another newbie.

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by batman77, May 16, 2010.

  1. batman77
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    batman77 New Member

    Ok a little introduction to start off. My story is Im a us army soldier deployed to Afghanistan for just a few more days. Ive always wanted to build a boat but never had the oppurtunity yet. Im wanting to start a boat when I get home as a father son project . My son is about to turn 13 so I think its time. I really wanna b uild something like a daysailer with a cabin large enough for 2 so maybe a cuddy or small cabin. I am experienced with boats and water ( mostly white water canoeing ) but Im completely new to sailing so ease of use would be a big plus.

    Need to be able to seat 4 for short day sails.
    Plywood construction would be great if possible.( I have limited wood tools)
    Would like to be able to mount small outboard( maybe 10 horse)
    fishable would be awesome.

    If anybody can help or has any Ideas Id greatly appreciate any help I can get.
     
  2. apex1

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    Welcome here bat.

    Check these sites for a first glimpse on what others have successfully achieved.

    http://www.bateau.com/

    http://www.glen-l.com/

    There are a lot more, but these are amongst the most popular kits and plans.
    For a more "old fashioned" boat you might like Atkin too:

    http://www.atkinboatplans.com/

    But, they are not as easy to build and therefore not as cheap!

    Take a choice and then come back with your specific questions!

    edited:
    buying appropriate tools is sometimes the cheaper option than focussing on a building method! Do NOT choose a design by building method in the first place.

    There will always be a member willing to answer.
    But take care to differenciate opinions and knowledge (sometimes not easy).

    Regards
    Richard
     
  3. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Carbon Based Life Form

    Welcome. :)
    Thank you batman77 for doing for us what we could not do. The sites listed by apex1 are very worth looking into. We will of course try to answer any questions you have as you involve yourself in the project. Many of the questions you will find have already been answered on this forum but those answers may be elusive, so ask if you need to. Get home safely.
     
  4. batman77
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    batman77 New Member

    Thanks guys thats alot of help. Ive checked out bateau a couple times but to be honest the more I look at the plans the more I think maybe a small sail/fishing boat would be a gopod intro to the hobby. Its some thing I really want to do , but not by sacrificing quality. Heres a link to a small boat I found , could you guys give me some input?


    http://www.simplicityboats.com/minisharpie.htmlt?

    Thanks Again, John.
     
  5. apex1

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  6. batman77
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    batman77 New Member

    I agree this is definitely not what Im looking for. It wont prevent me from building what I really want. It would however be a decent boat for fishing tha small lakes around fort Hood , and it would be an awesome learning tool.
     
  7. batman77
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    batman77 New Member

    OK I know this is kindof a lot of questions , but has anyone built or seen the simplicity 20 from Selway- Fisher. Any body have info or even an opinion on this craft?
     

  8. apex1

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    But it would cost you some time and money better spent on a "full sized" boat.

    The learning curve is not steeper on a 16ft than on a 8ft of the same method. But the result is what you want and not what you probably would use only a few times.

    Regards
    Richard
     
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