Boatbuilding Tips and Tricks

I've been compiling this blog of boatbuilding tips and tricks, plus launchings and in-progress boatbuilding projects for over five years now. The vast majority of the questions I receive by email have already been asked by someone else, so if you take the time to read through the archives, you'll probably run across many the questions you may already have plus find answers to questions you haven't thought of yet. You also get a chance to look through many of the projects that others are building. I try to include as many of the photos I receive from builders as well, some from facebook pages.


Friday, March 29, 2013

Free EBook: Practical Boat Sailing

I came across this scanned book and thought everyone would enjoy. It is a pretty good treatise on the basics of how to sail a boat. It's written in a simple, folksy style so is really easy to understand for the uninitiated, but has plenty of good stuff for the seasoned sailor. Originally published in 1879, it is in the public domain, so you may distribute freely - 78 pages, pdf format, 1.7 MB.

easy to build wood boat plans

You can download it here: Practical Boat Sailing - by Douglas Frazar.

- Jeff

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Boat Building Photos

Please don't be embarrassed to send in photos of your projects. I get a lot of emails from people who tell me about their build but never send any pictures. I'd love to see them, as would all of the other people who are either building a boat or thinking about it. They need all the encouragement they can get.

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