Why Use a Boat Kit When You Can Design Your Own?
Blog / 09/09/2012

Why Use a Boat Kit When You Can Design Your Own?   D-I-Y, these are the three most important letters in the life of craftsmen, builders or designers worldwide. Why go with a boat kit when you have hands made to design, build and restore? Besides there are obstacles you can run into with boat kits that you may not encounter when you do it yourself. There are so many possibilities to mix-and-match with when designing boats yourself. It could be a little time consuming and taxing for one person but if you’re a family man, the satisfaction in completing a boat would be priceless. The first order of business would be deciding on what type of boat design you have your sights on. Before embarking upon a task you want to make certain that everyone is aboard the ship and no one plans to jump overboard once the decision has been made over a boat kit. Designing and building your own boat has tremendous benefits that will prove to be both priceless and satisfying. Once you have gotten pass the research of searching online for boat designs, plans and whatnots. You are now well on your way to building…

5 Features Boat Design Software Must Have
Blog / 09/08/2012

5 Features Boat Design Software Must Have   Boat design software is essential for anyone who is interested in building boats. It reduces work and assists in the actual making of the boat. There are many different kinds of software to help design boats available in the market; but not all of them deliver the same results and are not of the same quality. Here, you will learn the top 5 features that boat design software must have to help you along the way of building it. It should allow for you to add background images while designing the boat. Having a background image as a blue print of the boat helps a lot, since it gives clear directions of how the boat model should look. You can also compare the path you are following with the shape and design- the model conveys. It must have the most realistic and complex water simulation and resistance calculation. This means that you will be able to see the model boat on virtual water and how it acts in certain situations. You do not have to spend lots of time testing the actual model or make thousands of calculations, because the software will…

Why Do People Use 3D Boat Design Software?
Blog / 09/07/2012

Why Do People Use 3D Boat Design Software?   The answer to this question should be productivity and efficiency. Nowadays, everything is becoming computer- oriented so they can be done easily and with comfort. The works that would have taken days or even months can now be done in minutes or hours. The same reason goes for 3d boat design software. A lot of people are using them more and more these days. Saving time means saving money and a 3d boat design software will save you a tremendous amount of time. Most of the packages come with default factory designs and templates which can be modified to give the desired shape. This even takes the process a few steps further. These original models can also be used as learning materials for boat design. A boat design requires hours of calculation which is very tedious and sometimes troublesome. Sometimes there are errors in calculations and if they’re not noticed at an early stage, the whole work will be a total waste of time and money. This software has a built in calculation system to determine the sheering stresses, and bending moments. They can give, at any time, the sheer force…

Quick Guide to Reading Boat Plans
Blog / 09/05/2012

Quick Guide to Reading Boat Plans   Reading a boat plan can get pretty tricky. If you don’t know what you are doing that is. But with boat plans, there are so many people out there that can help you it’s not even funny. If you aren’t sure how to read your boat plans then you have come to the right place. Let’s see if we can’t help you. The first part to remember is that the boat plan is all about lines and points. These lines and points are at direct angles and so forth. On the boat plan with these lines and points, you will probably see measurements. These tell you how far apart and how high these sections of the boat have to be. This will tell you what you need to measure. There are some tricky things about boat plans though. While the measurements and learning all the lines and points can be tricky, so understands the boat jargon that they use. Let’s help you understand this short handed notation that they use. For instance, LWL is known as the length at the waterline. What this means is that this area is the measurement as to…

Starting Out on Boat Design
Blog / 09/04/2012

Starting Out on Boat Design   If you are new to boat designs you might be wondering where you should begin. When you look at them, they might seem quite complicated. So how do you even begin one? That’s where we come in. We can help you learn about starting out a boat design. The first part of designing a boat is to know which type of boat you would like to design. You have to have some sort of picture in your mind. If you aren’t totally sure, just get pictures from online to begin to choose from. Next you can find if your boat design has what we call a study plan. A study plan will give you everything you need form the plan lay out to the pattern. After that you might want to get the materials you will need to draw the design. To draw a boat design you will need a ruler. There are other things you will need. Two of those things that you will need are a pencil and an eraser. This will make it easier to do. You will also need something that can help you make circles and curves. With all…

Boat Building – Is it Easy to Build a Boat?
Blog / 09/01/2012

Boat Building – Is it Easy to Build a Boat?   Many want to know how hard building a boat is. Well truth of the matter it is can be simple or it could be quite hard. It just matters on what type of boat you want to build. When it comes to the designs and boat building, they can be quite simple or hard. There are a few things that could make your boat design difficult. If you are new to making boats and all that, when you first begin reading a boat plan you might be a little lost. You might even think that boat building isn’t easy. This is because they use shorthand and you will still be getting used to all the terms. However, it gets easier as you go. Knowing what materials to use could make boat building seem tough. There are many choices and when you choose one material there might be all sorts of things that could fall in that category to use. You just have to know your stuff, but there are plenty of resources out there that can guide you. The bigger the boat, the harder it will be. That is…

Boat Plans – Boat Building Kits for Amateur Boat Builder
Blog / 08/28/2012

Boat Plans – Boat Building Kits for Amateur Boat Builder   Without doubt, there are established boat plans for experienced builders and design architects to follow. Mainly these take account of the dimensions; while keeping a close eye on safety features. And in this regard, they are naturally in high esteem. However, there are kits and boat building guides for amateurs to follow, which perhaps are more exciting…. Whether you’re only now starting out with boat plans and aim to begin a project, or you are in the latter stages and have a design in mind and are merely waiting for the right tools and materials to get going, you can benefit greatly with advanced boat building software, to take your project all the way to the water, as it were. While many argue that building your own boat is cheaper in the long run, the biggest asset perhaps comes from the freedom to express yourself, as you create from unique boat plans. This is why it’s essential to do the good ground work first, so you have a better idea of what your boat will be like when it’s finished. Certainly, there is a thriving community of amateur boat…

How to Build a Boat
Blog / 08/24/2012

How to Build a Boat   If you’ve decided you want to build a boat, and may have plans in mind for the perfect kind, to go on the water; then you’re very much in luck, as newly advanced software allows you do just that. Of course, there are many questions you will need to ask yourself first, to ensure your plans and the finished product will be one and the same. And this primarily comes down to knowing the exact function of your boat. Certainly, the plans will differ for a pleasure craft and a fishing vessel. So first, perhaps, get a good image in your mind of what you wish to do – before you set out to build a boat. This is very important. Next, you’ll need the right tools and materials to see your project through; and this is where 3d imaging and structural software can greatly benefit you, as you begin to piece your special boat together from scratch. It is possible to add exact materials to the craft, and then by using specialized tools and graphics – manipulate the image of the vessel, from all sides, so that you have a clear picture in…

3D Boat Design Software
Blog / 08/18/2012

3D Boat Design Software   Boat designing can be fun. For some though, it can be quite a challenge. Why is this? In order to get a feel of how things will really look you need to see it from all angles. As you do this, you will see things in a new light. However, some people can’t grasp how to design a boat in a 3D style. They might be able to do just a mock plan, but don’t know how to make it look 3D. If this sounds like you, there are ways to make this work for you. One such way to get a 3D drawing is to get boat design software. Depending on which software you go with will depend on how much money you are willing to spend. There are some that cost a pretty penny. What you get in return for the amount of money you spend though are really great and will help you to build the boat that you desire to build. Other types of boat design software give you what you need, but without all the bells and whistles. They get the job done. That’s about all. You’ll see what we…

Boat Design and Building Plans Online
Blog / 08/17/2012

Boat Design and Building Plans Online   If you are thinking of building a boat and you have a specific style in mind, what are the next steps? If that is the case then you might need a plan on how you want to design your boat. You might wonder where you begin to even find something of that nature. Well, rest assured. We have one option that you might or might not have thought of when you are thinking about boat design. If you don’t know how to do a design by hand, you might need a little help. If this is what you were thinking as you began looking at how you would like to design a boat or anything else for that matter, relax for there are things online that can help you. You can find programs online that can help you create a boat design and generate plans and specifications. All you have to do is plug in what you want and the online software will do all the measurements for you. It’s really nice to have the ability to make the boat design in your thoughts come to life on your PC screen. If you…