"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

November 19, 2012

Nov. 19 – Building a Boat

From my experience a man can never have too many tools or BOATS! We have a large shop full of every tool imaginable...at least from my point of view. Stan enjoys woodworking and can make just about anything out of wood. In fact he can figure out how to make or fix anything, he even built our home almost 30 years ago. Now with Google and YouTube it's even easier.

Stan has always wanted to build a boat, he's had plans for a Jon Boat for years...probably decades. Our shop is full of scarp wood and almost every thing else needed to build a boat, plus he needs a project to keep him busy while we're not cruising. Stan also loves to fish and enjoys going in his Hobie kayak, but when the weather gets cold it's not as enjoyable. It's hard not to get a little wet in a kayak…this boat will give him another option.

Here are a few pictures of the project so far. He plans to use the outboard we have on the sailboat, which has a long shaft. So Stan had to make a few modifications to the transom so it can accommodate the motor. The only supplies he needed to buy were a few sheets of marine plywood, Glidden Polyurethane paint and extra screws. I'll post more photos when the project is complete.

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