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New Houston Area Member

Postby jplatou » Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:57 am

New to board, old to boat building, built my first boat a MINIMOST at 13, 52 years ago.

Starting to help my 7 year grandson build his first boat the Squirt this week. This is the 4th boat that I have helped my grandkids build. Have 6 more younger granskids to build with when they get a little older. Normally start working with them at 5 years old.

I started Kid Build A boat 10 years ago for the Houston Boat Show and Keels-Wheels.

Build about 2 to 4 boats a year for the Kids Build A Boat, that the kids ages 15 months to 12 year old complete during the show. Next Houston Boat Show starts January 6 2017 and runs 10 days., Bring your kids and grandkids to help build a 8' plywood pram. We also have a 1955 5 1/5 Evinrude to take apart and reassemble down to the piston rings and gear case bearing! A new addition to the show is Kid Paint A Boat!

Should have some of framing complete to display at the show.

Here are 2 links ... -profiles/

https://buildaboatblog.files.wordpress. ... 2-2016.pdf

John Platou
Crosby, Lake Houston, (Houston)
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Re: New Houston Area Member

Postby Roberta » Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:37 am

Welcome to the forum!! It's always great to see people getting their kids and grandkids involved and teaching very valuable skills to them. Bravo!!!

Roberta :D :D :D :D
Roberta "Queen of the Boat Builders"
Built Zip "Oliver IV", Super Spartan "Jimmy 70", and Torpedo "The Glen L".

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