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Puddle Duck Racer Anyone?

I know, they're a little expensive, coming in at over $100 for the better outfitted ones, but has anyone built or raced in the little Puddle Duck Racers? They seem like an absolute blast. I'm not sure how far out I'd be willing to take one, but still, they look like they'd have a great dollar to smile conversion rate.

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Anyone here play with these or designs which require similar levels of money and skill?

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I built one, it was easy, did it in a weekend but I used Lauan plywood for the top and sides, and overbuilt the bottom, mast step, and bulkheads. So it was very heavy, and fell apart after a year. If I build another I would use 1/4" non-lauan plywood, seal it with epoxy, and redo the rig, it had a Sunfish rig which was too long, boat would not tack properly.





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