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Estimated Material Requirements


This table give the basic material requirements for building most of my boat designs.

The forms for most of these boats can generally be made from 1 sheet of ~1/2" MDF. The larger boats such as the Coot, Guide Boat, and Noank Pulling Boat may need a bit more.

For more precise material calculations you can look at my Strip Material Calculator.

"N/A" means "Not Applicable", for example the stitch and glue boats do not need a strongback so they are N/A in strongback length.


 

 

Bill of Materials

Boat Model Length (ft) Strongback Length (ft) 3/4" Strips (ft) + 20% extra 1/2" Strips (ft) Number of Full Length Strips Board Feet Lumber Yards of Fiberglass Gallons of Epoxy Number of cockpits Number of Hatches Seats Foot Pegs Gasket Weather Stripping (ft) Webbing For Hatch Hold-Down (ft) Shock Cord (yrds)
Coot 8 8 700 0 80 22 11 1.5 The seats and transoms require 1/2 marine plywood
Matunuck 8 N/A 2 Sheets of 4mm Plywood 11 1.0 1 N/A 1 2 N/A N/A N/A
10' Nymph 10 9 525 0 48 16 14 1.0 1 N/A 1 2 N/A N/A N/A
10' Little Auk 10 8' 11" 775 44 70 24 14 1.5 1 0 1 2 0 0 6
11' Little Auk 11 8' 11" 850 48 70 26 15 1.5 1 0 1 2 0 0 6
12' Nymph 12 11 650 0 49 20 16 1.0 1 N/A 1 2 N/A N/A N/A
14' Great Auk 14 12 1,000 60 65 31 19 1.5 1 1 1 2 3 3 6
Solo microBootlegger 14 12.5 1,050 0 68 32 19 2.0 1 0 1 2 0 0 6
Petre Play 14 10' 6" 800 120 52 25 19 1.5 1 2 1 2 6 6 6
Petre Play SG 14 N/A 3 sheets 4mm and 1/4 sheet of 3mm Plywood 19 1.5 1 2 1 2 6 6 6
microBootlegger Sport 15.5 14' 11" 975 0 57 30 21 1.5 1 2 1 2 6 6 6
Adirondack Guide Boat 15.5 15' 1,150 0 67 35 21 2.0 N/A N/A 3 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Guillemot "S" 16 12' 11.5" 900 136 51 28 22 1.5 1 1 1 2 3 3 6
Play 16.5 14' 11" 900 140 50 28 22 1.5 1 1 1 2 3 3 6
Mystic River Tandem 17 16 1,175 0 63 36 23 2.0 N/A N/A 2 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Petrel 17 12 900 144 48 28 23 1.5 1 2 1 2 6 6 6
Petrel SG 17 N/A 4 sheets 4mm and 1/4 sheet of 3mm Plywood 23 1.5 1 2 1 2 6 6 6
microBootlegger 17.5 13' 4" 1,175 0 61 37 24 2.0 1 0 2 4 0 0 6
Great Auk 17 14' 11" 1,200 72 64 37 23 2.0 1 2 1 2 6 6 6
Guillemot 17 14' 11" 950 144 51 30 23 1.5 1 2 1 2 6 6 6
Yukon 18 14' 8.5" 1,000 0 51 30 24 1.5 1 2 1 2 6 6 6
Aleutesque 18 15' 4.5" 1,200 114 61 37 24 2.0 1 2 1 2 6 6 6
Guillemot "L" 18 15 1,075 152 54 33 24 2.0 1 2 1 2 6 6 6
High Cap Great Auk 18 16' 6" 1,475 114 74 46 24 2.5 1 2 1 2 6 6 6
Night Heron 18 13' 11" 950 152 48 30 24 1.5 2 2 1 2 6 6 9
High Deck Night Heron 18 13' 11" 1,000 152 51 31 24 1.5 2 2 1 2 6 6 9
Greenland Night Heron 18 13' 11" 950 152 48 30 24 1.5 2 2 1 2 6 6 9
S&G Night Heron 18 N/A 4 sheets 4mm Plywood 24 1.5 1 1 1 2 3 3 6
Noank Pulling Boat 18' 2" 18' 1,475 0 74 46 25 2.5 N/A 2 N/A N/A 6 6 N/A
Expedition Single 19 16' 10.5" 1,075 160 51 33 26 2.0 1 2 1 2 6 6 6
Razor Billed Auk 19 17' 1,100 80 53 34 26 2.0 1 2 1 2 6 6 6
Double 20 17' 11" 1,600 0 73 49 27 2.5 2 2 2 4 6 6 9
Mystery 20 16' 8" 1,125 0 51 35 27 2.0 1 0 1 2 0 0 6
Great Auk Double 21 19 1,600 132 69 49 28 2.5 2 3 2 4 9 9 9
Night Heron Double 21 18 1,750 176 76 55 28 3.0 2 3 2 4 9 9 9
Fast Double 25.5 23' 1" 1,650 212 59 52 34 2.5 2 3 2 4 9 9 9

 

These material requirements are approximate. If you are a first time builder, you may want to assume that you will use a little more. For example, 1.5 gallons of epoxy is enough to build most solo kayaks, but given waste due to mixing too much, spillage and applying too much resin to the cloth, you may end up using more. If you are cutting your own strips, you will want to get enough material that you can ruin a few strips before you have worked out how best to cut them. The number of full length strips given is enough to cover the boat, but some assumes you use cut-offs from some to cover some areas. Some joints may still be required. Items like the webbing and shock cord will vary depending on exactly how you outfit your boat. Complete Material Kits for almost all these designs are available through Chesapeake Light Craft.

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