by Rick Malagodi

Hi Chuck,

I loved the gun so much I had to build a boat!

My father needed a beach launch-able tender for his ocean boat so we whipped one up this past weekend. He needs to be able to brave the surf during launch so we made it big – it’s only 10’-6” long but almost 20” deep. I had pre-glued the sides (with ½” chines attached), transom and bulkhead on Thursday night and over the weekend we assembled the beast including the stem, the sole, and a nifty breasthook. By late Sunday afternoon he carted it off to Maine to finish it. When I get finished pictures from him I’ll zip you an article.

I really love that damn caulking gun as you can see by the amount of PL squeeze-out around the stem.


Long Live Duckworks!