"Yes, You Can Build a Boat" Videos by Jeff Spira

Here are some of my recent videos all about building boats. You can stop by my YouTube Channel Easy To Build Boats Youtube Channel and subscribe and ring the notification bell to get notified about the latest and greatest.


Do You Have the Skills to Build a Boat?
I'll bet you aren't sure which skills are needed to build a boat. Guess what, Excellent carpentry skills are not one of them. Watch to find out more.


Building a Flat Bottom Boat
Are flat bottom boats useful for the ocean? bays? big lakes? rivers? Watch this video and find out more.


Building a V-Bottom Boat
V-Bottom boats are best for every situation, right? Well, no, not really. See when they're good and when not.


Boat Building Tools
What tools do you really need to build a boat? This video describes the simple and more complicated tools you REALLY need.


Boat Building Fasteners
Most people don't understand what modern fasteners really do and which ones they need for modern designs.


Boat Building Study Prints, Displacement and Loading
In this video I describe the study prints that are free for every boat, and talk about the displacement, draft, and permissible loading of the boat.


Boat Building Outboard Horsepower and Shaft Length
In this video I describe the maximum allowable outboard horsepower, recommended horsepower, for homebuilt boats, along with shaft sizes and how to apply them to homebuilt boat transom dimensions.


Boat Building Materials
In this video I describe the species, types and grades of lumber used for the framing, and the types of plywood used for planking.


Boat Building Decks, Seats, Center Consoles and Cabins
This video describes the extras including decking, engine sizes and shaft lengths, center consoles, cabins and other superstructure you may want to add to your homebuilt boat.


Boat Building Inboards, Outboards, Motor Wells
This video inboards, outboards, sterndrives, motor wells, splash wells, stern brackets, and more and how they affect your boat building project.


Boat Building Plans and Plan Modifications
This video describes the plans that I sell, what they look like, how to download them, what you receive, how to print them, and how to make modifications.


Build a Wooden Boat - Boat Types

Here are some of my videos discussing the different types of boats. You can stop by my YouTube Channel Easy To Build Boats Youtube Channel and subscribe and ring the notification bell to get notified about the latest and greatest.


Carolina Dories
Carolina Dories are a popular, versatile hull. Watch to find out more.


Pacific Power Dories
My most popular design, useful in smooth waters or rough, rivers, streams, lakes, bays and the ocean.


V-Bottom Dories
V-Bottom Dories may be the best for you if you use your boat in shallow water and the ocean. Watch to learn about this design.


Pangas
Pangas are excellent offshore and rough water boats. This design has som great advantages for this kind of boating.


Garvey Dories
Garvey Dories are a unique boat that may be the ideal choice for many people. Have a look at these for your possibilities.


Skiffs
This video discusses Skiffs, and their different types, the boats called universal by Edwin Monk.


Grand Banks Dories
For a rugged rowing or sailing dory these have proven themselves over a long time.


Other Great Boatbuilding Videos by Jeff Spira

Here are some of my recent videos all about building boats. You can stop by my YouTube Channel Easy To Build Boats Youtube Channel and subscribe and ring the notification bell to get notified about the latest and greatest.


How to Build a Boat
This was my first video about building a boat, from back in 2007. I discuss the overall method to building one of my ply-on-frame boats. Though it is elementary, it has become one of my most popular videos with over 700,000 views.


Boats You Can Build at Home
In this video I discuss the different types of boats you can build, and what kind of uses each excel at at and which aren't so good with.


Build a McKenzie River Drift Boat at Home
McKenzie River Drift Boats are very ppopular, particularly with fly fishermen who prowl streams and rivers for trout, expecially in the Western parts of the US, and other mountainous regions where white water is common. This is an elementary construction video on how to build your own.


Build a Stitch and Glue Boat
Stitch and Glue boats are a homebuilt construction method with devout followers. Most builders avoid it because it involves more epoxy woodworking methoids, and less carpentry skills. This video describes how it is done.


About Jeff Spira

Naval Architect and Boat Designer Jeff Spira

Hi, I'm Jeff Spira. I've been designing and building boats since my teenage years, in the late 1960s. There are few things I enjoy more than designing, building and using boats. Have a look through my designs and I'm sure you'll come across a few that you would love to have. Just drop me a note if have any questions, and let's figure out how to get you on the water.


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