View Full Version : Stan Richards and his Duck Punt

dylan winter
03-02-2012, 06:48 AM
Stan has finished his duck punt. It took him four and a half weeks - with the Havasu trailer sailor convention in the middle of it.

He has done a great job and has some observations on the use of cheap woods on such a project and has told exactly how much it cost to build

he has also made a simple little trolly for the punt

I am very excited to see how he gets on with sailing the thing

they are not things of great beauty but they are great to sail I assure you and an absolute cynch to build

the well illstrated blog is here


he has used garage floor paint and is goint to tell us how the boat lasts - but he lives in the desert


03-02-2012, 02:12 PM
garage floor paint

Hi Dylan,

Thanks for the posting. Garage floor paint was too much money so I actually used Latex Porch Paint. I bought a gallon and used a little more then 1/2 so I have plenty left for constant touch ups. I will let you know how well it stands up to normal abuse. It will not even be close to the durability of the System 3 LPU paint I used on Alice Gale (http://stansboat.wordpress.com/) and it has no gloss, but it seems perfect for the duck punt and going along with the traditional theme of camouflage colors.

dylan winter
03-03-2012, 04:25 AM
porch paint.... is that ordinary exterior gloss.

Did mine with floor paint that cost me 12 for 2.5 litres - call it five pints

seems great stuff - never going to use marine paint again


03-03-2012, 10:26 AM
porch paint.... is that ordinary exterior gloss.

Dylan, I used a flat latex porch and floor paint that should be fairly tough for the cost.
Really easy to apply so touch ups should be quick. The finished duck punt (dry) weighs in at 87 lbs, LOA is 15ft 5in, LWL 15 ft, beam is 3ft 1/4 inch, Depth 11 3/4 in midship.