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Project by aflixa posted 1774 days ago 2467 views 7 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

my first project

-- Aflixa - Granja - Portugal





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#1 posted 1774 days ago

SWEET !!!!!!

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

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#2 posted 1774 days ago

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

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#3 posted 1774 days ago

BZ for sure.

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#4 posted 1774 days ago

Some first project! Very nice indeed!

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

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#5 posted 1774 days ago

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

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

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#6 posted 1774 days ago

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 1774 days ago

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 1774 days ago

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 1774 days ago

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 1774 days ago

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 1774 days ago

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 1773 days ago

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 1773 days ago

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 1773 days ago

Cool Beans!

-- Don, Flower Mound, TX

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#15 posted 1772 days ago

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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