Stitch And Glue Boat Building Forum
Stitch-and-glue boat building, along with the development of epoxy and modern mahogany marine plywood, has revolutionized and revitalized wooden boat building. this method of boat building is not only stronger, lighter, and faster than traditional wooden boat building, but it also takes far less. The devlin “stitch and glue” method is a superior way to build a wooden boat. it has been developed and refined here at devlin designing boat builders for almost 40 years, and has been adopted by other segments of the wooden boat industry.. Once you have answers go looking at plans, my page on stitch and glue boat plans, lists many designers who provide kits and plans. there are many boat forums including the wooden boat forum. yahoo groups has are dozens of groups and forums on boat and boatbuilding.. unless you have an exceptional idea for a boat design, it's better to go for already tested plans until you have a bit of experience..
I was reading about the stitch and glue method and was wondering what the limitations are. what i read seem to imply that any boat of any size can be built this way. this seems hard to believe. i would think that without ribs within the boat, the comprehension of water on the sides would collaps the boat. it also seems that your relying on the epoxy for the integrity of the boat.. With these few simple stitch and glue techniques anyone with a modicum of commonsense can build a wooden boat quickly and easily with plywood and epoxy.. I was just looking at the stitch and glue boatbuilding class being offered at woodenboat school this august... john harris is teaching and "in this class, students will build an attractive, 13′6″ peapod of harris’s design".. the boat looks beautiful:.