Ok, great, you made it over to my webpagefor my review on MyBoatPlans. First, give yourself a big pat on the back,you’re here so you must be serious about building your own boat. So Congratulations. Building stuff is fun. Building boats is even more fun. But before I get into the guts of this review,I just want to make a couple of things clear. I am in no way an expert in boat building.
But I have involved myself in a myriad ofbuilding projects over the decades, boat s being a few. I’ve also built several houses, coffee tables,dining tables, kitchen cupboards, spiral staircase, and on and on it goes. I’m just pointing out that from the manythings I have built, I know just how important good building plans are to any project. The better the plans, the easier it is goingto be to building whatever it is your planning on building.
Good detailed plans simply removes the headachesfrom your build and will save you an enormous amount of time. And 2, I’m an affiliate with MyBoatPlansso I make a commission if you continue onward to purchasing this product. It doesn’t make it more costly, I simplyget a percentage for the work I’ve put into guiding people to MyBoatPlans sales page. So if you do purchase through me, then I thankyou for supporting me. This is very personal to me, it means youguys are trusting my reviews enough to go
ahead to the sales page. I don’t take that lightly, thank you. And if you don’t go ahead with a purchase,that’s ok too. It’s not for everyone. If at any time you want to proceed straightto the sales page, click on the sales page button located throughout my review page pauseor click right here Let’s get stuck in and review all the prosand cons of this package. Let’s go over the pros first.
The plans themselves, plain and simple guys,they are extremely detailed. They aren’t just a blueprint with linesand drawings leaving you to figure out the rest of how things are supposed to be puttogether. With every single plan, you get images anddiagrams, detailing step by step just how to build that boat you’ve chosen to build. I can tell you, this puts all my own previousboat plans to shame. Again guys, the more detailed the plans are,the easier it’s going to be for you. To top that off, you get 40 tutorial tutorials.
Over 10 hrs of visual boat building trainingand instruction you can learn while having a cuppa. And who doesn’t like watching tutorials especiallywhen it’s something you are passionate about. Materials list. With every single boat plan, Martin providesyou with a materials list. How good is that! You don’t have to spend hrs trying to figureout what, how much, what length, what types of nails or screws, what types of glue, marineply or construction ply, hardwood, pine board.
How to build a boat in 1 month
This tutorial is an overview of how to build a small boat. Over a period of a month, in our spare time my son and myself built a 3 metre plywood boat in a one car garage. For little money and some basic tools, we ended up with a fast stable craft that you could walk to the water. And in Queensland Australia, you don’t need a license and the boat doesn’t need to be registered.
So the boat started life as a sketch, with some dimensions on it. I used a free CAD program called Delftship, to create the boat in 3D. The Program generates a lines plan which is a layout of all the pieces that make up the hull. with dimensions on it. The material list for the boat’s not very big
a few sheets of plywood and some pine framing from the local hardware store (Bunnings). The plywood’s scarfed together to make up the full length of the boat. I then transferred with pencil, the dimensions from the lines plans onto the plywood. Then we cutout all the pieces with the jigsaw. Once the pieces are cut, it’s really cool to see
how quickly the boat takes shape. once you start bringing the pieces together. The shape of the hull on this is a little unusual. It was an experiment. Which, in the end didn’t really work out. But that’s OK. It was easy to cut and modify later on. (next tutorial) The pieces that make up the shell of the hull
are brought together around the frame and the transom. The flat plate at the back of the boat. The pieces are all screwed together temporarily with tangs of metal blocks of wood, screws, you can even use cable ties. It doesn’t really mater putting holes in the wood because you’ll fill after with epoxy. The whole boat is glued together
and finally coated with epoxy resin. It’s all done with epoxy. Epoxy resin with a filler (cabosil) to thicken it, is used to stitch glue the wood together, in the beginning. It’s almost like spot welding in metal. Once the glue dries you can take out the screws. Once the boat’s been spot glued together and all the screws have been taken out