Newbie, I need book recomendation on building small wooden boat

Newbie, I need book recomendation on building small wooden boat

Post by Marc » Tue, 04 Jun 2002 00:32:07


Anyone recommend a book on the basics for building a small two man wooden
boat?  There seem to be quite a few out there.

Thanks

Marc

 
 
 

Newbie, I need book recomendation on building small wooden boat

Post by Dou » Tue, 04 Jun 2002 06:31:21

Look at the designs for small boats at Bateau.com. You can put the
price you'll pay for a book toward a set of plans and then follow
their free online tutorials. I'm building one now...it's easy and fun.
And you get lots of online support. No affiliation, just a satisfied
customer.

Doug

 
 
 

Newbie, I need book recomendation on building small wooden boat

Post by Max Camira » Tue, 04 Jun 2002 08:20:16



Quote:
>Anyone recommend a book on the basics for building a small two man wooden
>boat?  There seem to be quite a few out there.

>Thanks

>Marc

If you're looking for a fast little sailboat, there are extremely good
designs available at
http://SportToday.org/***-Boat-longboat/

Very simple to build, with free plans in CAD. You can get the plans
(including unfolded panel patterns) printed in full-scale pretty
cheap. You then glue these on plywood with a temporary spray adhesive,
and cut the shapes with a jigsaw. The crafts use a sound
honeycomb-like structure for scantlings, and are based on Viking
longboats.

-m

------

secure email: max c at ziplip dot com

 
 
 

Newbie, I need book recomendation on building small wooden boat

Post by William R. Wa » Tue, 04 Jun 2002 09:09:45

I used TF Jones "Boats To Go" to design and build my first boat.
If you just want to build you could choose a plan off the Internet.
A book like Jones' will help decide which plan. So will a list of your own
specific requirements and expectations for the boat.
There are lots of construction photos of amateur projects on the
Internet. The first of the two websites below is dedicated to them.

indexes to free (and not free) plans can be found at, eg
www.duckworksmagazine.com
www.boat-links.com

Browsing at the public library is also a good way to see what books are
available.

Quote:

> Anyone recommend a book on the basics for building a small two man wooden
> boat?  There seem to be quite a few out there.

> Thanks

> Marc

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Post by P.C. » Tue, 04 Jun 2002 15:22:27

Hi.



Quote:


> >Anyone recommend a book on the basics for building a small two man wooden
> >boat?  There seem to be quite a few out there.

> >Thanks

> >Marc

> If you're looking for a fast little sailboat, there are extremely good
> designs available at
> http://SportToday.org/***-Boat-longboat/

> Very simple to build, with free plans in CAD. You can get the plans
> (including unfolded panel patterns) printed in full-scale pretty
> cheap. You then glue these on plywood with a temporary spray adhesive,
> and cut the shapes with a jigsaw. The crafts use a sound
> honeycomb-like structure for scantlings, and are based on Viking
> longboats.

> -m

Thank's for the nice words about the Longboats, ---- Il'l add that these day's I
hope to upload the framework for the 10 meter hull in that particulat Yahoo
groupe.
It will be with added dropkeels ,one each side and the hurdle is, to make the
"arear" of frames around the dropkeel trunk being double, so that around the
dropkeel trunks, there will be doubled framework.  There are a few graphics in
the photos folder showing the drop keels,  but I must admit that the idear to
place two, and work from an idear of having the two "keels" connectet so when
one go up the other go down ,is quite a new idear.  -------  On the other hand
the graphics show a hull that would perform quite well, and with the dropkeel
down placed like this there are a good chance, that anyone who can se ,that
cuting the assembly framework shuld be a simple job ,pointing to an easy and
safe building method ,that hopefully will produce a few exiting and safe boats.
Now I can't make the building more simple than offering a honeycomb framework,
and I can't make the cost of materials lower ,than this ,using only ply sheets
or sheet materials generaly for both framework as panels, ----- but I have to
admit ,that there _are_ details ,that you will need to solve while building one
of these hulls, nothing realy difficult as the solutions are not that difficult
and there are somone present if you run into trouble ;  --------- but I rather
be honest about that of the ***-Boat a number of the small tradisional wooden
boats have been build ,but you simply have to trust that no ***-Boat design
have ever failed and even no full size Longboat have been build ,a few models
show.  Anyway for the ones that have been waiting for updatet Longboats I can
say that now the 10 meter are on the way, and it will be added a dropkeel
arangement ,that hopefully will cause some discussion.
Check the photos folder ,and please let me know your oppinion, if you think a
detail will make the project better.  -----  My goal with this design is, to
offer the best ,easyest build, cheapest and safest 10 meter ***-Boat hull ;
noone that would start this project shuld need to be a master boatbuilder, or
need to spend very much money to get this hull ; then run it with an outboard,
or fit a decent rig.
http://SportToday.org/***-Boat-longboat/

P.C.

 
 
 

Newbie, I need book recomendation on building small wooden boat

Post by Michiel Verho » Tue, 04 Jun 2002 19:31:30

Also have a look at this page:
http://home.clara.net/gmatkin/design.htm
This guy has a lot of information & free/cheap designs.

HTH,

Michiel


Quote:
> I used TF Jones "Boats To Go" to design and build my first boat.
> If you just want to build you could choose a plan off the Internet.
> A book like Jones' will help decide which plan. So will a list of your own
> specific requirements and expectations for the boat.
> There are lots of construction photos of amateur projects on the
> Internet. The first of the two websites below is dedicated to them.

> indexes to free (and not free) plans can be found at, eg
> www.duckworksmagazine.com
> www.boat-links.com

> Browsing at the public library is also a good way to see what books are
> available.


> > Anyone recommend a book on the basics for building a small two man wooden
> > boat?  There seem to be quite a few out there.

> > Thanks

> > Marc

 
 
 

Newbie, I need book recomendation on building small wooden boat

Post by Al » Wed, 05 Jun 2002 02:23:55

Quote:
> Also have a look at this page:
> http://home.clara.net/gmatkin/design.htm
> This guy has a lot of information & free/cheap designs.

on top of which he's a top bloke who will offer you tons of advice and
answer any questions you may have...

Al

 
 
 

Newbie, I need book recomendation on building small wooden boat

Post by Rav » Tue, 11 Jun 2002 11:19:41

BUILD THE NEW INSTANT BOATS!
by Harold Payson

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Rav