BOAT BUILDING SUPPLIES
NOAH'S MARINE SUPPLY
I got my plywood from Noah's. The price including shipping from Buffalo, NY, to Hattiesburg,
MS was very reasonable. If you can beat Noah's price, let me know.
Reasonable prices and great, fast service. RAKA
can't be beat for epoxy, epoxy fillers, and fibreglass.
US Composties sells epoxy, epoxy fillers (like silica and microballoons), fibreglass and kevlar.
I prefer RAKA for the epoxy, fibreglass, and microballoons and get kevlar and silica (carbosil) from
US Composites. They ship fast and provide excellent service.
MARINE HARDWARE SUPPLIERS
TOM HORNE SUPPLY
This is a link
to an Ace Hardware Store that carries most of the basic boat equipment you'll need at rock bottom
FORE AND AFT MARINE
OTHER KARA WEBSITES
THE DESIGNER'S SITE
is the designer, Rob Leonard's, site. Order your plans here. You'll find them complete with easy to follow instructions and full size patterns for the ribs and nose piece. Built exactly to his plans, there couldn't possibly be an easier to build boat.
DAVE JOHNSON'S WEBSITE
USCG PUBLICATIONS ONLINE
USCG BACKYARD BOATBUILDER
USCG NAV RULES
SAFE BOATING COURSE
BOATING FEDERAL REGULATIONS
The best duckboat site on
the web, has a collection of other duckboat sites and a forum where you can get answers to all
your duckboat questions.
Some basic techniques in boatbuilding are demonstrated.
A boat homebuilding plans and materials supplier. There are some tutorials that are quite useful on the left hand margin of the home page near the bottom. Click on "boatbuilding methods". There's a hord of other information on things like plywood and boatbuilding lumber.
MY OTHER SITES
BARREL BARGE This is a barge floating on thirty four 55 gallon plastic drums. It supports our generator and a 10x12' shed, floating down at the duck lease in South Louisiana.
A diagram on a cheap, easy to make pushpole from a 1 1/4" closet rod, scrap 1x lumber and a piece of scrap plywood.
THE EMPIRE PLATFORM
A deck built on a flooded spoil bank by the beer swilling natives, way way down in the South Louisiana marshes. Tongue in cheek.