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Mini Boat - Bill of Materials
Joshua Tulberg
Kits and Plans available at: Rapidwhale.com
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MotorThis is what moves your boat.
Any conventional trolling motor will work. They all have the same top-speed, so don't waste your money on a more powerful one unless you want to accelerate to 4 MPH faster.
Newport Vessels NV-Series 46 lb. Thrust SaltwaterAmazon
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00VYP3QOM/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=rapidwhale-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00VYP3QOM&linkId=115613ca5bf7dce2fe552d828c61850d
$160.00Find a used one locally for $60 or consider a new $100 30lb freshwater model.-$60.001$160.00
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Trailer SocketFor a sleek and quick way to connect the trolling motor electronics to the boat. There is no current rating, but the terminals look beefy and have not failed me yet.CURT 58671 4-Way Round Connector Plug & SocketAmazon
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001EOV3MU/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=rapidwhale-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B001EOV3MU&linkId=0bda0367ec9449d92597a59ececd925d
$14.001$14.001$14.00
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BatteryFor powering your motor. Each battery should provide ~ 1 hour of full-power motor usage.ML35-12 - 12V 35AH U1 Deep Cycle AGMAmazon
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00K8E0WAG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=rapidwhale-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00K8E0WAG&linkId=1fe7e0bb6c174b4ac12c40e7c81b7ee7
$64.00You only need 1 to move, even though the boat can easily hold 2.1$64.00Buy 2 for double the run-time. The extra weight also helps with stability.2$128.00
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Battery ClampsYou are buying these for the clamps, you can throw away the socket.NoCo 12V Adapter Plug Socket with Battery ClampsAmazon
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00G8WLX78/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&psc=1&linkCode=ll1&tag=rapidwhale-20&linkId=4c2fa98f6e606d0692d9cd8a669ccc92&language=en_US
$9.99You can use the bolt-on options that came with the motor, but they are a pain logistically.--Quality Battery Clamps are the way to go.1$9.99
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Battery Clamp EyeletsYou are going to need QTY 2 high quality eyelets for connecting the wire to the battery clamps.Selterm Marine Grade Tinned Copper Wire Lugs.
8 AWG -- 1/4" Ring / Eye
2 Pack
Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074P4B2Z7/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&psc=1&linkCode=ll1&tag=rapidwhale-20&linkId=81dd0eb27db218b177a144a54c87b364&language=en_US
$5.58--1$5.58
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Battery StrapFor securing the batteries. 4 pack, but you only need 2.Ozark Trail 76064P, Utility Strap with Quick-Release Buckle, 72" L, Black, 4 PieceAmazon
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01ATL97U8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=rapidwhale-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B01ATL97U8&linkId=4f59571cdcb91585181cf6443de3d0e6
$12.00You can just use rope to secure the batteries.--1$12.00
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Steering RopeThis rope will be your steering linkage. You only need ~20 feet worth. Polyester is the way to go because it stretches less than nylon.1/4" By 100 Feet Double Braided Polyester RopeAmazon
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NMNVBMI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=rapidwhale-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00NMNVBMI&linkId=b8f8975823cc02924534518ef428cb90
$20.001$20.001$20.00
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Quick CleatA quick-connect option for securing the rope to the steering drum, allowing faster motor installation / removal times.Quick Cleat No-knot Kayak Cleat (2ea), for 1/4" ropeAmazon
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00Z4F8EVI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=rapidwhale-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00Z4F8EVI&linkId=8fd984ef7725f105de5e4e71d871e2a5
$22.00You can just tie knots to secure the steering.--1$22.00
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PulleyA critical component to the steering system. These pulleys guide the rope from the steering shaft to the motor shaft.Stanley National Hardware 3219BC 1-1/2" Zinc Plated Wall/Ceiling Mount Single PulleyAmazon
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FPDGA6/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=rapidwhale-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B000FPDGA6&linkId=f5011752ace318a933da0ec844ab5bdc
$7.004$28.004$28.00
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SeatFor your ass. Comes in a variety of colors. Brown is my favorite and usually cheapest.Wise Economy Low Back SeatAmazon
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001914CUI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=rapidwhale-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B001914CUI&linkId=3dce7e18af56b82b5428c3b370ba80ae
$40.00You can just cut up an old cushion or a piece of foam.--1$40.00
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EpoxyFor waterproofing wood and wetting-out fiberglass. 1 Gallon size of the Fast Hardener should be enough if you don't put it on too thick.TotalBoat 5:1 Epoxy KitsAmazon
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HR85152/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=rapidwhale-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00HR85152&linkId=19c6f007cfd80c7d1a8d442587944528
$120.001$120.001$120.00
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Stir SticksFor mixing epoxy. 50 per pack, but only need ~20 per boat.Woodman Crafts Paint Sticks - 9 Inch Premium gradeAmazon
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01I7QW6QO/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=rapidwhale-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B01I7QW6QO&linkId=9c8dd188050efb329590be730252c11c
$10.00You can just use actual sticks.--1$10.00
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Mixing CupsFor mixing epoxy. 12 pack of mixing cups. You can re-use some of these after the epoxy has hardened.ABN 1500 16 Ounce Paint Mixing CupsAmazon
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00M0NMJ3Q/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=rapidwhale-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00M0NMJ3Q&linkId=ad0758ce2f1a17529624c3a2c8cab97e
$9.00Start saving your yogurt cups.--2$18.00
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Wood FlourFor thickening the epoxy to make the epoxy fillets. You only need about 2 quarts.System Three 3110S47 Brown Wood FlourAmazon
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BR2KPX2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=rapidwhale-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00BR2KPX2&linkId=46523fbfcb8a31e64e99d553609767a9
$16.00Start saving your sawdust, because that works just as well.--1$16.00
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Icing BagsFor easy application of thickened-epoxy. 100 per pack, but only need ~10 per boat.PREMIUM QUALITY-Heavy Duty Disposable Pastry BagAmazon
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XKDJRK6/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=rapidwhale-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B06XKDJRK6&linkId=2946f96e0ad752b15b00936114573133
$11.00Start saving heavy-duty zip-locks.--1$11.00
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Gloves For protecting your skin from Epoxy. 100 individual gloves (50 pairs) per pack.Nitrile Exam GlovesAmazon
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KE233Q2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=rapidwhale-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00KE233Q2&linkId=3a672a81a8b75a781278b9860a56b110
$10.001$10.001$10.00
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BrushesFor applying epoxy. 36 per pack, and may need all of them per boat.2" Single X Thick Chip Brush, BB00013Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XQ8KSM7/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=rapidwhale-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B06XQ8KSM7&linkId=1e04bbbbd496db11cdff176e37dc7a8f
$14.001$14.001$14.00
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Chemical FoamFor filling the inside of the bulkhead, which provides floatation in the event of a flood. This is just enough to fill both bulkheads.Liquid Urethane Rigid Pour Foam 2 lb Density - 1/2 Gallon Kits - 1 Gallon TotalAmazon
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00L6PGKVG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=rapidwhale-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00L6PGKVG&linkId=0bc4445f8797d41d82798e4d8f9b2bb7
$66.00Stuff the bulkheads with pool noodles. It's not as effective but would probably work in a pinch.--1$66.00
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Cable TiesFor stitching the boat together before glue. 100 pack, but need ~187 per boat. Brown is least noticeable, but any other color will work just as well.8 Inch Brown Standard Nylon Cable Tie 100pkAmazon
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003Y619EI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=rapidwhale-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B003Y619EI&linkId=119712960f3c6c3d11df1aba93775cc3
$8.002$16.002$16.00
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VarnishFor protecting the epoxy from the sun. 1-Quart should be enough per boat.TotalBoat Lust Marine VarnishAmazon
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0144SKV5C/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=rapidwhale-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B0144SKV5C&linkId=0bb3da70e56210928a6682ec6d1a6c30
$35.001$35.001$35.00
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LightFor being seen at night. This (RED/GREEN) light, and a flashlight acting as an "all around" light may be a legal requirement for riding in the dark.Sea Dog 400155-1 Combination Bow LightAmazon
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000ADVUDS/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=rapidwhale-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B000ADVUDS&linkId=96b8ce6fddde44880fc69740b94eabed
$14.00Just don't ride at night.--1$14.00
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Life PreserverFor preventing death. This super dorky type of PFD is ideal for turning unconscious people upright. It is also ideal for a mini-boat because it provides more seat-space than other PFDs since it doesn't cover your back. Every inch counts in a mini-boat. I believe it is a legal requirement to have a PFD on-board.AIRHEAD Type II PFD Life JacketAmazon
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0001YW09E/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=rapidwhale-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B0001YW09E&linkId=e46aeca8a74923816d0f26920dbda574
$9.00Perhaps you already have one?--1$9.00
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Emergency PaddleFor moving the boat in case you get stuck in weeds or lose motor propulsion.Attwood Telescoping PaddleAmazon
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003DK3GSC/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=rapidwhale-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B003DK3GSC&linkId=0a1edd95293f2d7d9847c75cd00e3965
$10.00Just don't ride far.--1$10.00
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Dead Man's Connector
For making a simple dead-man's switch. My Dean's Connector failed, this is a better option. Good for up to 90A! You only need 1 pair.XT90 ConnectorAmazon
https://www.amazon.com/d/Rc-Vehicle-Parts/Battery-Connector-Yellow-Connectors-Female/B01LQ56Z24/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1542495071&sr=8-1&keywords=xt90+connector&linkCode=ll1&tag=rapidwhale-20&linkId=6b898fe90387ec39618693e2829b3852&language=en_US
$10.00Highly recommended, but not a requirement.--1$10.00
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LanyardFor attaching the dead-man's switch to your PFD so that the dead-man's switch is pulled when you fall out. Optional because rope works too.Universal OutBoard Kill Switch KeysAmazon
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XFJ38LN/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=rapidwhale-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B06XFJ38LN&linkId=d474a5996d98804e1241fe9508b4f5e2
$9.00Just use a rope.--1$9.00
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Battery ChargerA kick-ass charger that has AGM battery-type charging options.NOCO Genius G3500 6V/12V 3.5A UltraSafe Smart Battery ChargerAmazon
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004LWVEKS/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=rapidwhale-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B004LWVEKS&linkId=1aa345f7d6ededd1c39be27b44d028ba
$60.00Use any 12V battery / car charger. Ideally it has an AGM option, but if not just expect less cycles out of your battery.--Only purchase if you don't have a good charger that allows for charging AGM lead-acid battery types.1$60.00
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SwitchFor switching ON/OFF 12V accessories. Perhaps a light, voltage gauge, or bilge pump.HEAVY DUTY TOGGLE SWITCH 20/15A 125/277V, 2 HP with Waterproof Rubber Boot UL cUL CertifiedAmazon
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01IYKSLCG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=rapidwhale-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B01IYKSLCG&linkId=6aba5be701b5ba23b152377674fc2fc6
$8.00No need if you aren't installing a light.--1$8.00
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Voltage GaugeFor knowing battery voltage so that you can estimate remaining battery life.Xcsource 12V-24V DC Digital Display Voltmeter Car Motorcycle Red LED Waterproof Voltmeter Black BI181Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01FH9NJ7O/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=rapidwhale-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B01FH9NJ7O&linkId=4fe817e75d28a5ace9d846c35a64981c
$10.00Just don't ride far.--1$10.00
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Hook and LoopFor securing the seat to the floor of the boat.2" Self Adhesive Hook and LoopAmazon
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00H3R9S1K/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=rapidwhale-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00H3R9S1K&linkId=3a6f40e3207a3d50e28456b49f70230f
$10.001-1$10.00
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Paint*** OPTIONAL ***
If you want paint, then be sure to get Marine grade stuff.
Rust-Oleum 207004 Marine Topside Paint, 1-QuartAmazon
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0019K901K/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=rapidwhale-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B0019K901K&linkId=301ade57c8df7efded47d6afd0688b73
$20.00Just go all-natural.--Only purchase if you want to paint something.1$20.00
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Stain*** OPTIONAL ***
An alcohol-based stain that plays nice with epoxy, and dries in an hour. Warning: The darker stains tend to show a lot of your fiberglass/epoxy air bubbles. I would suggest dark stain only where no fiberglass will be.
Behlen Solar LuxCLC
http://www.clcboats.com/shop/products/boat-building-supplies-epoxy-fiberglass-plywood/boat-paint-varnish-finishing/behlen-solar-lux-stain.html
$14.00Just go all-natural.--Only purchase if you want to stain something.1$14.00
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Fillet ToolsFor helping shape the thickened epoxy fillets. Just wipe clean after each use.Fillet Tools - Set of SixCLC
http://www.clcboats.com/shop/products/boat-building-supplies-epoxy-fiberglass-plywood/fillet-tool.html
$5.00Just use a gloved finger.--1$5.00
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Fiberglass TapeFor structural support over the thickened epoxy fillets.Fiberglass Tape - 9oz, 3" x 25 yardsCLC
http://www.clcboats.com/shop/products/boat-building-supplies-epoxy-fiberglass-plywood/3-inch-fiberglass-tape.html
$24.00Just cut your own strips from the fiberglass cloth.--1$24.00
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FiberglassFor structural support. 6oz weight is a bit on the heavy side (normally 4oz for kayaks), but I want 6oz for extra strength.Fiberglass Cloth - 6oz, 50" Wide - Per YardCLC
http://www.clcboats.com/shop/products/boat-building-supplies-epoxy-fiberglass-plywood/6-ounce-fiberglass-cloth.html
$8.005$40.005$40.00
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CLC ShippingFor shipping all CLC items.
(estimate)
UPS GroundCLC$20.001$20.001$20.00
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HardwareAll fancy 316 stainless steel hardware means less likely to rust.SCREWS:
- QTY: 4 of 2.5" 1/4-20 316 SS Button Head
- QTY: 6 of 1.75" 1/4-20 316 SS Button Head
- QTY: 7 of 1.25" 1/4-20 316 SS Button Head
- QTY: 12 of 1.0" 1/4-20 316 SS Button Head
- QTY: 6 of 1.5" 10-24 316 SS Flat Head

NUTS:
- QTY: 29 of 1/4-20 316 SS Nylock
- QTY: 6 of 10-24 316 SS Nylock

WASHERS:
- QTY: 34 of 1/4-20 w/ 0.625" OD 316 SS
- QTY: 12 of 1/4-20 w/ 0.875" OD 316 SS
- QTY: 8 of 10-24 w/ 0.688 OD 316 SS
McMaster carrhttps://www.mcmaster.com/$54.00Save yourself $20 and avoid the expensive stainless steel and just live with the rust.-$34.001$54.00
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Steering ShaftPVC PipeHome Depot$3.001$3.001$3.00
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CarpetMore pleasant on your feet than smooth epoxy covered wood.Home Depot$10.00Carpet is a luxury you don't need to float your boat.--Carpet sure feels nice!1$10.00
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Vinyl TubingFor cable managment of the wiring harness1/2" ID 5/8" OD for motor wires.
A larger DIA for cabin wires.
Home Depot$10.00Cable ties and black-tape work too.--1$10.00
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WireFor making electrical connections8 AWG main power wire and 12 AWG accessory wires.Home Depot$40.00Go ask a friend for wire or hunt around on craigslist. Cheap automotive jumper cables will work too.-$10.00For the 8AWG, consider purchasing cheap automotive jumper cables. You could probably use the stock aligator clips too.1$40.00
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