Plank Boat Building
Introduction. many boat builders, both amateur and professional, would like to build a lovely round bilged boat but the skills and tools required to achieve this have often precluded such a boat from being attempted.. Build a better boat -"for less"- with bowdidge marine designs boat plans. save two thirds! yes, you can build your own boat & save two thirds of the cost of a factory built boat, you can prove it.
Tuition: $850. note: this is a six-day course ending saturday afternoon. if you want to build a lightweight, rugged, and beautiful small boat, combining thin strips of wood with epoxy and fiberglass will make a cartoppable, low-maintenance, and gorgeous vessel.. A brief description, not a boatbuilding class strip planking is a form of carvel planking. the hull is built over forms using strips of wood, edge-glued, and edge fastened together. the strips are kept narrow so that there is very little shaping required. strips are usually a minimum of 1/2" thick, with a maximum width. The boats used as examples in this book demonstrate a lot of techniques that are useful for building just about any small boat using the strip-planked method. coot is a simple dinghy with transoms at both ends and plywood seats..