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, June 29, 2013

One Builders Technique for Lofting Boat Frames

A builder just sent me this email and pictures about how he approached the frame layout:

Jeff,
My wife and I are having a blast building this boat. I didn't really see many examples of how people lofted their frames so I wanted to share what I used. It is a simple 2x4 frame with drywall. I sized it to fit the largest part of the boat. It's probably overkill but Its a great building surface. I did Frames 1-5, then painted over the pencil marks to have a fresh surface and to avoid confusion.
I'll send an update when its on the strong back.
Thanks again
Kennedy

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Nice work Kennedy. Thank you for the tip and pictures. Looking forward to seeing more of your project as it progresses.

- 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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