To subscribe to my model boats blog (no e-mail address necessary), RIGHT-click on the orange RSS button and then copy-and-paste the URL of this site's RSS feed into your RSS reader. Or click on the Google, My Yahoo!, My MSN, or Bloglnes button if you keep a personalized home page there. Apr 03, 2015Bertram 38 Convertible - inspired "Dirty Deeds"Right after finishing up my previous vessel Berrinche, I embarked in this project in preparation to this boating season. This is the one of the first, best and complete how-to guide for boat building which includes the latest generation of plans for building easy, quick boats. In Ultrasimple Boatbuilding, renowned designer Gavin Atkin shows you how to create seaworthy, elegant boats made of plywood with a minimum of experience, time, and expense. I don’t know of any pleasure greater than enjoying an outing in a vehicle that you built with your own hands. Here you'll see the latest updates and additions to the site with the most recent addition first.


Using clearly written, easy-to-follow, illustrated step-by-step instructions, Atkin explains the basics of tools, stitch-and-glue construction, shop safety, materials, and more. His award-winning creations, including the celebrated Mouse, have been built by countless boat enthusiasts. A boat is one of the few vehicles that most people can actually build from readily available materials and without years of training and a treasure trove of specialized tools. For someone with not a lot of tools, nor experience with woodworking, nor a lot of money to spend on a boat, but dreams of getting out on the water, this book is a great place to start.
This is followed by determining if you have the tools, money, space, skill, and time to see a project go from a pile of wood to a pleasant afternoon sailing on a local lake with your family.
If you are like me you begin this process by reading as much as you possibly can prior to actually creating sawdust.
There are plans for 17 boats to choose from, so it’s just a question of picking one and getting started.


Atkin teaches us that anyone can build a boat and provides a perfect entry point for anyone thinking about leaving terra firma in a craft of their own making. This is part two where the hull frame is finished and getting ready for planking.Continue reading "Build an RC Boat Hull - Part Two"Aug 31, 2012RC Model Boats - An Introduction to Building Your OwnLearn to build RC model boats the easy and inexpensive way.
These projects are perfect for beginners and those looking for a cheap, easy, simple and fast build.Continue reading "RC Model Boats - An Introduction to Building Your Own"Aug 31, 2012Build an RC Boat Hull From ScratchA scratch built RC boat hull easy and inexpensive. Plans are available for download.Continue reading "Build an RC Boat Hull From Scratch"Aug 20, 2012Ironclads - From Casemates and Monitors to Pre-DreadnoughtsIronclads make great model boats.
Simple solutions to many common questions surrounding home made RC boats.Continue reading "Radio Controlled Boats"Aug 06, 2012Simple Electric RC BoatsSimple Electric RC Boats build log.



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