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Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by WoodenPontoon, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. WoodenPontoon
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    WoodenPontoon Junior Member

    Just thought that I would introduce myself and show you some pictures of my Wooden Pontoon boat that I just recently launched. I have been designing and building this vessel for almost 12 years. I have a couple of pictures in the "multi-hulls" category as well.

    First Launch
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    Console
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    Construction of Gauge Hood
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  2. missinginaction
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    Well Wooden Pontoon,

    First thanks for posting those beautiful pictures.

    Really though, you've created a piece of artwork that just happens to float. What a unique rig. I've never seen anything quite like it.

    Congratulations,

    MIA
     
  3. Manie B
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  4. apex1

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    A really unique vessel! Nice (the lawn around the console thrills me most):D
     
  5. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    A masterpiece. Good choice of woodgrain.
     
  6. Submarine Tom

    Submarine Tom Previous Member

    Nice work!
     
  7. WoodenPontoon
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    WoodenPontoon Junior Member

    Thanks for the compliments guys. It really great that you have taken the time to read the post. She is a very un-traditional boat!

    I have been told by many that she has an artist flare. I spent much effort doing things that I believe, only I notice. I book-matched much of the wood, like decks, rails, dash panels, but few people see those details.

    Additionally, I love to use contrasting woods to add details. Everybody noties that!
     
  8. WoodenPontoon
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    WoodenPontoon Junior Member

    I have included some additional pictures taken during construction.

    Setting up for Vacumm Bagging veneer to forward gate.
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    Vacumm Bagging in Process
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    Finished Gate Panel
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    Building Aft Belly Skins
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  9. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    Of course, what do you expect after TWELVE YEARS of building. A tree can grow up in that time.
    Very nice, tbh I'm not that patient.
     
  10. boat fan
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    boat fan Senior Member

    Nice work , Wooden Pontoon , Nice work !
     
  11. WoodenPontoon
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    WoodenPontoon Junior Member

    Thanks! I appreciate the compliments.

    Unfortunately, I've had to put her to bed for the winter. I put her under a very large "Instant Garage" in the driveway. At least, I will be able to get her finished before springtime.
     
  12. boat fan
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    boat fan Senior Member

    Are not.....

    Are not boats like houses ? That is , are they ever " finished " ? :D
     
  13. WoodenPontoon
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    WoodenPontoon Junior Member

    Yes, you are most correct! Never finished!!
     
  14. Hydro Phil
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    Hydro Phil Hydro Phil

    New To Site

    Just wanted to say hello before i started with the questions! Not sure where to ask or look, was searching for Thai Longtail Drag, Hydro type boats & kept finding this site. Am very interested in building one of these, seem to be 8-10 ft. long, with tiller/go devil/mud boat type set-up with 125 & 250cc 2 stroke engines. Anyone know of any plans or better information on these? Am currently building a 11 ft. tunnel boat, have older kids still at home & looks like these would be fun in the back waters around here- NW Ga. Thanks, Phil
     

  15. Hydro Phil
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    Hydro Phil Hydro Phil

    By the way, one truly fine job on the pontoon boat, you can see your love of your talent everywhere!!! Phil
     
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