HOW DO YOU BUILD A WOODEN BOAT?With computers, plywood, copper wire, a pair of pliers, and lots of epoxy. This is the underside of a kayak deck, a jigsaw puzzle pieced together with bits of copper wire. Location: Eustis, FL There are lots of programs to use, but the programs will not tell you, if the hull shapes you've employed in the design, are well suited to your needs or even if it'll float, with the decks facing up. Location: Louisiana Absolutely nothing, I'm just wanting to build a 14-15ft aluminum flat bottom boat for speed and having fun. Location: Eustis, FL It would be much better if you just purchased a set of plans for what you want. Designing an aluminum boat isn't as easy as you might think, so the best advise anyone can offer is to buy a set of plans. Location: Louisiana I can't find a set of plan for what I want, well there is one guy near me that has plans for a wooden flat bottom boat as some other people may call it a Jon boat.
Location: Oriental, NC If that is what you want, you had better buy a set of proven plans. Location: Louisiana I think the boat is about 14-15ft in length, motor is a Mercury 40 which probably been hoped up to about 60 or more.
The boat I got now is a 15 ft with a 50 tohatsu, and I've been looking for a 75 short shaft to put on it for play till I can decide to build my own or pay someone to build it. There's guys down here in Louisiana that put 90hp yamaha's on 14 ft boats so for what I want to do isn't that insane compared to them.
Plus down here we don't have the screwed up laws like a lot of states have with the horse power ratings and all, well we dod but not like some states. When making potentially dangerous or financial decisions, always employ and consult appropriate professionals.
I am posting this to see if any of you boat experts could help with classifying this small ocean boat in terms of boat type, design features, etc.
Thanks Tom for the link to Atkin's designs and the Walter Piel definitely has the right looking side profile. There's relevant information from the Winterton Boat Building Museum located in Winterton, Trinity Bay. What prompted my interest in the subject was Howard Chapelle’s comment that most Newfoundland boats evolved from the yawl boat, a traditional design common in American shipping and fishing ports along the Atlantic seaboard.
Common boat names in Newfoundland over time included the schooner, bully boat, wherry, Banks dory, rodney, and trap skiff. Maybe drifting a bit here, but does anyone know the origin of the Whitehall and whether it evolved from a yawl or wherry and whether anyone ever redesigned a Whitehall to outboard use?
I think you're off the mark a little, The stern is wide and almost vertical, following wave will hammer you.

Yes, Skipper SB I drifted a bit, but don’t worry, we’ll get her back on course!
ShagRock, an old college chum of mine from CodCollege is something of an expert on old Newf fishing boats, I believe. By the way, if anyone is interested in a nicer view of the the Lewis Parson boat that I posted above, see the link below. Timber boat plans features different styles of wooden boats you can build with the right blueprints, help and guides.
Boat plans come in a variation of styles so it is also best to take a look at a sample, if possible.
If you select a particular boat design check to see if it gives you a list of tools that you will want.
Boat plans can provide you with a lot to take into account, but it could be rewarding to know that you built something with your own hands. Plans4Boats is the best book of detailed instructions and wooden boat plans that I could find on the net.
My question is to any one that is smarter than me is the sides of the boat is 20" high and the rake bottom is 5' back. Location: Gulf Coast USA I presume you're going to fold the sides up from the bottom since you said the only welds are on the ends. I just thought it would be easier if I could have some kinda program and draw it out and post on here and get some opinions from people who really know about boats. I'd prefer to build it, I may try and find someone close to me and take a bunch of measurements and go from there. I've heard a story guy had a 150 and wanted a 175 on the boat and the technician says that kinda a big motor for that boat and the owner set yep. To get WoodenBoat delivered to your door or computer, mobile device of choice, etc, click WB Subscriptions.
I came across a beautiful ?yawl skiff?, the Olga, designed and built by Douglas Roberts for the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, California. Scoll down to the third picture showing a family outing at Bloody Reach, the Beaches in Bonavista Bay.
There are occasions that a company will advertise easy, but they were created by somebody who has an entirely different idea than you do. This will eliminate you needing to purchase lots of unnecessary things that won’t be utilized.
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Simply put, small 14-15' aluminum speed boats are just as difficult to design as thirty footers and you need to know and understand the same stuff for each. It also carried a sculling oar and was used for getting about the harbor and out to the trap skiff often moored at anchor a few hundred yards from shore. Canning and thanks so much for the generous information you sent along to an earlier request. It would be a good idea to do a little investigation on the company, too to determine what sort of technical support they provide, if any, and look at testimonials from past customers. It will also avoid being in the middle of a step and realizing that you don’t have what you need to finish your task. For a flat bottom boat I assume the rake is long gradual turn up but I want to make sure I am going to do this right.
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Interestingly, one exhibit is a photo essay by folklorist David Taylor of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, Washington. By the way, I suspect there must be similar boats in Maine given the heavy trading around those areas in the days of sailing ships. If they do not have a good follow-up background after the sale you may end up shuck without assistance. One more very important factor is to decide before you start where you will be constructing your boat. It would be nice to get these ideas out of my head and then post some pictures of it here and go from there in trying to see what is better. I've lost contact with him over the years, but you might be able to find him through The Rooms or by checking with The Marine Institute in St. If you have never worked with it before you probably want to try something basic to begin with, and maybe later work your way up.
Check the boat plans to see what the size will be at completion and then decide where you will have sufficient space. It could plane with an outboard but can be maneuvered with oars…cross between a speed boat and rowboat (punt). It could plane with an outboard but can be maneuvered with oars?cross between a speed boat and rowboat (punt). Sorry the small picture but I can't seem to get the darn re-sizing thingy to work in Photobucket.

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