Boat Building Projects Underway

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by Manie B, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. gonagin
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    gonagin New Member

    My projects

    This is what I've got going on right now. I know they're not anything big or fancy like you guys build but I'm having a lot of fun. Here's some photos. The first 2 pics are of a 1942 Welin life boat I just bought. It has a 1910ish Kermath engine. I got it running the other day after sitting for 40 years. The next 2 are of a Sharpie inspired boat that I'm planning to power with a 10-20 horse outboard for my fishing boat. I know they're not much but I have a lot of fun anyway.
     

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  2. DGreenwood
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    DGreenwood Senior Member

    Are you kidding me gonagin!! I've built carbon yachts worth millions but that life boat looks like nothin but fun to me. Now that is a project that I would get some fun out of. I'm green with envy you got that Kermath running.:p
     
  3. gonagin
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    gonagin New Member

    Thank you Mr. Greenwood, it means a lot coming from a yacht pro like yourself. There's no sense in doing something you don't like doing. The Welin is coming along nicely. yesterday I started replacing the rub rails then it's on to scrubbing and painting.
     
  4. Matt.D
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  5. Manie B
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    Manie B Senior Member

    jeez how about those stairs

    please dont drink and drive ;)
     
  6. viking north
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    viking north VINLAND

    Can you imagine,half in the bag and having to walk up, A true roadside sobriety test. ( Best install those nice expensive stainless railings soon, ( a cold beer at the end of the days work, you're ready to leave for home and you discover you've left the lights on up above. Man that thing is big--lotsa room to roam on the inland waterway there---
     
  7. ancient kayaker
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    ancient kayaker aka Terry Haines

    - big enough to have an elevator?
     
  8. jessboat
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    jessboat New Member

    A project in Finland

    Best winter wishes from Finland,

    We are building a 15 meter /45 foot motor boat. Didn't find what I wanted in a store so what can you do. This is my first boat but there's a good team on it. I'll probably fail at inserting a picture but the link is http://www.jessboats.fi/jess1/ . Sorry the site is in Finnish but pictures should tell the tale.

    She will have twin 320 hp Sisu Diesels and simulations are giving her 28-30 knot top speed. Breadth is 4 meters/12 feet and displacement 9,5 metric tons. She sleeps 6 in fixed beds and 2 in saloon. Fuel capacity is 1 800 liters. Looking to launch one summer.

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  9. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    Welcome, jessboat. That is a very ambitious first boat. I wish you good outcome of the project!
    Here are some of your photos below:[​IMG]
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  10. jessboat
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    jessboat New Member

    I had it coming

    Thank you for the welcome and uploading the pics. She's a handful and I'm in it deep but I kind of knew it would go that way. Still I think the right thing to do is to get going once the dream is clear.
     
  11. mctaggert
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    mctaggert Junior Member

    Old post, but I've just got to say that engine is fantastic. Good luck with the whole project.
     
  12. spinnakercc
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    spinnakercc New Member

    My Project Boat

    I have a project boat that is currently for sale, although I do work on it from time to time. You can see it at http://www.roberts25forsale.com
    I am thinking of continuing the project because of two reasons. I seem to be drawn to finishing this boat, because it was a dream of mine to own a boat of this size, and two, I have been trying to sell it and it hasn't spurred any interest in a year or two.
     
  13. amariner
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    amariner Junior Member

  14. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher


  15. amariner
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    amariner Junior Member

    thank you
    than one more boat from my collection
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    she is also handmade
     
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