On a sunny Sunday in September last year, a young man named David Zlotnicky stood on a street corner in the small village of Rabin in the south of Israel and offered his opinion.
“I like to drive,” he said.
You don’t have to do the work and you don’t need to get a licence.
I just want to go to the beach.”
Zlotnickys first pedal boat was a Pulsar and he spent a year and a half trying to build it up.
In the process he learned how to make his own batteries, used an open source kit and developed his own computer and Arduino.
He was able to build a boat capable of cruising in rough seas, with a hull and sails made out of wood.
He built the boat himself and is now selling it on eBay.
“I want to show that it’s possible to build something with the right skills, knowledge and resources,” he told The Jerusalem Times.
“For me, it was the first time in my life that I actually started a business.”
Zlobincky is a student at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa and currently holds a job at a toy company.
He started off making toy trucks in his garage and is looking for funding to continue to build his dream boat.
The project is one of several initiatives Zloticky has launched in the past few years to raise money for his projects.
His main goal is to raise enough money to pay for his workshop and get a boat built.
“My goal is $3,000,” Zlotik said.
Zlotick’s passion for boats dates back to his days as a teenager, when he was just beginning to learn how to build boats.
His grandfather was a sailor and taught him how to set sail.
“At the time I thought I was too old to build anything but that’s when I started to realize that I was actually very young,” he explained.
“And the way I did it was I just pulled a rod and pulled it with a stick, just by leaning forward.
I was really fast, I was strong and I knew how to do it.”
Zladin Zlotnik, the son of a fisherman, built his first boat in the summer of 2009.
He’s currently working on a boat with a single propeller.
Zlotacki says he plans to eventually build more boats, but he’s working on more than one.
“There are about 100 or so boats that I want to build, all with one propeller,” he says.
“There’s a movie coming out in the next two years about a ship that I built and it will be featured in the film,” he added. “
“When it comes to movies, I just try to have fun and have fun with the story and tell the story in the best way I can.””
There’s a movie coming out in the next two years about a ship that I built and it will be featured in the film,” he added.
“When it comes to movies, I just try to have fun and have fun with the story and tell the story in the best way I can.”
Zloik says he’s been trying to make a hobby of making toys for years, but this project has given him a new reason to keep trying.
“In order to make something that I really enjoy, it’s a really hard thing to do,” he adds.
“But when I’m doing this, I can relax and let my imagination run wild.”
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