Easy Plywood Boat

Plywood construction, some epoxy, and a little bit of time are a small investment when compared to the sheer joy you’ll have on a lazy summer afternoon rowing around in your new fishing boat.

Having always been around boats, it’s been a dream of mine to build a center-console fishing boat. Something in the 27-foot range that can handle off-shore fishing in my retirement years. Now, that’s a long ways off. So, in the meantime, the boat shown here is a good way to test the waters (pun intended) of boat building. In the world of wood boats, there are a few ways to build them. The method we chose for ours is a plywood construction, coated in epoxy resin (to water-proof it). It’s actually pretty straightforward, but there are some angles to tackle. By not applying fiberglass, you remove one of the tedious steps of boat building. What you’re left with is a 14-foot flat bottom boat that’s perfect for exploring small lakes, rivers, and ponds.

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  • 15 pages of step-by-step instructions
  • Over 60 full-color photos and illustrations and exploded views
  • Hardware sources and materials list

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