"You do not need a strong back but I would recommend getting some instructions. I’ve got plans from Mike Baker, Don Hill, Ray’s and Tatman. Mike Baker hands down has the best instruction and plans. He is on this site.
"I built it. It is a Ray’s 14’. It has only been on the water a dozen times. Mahogany plywood, mahogany hardwoods, fir plywood bottom. It currently sits in my Fly Shop, www.wallaceflyshop.com . 520 Cedar St. Wallace, ID…"
"You may want to re-evaluate the need for 22 oz triax. You will be using a lot of epoxy for just that. It is probably over kill not to mention costly. Consider 2 coats of 6 oz glass. Just a suggestion based on experience."
"So I took “Fly Me” down to the local launch to see how she floats and see where the leak is. I never found a leak. Got in the boat, bounced it around, back and forth and found it to be very sound. If any one is interested before I…"
"I'm planning the same thing, was thinking of epoxy/painting while its still flat (not attached to stem and transom). Did you oil the inside??? My current plan to oil the inside, except the rails, seats, and brace where…"
"Sorry it took so long. The can is at my Fly Shop in the basement and we are closed, anyways.... It is Interlux, Brightside Polyurethane Ocean Blue. It reminds me of a blue you might see on WWII navy planes. It just went…"
"Dusty, check out Duralux Marine Enamel. Carried by Home Depot and about half the price at $18 a qt. I just put the Aquamarine color on a boat I am restoring and it is very true to the color sample on line. They offer a wide selection of colors. It…"
"Thanks Randy. I could probably confirm if i can get my hands on a color card. on my computer the bikini color looks much brighter than Greg's pic. Does anyone locally carry that product? I work in Eugene."