I attached a 19mm wide vertical strip to the keel. I got the floor boards from a few places. Here is a drawing of what that looks like. 3. Famous for his Goat Island Skiff and Beth Canoes Michael Storer has a wide range of wooden boat plans and designs. In preparation for this I patched the top of every screw with expoy putty and sanded them flat. Share it with us! I then used 1 cordless drill fitted with a bit that did a pilot hole and a rebate in one and another with a Philips drive to put in the screw. But they can cause frame failure if not fitted properly or of the correct size. Hi I'm sorry this is so late.. Hi.. I fitted the boat out with rowlocks, rope guides etc.. Secondly how many workers did it take to complete the job. i will apply similar techniques to a project of mine. Orbital sander with 120 grit However, I need to point out that I am an amateur wooden boat enthusiast simply writing in order to try to help other amateur wooden boat enthusiasts. You can see the living room in action here. If you're using a MAC use Adobe Acrobat to view the PDF - Apple's preview app doesn't show all of the pics properly My last piece of wood work was two v shaped pieces of ply - one each side of the centre of the transom to make it stronger and thicker to support an out board motor. When everything was dry and stable I planed down the stem to meet the line of the boat. Wooden Boat Restoration, Repair and Maintainence. The side panel has been done in this pic. Small Boat Design and Construction. For the front-most rib I cut a curved piece of wood to go across the top to support some decking.. you’ll see that in a later pic It takes a lot of nerve to build a boat from scratch in your living room. I am perfectly aware that the majority of Wooden Boat aficionados are sensible folk. I created cardboard templates for the centre rib and the transom to guide me in their making, and identified a nice piece of timber for the stem.. Because of the method of construction getting these right is critical 2. Lots of disposable rubber gloves ( the glue stains skin very badly  and you need them for when you use epoxy ) One with a cut-out that matched the profile of the chine ( on the bottom of the picture) and  another matching the profile of the  keel (on the top)  . Eddie I put in a temporary keel and thwart across the centre rib. Don’t use power tools or chemicals unless you understand the safety implications.. High doses of Saw dust are known to cause  lung damage and cancer,  You only have one set of eyes, and sadly my hands have one or two extra scars from the construction of this boat. on Introduction. Fixed ballasted keel for a high stability and a average saiplan suited for all the weather conditions. ( see the pic) 3. Boat Plans Catalog – 300 Boats You Can Build! Huge and super comfortable interiors for a 8,20 m boat. This pic with my kids shows the position of the centre rib. A range of chisels Haha. After finishing the ribs the keel  was  glued and screwed in pace. I do have a few questions though. Attached s a close up of the bottom, a chine, and a rib showing the fit. How to repair or replace Wooden Boat Frames and what are the causes of failure. 6. And cut it.. 13. It is SWEET. See  the centre rib drawing in the fairing section Hi Sailors, It is three pieces of cardboard. The problem areas to look out for when surveying an old wooden boat. 19. Once the basic shape was formed by the natural curves of the timber  I carefully measured the locations for the other ribs ( about 490mm Centre to centre  ) and measured each element of the rib to be made.. How to repair plywood rot or delamination with marine ply, especially on the hull of a small boat. After helping the adult kids with their problems there isn't a lot left. The construction method of this boat owes a lot to Verga’s Instructable- ie made by bending the sides around a centre ‘rib’ or frame. Plans for Hydroplanes, Sailboats, Inboards, Runabouts, Canoes, Kayaks and many other boats. 8. Supplies for Wooden Boat building and Maintenance. We are based in Italy and love italian boat design 4. The Deck Beams of a wooden boat and their joints need to withstand the various forces acting on them. It took about 20 min to get all of the glass saturated until transparent. With 40 and 80 grit. I spent a lot of time getting this true/ symmetrical etc and carefully marking the timber so I could clue and screw it accurately. I rate his as recommended reading and as a mandatory study project for those wishing to have a first go at boat building. I didn't take a picture of this but you can get some idea from a pic in the Epoxy Step 20. Wood Screws are the most widely used and versatile fasteners used on wooden boats. 3 years ago, Hi and thanks for the questions. 6. “Building boats from Glen-L plans is simple and straight forward…I honestly have never run into a problem, unless it was of my own making. I have about 80 And I also love that you built this in the living room. 3. And while I take every care to ensure that the information in DIY Wood Boat.com is correct, anyone acting on the information on this website does so at their own risk. Hartley Boat Plans Everything from a tiny dinghy to a 63 ft Schooner. Supplies for Wooden Boat Building and restoration, how to choose the materials and marine chandlery for your project. Came with a mercury, I have to replace the registration stickers on a boat I purchased from a different state. 4. 10. From there I did some more detail… Boat Plans and boat designs from select Naval Architects, Yacht Designers, and Marine Architects. I used some small angle brackets and clamps to mock up the chines and inwales. 2. 12. It is written as a journal. I'm a novice so please don’t expect  exact and 100% correct boat building plans/ advice or terminology. I also had some fibre glass tape that I applied to the edges/ corners and the stem. 5. 1. 7. Lastly in this step I shaped the top of the stem and put in a small peg to use as a tie point, I cut two basic seats to be placed on the rail. I lined up each cut out and  then stapled the pieces making a careful note of the angle of curve in the chines  at that location…I then – transferred the template to my timber blank, marked the cuts and proceeded. All the screw countersinks  etc we plugged with epoxy. 2x cordless power drills (one for pilot hole the other with a screw driver bit ) Before I started attaching the ply I patched every screw rebate/ every small space with epoxy putty. Next I flipped the boat and painted the inside with resin only.. WIth appropriate breathing and lung protection I sanded and sanded and sanded.. and sanded....    and sanded   with 80 grit then 120 grit..Inside and out..sanding the inside was challenging because of the angles, and small dead ended spaces.. 748 screws, hot dipped gal ranging in length mostly 8Gauge x 18mm, 32mm and 50mm- used as appropriate for the materials being fixed. Three short ones at the front and  one larger piece for the rest. The detail of the attachment of the keel to the stem and how that is shaped can be seen. I applied a couple of coats for white exterior house paint as an undercoat and kept on sanding, mostly by hand and with an orbital sander.. The 2. I also put in two seat rails 15mm x 20mm by notching out a step on the inner side of each rib and putting a small lug on each side ofthe transom to support them. I didn’t bother with Stainless steel, which will rot away just as quickly as gal screws if they’re imbedded. Lovely work. mostly in old boat building books which I found in second hand shops. The name Atkin has long been associated with the best in basic boats. It has been sleeping in a barn since 1964, hanging from the rafters. ONe of the pictures attached shows the whole frame right way up and has the temporary thwart removed. Lots of old hardwood floorboards 19mm x 90mm ( I used a light eucalyptus  often called “Tasmanian Oak” – not a brilliant timber but ok if not out in the open all the time The base of the ribs was made from cut down floor boards that were 18mm X 60mm. I made the transom by gluing floorboards together and then marked out the shape from the template. This will help me understand and write about the time scale of the job at hand, which is one of the tasks I need to complete. Through Hull Fittings and Seacocks Below the Waterline. Modern Wooden boat | Pro Boat Plans | DIY Boat. Clinker Plywood Boatbuilding Manual by Iain Oughtred (Wooden Boat Books, Maine USA 1988) an all round handy book. I cut rebates into the bottom of the ribs  about 200mm out from the keel. The timber for the keel and seats was purchased. 18. The first question I would like to ask is roughly how long did each of the steps take to complete the job and overall how long did the job take. Epoxy putty Thank you. Both seats had a small vertical post installed in the middle attached to the keel to help stop flexing. I live …. 1. 4 On each side. Anyway..  Verga  got me thinking, reading and wanting to design and build my own boat,.…  I’m pretty good at doing a basic design and then making things as I go. How did you bend the planks in the frame? Stringers give the bottom planks support especially in boats that can go fast and smack up and down- they are probably unnecessary in a boat this size- but I wanted to ensure the bottom could support my weight without flexing /cracking the finish along the edge of each rib. Some were new ( off cuts) but the majority were old. Modern Wooden Boat plans, produces wood boat building plans for modern, sporty looking and reliable crafts. Note that the Transom is not Square to the keel. What Everybody ought to know about building Small Boats, guidance and tips for self-building or restoring. They have performed well- But I dont think water has ever touched them because they are encased in epoxy which keeps them in their own micro environment. Hartley's Guide to Boat Building by RT Hartley ( Nautical Services, Sydney Australia 1961 ) This is a bit of a unique book to Australia and might be hard to get elsewhere.. what size wood did you use for the frame and ribs of the boat? more information Accept. do you remember the names of the books so i can have a look. plans click Wood Screws for Boat Building and Repair. 16. My latest project: chined hull for the highest stability, vertical lifting keel, trailerable, suitable for club racing or cruising (two interior versions) , hull in plywood and epoxy with the radius chine system, sparkling performances while sailing and reasonable interiors for coastal cruising. 9. The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you need help with lofting out the A seakayak family for homebuilders, with hull lines optimized for coastal cruising and sea-camping , suited to be easily build by a homebuilder in plywood and epoxy. This was fun.. the boat really started to look good.. Really long clamps ( see the pics of the transom) I cannot imagine what your wife put up with. If you did read Verga’s Instructable you will see that it is built by bending the sides around a centre rib to the stem and stern / transom. ( which is an Instructable in itself because home made boats are not  immediately  recognized in my state ) and got a   2hp outboard is from e-Bay. When the hull was complete I put on the ‘deck’, over the front and shaped the top of the stem..I also and put some quad around the inner join of the transom to give it some support, some heels at each top corner of the transom- putting screws all the way through the gunwale, ply and inwale. 6L of epoxy resin ( I used about 4L) Being old the wood was very dry and stable.. and quite hard.. If you are looking for "the right little boat" to build -- or have built -- or if you just like to dream over boat plans -- you'll be delighted with the wooden boat design collections of John (1918-1999) and William (1882-1962) Atkin, which are now being sold by John's widow, Pat. How much could you sell a boat like that for?