Newbie Boat Builder - Winder GA

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MarkD
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Newbie Boat Builder - Winder GA

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Hello to all. I am going to build a plywood IMP with my 9 year old grandson. Waiting on the plans. I have never built a boat, don't know much about it, and can't wait to get started. I have a lifetime of experience in construction / construction management, and grew up as a framing carpenter. I am fast on framing, very slow on trim / finish work. I am strong on staining / sealing / finishes. This will be a challenge to me as it is almost entirely trim / finish work. I told my grandson we should be able to put it in the water by July 4.

I hope I can impose on everyone for advice, I know almost nothing about boat building. I bet this is going to be fun!

We are already working on a 1964 F100 Pickup restoration. I am hoping that he can take a lot of this on, he needs a confidence boost. He has some health issues, he needs to get busy!

mark

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Roberta
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Welcome aboard. The Imp looks like a great project for you and your grandson. All the best and ask away and post pictures.

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

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Welcome, sounds like a great 1st boat. July 4, 2022 is a reasonable completion goal, hee hee hee. Have fun with your grandson.
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You are a good grandpa, enjoy the experience!

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kens
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Both of you should come to the Gathering, and see many boats.
He is at a great age to remember the trip and seeing these
Oak..........the juice ain't worth the squeeze :D :shock: :o :)

MarkD
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I really appreciate the kind welcome aboard from you folks. We are Looking forward to this new adventure!

mark

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