Project progess

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by BHOFM, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. TeddyDiver
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    TeddyDiver Gollywobbler

    Stern is perfect.. just how I like. Agree with Rick about the missing bow view :D The boat is nice too:)
     
  2. Manie B
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    Manie B Senior Member

    Fantastic

    You have motivated me endlessly during your build - big thanks :D

    absolutely hit it on the nail - never a truer word spoken :cool:
     
  3. BHOFM
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    BHOFM Senior Member

    The three young ladies in the power boat are friends of my wife. They
    are triplets, as is my wife. I have known them since they were about
    two years old. They have the face of an angel and a smile that says,
    "Give me your credit cards and car keys"!

    They are avid boaters, launch and retrieve the boat with the skill of
    seasoned veterans.

    They are Missy, Misty and Melisa. They told me they love "Dirty old men"!

    If you notice, their out fits match the boat!

    Thanks for the comments.
     
  4. BHOFM
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    BHOFM Senior Member

    New Post!:p :p :p

    One problem is the boat attracts too much attention. There were a dozen or
    more looking at it when I got to the launch ramp. The rangers stopped to
    look and gave me a quickie inspection, I didn't have a horn. They let me
    launch any way. Life jackets are their main concern. And fire extinguisher,
    not required if there is no fuel on board. I have a small kitchen extinguisher.
     
  5. BHOFM
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    BHOFM Senior Member

    A shot under way, if just barely. After nine hours
    of tacking, reaching, running and drifting, I was
    ready for the locker room.

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    I feel real good that the only thing I had to change
    was the out haul, added a block and cleat. I also redid
    the hold downs on the trailer to make it a bit quicker
    to get it in the water. I had to tighten the rigging up
    after a few hours, but that is just normal stuff I think.
    Everything else worked as planned.
    I had to get a larger cooler, ran out of water first trip out.
    Had to cut it short.

    Since the project is complete, this is the last post for
    me.

    Thanks to all that replied, and those that just looked, you
    are welcome.

    God Bless and keep building.

    :p :p :p

    PS; Here is my trip I did on Tuesday. Blue is sailing
    and red is motoring.

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  6. Manie B
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    Manie B Senior Member

    and now, pray tell my dear lord
    what shall the next project be




    let me guess


    a vessel that you can sleep on :idea:




    wanna bet he he:D




    aneeeeewaaaay looking good
    enjoy
     
  7. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    BHOFM, congratulations! - - I am sure everyone else is looking forward to your next (larger liveaboard) project... Good sailing...
     
  8. BHOFM
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    BHOFM Senior Member

    The next build, if there is a next build, most likely not,
    will, might be, a 16' scow. Simple, light weight, quick
    build.

    I really don't think there will be a "next build".

    I just hope there is a "next year".
     
  9. conceptia
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    conceptia Naval Architect

    hello all.. this post was impressive.. you have motivated me to build a wooden boat with my hands. I'll do it one day.....
     
  10. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    It is a beautiful build and reminds me of old times in my living room.
     

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  11. BHOFM
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    BHOFM Senior Member

    Can't believe this thread has popped up again!

    Well while is is here, The boat gets taken out of storage
    Monday and a good cleaning and checking over. I looked
    at it the other day and a couple places the filler over the
    screws has popped out and I am going to try and seal the
    seams in the transom a little better this year. All the gear
    has been stored indoors so I am sure it is fine.

    I spent most of the winter building RC airplanes, even
    the
    wife got into it and build one, a rubber band jobie.

    I have spent the last couple months redoing a couple
    RC sail boats I build years ago, about twenty years in
    fact.

    One just needed some cleaning and the electrics checked,
    cleaned and greased. A good compounding and some wax.

    The other I refinished the deck, all new running hardware
    and rigging. Sanded it with 2000. compounded, polished
    and waxed.
    Put some wheels on the stand to get it to the water a bit
    easier, twenty years ago carrying a sixty pound boat to
    the water was not problem, but things change.

    Also I have two new Grand kids. Girls, thirteen years old
    from Brazil, their folks were lost in a flood a couple years
    ago. My daughter is not adopting them, we are going to
    see they get a good education and keep them healthy
    and let them decide later what they want to do. Twins
    BTW and cute as bugs.. One has a bad infection we are
    dealing with right now, a bone chip under a tooth.
    They are getting new bikes tomorrow.
    They started school Tusday, whole new ball game for them
    but they like school and are extremely smart so they will
    pick it up quickly. Sixth graders.

    I lost my son in law just before Christmas so my daughter
    is a single mom with five.

    Pictures:

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  12. troy2000
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    troy2000 Senior Member

    This sort of thread is one of the things I joined this forum hoping to find, BHOFM. Thanks for sharing your build, and thanks to those who chimed in with their comments.

    With a little luck I'll eventually be sharing my own full-sized build too, instead of just the scale-model precursor I've been working on.
     
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