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#1 posted 09-15-2009 02:38 PM
-- "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"
#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.
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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
#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
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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!
#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.
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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
-- 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!!
-- Northern California http://www.lloydus.com
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