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, March 2, 2014

The First Homebuilt Tiburon Panga in the Water in Alabama

Frank Petrillo, with the help of Mark Vickers, one of my more prolific boatbuilding customers, just finished up the very first 21' Tiburon Panga and launched it in Alabama. Frank did an excellent job.

21' Tiburon Panga Wood Boat Plans

21' Tiburon Panga Wooden Boat Plans

And here's a Video they made of the maiden voyage:

Here's what Mark said about the boat on Facebook: "Well Jeff... All's I can say is this is one nice design. Drafts at 7"-8" empty and not much more with 4 people in it. It just slips up on plane so smooth. You did a good job on this one for sure."

Thank you Mark. Glad to hear you're enjoying it.

Here's more on the Tiburon: 21' Tiburon Panga Boat Plans.

- Jeff

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Boat Building Photos

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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