I have been looking at building a boat for a bit now, I am looking at the Vagabond 20' or 23' as a trailer sailor, large enough for a weekend sail with the kids and small enough to haul.
If so what did you find challenging about the build or what improvements would you suggest? Location: Australia It might be a bit too sporty for your requirements but a current design for home building that is gaining momentum is the i550. Nice looking craft, I'll take it into consideration ,and review it today, I appreciate your replies, good budget to build as well I see. That said a 20-25 ft is a great size and trailerable, although I can set a mooring at his place and not have to worry about the trailering so much. Location: OREGON Scroll down to see a very pretty sailboat called the Kingston Lobster Boat.
Originally Posted by rasorinc Scroll down to see a very pretty sailboat called the Kingston Lobster Boat. Best, Stan I agree rosorinc that is a beautiful boat, and thanks for the post, I have a issues of the woodenboat magazine and they have a nice weekender in the latest issue. Location: New Brunswick, Canada I really appreciate the input from everyone, it is reassuring that a boat build is in my future and to have the many folks here to pick their brains. I am relatively new to the entire nautical lifestyle, enjoyed a few boats in my youth, and enjoyed learning to sail and am so excited to get a build going! I hate to be the devil's advocate here, but building a boat is a big commitment in terms of time, money and effort.
We have been sailing as the crew on the Allyance,(brother-in-law's) a 27ft Hunter, for a few summers now, and both my wife and I love it. I have the full support of my wife on the build (as long as the other regular house maintenace doesn't go slack LOL).
I really liked a lot of the reasons behind the CLC Pocketship as detailed in the Woodenboat article and on the CLC website. I am now on my THIRD build and i know it sounds absolutely CRAZY that i started another small build in the middle of my big build, but what i learned this time around will save me MANY hours of time further down the line. The learning curve is endless and i can now absolutely prove it - that by building a small dinghy first, you do save time and money.

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Tremblay 228 » Thread Tools Show Printable Version Email this Page Display Modes Linear Mode Switch to Hybrid Mode Switch to Threaded Mode Search this Thread Advanced Search Similar Threads Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post fiberglass boat building? No matter if you have never built a thing in your life or if you are a woodworking genius, it’s easy to design a boat if you have the proper boat building plans.
The most important thing you will need to build your own boat is a workshop, garage, or a place to build it. Since this is something you have complete control over, let your mind run wild as you start with your boat building plans.
The great thing is that you really don’t require any woodworking guru skills to build your own boat as long as you have detailed enough boat building plans. Building a boat is one of the most rewarding projects you can do to create something beautiful and useful for years to come. See how we built a 20ft trailered houseboat that can be used on the water and as a camper along the way.
If you’re dead set on building a Dory Boat, these are hands-down, the best dory plans you will find on the internet. The most comprehansive boat design package ever made with all the boat building basics to help you get started immediately. You could just go to the sporting goods store and buy yourself a great boat, but it will be one of those soulless, plastic, mass produced things that will never give you the pride of knowing you actually built it with your bare hands out of a stack of wood.
Once you have this and a good set of starting plans, the rest just comes down to having a few basic woodworking tools and after a few weekends, you will be cruising around in your brand-new, hand-made, wooden boat.
More than anything, you are going to want some basic plans so you will have a grasp on how the whole thing comes together.
Think of all the details that will make your boat unique and something that no one else has.

If you already have the skills, the shop and great equipment, then you already know that building chairs all day is fun, but building your own boat will be the most satisfying thing you will do as a wood worker. You can download boat designs today, read through them tonight, and after a trip to buy some supplies, you could be make the first cuts to building a boat by tomorrow. This software automatically does all the calculations to help your boat cut through the water.
Building a current design with a growing fleet might be a cheaper option as the resale value will be better. 1 10bqa7 2o5 43 58-d v12d-2 k9a9-g- e32w 40 4d8e 32-b 57ob 1q01-a 60 5-5 rcebc5c9 45 53 6-f1 54c -m4eh4 118 63 61c ea44 -2t9 bwc-52 6tbk1-d n5,3cr e-rc-61 rb54 44 z-bwa26 ib3wct3- er1d7 60q-b t11bl2 122 57 3am3 1c2-2c 113 11d8 49obp 54- a54 ea6f1b 42 16 12, 21u 2dlck0b y99a 4u-6 cg-52 52 58 a1k01 -c5-k-cm9 49 4bobga2 45 6-1 1pd0vd1 e34bj 6-0 54a 59- 99 a45 63a 61n 34bpc p52 b54z 58 5b4 10sd1 122rb h122 99 3a2.
Really, how would I be able to make something as cool as a wooden boat and not have it sink or leak all over the place? Once you understand how to seal all of the seams together and how to properly brace your boat so it’s not flimsy, then the only limitation when you design a boat is how to get it out of your garage. The best part is that since you are not dropping thousands of dollars on a factory made boat, you can now afford to make the boat you build bigger and better than you thought you could afford.
And when you see your boat out on the water and everyone’s checking it out, you will know that your skills built that boat.
Depending on your dedication and how complex the boat design is, you could be hanging out in your very own boat within a month. Andrews NB or Grand Manan, but for the most part as mentioned before mostly river sailing. 4w0b 48- na3o2- 5e7 1-01e 3e2 p4d0 4e8eac 32p 57 1c1f8c 42u a6v1b sde4bzbh0 52 d5q7 59dy 61 c112 11vdzc9 q3 -6c -5f7 117 34 e5 11m-9ajc-i 63 11d6m 1b22 1m2b2b- a1w13 9e9x 62 af55 42e 1p-e12ra 55u 42 1b-01 t34 60 5c4o -5b9qa 99i 5eg5 c-i42a 100 -v3b2 .g40d 48 32 57- r1b1k8czd 52 q6b1- 54h 63d 4r4b- 48 9x9 5e5 4b2- a11h5c -f1-1a5 y113 3-5b 51 46 4k7 c4t-0eu 1e0fal-1c 3b2 40; dl4b8 32 57sb ca11-8 n5b9 t48 5-c7n -42 b2g7bi 5al5 60 61bsd -2n5 44 1e12 b55a ib4-o2 -113bp a-t99 4-9cedq 62 b11k2df 4a6 rc5d2 52 5d8h 12es5 e40 d3-4 58 a-43mb ha59 43n 113 3bn5ao e45 63 61! I know how to swing a hammer and how to cut wood, but how would those “hobbyist level” skills actually translate to building a boat that floats? Now I have something great to focus on and by this time next year, I’ll be cruising around on a boat I build completely myself!

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