Any one build own wooden boats, or know wood very well?

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Any one build own wooden boats, or know wood very well?

Post by james weld » Sat May 08, 2010 6:47 pm

Hello guys,
I am building a 10 foot wooden jon/skow. I just need help on how much wood to get, and what dimensions to get. The plywood is 3/4 in, I have the wood for the seats, and I am going to be using spruce instead of oak. If any one could help that would be great. Thanks a lot!

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Re: Any one build own wooden boats, or know wood very well?

Post by DavidO » Sat May 08, 2010 7:14 pm

You'll need to be a bit more specific if you want people to work out how much wood to get. I know there are perhaps 2 people on the forum that have boats, but most of us do not. I had to google just to find out what a skow was, and then I found your question on a number of other forums along with a PDF...

http://www.vintageprojects.com/boats/jon-boat-plans.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Along with the answers:

Looks like you need three sheets of 6′ x 4′ ply at least, and at least 60′ of chine logs,stringers etc.

2 sheets of 1/4 inch ply for sides and 2 sheets of 3/4 for bottom and transom, pine gunwales and other inserts


What else do you need to know or do you just need more detailed sizes?

I personally haven't got a clue, but the overall design looks fairly simple so if you tell us what bits you need dimensions for then someone will be able to help you out.

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Re: Any one build own wooden boats, or know wood very well?

Post by peter radclyffe » Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:34 pm

can you get john leathers book , clinker boatbuilding

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