Articles, columns, and homebuilding projects. by and for backyard boat builders.. Thanks everyone for your replies! i tried in the past to get a group together to do a "class" for boat building. first we would need the room and some simple tools.. Intro: build a short dragon (16 foot 3-board outrigger sailing canoe) note: version 4.0 may 12, 2011 — added step 7 about a brief trimaran conversion for the.