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, August 4, 2013
Ken Thompson of San Antonio Texas, just lauched the very first Rockport kayak. This is a 17-1/2' version that comes with full flotation designed in, so you can literally saw it in half (or put a 12 gauge hole through the bottom) and it will still keep floating. You can build it with or without decking and according to Ken, it's plenty stable enough to stand and cast. Look for it on the website soon.
When it gets up, you'll see it here first: Wooden Boats You Can Build at Home.
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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.