Man: even as a child, i could draw and paint and sketch, but when I went fishing with my father, and first started with the boats, I realized, because I could build, that that offered a very creative way to make a living, in a way that actually worked in a functional way.
And when fishing came along. and boats in particular, I just knew that was an answer for a way to live. My name is Jerome Canning. I’m born on the island of Merasheen, but my growing up was in the town of Placentia. Well, growing up there was like every kid, I suppose, fun.
We would borrow dories and flats. What we would do, of course, is go rowing and diving and fishing from that little boat. There’s a lot of boat builders I know who, actually, their fathers were boat builders. But, when I learned boats, I did learn from the older gentlemen.
Most of these people, they were boat builder fishermen. And the way they learned how to build boats, was looking. Their whole boatbuilding knowledge was really just what was passed on out on the beach or in the shed. They never had plans.
No one worked from plans. They carried on the tradition of shaping the boat by their own eye. One good thing about boat building is there’s two sides of it. There’s the side that you build alone, and there’s the side that you build with a lot of other people.
Here, the wooden boat museum in winterton, I was hired for the skill of teaching workshops. There’s something about generosity that happens naturally in a workshop. There’s a certain generosity that comes out of people. Sharing their lives, and sharing their stories,.
And that, to me, i think is the most enjoyable. What’s important to me is that I do realize that I have a part to play in passing on knowledge that I learned from my parents’ generation, and they had learned from their parents’ generation.
I want my son to build a boat with me, I think for all the same reasons that I came into becoming a boat builder. I think they’re still valid today. If I can work with my son on it, I know that he would say, I learned to build with my father.
How To Build a Wooden Boat Step By Step For the DIY
Hi guys, i’m rick bushell from hereatlast .au and you’re probably watching this tutorial because you’re searching for or you typed in ‘how to build a wooden boat. Now over my lifetime I’ve put my hands to building 3 different boats and the first boat was a steel monohull and I would never do that again and the other trimirans, 2 different sizes and in all 3 accounts uhm, it just turned into a nightmare and all because of the plans, they were just basically a blueprint Uhm, I remember spending hours and hours and hours in the middle of the night thinking about this or thinking about that.
Because they didn’t bring detail plans, it was just basically just as i said, a plan. And if your tackling building your own boat for the very first time this just isn’t going to be good enough, it’s not going to work. You’re going to give up building your boat just like I did. It really is all about the plans. Now I quite literally stumbled upon a master boat builder, a Martin Reid.
He can supply you with over 500 detailed boat plans And he also claims that you need no prior building boats experience which is quite amazing I think. Martin even provides you with 40 tutorial tutorials and with every single plan he’s got images that explain in detail, in minute detail, on how to do things. So just what makes Martin Reids plans or his package right for you? I go through the whole review over at my website hereatlast .au.