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28ft Great Alaskan Boat Build Blog : Materials and getting Organized

By xrayengineer - Posted on 17 June 2012

Unfortunately, I cannot upload any pictures to this blog, so I created another blog at google blogspot.  Feel free to check out the blog here"

I have just about gotten my 40' x 20' temporary garage setup.  This is where I will be actually building the boat.  I also have a 30x20 woodshop that I will try to do the panel cutout and most of the other work in not related to actually hanging a panel.  How much materials does it take to build the hull of the Great Alaskan out to 28'?  Well, check the photos out!

I got nearly all of my materials from the nice folks at Boat Builder Central in Vero Beach, Florida.  Joel Shine is a very nice person and gave me a lot of tips.  Also, the prices on materials were as good or better than anywhere on the net.  The rest of the fiberglass materials that BoatBuilderCentral did not have I got from US Composites in West Palm Beach.  Once again, the prices and customer service were top notch.

I got 17 sheets of 3/8" Meranti 1088, 11 Sheets of 3/4" Meranti 1088 and 1 sheet of 1/2" Meranti 1088.  30 Gallons of MarinEpoxy with the slow hardener.  Lots of fiberglass tape and cloth, and bags and bags of wood flour, silica, glass beads, phenolic microballons and glass minifibers.

I also picked up several rollers, mixing cups, glue spreaders, foam rollers, about a thousand tongue depressors and a fiberglass roller.  It took me all day to put the stuff away!

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