want to build a boat?

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

  1. inspirations
    Joined: Aug 2011
    Posts: 1
    Likes: 0, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 10
    Location: USA

    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
    Joined: Oct 2010
    Posts: 203
    Likes: 21, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 300
    Location: Canada

    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

    regards
    DE
     
  3. m3mm0s rib
    Joined: Aug 2011
    Posts: 133
    Likes: 3, Points: 18, Legacy Rep: 57
    Location: GREECE

    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
     
Loading...
Forum posts represent the experience, opinion, and view of individual users. Boat Design Net does not necessarily endorse nor share the view of each individual post.
When making potentially dangerous or financial decisions, always employ and consult appropriate professionals. Your circumstances or experience may be different.