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. When making potentially dangerous or financial decisions, always employ and consult appropriate professionals.
Location: Samogitia Build of small mahogany sailboat with water jet propulsion I began to build a mahogany boat with water jet drive and and own design wingsail. Using AutoCAD I tried to design a boat hull somewhat similar dinghy, yachts and powerboats hulls. My disposal I have a woodworking shop, CNC machining center, stainless steel welding equipment, AutoCAD using experience, joiners tools and experience. Well, I still think I can build this boat and am looking forward to constructive criticism from you. Location: Samogitia Few pictures of boat building process CNC machined and assembled form for machogany boat build. Location: France Man, it's already looking very good - specially when you say you have no experience with boat building. Location: Eustis, FL You don't really think that's anything close, to a reasonable set of sailing lines do you?
If honestly I think that for better sailing lines need more boat wide, smaller transom and may be deeper keel.
Location: Samogitia More of boat building process Showed that the first layer will not be easy to put correctly on the curved boat hull form.


Trying to resolve the situation with the springy rubber hose pieces pierced with wire hooks. The second layer of mahogany cross diagonal bands is finished and sanded for outer 2,5 mm layer gluing. I was reading on the Farrier site (and the site where the F-39 builder is using infusion) about the heat molding of foam over planking to do one off hulls. On average, how many layers of fiberglass with epoxy go into typical boats on the inside and outside of the foam?
Sorry for all the questions, I just really want to lean more about composite boat building (for academic purposes only). Chris Ostlind Previous Member   Write to Henny (the guy building the vacuum infused F boat in Netherlands) and ask him a few questions. Chris Ostlind Previous Member   Farrier says it isn't necessary to bag or infuse his boats. Location: Port Gamble, Washington, USA Henny van Oortmarssen has been using infusion to build a Farrier F-39, and he has a great website that talks about the whole process. If you were to heat form the foam, remove it from the mold and vacuum bag it, would the vacuum deform the foam or does it just produce normal forces on the laminate? If this does deform the shape and you choose to vacuum bag you would have to lift the foam out of the mold put plastic down, put the foam back, seal it then somehow brace it to the mold framing. Tor is using vacuum bagging along with the resin infusion process but note that I do not recommend infusion for hulls unless you really want cleanliness, or would just like to try the process.
Students and tutors at the Boat Building Academy are to launch a record twelve boat building projects by the September 2010 group on June 7th.
The event details are available here and the BBA folks would like to invite everyone to join us in the celebrations. With 18 days to go, principal Yvonne Green says the workshops have never been busier – every spare inch of space seems to be occupied by a boat or a bit of a boat. Yvonne adds that while the students (and staff) will probably be shattered by launch day, the boats will be glorious. Paul Gartside-designed 12ft traditional clinker dinghy, built in larch and oak with a grown stem and knees.
Spitzl classic German 4.4m lake rowing boat, built traditionally in clinker mahogany on oak. Diamond Half Rater originally designed by Charles Sibbick in 1897 6.5m long, it is a replica created on the lofting room floor from photographs, a couple of similar lines plans and the only other existing replica Half Rater from another (American) designer that is owned by Rees Martin, a great friend of the Academy. Have you got news for us?If what you're doing is like the things you read about here - please write and tell us what you're up to.
Classic Sailor is a new magazine about traditional and classic boats from ex-Classic Boat editor Dan Houston and colleagues that promises rather more coverage of the traditional craft around our coast. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Follow me on TwitterLooking for something?This is a busy weblog, and what you're looking for is probably still here - just a little way down the list now.
Our Faversham-based friend Alan Thorne can help with boatbuilding projects - constructing to plans in very tidy stitch-and-glue or more traditional techniques. Throughout the centuries, people have been using all kinds of materials to build boats and ships of various sizes in order to cross the oceans or for hunting purposes.
Hopefully this short introduction to shipbuilding materials was useful to enthusiasts willing looking into building their own boat.
The most importantly - the boat will have to be small and beautiful, will have low weight that I can carry it on my car's roof.


I've watched many boats images as shown on the internet and I have not bad joiner experience. He has also prepared a nice DVD of his process along with a suggested materials listing so that you, too, could infuse your own multihull (or most any other boat, for that matter) The price for the DVD is extremely nominal compared to the learning experience that it represents on Henny's dime. Vacuum bagging hulls alone is also nice, and will give a superior product, but it is also not necessary and will increase building time.
Try scrolling down, clicking on the 'older posts' button at the bottom of this page - or try the search gadget! Thanks to them, we now possess the knowledge of many shipbuilding techniques and what materials should be used for each. It is very tough and can take a rough journey, but is a lot more susceptible to rust and needs to be treated very frequently with paint in order to keep the water from entering. It’s weight depends on how many layers are put, giving you flexibility when it comes to how you want your boat to feel. It can last you a very long time, and considering the cheap manufacturing cost, should be considered when building a boat. As you can see, each material has its own purpose, along with certain flaws, and it is up to you to determine which will suit your best in your building. Building a current design with a growing fleet might be a cheaper option as the resale value will be better. Vacuum bagging is only recommended for flat panels like bulkheads, where it is very easy to do, but again, not necessary. Whether you are looking into buying a boat or are perhaps considering building one yourself, one of the key things to consider is the material. However, you must keep in mind what kind of boat you are planning to build when selecting the wood, as its performance will most likely vary depending on the environment and the task.
If you consider using aluminium, make sure you understand the process, as you will require special tools to weld.
Even though the structures itself is quite robust, it will likely need to be reinforced with other materials such as wood or foam in order to give your boat more stability on the water. If you are planning to buy one, make sure you check in with a ferrocement expert or a shipwright to check the construction for minor flaws which may lead to real issues in the future.
Andrews NB or Grand Manan, but for the most part as mentioned before mostly river sailing. Also, research the wood’s density and hardness, as these affect how easily the water can enter its structure.
I Rubbed the hull with epoxy resin, with six hand-help put fiberglass and dip the cloth by epoxy.
And now it's too late to correct boat hull problems because, sadly but the hull is finished. Very nervous job.Will need to apply extra two layers of fiberglass without for preparing to warnish.
Remember that it requires a lot of maintenance in order to keep it from rotting and deteriorating.



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