Blog Construction and Design Tips Index
Below are links to blog posts relating to design, construction, and general boatbuilding tips.
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Friday, December 23, 2016
Ben Henderson just sent me these photos of his 19' Albion Pacific Power Dory with the framing completed. You can see he built it from off-the-shelf construction grade lumber, even with some tight knots. This material is entirely appropriate for my design techniques, and it means you can buy your lumber anywhere and build a very rigged boat much more cheaply than using some other designer's methods.
The Albion plans and instructions, including free downloadable study prints are here: Albion Pacific Power Dory Boat Plans.
Boatbuilding Tips and Tricks Construction and Design Tips Index
- Friday, December 23, 2016: Albion Framing Completed from Lumberyard Materials
- Friday, November 25, 2016: Give the Gift of Boat Plans this Christmas
- Saturday, September 3, 2016: How to Build a 19' Galveston Garvey Dory
- Friday, July 29, 2016: How to Build a Tillamook Pacific Power Dory
- Saturday, July 9, 2016: How to Build a Carolinian, Carolina Sytle Dory
- Saturday, July 2, 2016: Huntington Harbor Kayak Construction Videos
- Sunday, April 24, 2016: Kachemak V-Bottom Dory Construction Photo Essay
- Wednesday, April 20, 2016: Boweyes for Spira International Boats
- Friday, February 12, 2016: Method for Fairing Ply Boat Framing
- Saturday, January 2, 2016: Carolinian Frame Construction
- Monday, June 8, 2015: Complete Construction Videos of an Albion Pacific Power Dory
- Friday, March 6, 2015: Albion Construction Photo Essay Added
- Thursday, January 22, 2015: What Comes With Your Plans and What's the Difference Between E-Plans and Printed Plans?
- Monday, January 19, 2015: Anacapa Offshore Pacific Dory Framing Video
- Saturday June 14, 2014: Huntington Harbor Lessons Learned
- Wednesday, February 12, 2014: Splash Wells for Spira Boats
- Tuesday, November 19, 2013: Coast Guard Navigation Rules Online
- Saturday, June 29, 2013: One Builders Technique for Lofting Boat Frames
- Thursday May 16, 2013: Three Useful Tools for Fairing
- Saturday, April 6, 2013: Limber Holes
- Saturday, March 30, 2013: Free EBook: A Thousand Miles in the Rob Roy Canoe
- Friday, March 29, 2013: Free EBook: Practical Boat Sailing
- Sunday, March 17, 2013: "How Much Does It Cost to Build Your Model ____"
- Monday, February 4, 2013: Zuider Zee Boat Plans Now Available in Imperial Dimensions
- Sunday, February 3, 2013: Skeeter Bass Boat Now on Web Site
- Sunday, December 23, 2012: Foam Flotation for Framed Boats
- Friday, October 5, 2012: Boatbuilding Tip: Simple Tool Shelf
- Sunday, September 2, 2012: New Free Downloadable Report - Scarfing Plywood
- Monday, August 20, 2012: Setting Up Frames on Strongbacks
- Friday, July 27, 2012: Steam Bending Longitudional Frame Elements
- Sunday, July 22, 2012: Scarfing Lumber for Boat Building
- Sunday, July 22, 2012: Hatteras V-Bottom Dory Now Available In Metric
- Thursday, July 19, 2012: Easily Built Truck Rack for Homebuilt Boats
- Thursday, June 7, 2012: "Hey Jeff, You Forgot This on Your Plans..."
- Sunday, May 20, 2012: New Video Uploaded - Flipping Over a Chesapeke V-Bottom Dory
- Thursday, May 10, 2012: New Sabine Flats Fishing Boat Plans Added to the Site
- Sunday, March 25, 2012: Registering Your Homebuilt Boat Article
- Wednesday, February 15, 2012: What Size Outboard for Your Homebuilt Boat?
- Sunday, January 15, 2012: Major Website Update
- Thursday, December 22, 2011: New Mission Bay Stitch and Glue Boat Launched
- Wednesday, December 21, 2011: One Way to Flip Over Your Power Dory Project
- November 17, 2011: Free Boat Plans and Ebook How To Build a Kayak
- December 14, 2010: Free Wooden Boat Plans Video
- November 22, 2010: The Truth About Free Boat Plans on the Internet
- November 18, 2010: New Stitch and Glue Boatbuilding Manual
- November 17, 2010: New Ply On Frame Manual
- November 1, 2010: Ozark Fisherman Construction Photo Essay Uploaded
- JUNE 16, 2010: Web Site Update - Winchester Power Dory Added, plus 2 new Metric Carolina Dory Boat Plans
- JUNE 9, 2010: Setting Up Framing on Strongback Guide
- MAY 30, 2010: Selecting Wood for Your Spira International Boat Guide
- JANUARY 31, 2010: New Youtube Video - How to Build a Stitch and Glue Boat
- JULY 4, 2009: New Article: Home Built Boat Seaworthiness
- MARCH 26, 2009: Framed Boat Plywood Cutout Guide
- MARCH 15, 2009: Boat Building Epoxy Source
- MARCH 4, 2009: Innovative Clamping Technique for Boat Building
- MARCH 3, 2009: New Fishing Boat Building Article
- MARCH 2, 2009: Wooden Boat Building - The Perfect Winter Project
- DECEMBER 18, 2008: Boatbuilding Web Site Update and New Stock Boat Plans
- DECEMBER 17, 2008: Ultra Light Duck Boat Plans Now Available
- NOVEMBER 22, 2008: Marine or Construction Plywood for Boatbuilding?
- OCTOBER 23, 2008: New Boat Building Video on Youtube
- OCTOBER 18, 2008: Fitting Sheer Clamps and Chine Logs
- OCTOBER 13, 2008: Free Study Plans
- OCTOBER 13, 2008: New Boats added to Website
- OCTOBER 10, 2008: New Boatbuilding How-To-Guides Section
- AUGUST 23, 2008: Raptor Nails
- AUGUST 22, 2008: Ordering Boat Plans
- JULY 23, 2008: Main Website Update and NEW BOAT plans
- JULY 22, 2008: Can You Really Build a Boat for $50?
- JULY 21, 2008: Fasteners for Boat Building
- JULY 19, 2008: Dories for Rough Water Use
- JULY 17, 2008: Can You Really Use Construction Grade Lumber?
- JULY 16, 2008: New Article on Lofting
- JULY 13, 2008: New Boatbuilding Tips and Tricks Blog Started
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