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Boat building

Discussion in 'DIY and Traditional crafts' started by jojo, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. jojo

    jojo Need to contact Admin...

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    A little wile back, I posted a message where I mentioned I was building a boat. Someone said: no pictures? It's not happening....or words to that effect.

    So...I'm building a boat, and here are some pics!

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    The boat will be 36 ft long by 10 ft wide. She ain't no fine yacht though. She's a big plywood box!

    Following my wife's diagnosis with cancer and subsequent treatment, we decided to make a start on a project we have thought about for a long while,so there it is.

    This is a drawing of what she will look like, eventually.

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    I'll probably give the wheel a miss, although I am sorely tempted to have it!

    If this is the wrong place to post this please feel free to move it. :)

    I'll have more pictures on my blog for anyone interested.
     
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  2. Dreadhead

    Dreadhead Bushcrafter through and through

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    Wow shes a beaut! Really like the design there especially the wheel wish we had that on our narrowboat ;)
     
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    That looks amazing, good luck with the build.
     
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    Oh No you have gotta have the wheel! :Wow:
    It looks fantastic.!
    Well done on making a start and best wishes to your wife too.
    Cheers , Simon
     
  5. boatman

    boatman Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Nice looking boat, have thought that the American Shanty Boats were a very pleasant idea if you have the rivers or lakes available. And do keep the wheel.
     
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    Looks great!
    I keep threatening to build a stitch and glue canoe, but no progress yet...:lmao:
     
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    What an amazing project. will you post more photographs as you progress. :You_Rock_
     
  8. crosslandkelly

    crosslandkelly A somewhat settled

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    Looks fascinating. Keep us posted with your progress.
     
  9. Niels

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    Good luck, and all the best with your wife!
     
  10. British Red

    British Red M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Hey Joel!

    Great project....I hope you have plenty of battery packs for your drills and drivers - I keep a drill and a driver going with two spare packs on charge and a spare fifth one - and its still barely enough.

    Bet its bloody cold out there too!

    Keep us updated please...a photo blog would be awesome.

    Hugs to the missus and Naomi
     
  11. joejoe

    joejoe On a new journey

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    all the best to your lady , enjoy the build
     
  12. HillBill

    HillBill Bushcrafter through and through

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    Thats not something you see on here.... impressed. :) Good luck with it mate, really looking forward to seeing how you get on with it. :)
     
  13. jojo

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    Thank you BR. Will do. The drills will certainly work overtime. I drilled dozens of screws holes yesterday, and that was on only one side...I have thought of starting a photo blog, it's just getting around to doing it! It is indeed bloody cold out there, maybe not arctic weather as the weather-men say but cold enough. It's the wind that gets me, the constant noise of flapping plastic gets on my nerves after a while, rattling the tent and damaging the windows, but I got a nice big roll of sticky stuff for repairs!

    The wheel would indeed be nice... but would also add another 9 to 10 ft to the mooring costs! Mind you it can always be added later. We'll see, we still might go with it. I'll add more pictures as I get on with the build, but it's likely to be hit and miss at times.
     
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    mousey Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    OOOooo

    Very interesting, I'll be following this one :)
     
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    A great project, am glad to see it under way.
     
  16. SimonM

    SimonM Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Very nice to see...thanks for taking the time to share.

    I second the blog idea...you know you want to.

    Simon
     
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    She looks very pretty from the drawings and what a great thing that will be to do.
    Please keep us updated.
     
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    WHAT???? I was thinking maybe a small boat for fishing, this is a ship my friend, and a proper one!! :) Best of luck, hope you show us more!
     
  19. jojo

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    A quick update on the boat. First the good news: This is the stage I reached, despite the cold weather. One side of the boat ready to turn over for finishing the outside: doubling of the bottom part of the side, so at the water line the hull will be 36mm thick, plus the fibreglass. Those bits of woods are 50mm thick and 150mm wide (2" x 6") The curve got me worried, I thought the would not bend or snap... but it did bend!

    The weather turned too cold again to glue and bend the second side.

    Now the bad news. Actually, very bad. I had a heart attack 8 days ago, and spent 4 days in two hospitals... all sorts of tests, angiogram etc. A tons of medication to take at the moment...

    I am just lucky to be alive. It was not a bad one. Nonetheless, boat building is now out of the question for the next few weeks at least, regardeless of what the weather is doing.

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    Sorry to hear about the heart attack that's really rough and I wish you a speedy recovery. You will be out there swearing at that boat again in no time ;)
     

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