Progress pics, Weekender

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Project by wedude posted 04-11-2010 01:39 AM 3650 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

HI Lumberjocks, Thanks to all for the info on downloading pics. I seem to have lost or relocated more of the actual progress pictures, sorry Matt. If I find them I will post. the Weekender project didn’t really take all that much time. I started in Jan. 08 and, with help, pushed her out the front window on July 4th 08. There was still much to do after that and that included building a shelter for her. Living in a mobile home park there are rules regarding storing boats, rvs etc. So I had to build something that would shelter her in the official storage yard. I assembled the shelter attached to the trailer which allowed me to pull the boat and shelter down to the storage yard. Once there I dismounted the shed and set it up on cinder blocks and secured it and put on a roof. The bow section gets covered with black visquene plastic. It, the shelter, is working just great. My love, partner Melinda was so patient during the build and helped when she could. Bending on the sides was a 2 person job, thats for sure. We have yet to sail her but this summer I swear she will get her bottom wet. I am a guy who needs to keep busy so this March ( 2010) I purchased plans for an 11’ kayak and, once again, my sweetheart embraced the project and we made room in our home to build th kayak. She is about ready for the fabric skin to go on, then paint and on the water we go. I hope Melinda enjoys it enough that she will want one of her own. If so that will be my project for next winter. PS.. Yes the sailboat did get built in the living room of our mobile home. She just fit, I had 5” of room between the hutch and the front window. Oh yea, I did measure before building and had 2” on each side, the beam, to get her out the window. I love things that work out good. Take care to one and all of you. Keep making sawdust…. Robert in Reno

-- mermaids rule

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#1 posted 04-11-2010 01:57 AM

She let you build a boat in the house? Twice??? Hold on to that woman!!!!

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#2 posted 04-11-2010 02:17 AM

Outstanding work Rob,the build & snaring a chick who lets you build boats in the house!

-- "Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible." ~ Frank Zappa

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#3 posted 04-11-2010 02:21 AM

That is an awsome project man, and on top of it you were able to build it inside a mobile home, WOW!

-- Roscoe in Iowa

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#4 posted 04-11-2010 02:36 AM

great progress it looks like Noahs Ark! LOL ;)

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#5 posted 04-11-2010 03:32 AM

Having a boat like that = $1 Million
Being able to build it in my front room = Pricless!
Great Build

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#6 posted 04-11-2010 03:44 AM

great build !
looking forward to the picks in the water .

will you be able to sail in pyramid lake ?
i read where you didn’t want to sail in tahoe ,
and i don’t blame you there .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#7 posted 04-11-2010 04:32 AM

My wife hates sawdust in my jeans pocket.

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#8 posted 04-11-2010 07:14 AM

wow…robert that is an awesome story…I was out cutting keel parts late this afternoon…and I couldnt imagine this in my house…you are awesome…

My wife, sarah, has been really supportive of my build too…but, lol…its out on the patio…

I am going to put a link to this page on my blog…hopefully that is ok…I just want more people to see what you have done…


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#9 posted 04-11-2010 08:17 AM

She’s a keeper…...the boat too!!!!

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#10 posted 04-11-2010 01:49 PM

A very nice build. The canoe is starting to look great also.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#11 posted 04-11-2010 02:42 PM

Now, that is pretty darn industrious. Great boat.

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#12 posted 04-11-2010 03:42 PM

Great job. To think I complain about only having a garage for a work shop. Nice work!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#13 posted 04-12-2010 12:16 AM

Hey Robert,
Neat, sweet job…well done.

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#14 posted 05-16-2010 06:53 PM

Impressed, especially with the location of the build, I think you must have spent more time cleaning up, than building

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#15 posted 05-16-2010 07:09 PM

Wow that looks great

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