want to build a boat?

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by inspirations, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. inspirations
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    inspirations New Member

    I am building a boat for the first time i want to know about the requirement of material to be used?
  2. Dirteater
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    Dirteater Senior Member

    Hi Inspire,

    Your question is certainly a good one :) and very recently (couple years)
    I asked my self the very same question. But there's a few question
    I needed to answer first. ie: what kind of boat do you want to build?,
    where do I plan on using it? and what is your budget? what's is your
    inspiration? From here you can start to decide on your materials.
    Personally I found the planning as much fun as the actual building.
    It,s a pretty big task in itself. when all was said and done I built a boat
    that is very much custom to my answers to the above questions.

    Material wise (for me) it was: Marine plywood, epoxy and fiber. Of course
    everybody's boat is going to be different. I have finished my boat to the rowing stage and there is still work to be done regarding the sailing aspect and some other odds and ends I have yet to finish.

    It is a wonderful experience and I wish you every success.
    I hope this helps to clarify some of your question. We need a little
    more detail of what you would like to build before one can answer your
    question regarding materials. I am indeed a junior member/builder (I'm 50+ though *L*) There are members in this forum that are very helpful with much more experience than I will every have. so... as your questions become more detailed, the members will be able to offer more advise. ( I did find myself "hitting the books" a lot). :D

  3. m3mm0s rib
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    m3mm0s rib Senior Member

    I am also a new member and try to finish that began two years ago. Sure do not we make the same object, but our concerns are the same. I believe that we will succeed. If I can help you with something Ask me good continuity http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kwlNk7-iSg
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