"The P.B. Grebbe"

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  1. Dirteater
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    Dirteater Senior Member

    "The P.B. Grebbe" / Water Pod

    the "Grebbe"

    my thanks to many of you...
    "Guidance" is a gift.
    I've been out a few times, and twice with my son. :cool:

    I call her the "Grebbe"
    hope you approve ... :D
     

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  2. troy2000
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    troy2000 Senior Member

    Oh yes... I definitely approve. How about a few details?
     
  3. Dirteater
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    Dirteater Senior Member

    thanks Troy,
    my apologies on the Details, (duh)
    (i got a little side tracked).

    She's a 13.5 foot Dory,
    4 ft Beam. she took me about 4 months to build.
    I built her out of 1/4" and 3/8" marine plywood.
    and of course good ol' epoxy and fibre.

    She was designed for me by Morton Olesen of dk.boatplans.com
    whom of course I only have great reviews for. I can only
    "Tip my Hat to Morton" for everything he has done to make this boat/build
    possible for me.

    She's a reasonably fast on the row. ( I haven't timed her yet *L*)
    and there is still much to do with the sailing aspects, but I am glad I managed to get her in the water (to row) for 1/2 of the summer here. :D
    She has lots of storage as well. I hope to have her set up for sailing for next spring. she is designed for protected waters. She is also set up as a "guideboat" as well. you can pull ashore and sleep on her too! (1 person) I look forward to many exploratory outings. There was a lot of thought put into her before the build. she is certainly unique. I believe the plans will be available at dk.boatplans.com soon and I believe Morton will/has perfectly and approprietly called the the design the "Water Pod".

    what a wonderful life experience!!!
    I will certainly keep everyone informed as the Grebbe experiences continue.
    again my many thanks to everyone.

    DE
     

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  4. rasorinc
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    rasorinc Senior Member

    Nice looking boat!!! Have a great time on it. When you foat a new one and post pics, you get points.
     
  5. Dirteater
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    Dirteater Senior Member

    Water Pod / the "Grebbe"

    thanks Ras :D
    a labour of love for sure.
     
  6. FMS
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    FMS Senior Member

    Nice boat.

    And bold colors!
     
  7. Dirteater
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    Thanks FMS,
    much apprieciated,
    I have to admit picking colors was really no easy task. *L*
    I decided to go with a bright Newfoundland/African/Jamaican Flare.
    you know... Fun in the sun. :D
     
  8. Dirteater
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    Dirteater Senior Member

    Stupid mistake

    Please forgive me for I have made a huge stupid mistake. :mad:
    Morton Olesen is located at: http://www.boatplans.dk

    :( I feel so bad for making such a stupid Mistake!
    again my apologies. I am so proud of my boat and my efforts.,and as I stated below I owe a lot of thanks to Morton. Here I just
    wanted to express my thanks and I go and do that!
    @!$%#%$#!!

    all I can do now is stand up to my mistake
    and do my part to correct it.

    there are no words...

    Wonderful boat though, I've sincerely have been enjoying my weekends
    in the Grebbe.

    DE



     
  9. Chase_B
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    Chase_B Junior Member

    you definately have talent ,..great job!!!
     
  10. Dirteater
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    Dirteater Senior Member

    thanks for the kind words Chase :)
    truly appreciated.
     
  11. Chase_B
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    Chase_B Junior Member

    no need to thank me Dirteater,..you earned it,..you have every right to be a proud builder of the P.B.Grebbe ,.. I have only built one boat myself ,..but I have built 14 airplanes and the 15th is in the shop now ,.with that said ,..I'd like to concider myself a good judge of talent,..very well done sir
     
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    Dirteater Senior Member

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    kach22i Architect

    I dig the mirror.
     

  14. Dirteater
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    Dirteater Senior Member

    thank kach,
    ya it a pretty cool idea,
    but if a small craft sneaks up on you at 90 degrees you dont really see
    them till there running into you. It does however help to row straight out
    to a point.

    thanks
     
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