Originally Posted by MT4Runner
I forgot you live in Belgrade.
My brother built his while he was working at MT Boatbuilders south of Livingston...but he and the box now reside in Ft. Collins, CO.
I think 1/4-6mm ply is about right. Thinner and you risk cracking the layup if you set it on a rock or something on shore. Thicker and it gets heavy fast. I'd go for at least 6oz glass, inside and out.
Your brothers name isn't Skyler is it?
I know Jason, but not well. He builds amazing boats and one reason for the S&G construction idea is to practice for a future driftboat build, probably his plans for a recurve skiff.
I like the rabbit idea, I'll have to toy around with that. My thinking has been more along the idea of a tapered shoulder milled into Ipe with an opposing shoulder mounted into the lid structure. and a gasket between.
I was planning on CDX or possibly luan underlayment, probably in the 1/4" range, with possibly a thicker bottom and lid... Or I might just glue on some rub guards to toughen up the bottom.
My feeling on water tightness has more to do with the box not being very stiff and if it's torqued it would then break the seal and leak. I'm not concerned with leaking through the wood or at joints. I'm an experience carpenter and a pretty well layed out shop so wood working is my strong suit.
Codycleve, I think your saying the same thing more or less, overlapping lip and tongue (two opposing rabbits in woodworking terms) to seal. Which is essentially how most AL boxes are sealed if I'm not mistaken, no? Like two L's, one upside down and in front of the other with a gasket in between?
Thanks for the responses so far.