looks I will have it in the water before the end of June approximately 14 months from the start date.


"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes" - Thomas Jefferson
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I'll be the first to admit its pretty homely but Zack Taylor made that exact same point in 1973.

"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes" - Thomas Jefferson
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Great job,


I think it looks great. Might have to check it out in person!! ;)
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Nice work! Is that a little wood stove? What is the hose coming off of the front?
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Its a little propane stove made by NuWay. They also make a wood version. This is my third one. I started using them in my big wall tent and found they did a very nice job. Should have ran the LP in copper but it all accessable and runs through oversize PVC wherever it passes thru a bulk head.
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Canvas shop is ready for me so I should have some pics of the bimini for the back deck in a week or so,
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"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes" - Thomas Jefferson
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If that was my boat project I'd have to call it...."My wife wants to kill me!"
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Your boat is awesome. Please keep posting pics!