Pirate Ship

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Introduction: Pirate Ship

About: We are a hardworking family from sunny Florida. Our amazing son, Evan has many special needs and we do our best to create a wonderland at home for him. Our children are everything to us. Thank you for takinโ€ฆ

My husband can build anything! If he can dream it, he builds it. So, here is our instructable...our BACKYARD PIRATE SHIP. It's not to scale, but close.

Supplies

cypress treated lumbar, telephone poles, screws, paint, stain, unmanila rope, stainless steel fasteners. Canons are made from table legs.

Step 1: The Initial Layout.

Just laying out the boards. 34 feet long and 24 feet high....about 10 feet wide.

Step 2: The Phone Pole...cuz We're Nuts.

This is the main mast installation right before concrete was poured. We recruited the neighbors because it was enormous. Excuse my video commentary, it was silly and I really didn't I'd be posting this anywhere. Our neighbors are awesome and we appreciate their help.

Step 3: Creating the Form

This actually looks really tiny in comparison to the true size of it. This is almost 35 feet long.

Step 4: Concrete Poured

Concrete and boards are placed.

Step 5: Building the Hull

Using pressure treated pine, the hull and belly start taking form.

Step 6: Upper Deck

Tongue and Groove Cyprus is layed over pressure treated pine. Cyprus is rot resistant which is good for Florida's wet weather.

Step 7: Upper Deck

The Upper Deck is looking good. Cyprus wood is layed over pine for strength and weather proofing.

Step 8: The Sides Are Trimmed

False windows and cannon holes are installed. The cannon flaps are hinged.

Step 9: Stain

The first layer of stain is sprayed on.

Step 10: Second Spray

Second coat of stain is applied.

Step 11: Rear

The ship is hollow and can be used as storage when the rear panel is removed.

Step 12: Ropes and Mast Sails Installation

Hand sewn and knotted ropes and masts are being installed.

Step 13: Masts

Masts are made from shade tarps, cut and sewn into shape.

Step 14: Front

Almost complete!

Step 15: Completed Pirate Ship!!

It took 3 months of working on it on our days off to complete this but I think it came out awesome!!

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    54 Comments

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    Meglymoo87
    Meglymoo87

    1 year ago

    Ummm....WOOOOOWWWWWW!!!! :)

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    Meglymoo87
    Meglymoo87

    Reply 1 year ago

    Your backyard is like a dream!

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    Beenyweeny
    Beenyweeny

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you!!!

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    Meglymoo87
    Meglymoo87

    Reply 1 year ago

    CONGRATS ON THE GRAND PRIZE! After this entered the contest, I knew it was sure to win big! ๐Ÿ˜

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    Mackramer
    Mackramer

    Question 1 year ago on Step 15

    This is really outstanding work! What was your ballpark budget? Thanks for sharing!

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    Beenyweeny
    Beenyweeny

    Answer 1 year ago

    Hi Mackramer. Thank you!! ๐Ÿ˜Š. We summed it up to around 4k in total. Best wishes!

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    Mackramer
    Mackramer

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thanks!

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    Tom Sturm
    Tom Sturm

    1 year ago

    Incredible, amazing!!!

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    Beenyweeny
    Beenyweeny

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you so much!

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    Kenluddite
    Kenluddite

    1 year ago

    RRRrrrRRRrrr! - can you say BEST HALLOWEEN PARTY BACK DROP! So cool, and the way you worked it right into the environment. Bravo matey!

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    Beenyweeny
    Beenyweeny

    Reply 1 year ago

    Lol, yes! It's always a hit at our Halloween party!! Thanks for your comment!

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    Kink Jarfold
    Kink Jarfold

    1 year ago on Step 15

    Surely does beat a treehouse. Excellent work. Hope the neighbors liked it also.

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    Beenyweeny
    Beenyweeny

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you!! Yes, our neighbors are great. They think it's awesome.

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    donn112
    donn112

    1 year ago

    As a parent - this tops a tree house any day and can later be used for a deck to eat on -jeez that really brings life to the yard!

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    Beenyweeny
    Beenyweeny

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you!! Love this comment!

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    juliangonzalez1985
    juliangonzalez1985

    1 year ago


    great job cute sailboat congratulations
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    Beenyweeny
    Beenyweeny

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you

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    DianaHM
    DianaHM

    1 year ago

    It's fantastic!!

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    Beenyweeny
    Beenyweeny

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you. We really appreciate it ๐Ÿ˜Š