View Full Version : A romanian man need`s help.

Nicolae Prepelita
09-23-2001, 04:38 AM
I see for the first time these website and forum and I am very happy now.
I am a lawyer in Bucharest, Romania, Est Europe.
Two month ago I decide to built my own first woodenboat. Discovery`s film " Dream Boats" help me to take this decision. In my country I don`t know exist specialists in these area or peoples with hobby like this. If you know somebody from Romania please help me with an adress or email adress.
If you don`t know, it`s not a problem. Thank you God for exist these Forum.
Thank you very much!
Nicolae Prepelita

09-23-2001, 07:21 AM
I'm sure there were many wooden boats in Romania 50 and more years ago. What boat are you thinking of building. Is it for the river, lake, or the sea?

G. Schollmeier
09-23-2001, 07:43 AM
Welcome aboard, if you read some of the previous threads you will see that even lawyers are accepted here. http://media5.hypernet.com/~dick/ubb/wink.gif There must be many people in Romania interested in wooden boats. If they are out there this forum will bring them to the surface.

John Gearing
09-25-2001, 06:23 PM
For many, many internet sources on boats and boatbuilding(including European countries), go to this site:

www.boat-links.com (http://www.boat-links.com)


Jeff Robinson
10-25-2001, 10:21 PM

I am sorry I did not see this post 4 weeks ago - my Romanian born wife and myself have just returned from 2 weeks in Bucharest. As we are building a Golant Gaffer I would love to have met with you and talked some about boats.

While there, we visited Constanta, and had lunch alongside the yacht harbour and cruising club. There was quite a bit of activity with large and small boats up on the hard, but the only wooden ones seemed to be the traditional double ended rowing boat style that we saw in other places around Romania, including the village museum. Some of these wooden boats were in good order but most were quite run down, leading me to think that not many people are interested in wooden boats in your country today. We also visited the marine museum in Constanta, which was very good, but it was sad to see the wooden boats (including a Star(?) sailing boat) in such bad repair in the yard outside.

We did not go into the commercial port area of Constanta but I imagine there must be some boatbuilding/repair activity going on there.

My suggestion is that you go for a walk around the yacht harbour of Constanta, and talk to anyone working on their boats. The marine museum might have some names also - perhaps you could do a bit of work on their exhibits!

Anyway good luck. I am sorry I missed you (we were in Bucharest from 2 October to 15 October), and I am a lawyer too.

Jeff R

10-26-2001, 05:13 AM
I am an American but I now make my home in Odessa. My boat is at Nikolaev Shipyard for new interior. It is a wooden boat. I am returning to Odessa for the holidays. My wife and I may be coming to Bucharest for business. If there are any particular books on woodenboat building or anything similar that I can bring through please do not hesitate. I am not a lawyer.

Jeff Robinson
10-28-2001, 09:13 PM

We have been building since March 2000, and have the hull mostly finished and the interior mostly fitted out. The cockpit is complete except for locker lids and floorboards.

It has been an extreme learning process - I built a Bolger dory of ply 15 years ago and that was the extent of my boatbuilding experience. It has taken longer than I imagined it would, and more expensive. Also, I decided once I costed Yanmars that we would do without an inboard engine.

But it has been extremely satisfying - even this last weekend which I spent a large part of lying on the floor fairing in the lead keel!

I made one or two postings to a yahoo group, if you are interested in reading a bit more.

When I bought my plans there were 4 others who had bought plans in Australia - are you one of those?



Nicolae Prepelita
10-30-2001, 12:33 PM
Jeff, when did you come next time in Romania. Please can you send me an a email with your email adress.

Wild Dingo
11-11-2001, 11:37 AM
It would seem theres a few possibilities of a "project" boat in Romania that maybe a better way to go... Contact CHUCK aka paladinsfo just click on the little boxes next to his name for his information... his email should be in there.

And Jeff and Tony theres lots of us woodenboat freaks here in Aus!! Just gotta find us is all http://media5.hypernet.com/~dick/ubb/biggrin.gif

Good luck mate
Take it easy