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Grandson's Boat

beekeeper

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I built this boat for my grandson:








Gave it to him the morning of the Rendezvous.
For me?:


First paddle:


Sister records the event:


Paw Paw gets a thank you hug:


No better reason to build one! Thanks to all who post on here, for all the information and inspiration. And as usual a special thanks to seedtick and Keith for their knowledge and tutoring.

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lil'moe

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A fine looking craft-and a great payment to PawPaw. Sometimes it just can't grt any better than this. Hope you both have a ball with this-its a lot more than just a boat! Well done PawPaw.
 

beekeeper

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oldsparkey said:
That is one good looking boat and the smile on his face say's it all. Looks like he will have to grow a little more to fit in the boat. :D

Chuck.
Chuck
We hope to try it for fit soon. It was made to nest inside his dad's boat, if I remembered the dimensions correctly. Kids grow fast and adapt. I could have made a smaller one but, I wanted it stable and not become too small any time soon. With a seat and a double paddle he should be OK. The outside chines reduced the floor and beam by almost two inches. That should help.

greybeard and TopWaterboy thanks for the compliments. You too, seedtick. I just hope your not telling me no more classes. :wink: If I can find a pencil, I will bring my new note book the next time and you want have to repeat so much. :lol:

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oldsparkey

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I was about his age , or in that area , when my Dad taught me how to paddle a Old Town Wood and Canvas Canoe. Man it was fun and to make it better , I would take Dad fishing and paddle the canoe while he fished. It let him have fun and sharpened my paddling skills.
Later in life we would go fishing or duck hunting and Dad had the bow seat while I was the motor in the back , some great memories.
 

beekeeper

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Mr. Kayak and Mr Buddy

Y'all' offer to become related to me is a great compliment to the boat. Most folks won't admit to even knowing me. :lol:
"I know", You didn't say you would tell any one else. :lol:

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beekeeper

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Delivered the boat 4/29/10. As we were putting it in the storage building an idea was revealed. Swimming pool, water, "hm" see if it will float. Developed into a fun time and a maiden voyage of sorts.

It floats: :D


Grandson takes it on its first "trip": :roll:


Reentry:


Room, and stable enough for two:


Sister goes solo:


First fish:


Don't try this at home: :wink:



Looking forward to a real trip. Guess who wants her own boat now? Guess what Paw Paw will be building next?

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beekeeper

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Then:


Now:


How fast and how much they grow. :D Where does the time go? :(
Something to consider when building a boat for a child. What fits today will soon be too small.


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