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Got Mahogony in Michigan

My boat is a “couch boat” which is the only description I could think of since I designed it for comfortable seating and aesthetic Italian curvy lines. It also has three glass bottom windows for viewing fish and shipwrecks (not glass, but scratch resistant Lexan polycarbonate).

I designed and built this boat several years ago, and posted many progress pics on the WoodenBoat Forum back in 2004-7, and my wife found the WoodenBoat Facebook recently so we are posting again here.



DESIGN SPECS
Launching Date:
Thu, 04/06/2006


Scott Tobey writes that he "wanted a boat for exploring the lakes and streams of the Adirondacks so it had to be something silent and electric; something with a shallow draft and very maneuverable, ideally powered by two Minn Kota outboards with dual throttle control and power trim for launching and shallow water operation." The hull is of double-diagonal cedar planking over laminated white oak frames, sheathed in one layer of Kevlar and one layer of fiberglass cloth all covered in epoxy.



DESIGN SPECS
Launching Date:
Fri, 08/02/2002
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