Is Building a Boat Better Than Buying a Used Boat?
Blog / 09/23/2012

Is Building a Boat Better Than Buying a Used Boat?   One of the most complex and costly product for a consumer to buy is probably the boat. Whether you are building a boat or buying a used one, you need to reassure yourself with a lot of research and reliable information. No matter what you decide to do, for your project to progress smoothly, you have to plan, estimate, source, and allot time for completion. Building a boat requires you to start from scratch. It involves a lot of time and effort as well as finance, keeping in view the size of your vessel. But the end product is your dreamboat customized to your satisfaction. The pain and pleasure of creating by being involved in planning, designing, purchasing materials, sourcing finance to organizing manpower is in itself a rewarding experience. For most people build boats for pleasure and enjoyment than as an investment. In today’s world with the precision and sophistication involved in boat building, the cost is gradually becoming prohibitive and construction time consuming. Therefore, to be cost effective, buying a used boat and renovating it makes sound financial sense. Experience proves that, whether old or new, no…

Marine Boat Software Available
Blog / 09/21/2012

Marine Boat Software Available   If you are looking to build a boat that is built to current marine specifications, but you don’t quite know how to go about building it, then we have good news for you. Now you can build that marine boat of your choice using the marine software that is available to people like you. There are many designs to choose from when it comes to a marine boat. However, due to the waters that you can go into with a marine boat, the dimensions have to be perfect. You have to know every detail and make it precise in order to keep your boat afloat. To help you with building the perfect boat the marine software that is available can help. One function of this software is to make to look 3D this will show you where everything will go. Part of making it 3D also means that you get the correct measurements and more details in your design. This software can do all this for you. Some of these software programs you can get online. Some of them are even free. Others you can find in stores or in catalogs. The more you look…

Create the Perfect Model Boat Plans
Blog / 09/16/2012

Create the Perfect Model Boat Plans   Designing a boat can be very interesting for those who love sailing and exploring the water ways. You can make a small boat of 2 feet long to very large ships. It all depends on the requirements of the shipping companies and the boat designers. Boat building can be an overwhelming task. All you need to do as a boat designer is just follow few basic plans of designing and you will be on your way to designing strong and beautiful boats. There can be various ways of building boats. You can use the stitch and glue method. This is preferred so that designs could be simpler and drawn without the need of a background of either basic boat building or drafting skills. To save time on building, and eliminate some of the care needed in making wood joints, as well as remove the necessity for some of the metal fastenings. You can use plywood or wood as the material cost is very moderate. Modern plywood using epoxy glued laminates, and the use of epoxy sealer systems has extended the life of plywood craft. Just follow the boat plans and small or large…

Is it Easy to Create a Boat Design?
Blog / 09/15/2012

Is it Easy to Create a Boat Design?   Designing a boat is not easy. It includes different stages and levels to build a boat. A boat design having a circular bottom is tough to build than a curved bottom boat. When you create a boat design the foremost thing you consider is its hull. 3D software will guide and help you in this regard. When you design with this software the hull will fall into the right place otherwise the computer will reject the same as a faulty design, if any miscalculation is detected. There is nothing magical about designing a boat; all that you have to do is collect the right materials such as wood, nails, epoxy and relevant gadgets to get going. The software will guide you in each step how to build your boat. As ship designs are becoming more complex, the design tools are also coping with it. Preferably one should hand draw designs for small boats and use 3D boat design for complicated designs so the process is easier. If at all you need to use software than to start with the boat draw the design in 2D and thereafter you can specify the…

Boat and Designs – Materials is the Most Important
Blog / 09/11/2012

Boat and Designs – Materials is the Most Important   There are many who just don’t know what building a boat entails. They are structures of various sizes designed to float on top of water. It doesn’t really matter what type of boat it may be, they all serve an identical purpose one way are another. They can be used to carry material, individuals, goods and/or products. Boats and designs of boats have evolved in a manner that makes transportation convenient and extravagant; depending upon the occasion and purpose. When you look upon shores, marinas, ports and even homes you can’t help but notice the different variety of boats in the world today. There are race boats, sailboats, boats for cruising (cruise ships) and even special type of boats design to be used in the Olympics. Each one of these boats serves a very valuable purpose. This is why extreme care is taken into building boats and designs of boats by manufacturers and software designers. However, if you want a boat to last and remain afloat, the material in which you use will play a very vital role. Something as simple as a sailboat can be built from wood, aluminum,…

You Must Design the Boat Oars Correctly
Blog / 09/10/2012

You Must Design the Boat Oars Correctly   A boat is not truly a functional and properly designed piece of equipment unless boat oars are designed correctly as well. Some people would say that these are just accessories that are a waste of money; but there others that would tear their tongues out for saying so. Whatever the case may be, this article will address some popular and very useful oars that are considered to be dire necessities of properly designed boat. An oar rest is one of many accessories to a well designed boat that many people considered to be mandatory for proper arm rest. It’s actually designed to give support in order that oars are properly positioned in an angle for paddling with perfection. When designed properly, it is possible oar rests can kill two birds with one stone by holding up the boat oars as well as keeping them safely secured while not being used. If you’re going to have oars, you may as well have a place to store them as well. This is where oar boxes serve their purpose. What better way to protect your possessions from rudiments. A properly designed oar box will have…

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…

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…