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Old 10-01-11, 07:40 PM   #1
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Beautiful Boats

I'm building a boat.
Damn there are some pretty designs out there.









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Old 10-02-11, 06:27 PM   #2
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build one with sails.
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I built an Iain Oughtred designed dinghy. Lots of fun.
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Allen...feel free to build a nice flat back canoe for me too.
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Think you need to narrow your purpose down a bit.

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Old 10-02-11, 08:23 PM   #7
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Think you need to narrow your purpose down a bit.

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I'm going with the skin-on-frame whitehall.
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Old 10-03-11, 02:38 AM   #10
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I love the deck on the Wally Esense:


And the Wally 118 is just ridiculous in a Bond villain kind of way:


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An A Scow. I want one.

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An A Scow. I want one.

That's a lot of sheet on that thing.
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That's a lot of sheet on that thing.
1.6 miles of Rigging on an A Scow. That's a 36 foot version of my I Boat.
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The BatBoat..my favorite
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I'm building a boat.
Damn there are some pretty designs out there.









Allen, if you're not a member already please come join me at the woodenboat forums. Lots of great information.
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warning: wooden boat building is just as addictive as bikes can be.



That is my fourth one sheet skiff on the horses, a summer breeze is against the wall, on the other side of the wall not shown is a 16' pirogue. And all I wanted to do 3 years ago was build a small sailboat.

Wooden boat journal is great above the bilge, and I have found the magazine to be pretty useful also.

enjoy. and keep us posted in one place or another on your progress.
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That is my fourth one sheet skiff
I thought that was an OSS. I built one, assembled it on 09/11/2001, I'll always remember that boat. I was a good way to keep my mind off the F-16 flying over my neighborhood. Anyway, that's a fun boat to build, and a fun boat on small ponds and lakes. You making this plain or fancy?
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How about some boats that aren't exactly beautiful?




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bigger is better ...

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I thought that was an OSS. I built one, assembled it on 09/11/2001, I'll always remember that boat. I was a good way to keep my mind off the F-16 flying over my neighborhood. Anyway, that's a fun boat to build, and a fun boat on small ponds and lakes. You making this plain or fancy?

Fancy, red cedar chines and gunnels, luan panels, finished bright with spar varnish. need to make the knees and breasthook and it will be ready for the finish.

Bolger, he will be missed, as will Payson. It was Payson's book that made me believe I could build my own boat. Beautiful boats in function if not form, and many were both.
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You can build a whole boat out of a single sheet of plywood? I have no place to store, nor a way to tow a boat, but damn if that doesn't sound like fun.
Storing your one sheet skiff when not in use

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The shelves lift out, they are just resting on the frame (top) and cleats (bottom)

skeg was extended so the boat will stand upright, total height is just under 7'-6".

the boat weighs about 35 lbs, easy to car top.
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Storing your one sheet skiff when not in use

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The shelves lift out, they are just resting on the frame (top) and cleats (bottom)

skeg was extended so the boat will stand upright, total height is just under 7'-6".



the boat weighs about 35 lbs, easy to car top.
Will it hold two people?
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Will it hold two people?
It if did it would be up to the gunwales, unless they were maybe 90lbs each. You can build a pretty functional but unattractive boat for 2 or 3 people out of two sheets of 8x4 plywood.





These box boats sail better than they look but are so simple to build you can turn a couple out in a day.
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