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I build this boat about 3 years ago, and it got me addicted to woodworking. So i hardly ever use it, because woodworking is funner. Sorry no pics of it in water, 7.5ft long – short enough to fit in the back of a minivan. Built from pine and marine mahogany plywood, oak keel, and i fiberglass taped the seem on hull.

-- Joel





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 549 days ago

Nice

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 549 days ago

That’s too pretty to put in the water anyway!

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

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derosa

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#3 posted 549 days ago

That looks like a romantically cute thing to sit out on a small lake with the wife and should be in a disney movie. I like it.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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Sodabowski

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#4 posted 549 days ago

Let me guess that one: you leave in the middle of Arizona, hours away from the nearest river, right? ;)
Looks real good! Welcome to LJs :)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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shipwright

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#5 posted 549 days ago

Well done.
The sheerline shape is quite different. Whose design is it?
The sculling notch is sort of fun too.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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jap

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#6 posted 549 days ago

here is the design from http://svensons.com/boat/?p=RowBoats/CarTopBoat . i tried to follow the plan, but i made some unintentional mods. I was just a unintelligent/overambitious/poor 12/13 year old Basically built it with Dad’s skill saw, uncles jigsaw, and used the same uncles miter saw. Funny thing, that the uncle bought me a jigsaw for my birthday the next year.

-- Joel

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shipwright

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#7 posted 548 days ago

No apologies necessary.

You did a great job and for what it’s worth, your unintentional sheerline mod looks quite fashionable.

It’s good to start early. I built my first boat when I was about that age.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#8 posted 548 days ago

Great looking boat.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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luv2learn

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#9 posted 548 days ago

Great job on the boat.

I wish more 12/13 year old boys would get out in the garage or basement and try their hand at creating something this ambitious. Don’t apologize for your “unintentional mods” most of us do the same thing on our projects. Remember if you aren’t screwing up you’re not doing anything :).

Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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AKSteve

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#10 posted 548 days ago

Wow I don’t see any unintentional mods ! looks great, but what good is a boat if you don’t get it wet! :) you need to Christen that boat!

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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jap

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#11 posted 548 days ago

Thanks

-- Joel

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Darrol

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#12 posted 548 days ago

Nice job!

-- Darrol - Kingwood, TX

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HalDougherty

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#13 posted 548 days ago

Nice job on your boat! Thanks also for the link to the plans.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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jim C

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#14 posted 548 days ago

C’mon!
Get that boat launched!
What a great build you have created. More young folk’s should have your ambitions.

Great job!

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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Retsof

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#15 posted 548 days ago

That looks like a fun boat for pond fishing. Nice job.

-- "There seems to be a black hole in my garage that swallows up pencils and tape measures as soon as I put them down."

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