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This project has taken 814 hours of time over 8 months. I started the first week in December 2014 and finished July 27 2015 with the launch. The boat will provide me and my wife much enjoyment for years to come.

I started with a pile of 2×4 lumber and a stack of marine plywood. Now I have an amazing boat.

I have blogged this entire build here on Lumberjocks. here is a link to the last segment. http://lumberjocks.com/English/blog/62658

I have enjoyed the support of our Lumberjocks community and help from several of our members. This project would have been much harder without Lumberjocks.

Thanks for looking and for all the help and support.

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Congrats on the launch! I have enjoyed following your story.

I hope you get to spend much more than your 800+ build hours enjoying your fine craft!
 

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Nice looking boat!

Why did you choose a flat bottom instead of a V-hull?

Claude
 

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She floats like a proud little duck John. What a beauty!
They do have a habit of looking a little smaller out in the world than they do in the shop but she's all you need and I'm sure there will be many memories made out on her adventures.
Congrats on a first class build, no corners cut.
 

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Claude,

I chose the flat boat for fishing stability. I'm an old man and don't need speed at low speeds and for floating around fishing the flat bottom boat has more stability. It's also easier to build!!
 

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John,

We, too, congratulate you on a fine build and hope you'll get as much enjoyment using it as we did reading about the construction of it. It is truly a great accomplishment!

L/W
 

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Absolutely fantastic.
Well done John.
Ron in boating heaven
Hobart , Tassie
 

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Wow!! This is fantastic. I didn't follow your blog but now I must read and follow the entire thing.

Enjoy your fine work and being out on the water.
 

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Well done. I have enjoyed following your blog. I hope you get much enjoyment from the fruits of your labours.
Jim
 

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I built a canoe years ago and was so proud of myself…I bet you are bustin' 'yer britches with this! Have a great time out on the water!
 

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Bon voyage!! It looks great, now go catch some fish. Abuild anyone would be proud of.
 

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Beautiful boat, John. That is a a project you can be very proud of. I love your battery storage on a slide out- only a woodworker would think of that.

Happy boating and I wish you fair weather always!! Thanks for sharing and the blog on the progress too.

Cheers, Jim
 

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As I said in my comments to your final blog post on this project, this is a great project and appears to be a wonderful boat. You have shown an unbelievable amount of tenacity and a superb attention to detail.

Once again….

Wishing you fair winds and following seas.

Herb
 

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wow john, i woke this morning to this beautiful boat sitting in the water, im so happy for you, there will be many hours spent in this beautiful craft, i bet your so happy to be done and to have it floating, congrats, i hope she motored out well and you had the sunshine on your back….now i shall go finish your blog.
 

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Congratulations! She is a beauty.

I know a little of what building a boat is like. I started little 12' sail boat 8 years ago and it is now about 2/3's complete. I discovered I am not a very good boat builder. I hate messing with and sanding epoxy.

I have the great respect for anyone that completes a wooden boat.

Hats off to you.
 

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Well I was wrong … it DID fit under the garage door, didn't it?

Beautiful boat.
 

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Wow. That is BIG work! Make a excelent job, think. Congratulation and enjoy with your wife
 

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Great job-enjoy!
 
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