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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 5:50 am    Post subject: Boat building technique Reply with quote

I am Ben Donald from England. Am wish to know how to build boat. So I want to know boat building tecniques.


Please help me.......
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are building a wooden boat on your own, it is likely you will be using plywood in some or nearly all of the boat construction. Plywood is a remarkable and easy to use material for boat construction, and for this reason it is favored by many boat building schools and enthusiasts. Plywood is an especially easy material for beginners to use in small boat construction projects. However, despite the fact plywood is one of the easiest materials to use in wooden boat construction, there are several ways you can assure the plywood you choose to use is the best for the project you are undertaking.

Here is the link where we got the procedures in building a wooden boat for the project we've done in our adhd boarding school.

http://www.glen-l.com/submethd.html
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the issue with Plywood is that it was not invented until later in history. Most of us portray 1600-1830 era...
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suppose the OP is long gone, but for the future, we could suggest to anyone wanting advice on how to build a boat, that they get Gardner's "Building Classic Small Craft" isbn 007142797X. $29.95 but very much worth it.

The designs are mostly 19th century derivatives of 18thC types. Period construction might have called for trunnels or hand forged nails depending on the period, but anyone building for a museum exhibit wouldn't be looking for advice here anyway. Screws were very expnsive untill after the ACW, but they make the construction process and repairs much much easier for the first time builder. Perhaps the biggest PC difference in designs was that the pivoting centerboard is an early 19thC discovery.

As to using plywood, if you look around your area you probably can find someone with a portable sawmill who can provide you with boat wood at far less than Home Despot prices. Most likely the quality will be far better too.

In defense of those who choose to use plywood or even stitch and glue construction; they get out on the water to do "treks" instead of counting stitches while sitting in front of a computer monitor. :>)

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