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|December 2000, Family boat building Precious, a Bolger Elegant Punt|
|On Christmas break 2000/2001, I enlisted 7 or 8 kids with a sprinkling of
extra adults to build an 8' Bolger Elegant Punt.
We finished the hull in two and a half days. The painting and finishing
happened later with the help of some unusual painting gear
Construction: 1/4" AC exterior plywood, lumberyard pine framing, PL Premium polyurethane glue, galvanized deck screws.
Tools: electric drill, japanese saw, jack plane, hammer (we rented a table saw to rip the chine logs from .75" x 1.5" to .675" x 1.25" so we could bend them to the sides.)
Surface prep crew. We even got some help from the dog, Nemo.
|Bulk head fastening crew.|
|Edge cleanup with jack plane.|
|Laying the bottom|
|only have three clamps... what to do?|
|Looks good on her side! But will she float?|
|Finishing crew in the paint booth. Notice the Glad Bag work clothes|
|Sea trials were successful. She was christened Precious after a Lord of the Rings artifact.|
|You can hold a lot of passengers when they only weigh 30lbs each.|
|Pelicans and Mangroves.|
|Frank finally let someone else drive!|
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