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Granddaughter"s Boat

Discussion in 'Boat Bragging Board' started by beekeeper, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    A few months ago I was reminded, that I had not built my granddaughter a boat. So ...



    She liked it:

    Maw Maw Bee shuttled the boats and us to the lake for the maiden voyage, and a shore snack. Brother went along as technical advisor.



  2. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Yer a neat Grandpa, J.D. A tip o' my hat to ya.
    Nice Granddaughter; nice boat.
  3. makenmend

    makenmend Well-Known Member

    Pretty boat and young lady, congrats grandpaw.

  4. loafer

    loafer Well-Known Member

    Dang Bee
    you're getting better and better at this boat building stuff
  5. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    Thank's guys. This boat is made from "sow's ear" material. I don't think it rates being a "silk purse", but it turned out ok, for what it came from.
    2 - 22" cut offs of 1/4" BC pine plywood for the floor
    2 - $ 5.00 each sheets of bargin bin Luan
    Left over 1 X ? pine boards
    Stems and batter boards made from pine and white oak Swampwood and I logged, and milled ourselvs.
    1/2 quart left over varnish
    1 - $8.00 gal. of returned paint. Lady at ACE remixed the color for us.
    Maybe $5.00 glue and ring nails.

    Total cost less than $75.00.

    Value, "Priceless" :

  6. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Total cost less than $75.00. Value, "Priceless"
    I'd say that, by the look on the young lady's face, priceless may be a bit low.

    BEARS BUDDY Well-Known Member

    What Jack said, Beekeeper. She's a cutie and the boat is great.

    P. S. I'm still available for adoption if you feel the need to build more boats.
  8. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Git OUT of the way, Gerry. He's MY grandpa. I get my boat first.
  9. woodman

    woodman Well-Known Member

    Man.... beautiful boat... and the material it is made from...outstanding....And how many more grandkids do you have interested? :)
  10. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys for the compliments and the "adoption/grandchild" offers. Right now Mrs. Bee's building permits are being issued freely, and I shouldn't need any more grandchildren "trump cards" at this time.
    The wood and my workmanship has some issues the camera does not show. That will make me try harder the next time. "It is what it is.", but my granddaughter is happy with it.

  11. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    "my granddaughter is happy with it." Most important consideration.
  12. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

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