View Full Version : Finally Finished......Pictures

01-28-2003, 09:14 PM
My Dad visited from the UK and helped finish her off. Painted the sheerstrake, screwed on the builders plate and an extra coat of varnish here and there. We trailered her to St George Island and also sailed on the Chatahoochee..perhaps the first sailboat on this river! Anyway here are a few pics.....

And my Dad and Son, who were key to building her

[ 01-30-2003, 11:33 AM: Message edited by: Shalfleet ]

garland reese
01-28-2003, 09:18 PM
Beautiful. :cool:

01-28-2003, 09:19 PM
....Congrats nice job smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif ........Phil

01-28-2003, 09:24 PM
Awesome!!!!! Geeze - makes me wanna build something :D Seriously, if I thought it'd turn out that nice, I would!

Congratulations! :cool:

- Margo

01-28-2003, 09:25 PM
Beautyful work, boat and images !!! congratulations !! i would like to be half meticulous than you are...

wonderful !!

looking your site now.....


01-28-2003, 09:29 PM

I love it.

Doug Wood
01-28-2003, 09:29 PM
very nicely done - she's beautiful!

Remove me from this thing.
01-28-2003, 09:52 PM
What a splendid craft!!! Congratulations! Great pictures of the detail work, too. Just a lovely boat for sure. Thank you for sharing!

01-28-2003, 10:19 PM
WOW! Very nice job and your pictures are good enough to show it off nicely. Simply nice to look at.

01-28-2003, 10:35 PM
What a wonderful accomplishement of craft and artisty, thanks for the reminder of how well it can be done.

01-28-2003, 10:43 PM
What a lovely and fine piece of boatbuilding. You set an example for us that is hard to come close to. I'll just keep puttering away. Congratulations! Dirk

John Blazy
01-28-2003, 11:58 PM
I just couldn't stop looking at the woodwork. Great use of contrasting woods. Water beading is a great touch too. Your bent lamination for the tiller handle must have been fun - is that Walnut in there?

01-29-2003, 12:17 AM

01-29-2003, 06:55 AM

Rich VanValkenburg
01-29-2003, 07:41 AM
Beautiful job!

01-29-2003, 07:49 AM
Very nice indeed. The finish in first class.

Dennis Marshall
01-29-2003, 08:03 AM
Very well done! I'm trying to clean up the drool. What boat is it?


Tar Devil
01-29-2003, 08:07 AM
Amazing! You certainly raised the bar for many of us!



Bill Dodson
01-29-2003, 09:11 AM
WOW! Great job... very inspiring smile.gif

And those folks that didn't take the time to follow the link to Shalfleet's homepage, go do it- it's great. It also answered my first question... an Arch Davis Sand Dollar :cool:


Buddy Sharpton
01-29-2003, 09:42 AM
What a beautiful job- a boat like that just doesn't pop out of a box does it. Where were these pictures taken? Congratulations,you're ready for the season. Seems the girl in the bathing suit might be pushing the season.

01-29-2003, 10:42 AM
I Like IT!!
you gotta be proud you done good!

Bruce Hooke
01-29-2003, 10:49 AM
Well done...A beautiful job!

01-29-2003, 10:51 AM


Scott Rosen
01-29-2003, 10:58 AM

Roger Stouff
01-29-2003, 10:58 AM
Absolutely stunning! Congratulations.

Wild Dingo
01-29-2003, 10:59 AM
GASP!!!!!!!! :eek: AWEFLAMINSOME!!!! :cool: gawd thats gorgeous work mate...

Now as long as no one expects moi to aspire to that sorta finest kindness all will be fine...

Shes brilliant mate! :cool:

01-29-2003, 11:12 AM
What a lovely little boat. There ain't nothin purtier than a well-maintained wooden boat. Is the transom varnished unstained oak?

Ian McColgin
01-29-2003, 11:13 AM
Finastkind !!

01-29-2003, 11:35 AM
Very nice! :D


The transom looks like occume ply to me.

Carl Simmons
01-29-2003, 11:39 AM
Were not worthy!!! tongue.gif tongue.gif tongue.gif

Very nice, I hope mine is half as good.

Jeff Evans
01-29-2003, 11:51 AM

01-29-2003, 12:22 PM
Its an inspiration to me! Thank you for sharing. Take pride my friend - you've accomplished something not many others may duplicate.....

Alan D. Hyde
01-29-2003, 12:35 PM
Well done!

A pleasure for you, an inspiration for all of us, and a legacy for those who come after you.

Thanks for a beautiful post.


John M
01-29-2003, 12:44 PM
Just beautiful! Congratulations.

John M.

01-29-2003, 02:24 PM
And I'd just cleaned my keyboard. Absolutely beautiful; congratulations on very more than well done.

01-29-2003, 10:26 PM
Many thanks for all your kind words and encouragement. Building her was a great experience and got me closer to my three kids and my dad.
We used Occume ply, African Mahogony, American White Oak, Douglas Fir and Spanish Cedar. The cedar was the most fun to work, and the most beautiful, with wonderful swirls in the grain of some pieces. The lightness was also a big bonus allowing us to keep her weight down to about 120lbs. The laminated tiller and rudder blade are Mahogony and Fir.
My ISP has some sort of bandwidth limit so the site is down but I will post a picture of my son and his grandad who had a big hand in building her.
Thanks again....perhaps another in a few years...

01-30-2003, 07:26 AM
She's lovely! Terrific job!


01-30-2003, 01:00 PM
Excellent workmanship!

VERY pretty.


01-30-2003, 01:17 PM
shear perfection.

01-30-2003, 02:20 PM
Nice work. Working with your dad & son - priceless smile.gif

Allen Foote
01-31-2003, 04:31 PM
Nice job!

gary porter
01-31-2003, 06:19 PM
Very nicely done,,,You should be proud.
Whats next?? ;)

01-31-2003, 08:09 PM
your boat is beautiful! isn't it great how 3 generations can have fun with such a nice little boat.

Peter Malcolm Jardine
01-31-2003, 08:32 PM
Beauty :D

01-31-2003, 08:52 PM
Hi and Thanx
I'm always amazed at this media. The fact that I can share in someones project 1/2 way around the world, is just great. Thank you for sharing this fine boat with all who are lucky enough to see these it in these pages. Attaboys are sometimes all that you get, and maybe thats enough! Attaboy!!!!

02-01-2003, 05:09 AM
Well, I was just about to start building and thought "bugger it, I'll just chuck it together and get out on the Indian Ocean whilst it is summer" but you have shamed me into taking a deep breath and doing it RIGHT.

Joe (SoCal)
02-01-2003, 01:28 PM
WOW :cool: Dats a nice boat

Wild Wassa
02-01-2003, 04:43 PM
I hope she sails as well as she looks Skipper. Congratulation for a very fine looking boat.

Fair winds, Warren.

Hans Lassen
02-02-2003, 05:50 AM
Congratulations! That boat is beautiful - and beautifully built, too!

ken mcclure
02-02-2003, 06:35 PM
Congratulations on the construction of a new family treasure, and on the building of some treasured family memories!

Wilson Fitt
02-02-2003, 08:15 PM

Cecil Nickerson
02-02-2003, 10:41 PM
That's the best batch of pictures I've seen all month. Congratulations to all of you and thanks for the picture of the grinning shipwrights.

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02-04-2003, 08:15 PM
Wow! Incredibly nice workmanship. You are a master boatbuilder. Very nicely done. Thanks for sharing the pictures and motivating me!

02-05-2003, 12:53 AM
Nice woodwork, beautiful vessel! you're quite the artisan. A perfect way to complete your project... with Family.

Thanks for sharing,