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Project by aflixa posted 09-15-2009 02:10 PM 2508 views 7 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

my first project

-- Aflixa - Granja - Portugal





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#1 posted 09-15-2009 02:38 PM

SWEET !!!!!!

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#2 posted 09-15-2009 02:44 PM

Very nice did you use plans?
If so where did you get them from?

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#3 posted 09-15-2009 03:12 PM

BZ for sure.

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#4 posted 09-15-2009 03:46 PM

Some first project! Very nice indeed!

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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#5 posted 09-15-2009 03:49 PM

You have achieved a dream of most guys… Good job!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#6 posted 09-15-2009 03:53 PM

Great looking boat, and a very ambitious project.

The only flaw I see is that no one is holding on to the bow line as they lower it down in the hoist. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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aflixa

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#7 posted 09-15-2009 04:18 PM

I find the plans on this link – http://www.fao.org/docrep/007/y5649e/y5649e00.htm#Contents. Thanks for your comments.

-- Aflixa - Granja - Portugal

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#8 posted 09-15-2009 04:22 PM

How in the heck can this be your first project, very fine boat it looks fantastic.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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aflixa

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#9 posted 09-15-2009 05:13 PM

Hi jim, It was actually the first project, worthy of the name. It was made for my children to be able to spend some pieces together in a new dam in my region (south of Portugal – the largest artificial lake in Europe – Alqueva Dam) and decided to proceed to construction after visiting an old boat builder 70 years, a few years ago, in Praia in Cape Verde and it had no power tool and only had a hand saw (you can see the saw in the foto) , a hammer and a plane. This old man continues to build boats that go daily to the sea.! This man was my inspiration.Since then, my hobby became woodworking and that 80% of my spare time are employed to do construction projects in wood. My occupation is aerial photography, mapping and Geographical Informations Systems. See the foto Boat Costructor - Cape Verde

-- Aflixa - Granja - Portugal

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#10 posted 09-15-2009 05:33 PM

WOW. What are the dimensions? What size motor did you put on it? What type of wood did you use? Does it drive well? Sorry about all the questions but I grew up in a fishing village and I spent the first 17 years of my life in hand built boats. I wish I would have paid more attention back then; so much knowledge to be aquired.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#11 posted 09-15-2009 06:09 PM

Hi Rex, the dimensions of my boat are 5.2 meters long, see the project in the following link http://www.fao.org/docrep/007/y5649e/y5649e00.htm#Contents. the boat is equipped with an engine of 25 horsepower. The wood used is pinho. It drive very weel. The capacity is 7 people.

-- Aflixa - Granja - Portugal

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#12 posted 09-16-2009 03:40 AM

Aflixa, What a story and what a build! I’m so impressed. your talents are unbelievable and I look forward to more of your work. Thanks for sharing.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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#13 posted 09-16-2009 03:51 AM

incredible…amazing that this is one of your first projects—-so how does it float? (how well?)...

My dream is to make a LITTLE sail boat—-and learn to sail…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#14 posted 09-16-2009 03:15 PM

Cool Beans!

-- Don, Flower Mound, TX

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#15 posted 09-16-2009 09:46 PM

Very nice boat and a great story to go with it. I hope you and your kids have lots of fun in it on Alqueva Dam. I see from the pictures of your other projects that you have gathered a few more tools than the boat builder that inspired you!!

Lloyd

-- Northern California http://www.lloydus.com

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