Boatbuilding Tips and Tricks

I've been compiling this blog of boatbuilding tips and tricks, plus launchings and in-progress boatbuilding projects for 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, December 13, 2015

Huntington Harbor Kayak in Melbourne, Australia

I just received this great email and pictures:

Hi Jeff,

As requested on your website, here are some photos of a Huntington Harbor I put together in Melbourne, Australia.

I took her out on the bay last weekend and despite the rough weather she handled great. It was beautiful to watch the spray coming over the lovely timber bow. I enclosed the rear compartment and half the front to make it more safe. I figure that way if I overturn at sea it will be simple to turn back over... although I still need to test this theory.

Thanks very much for the plans!

Lee Matthews

Very nice job there, Lee.

Huntington Harbor Kayak Wooden Boat Plans

Huntington Harbor Kayak FREE Boat Plans

The plans for the 12' Huntington Harbor may be for FREE at: 12' Huntington Harbor FREE Boat plans.

Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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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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