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Few people, when asked, “What did you do this weekend, man?” can truthfully answer, “Completely refurbed a boat, from the keel up.”  Reader Tmib_seattle, one of those proud few, brought his rickety old boat home and completely transformed it from old-busted to new-hotness.

Check out the pictures in the pool to see the vessel before and after.  Tmib reworked and patched all the glasswork, ripped off and replaced the wood trim, and added a set of wheels to help move the little boat around — not to mention the spongy paintwork that now adorns the hull.

We’re guessing the only thing left is the sink-or-swim test.  We wish you luck, sir –- and well done!  Be sure to check out the rest of Tmib’s sweet project shots in the photo pool.

Toolmonger Photo Pool [Flickr]

 

3 Responses to Reader Projects: Shipshape In Seattle

  1. tmib_seattle says:

    Thanks for the feature! I think this is the 10th time one of my projects has been featured on Toolmonger. 🙂

    I sure hope this thing floats, it’d be a damn shame if I spent all this time working on it only to have it sink.

    My wife keeps threatening to make a flower planter out of it. 🙂

  2. AlexM says:

    At my school I was in a boat building class and we built a boat similar to this from scratch. My boat building and woodworking teacher is Michael Brolly, he has done some cool things with wood.

  3. tmib_seattle says:

    Just a follow up to add: It passed the sink-or-swim test with flying (floating?) colors.

    I went out on Fathers’ Day with my son to a local lake to do some fishing. We were only on the water for about an hour before a storm came in, but the boat performed admirably. Even with the two of us in the small boat there was plenty of freeboard. It was stable enough that I had no qualms about standing up in the boat to flycast.

    –TMIB

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