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Project by Scrapjock posted 07-07-2010 11:25 PM 4561 views 14 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this skiff in 2007 and used it for a while on Lake Lanier but the big boat’s waves made it rough to navigate.

so I sold it. It’s from a Bear mountain boats plan.

-- Dana P, N. Cove Gainesville, GA - Remember the 6P's: "Proper Planning Prevents Pis-Poor Performance." Victory loves preparation.





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blackcherry

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#1 posted 07-07-2010 11:32 PM

Can I take it out tonight, she looks beautiful…BC

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noknot

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#2 posted 07-07-2010 11:40 PM

Nice boat bring it down here and Ill put it to good use in sinclair

-- GO DAWGS!

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Moron

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#3 posted 07-07-2010 11:45 PM

There is something about wooden boats that is so appealing to the eye, gives such a sense of comfort, her lines, those sweeping longitudinal curves from bow to stern where only wood can capture it…...perfectly.

She might be small, but she’s a beauty.

Nice work.

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

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Jim1963

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#4 posted 07-07-2010 11:55 PM

Beautiful boat ! Looks like a fun build.

-- SW la.

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ND2ELK

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#5 posted 07-08-2010 12:01 AM

Great looking boat. You did a beautiful job on it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 07-08-2010 01:09 AM

How could you sell a work of art like that??? Nice work.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA

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JoshF

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#7 posted 07-08-2010 01:32 AM

Dana, Thats a fantastic boat! I’m also in Gainesville, but not fortunate enough to live on the lake. Do you build boats for a living or just for fun?

Nice work!
Josh
Gainesville, GA

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Grumpy

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#8 posted 07-08-2010 01:55 AM

Excellent work.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 07-08-2010 02:51 AM

A Beautiful Boat Indeed! I don’t know if I could part with something I put that much work into.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#10 posted 07-08-2010 04:00 AM

Beautiful!!!! Thanks for sharing.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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#11 posted 07-08-2010 04:18 AM

You did a great job. My did always talked about building boats as a Chips in the Coast Guard during WWII. Your project reminded me of those talks. I don’t think he (88 this year), or even I am up to this type of project.

Thanks for the walk down memory lane. I need to make a phone call.

-- Doug - As my Dad taught me, you're not a cabinet maker until you can hide your mistakes.

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#12 posted 07-08-2010 04:28 AM

Wow thats really nice job great looking wood ,what type of finish did you use?

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Jim Crockett (USN Retired)

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#13 posted 07-08-2010 04:46 AM

Very nice looking skiff – you did a great job. Love the wood – that’s what a boat is supposed to look like (at least to an old fart like me), wood not fiberglass or some other manmade material.

Too bad that the wakes of the bigger boats ruined your fun with your handmade boat – that really sucks!

Jim

-- A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including his/her life".

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Kerux

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#14 posted 07-08-2010 05:11 AM

What did you make it out of ????

-- http://caledoniachurchofchrist.yolasite.com/

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#15 posted 07-08-2010 07:27 AM

Great looking boat!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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