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.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
I just got this email:
I've been meaning to send this picture for some time now. It was completed in March of 2012 and my little girls and I have had a blast with it all year. I decided to scarf joint the plywood just out of curiosity and it turned out great. It also adds to the wow factor when answering all the questions I get from people. I've got big plans to build more boats but I am having a hard time deciding which one to start first, a sailboat or one of the power dories. I also wanted to tell you I love your website and all the free info you offer. These wooden boats have become an obsession of mine.
- Devin Matesen, Utah
Thanks for the great picture of your project with your adorable little girls. So happy to hear you're enjoying it and are ready for another one.
This is why I offer the Huntington Harbor plans for free. They're so easy and inexpensive to build, and so much fun to use, and attract so much attention, that builders often want to build another boat and take up boat building as a lifelong advocation.
You can download the Huntington Harbor kayak plans for free, in either inch or metric dimensions at: Huntington Harbor Kayak Free Boat Plans.
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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.