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Yes, provided you use fiberglass, and the technique is often called "cedar strip construction". Pretty much any wood will work, though cedar and other rot-resistant woods are better because when you invariably bump into rocks or other stuff, and expose the wood through the fiberglass, that it doesn't rot away between when it gets damaged and you get around to fixing it. The reason why the wood doesn't really matter is because virtually all the strength of the construction comes from the fiberglass. After the fiberglass is applied, without a gelcoat, it dries to be almost completely transparent. With all that said, this works well for canoes and kayaks, however sailboats have many extra steps involved as they need to be much more rigid, are much bigger, and have hull shape needs that are challenging to accomplish with cedar strip construction such as provisions for a keel or centerboards.
Yes you can use both cedar and oak from your property, especially for small boats like canoes and kayaks.
The cedar strip plus fiberglass construction mentioned in another answer is an option, but traditional construction was used for hundreds of years before fiberglass arrived.
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Why are floats still part of the Java language when doubles are mostly recommended instead? I am a big fan of small embroidery hoops – they are inexpensive, cute, fun to use and they let you make a project in a short time. To make the boat, place the backing piece for the embroidery into the hoop so it is held securely. Sew the shapes onto the backing fabric using a simple running stitch and a matching color thread.
Then, when you are done, flip it over and cut another piece of felt slightly smaller than the inside of the hoop – I used a spare hoop as a template to cut the circle but you could make a template and cut the backing felt before you begin. Finish the back by sewing around the felt backing to cover up the uneven edges of the fabric and the stitches and make it all look neat. The idea behind making polytarp sail with duct tape, is you are trying to quickly make a sail that works. Try to keep the duct tape dry, and store your sail in a place that the sun & weather won't beat down on it.
When breaks or worn beyond repair, make another tarp sail - will probably go faster this time since you already know what you are doing.


You can either draw a nice curve to it, or you can use slightly less effecient straight lines like shown. The leech (aft edge of the sail) is made by laying a single piece of duct tape along the inside of the line.
We just want one smooth strip of tape back there, so the air can flow and escape from the sail in a smooth motion. Do this on the entire head, luff, and foot of the sail, ending in a small loop at the clew. Instead of using grommets, you can use a soldering iron or other pointy heated object (like ice pick or screw driver heated with propane torch) to poke holes along the edges. It looks like your open hands, index to index thumb to thumb placed over bow then braced index back to bow deck made of sheet metal or fiberglass Plastic would work toogeomin2k: You are the best, I like this invention!waterandflight: Very, Very cool! Traditional origami boat - barquinho de origami - youtube, How traditional origami boat. Tingly bubble shooter game - 108game mobile, Tingly bubble shooter is a fun and colorful arcade bubble shooter game by tingly.
Instead of throwing them on the burn pile, I thought I might be able to make something of them. I'll either let it air dry or build one of those drying boxes you can build that act like a kind of oven. I assume with the wood, it's simply a strength issue, because it gets coated in fiberglass sheets. As you admit, it seems like you don't know exactly what to ask, but just want to know if it's possible without starting on this endeavor, right? I'm sure you can build a boat out of almost any material but whether the boat starts breaking into pieces as soon as wind hits the sail is another question.
I like the shades and patterns of cedar, but I wanted to know if cedar would be strong enough to handle the stress and if so, would that only apply to manufactory processed cedar or could I cut down my own and dry it out to use. This method of construction is a very forgiving method of building small boats compared to other techniques.
The wood only serves to keep the two layers of fiberglass separated, in what's known as a sandwich structured composite. While many people will debate what the optimum wood would be, cedar will work well for any approach you decide to follow for a small boat. You're definitely thinking right in planning to use oak for the keel and frame and cedar for the planked skin. We are also members of Ornament Thursday so we post all our wonderful ornaments here too for you to see.


I bought a few stacks of 3 inch square fabric pieces for using for small projects and this fabric was one of the pieces in that stash. I added it to my favorites and to my fishing playlist I recently bought a 19.5' tandem handmade kevlar kayak that is super stable and wanted to know if you have a listing of the actual dimensions of your rig.
I love the look of cedar and we have a lot of it, but we've taken down a lot of oak as well and I know it's strong.
I've seen videos where they do that to seal it and when the coating goes on, it makes it look like there is nothing on the wood. It would be helpful if you could share your research thus far on cedar boats, research you've done on sailboats, and specifically what it is about cedar vs.
I only mentioned the oak, because I have lots and I figured that at minimum the keel would need to be something stronger.
This sort of construction, traditional plank on frame, is quite common for small boats up to about 20 feet in length, and is most likely the construction used for the boat in your picture.
In fact I made this project in about an hour, while chatting on Skype with a friend in New York. This might sound like it is insecure but I’ve found the fabric gets held tighter with this hoop than many of the screw to tighten ones. They provide a vibrance which works well for such a tiny project – if it is going to be noticed the shapes need to be simple and the colors need to attract your eye.
I just want a small sail to assist in downwind exploring I like how yours is up high small and out of the way. I'm sure, if you are like me, that the designing and building is almost more fun than the execution. I don't plant on running it up on any beaches, but I have seen people put something like skid on the bottom to protect against that. The shop owners there catch onto trends more quickly that many bricks and mortar stores and, when you support them, you’re supporting small business not big business and I like that.
There is something called a "WAVE BREAKER" you can attach to the front that will divert water off the hull. It's all part of the fun of kayaking.Andrew Belecque: how does it spin if you lock it in place??




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