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.


Sunday, March 31, 2013

Father and Son Glousterman Dory Build

I absolutely love getting emails like this one. It just arrived a couple days ago:

Dear Jeff, WOW! I cant believe that I could get this built. I am a railroader so I have limited time to work on a project, yet, this only took about 3 weeks to build being home only 2 nights per week. Myself and my 7 year old learning disabled son will have a blast with it. It has been a dream of his to build a boat and go fishing with Daddy so I cannot thank you enough for your plans and emails for the build. Thanks again, Dave Atkins.

easy to build wood boat plans

easy to build wooden boat plans

The picture of Dave's son fulfilling his dream of bulding a boat to go fishing with Daddy says it all.

More on the Glousterman: Glousterman Stitch-and-Glue Rowing Dory Plans.

Happy Easter Everyone!


- Jeff

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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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