Gator Bayou BoatsDan Fitzpatrick of Memphis, Tennessee built his14 ft wood pirogue using our plans!Sanding the bow platesShaping the side panelsLeft hand fishing practice!Hi! I have a few questions concerning the construction of the 14 ft Pirogue. I do not know about down there in Louisiana but here in Memphis,Tn. the longest sheet of plywood that I can get is 10 ft. In the instructions that came with the plans it shows how to join two pieces of shorter plywood together. Also… the stainless ring nails. What is the length nail that I will need? Approximately how many will I need (1 lb?) Where can I get these? I called my local hardware store and they said they would have to order them. I would wind up with 50 lbs of stainless steel 8d nails which would cost me $130. With the exception of these questions the rest seems pretty straight forward and I can’t wait to get started. Thank You for your time, Dan===================================================Hi! Dan!! We usually use about a half pound of 1″ and a half pound of 1 1/4″ stainless ring nails.We just buy a 1 pound box of each, about $6-8 dollars a box!!! If a nail goes through we just grind/sand it flat, its stainless and these boats get painted anyway!! We get then from:***************************Robichaux’s Lumber Company in Raceland, Louisiana504-447-7035***************************We get the full size sheets of plywood at the same place! We order 14ft or 16 ft sheets of marine plywood. They should be able to ship you the nails!!! Give them a call, plywood prices vary wildly at the chain stores etc. I don’t know if they ship small amounts of plywood, give them a call and ask, who knows!!BOB!!===================================================Bob, I e-mailed you before about the plans for a 14 ft Pirogue and before I put>my order in to Robichaux’s I wanted to verify what I will need1 lb. each 1″ and 1 1/4″ stainless ring nails>16 ft marine grade plywood>1″x 8″x 16′ (for the chines) (how many boards do I need?) ****only oneboard****>3/8″x 16′ (for the bottom) ****one sheet****>1/4″x 16′ (boat sides) ****one sheet****>>Weld wood glue (how much?) ****one quart****>>I hate to be a bother but this will be the first full sized boat that I have ever built and want to make sure I do it right the first time (if possible), Dan—————————————————————————-Bob, Got the material from Robichaux’s… they are a good group of people. What I ended up ordering from them was 1/4 x 4 x 16 marine plywood, 1 x 8 x 18, 1 qt of weld wood, 1 lb.- 1/2″ stainless ring nails. Total cost so far was $132.50 for the material plus $45.60 for shipping ($178.10). renault winterbanden . Anyway, We turned up the radio and brought out the cooler and started working. we cut out the patterns and stapled them to the wood and traced them out. We cut them out using a jigsaw… probably not the quickest or the easiest but that is what I had to work with. After that we sanded everything smooth. Thanks, DanMore images of Dans boat (or yours) coming!Pieces cut out and other goodiesFitting sides and railsSanding side panels and chines squarePlywood bottom sheet used as a squareFitting bow stem“Designated Drinker” beer can balance testBottom made from setting boat on top of plywood sheet and tracing bottom OD leaving 1/2 inch oversize for sandingBow stem cut from 2X4Dans own seat designsLooking Good! Bottom not sanded flush with sides yetHull coated with sealer prior to paintingMore of Dans photos (or yours) coming!