little row boat

  • Advertise with us
Project by holzmike posted 04-03-2008 11:43 PM 6229 views 8 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

little row boat as a tender for my dad’s 28 footer…
I did draw it with a cad programm, so I could get developable, flat surfaces to print them for my sheet layout.
It was just a test for accuracy and of course some fun building it…
It is not as stable in the water as I wanted it to be, but given the with with just 1100mm or somewhat around 43” it’s working fine.
It’s build from 6mm ply with glassed bottom and sides.

-- Michael, Germany

9 comments so far

View Andy's profile


13 posts in 4831 days

#1 posted 04-04-2008 12:16 AM

Looks good, a fun project to make Im sure. Just as fun to use when your done.

View Chris 's profile


1880 posts in 5074 days

#2 posted 04-04-2008 12:20 AM


What construction method are you using? Looks great so far, I would love to see it when you are done.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

View holzmike's profile


32 posts in 4789 days

#3 posted 04-04-2008 01:05 AM

it’s a stich and glue, 1/4”plywood over a mould. I use epoxy with some ingredients to glue it up. It is my first stich and glue and it works fine. I just thought I would be faster finishing it… ;)

-- Michael, Germany

View motthunter's profile


2141 posts in 4882 days

#4 posted 04-04-2008 01:16 AM

i wish that we could see a step by step on this one. I am interested in the “how” on this one.

-- making sawdust....

View TroutGuy's profile


224 posts in 4794 days

#5 posted 04-04-2008 01:47 AM

Nice looking little rowboat. But, can you get it out of the basement? ;-)

-- There is nothing in the world more dangerous, than a woodworker who knows how to read a micrometer...

View Moron's profile


5048 posts in 4976 days

#6 posted 04-04-2008 02:01 AM

reminds me of a Newfie Joke… offence to the Newfies

Michael and Jimmy had promised their uncle George, who had been a seafaring man all his life, to bury him at sea when he died. Of course, in due time, he did pass away and the boys kept their promise.

They set off with Uncle George all stitched up in a burial bag and loaded into their rowboat. After a while Micheal says, ‘Do yer tink dis is fer ‘nuff out, Jimmy?’ Without a word Jimmy slips over the side only to find himself standing in water up to his knees. ‘Dis’ll never do, Michael. Let’s row out some more.’

After a bit more rowing Jimmy slips over the side again but the water is only up to his belly, so they row on. Again Michael asks Jimmy, ‘Do yer tink dis is fer ‘nuff out Jimmy?’ Once again Jimmy slips over the side and almost immediately says, ‘No dis’ll never do.’ The water was only up to his chest.

So on they row and row and row and finally Jimmy slips over the side and disappears. Quite a bit of time goes by and poor Michael is really getting himself into a state when suddenly Jimmy breaks the surface gasping for breath.

‘Well is it deep ‘nuff yet, Jimmy?’

‘Aye it ‘tis bye, hand me da shovel.’

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

View GaryK's profile


10262 posts in 5071 days

#7 posted 04-04-2008 07:54 AM

Looks great. Are those plans that you bought, or from a book?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

View rikkor's profile


11295 posts in 4957 days

#8 posted 04-04-2008 09:54 AM

This sure looks like a fun project – both to build and to use.

View holzmike's profile


32 posts in 4789 days

#9 posted 04-07-2008 12:09 AM

thanks for the comments!

I would like to do a step by step blog on this project, it is just a time issue, but I don’t mind to share. The drawings and calculations are all done by myself, so there is no copy right on that. I just have to figure out a way to post the drawings in a good way and the measure system will probably be metric.

thanks for the newfie-joke, I once met two guys from there and it could have been them! ;)

additional photos will follow…

-- Michael, Germany

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics