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Meranti Plywood

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Most people who own a Greg Tatman Wooden Boat got theirs by buying a kit. The kits come with all the wood parts substantially precut (some cutting and fitting has to be done as the boat is built). They come with all fasteners, caulking and a complete 50-page assembly manual. The kits are easy to build! No special jigs or strong backs are needed to build the boat on. No major tools (see page 26) are necessary--just two power drills (one variable speed), a belt sander, router, sabre saw and ordinary hand tools and clamps that many people already have.

Naturally, the assembly time varies from person to person; but on the average, we estimate about 60 hours. Finishing time takes between 30-50 hours, depending on the choice of finish (paint, oil or varnish).

Any do-it-yourself project can be terrifying-unpacking those parts of a kid's bicycle on Christmas Eve (with instructions written by someone who knows only 500 words of English) is enough to fill anyone with dread. But our boat kits leave nothing to guesswork. We have sold nearly one thousand boat kits to all kinds of people over the years--from construction workers and optometrists to pizza-handlers and professors of botany.

Our experience has shown that virtually anyone can put together one of our kits. We tell each buyer to read the manual thoroughly, and those who still have questions can be assured that we're only a phone call away. As it turns out, we only get about one phone call a month from kit buyers with questions about assembly.

Boat kits are all we do. We are not torn by a divided attention to completed boat customers and kit customers. That way we can devote all our attention to serving and supporting folks who are putting their own boats together so they can go fishing!

To order call (541)746-5287 or fax at (541) 7442190
or e-mail at woodn@gregboats.com