Push in the right direction

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by HalfDead121, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. HalfDead121
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    HalfDead121 New Member

    Okay so the situation is this other than simple jonboats i have no real boat building experience. Though the last couple of years I have tossed the idea around and studied what i could here and there now that i have chosen to seriously begin to move on the idea i am left with not knowing which direction to go.
    I would personally like to aim at something around the 30 foot mark but i don't know if that would be a wasted attempt for someone with little experience to even think about attempting.

    Note that this is purely for my enjoyment including the build as i enjoy building things almost as much as i enjoy being outside. So i intend to take my time to enjoy the build and get it right.

    But i don't want to waste my time attempting the immpossible so any suggestions on if something this big would be pheasible for me or any suggestions on what to look at to set my sites on would be a great help and feed back of personal experiences would be cool to
  2. wheels
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    wheels Junior Member

    I've been learning that your requirements will dictate what designs are right for you.

    What conditions(where) are you looking to use it in?
    What is more important comfy dry ride or speed?
    How long are you willing to spend on the project?
    Do you prefer classic designs or contemporary racey designs?
  3. apex1

    apex1 Guest

    Wihch type of craft are thinking of? Sailing, Motorboat, speed or cruiser?
  4. HalfDead121
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    HalfDead121 New Member

    I was aiming for sailing with a small onboard motor for those days when the wind just hates us.
    Also Comfy and dry would be more my style and the amount of time i'd like something that wouldn't take over 1200 man hours or roughly six-seven months at about 4-6 hours a day.
    Also most of the styles i have tended to favor are the classic though the there are some nice modern ones as well something like the bluemoon from another post on here would be really cool
  5. lewisboats
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  6. apex1

    apex1 Guest

    As already mentioned by Lewis, these figures are not realistic.
    Calculate 2 years for a 30ft sailing boat, and call yourself happy when it is 85% finished by then!

    Look up:
    Selway Fisher
    Glen L
    Atkin boat plans
    to get some more incitement

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