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I've looked at this build at least a dozen times. Each time I'm equally impressed. It appears from the pictures you've shared that you did this on a floor in your garage. Not a big wood working shop with lots of fancy tools. This impresses me just as much.

I have a pretty extensive wood shop at home and have been working with these tools for years. Wood working is not something that everyone can do. Also...Building a functioning boat out of wood is not something that every wood worker can do. You have some great skills JP.

Do you have a background in woodworking? Where did you get these skills?

I'm still impressed. =D> =D> =D>
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awwww shucks... you're making me blush. :oops:


thank you for the compliments.


i do not have any experience at all. i learned all i know about boats from a local boat building forum and hands on experience. you being a wood craftsman, i think you'd be appalled if i confessed the wood working sacrilage i commited. hahaha. to tell you the truth, a lot of my cuts are crooked, i cover up my mistakes with epoxy putty and my trusty angle grinder.

this is the second boat i made. the first one is prettier to look at, but sucked on the water so decided to make another. i deliberately put a rough finish on the second one so i can enjoy it more and don't grimace everytime i bump or drop something on the shiny surface.

here's a link to the first one i made, in case anybody cares to look (be warned, it's a long thread, since i did step by step updates and there was a lot of discussion, unlike my post here which is just the boat photos). browse and you can also see the other builder's projects
https://pinoyboats.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1068


chattahoochee wrote:J.P., you built that boat, not modify an existing store bought hull.
The function is all that matters anyway, and it sits the water nicely. Keep us posted on your progress.
if i had a choice, i'd rather buy a boat. but the way the local water craft market is, i'd have to shell out a small fortune to buy even a used boat here. so i opt to build and get to enjoy what used to be a rich guy's pursuit. it's really fun. my family is crazy about boating, and i'm really satisfied to be able to provide them with that experience.

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sharing a few fishing pics on my boat. the smiles made all the trouble worth it.

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here's my bro-in-law with his first ever lure caught fish...........
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IMPRESSED!!!! You wanted on the water and figured out a way. From the pictures it looks like that little outboard pushes that boat very well with just you aboard. Way to go. =D>

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thank you.

low hp requirement is achived by building a very light hull (less than 100lbs). it draws only 1 inch when i'm aboard.

according to my old handheld magellan gps, top speed with the little yammy is 7mph, but that's with the motor screaming at WOT and the wind blowing behind me. my regular cruising speed is 4mph at 3/4 throttle. good enough for a lazy stroll, but i upgraded to 6.5hp so i can spend less time boating and more time fishing. i'm now beefing up the boat so it stays in one piece when paired with the bigger motor. the 2hp will still get a lot of use as my trolling/back up motor.

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No words can express how impressed I am...so I'll just say, CONGRATULATIONS on a great build! =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
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a pair of diy paddles to match the boat

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materials were scrap 5mm marine plywood, push brush handle, and epoxy.

the blade:
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shaft
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slot for the blade. 5mm drill, then saw 2 parallel lines 5mm apart (did i say parallel? :rofl: )
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blade fits nicely
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short piece of the remaining brush handle to make the pommel. i used a hole saw
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slightly bigger hole saw for the end of the shaft. it's supposed to be straight, thank goodness for epoxy.
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not a bad fit after all
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the assembled paddles.
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the inspiration: dragon boat racing is becoming a popular here and i got a chance to borrow one of their paddles, i was amazed at the difference it made compared to using the common plastic and aluminum paddles.
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of course the blade size and shaft diameter are smaller on mine and made from less than ideal materials, i think it will do for my intended purpose.

everything is epoxied in place, just waiting for consistent good weather for finishing touches.

thanks for reading.....

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Nice work there man. Those look like the pizza pan handles we had at our pizza shop.
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thanks Jim.

that's right. :LOL2: i remember seeing those on cable food channels. i bet real pizza tastes good. unfortunately, what local shops call pizza here are churned out of conveyor type ovens.......

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=D> Nice work :beer:
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