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…

The Benefits of 3D Boat Design Software
Blog / 09/14/2012

The Benefits of 3D Boat Design Software   With the advancement of technology and development of different software’s, the life has become smooth and easier in all spheres. People who are fascinated by boats always thought and wanted to possess their own custom made boat. The 3D boat design software is prize software for them. This software is exceptional and has changed the total system of boat manufacturing process. The basic motive of 3D boat design software is to see that the boat floats in water and stays stable in all weather condition. To ascertain these criteria various types of calculations are required, which is provided in the software and through that a builder can understand the design and build the boat in a limited time. By the use of this software you can conceptualize the design, make changes according to your taste and add gadgets and equipments of your choice. The 3D boat design software allows you to perceive the design from different angles showing the various dimensions of the boat you like to build. The builders have an opportunity to interact with their clients, take suggestions and improve upon the design. The 3D boat design software does not…

Yes You Can Really Build a Sailboat
Blog / 09/12/2012

Yes You Can Really Build a Sailboat   Why is it that every time owning a boat comes to mind, “How much will it cost?” is the first thing that runs across our minds. No offense is meant, but small is more the way we should be thinking when considering owning a boat. When we continue to think BIG and expensive, WE’LL NEVER OWN ONE! Owning a boat doesn’t have to be viewed in terms of purchasing the entire boat. Why not build your own boat? With the proper frame of mind and the purchasing of material, anyone can build a sailboat. Why not a sailboat? It would be more fun than you would ever imagine. If building a boat has never crossed your mind then there’s a strong possibility you could be wasting valuable time living your dream. Building a sailboat can be rewarding, refreshing and memorable. Sailboats are idea for spring, summer and fall, and maybe even winter depending on where you are in this enormous world. Besides, what can be more refreshing and rewarding than sailing across the ocean in something in which your own toil and struggle constructed? That didn’t cost a fortune to build. So…

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…

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…

Boat Plans for the Foils of Your Boat
Blog / 09/06/2012

Boat Plans for the Foils of Your Boat   Making the foils on your boat can be a bit hard. You need to have precision. Why use pre-engineered boat plans for fabricating the foils on your boat? There are specifics that are important remember when it comes to the manufacture of the foils of your boat. Here we detail some of those items. When you go to put in the foil on your sail boat the rule of thumb is to remember that the foil should be about four percent. Four percent of what you ask? Well it should take up four percent of your sail area. You must have some of the other details for various structural items accurately in place for the foil to be designed properly. The centerboard should be covered. When you look at your measurements it should look like this. For every square foot that you use on the centerboard would be every forty square feet of what is known as sail area. This can help you to remember accurate measurements for boat plans. Depending on the boat will tell you which boat plan you need for your foil. Each boat is different. It’s just…