Posted 04 December 2010 - 12:34 PM
An interesting thing about reading is that I can't just read it once and think I know it. I have to go over it again and again until I feel knowledgeable enough. I've read the 100 or so pages twice since yesterday and I found on the second time that I had missed something on the first reading. When I read it again for the third time, I'll take a marker and underline the more important parts. Even then I'll probably go over it again, and maybe again, before I actually start putting it together.
I am going to use cypress for the stringers, but I'll have to scarf them since my boards are only 16' long. Never done it, but I think it is fairly simple judging from the manual and the videos I've watched from Jeff's website. If I can't I'll call on some friends more familiar with woodworking to help with it.
Hope to keep everyone posted on the progress with my Vardo.
Posted 05 December 2010 - 08:26 AM
Knowing where you are I think it is wise choice to hold out for marine plywood. Exterior grade we get around here is just not a good boat building material. It's better than junk but just barely! You can find plywood in Decatur at United Plywood. They supply cabinet shops and I suspect some of the building supplies with specialty items. As far as I know they will sell to anyone.
You might give them a call, there is a good chance they have a truck in your area and you might be to able to meet them somewhere along their route.
Posted 10 December 2010 - 12:28 PM
Posted 10 December 2010 - 07:49 PM
I know Mike of Mikes merchandise. We went to school together. He has done an amazing job of growing his business. Not real cheap around here like he used to be but sometimes you do find some great deals.