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…

Drafting Wooden Boat Plans
Blog / 08/16/2012

Drafting Wooden Boat Plans   If you are into boats, you might be happy to know that boat planning isn’t all that hard to do when you are talking about a wooden boat. Here we will help you understand how to draft a wooden boat. You might not know the first thing about boat plans, but we’re here to help you. The main things you will need when you do the drafting are: pencils, eraser, cartridge paper, a straight edge, ruler, and a T-square. While you may thing that these aren’t many items at all, that’s because it’s not all that much. The whole purpose of a draft is just to get an outlined sketch of what the boat will look like. Many will tell you that when you draft wooden boat plans, you start with a simple sketch. They call this a profile. From there, that is when you add the detail. The detail includes the length that you want the boat. From there, you start with what the top of the boat or otherwise known as the overhead of the boat will look like. Again, this doesn’t have to be perfect; this is just a rough draft. Using…

Why Choose Aluminium for Boat Building
Blog / 08/15/2012

Why Choose Aluminium for Boat Building   Of all the materials that you can use to build a boat, one of the more popular ones is aluminium. There are many reasons that people choose to build a boat with this material. What are some of those reasons that people use it for boat building? Let’s look at them. The biggest reason that people choose it is because it works so well in the water. It is ultra buoyant and won’t rust or any of that decomposing nature that most boats have. This will give your boat a longer life expectancy. While it is strong and can withstand mostly anything, when it comes to boat building, it is chosen due to how easy it is to work with. For those who are new to boat building, this is an easy to maneuver material and makes building a whole lot easier. Most of the boats that are built in America are made out of this material because it is so strong. However, it is easy to shape as well. While wood is heavy and requires more people to work to build the boat, it is light in weight. You use less fuel…

Top 5 Aluminium Boat Plans
Blog / 08/14/2012

Top 5 Aluminium Boat Plans   Aluminium is a great material to work with when building a boat. If you are considering which plan you should use to design your boat. Well, we have picked five of the top ones that others have told us about. When it comes to aluminium boat plans here are some we think you might like to consider. One of the top aluminium boat plans that many people enjoy using when it comes to their sail boats is the 50m Sailing Phinisi. These yachts have been enjoyed by many on exotic islands. They are big and spacious with great sailing for anyone who rides one. Another plan that people whose preference is for aluminium boats like the Targa Top Alloy Sea Boat that is 7 meters with a full tower. This is a one of a kind boat as far as boat plans go. This raised deck with cabin will look nice after you finish. People will all want to ride it. Add features that you would like to see to it. It’s easy to build. The twenty inch jet setter is another popular one. This aluminium made white water sled is fast and ferocious…

Fiberglass Boat Building- The Advantages and Disadvantages
Blog / 08/12/2012

Fiberglass Boat Building- The Advantages and Disadvantages   Many people use different materials to build a boat. Many have used wood for a long time to build the boat of their choice. However, some people opt for synthetic materials. One that they use is called fiberglass. Why would someone choose to build this kind of boat? Keep reading. Many people select fiberglass for boats as they require less maintenance than wood and use foam to keep them floating. People who don’t like to maintain, scrape and paint wood like this. Though most people think that it isn’t very flexible and easy to work with, the pros who have built a number of these boats have found quite the opposite. The synthetic material tends to be very strong and easy to work with to build the best boat. Because this can be placed into a mold, it’s easier then to create a number of different designs making this all the more easier for those manufacturers of boats. These have been said to hit things on the water and not even ding so that tells you that it is a real strong material to be used. However there are some downfalls. One…

A Correct Boat Hull Design is Very Important
Blog / 08/11/2012

A Correct Boat Hull Design is Very Important   Those who are new to building a boat think sometimes that certain things can be side stepped. Some think that they can just alter anything on the boat and that it doesn’t have to be the exact specifications on the plans. This isn’t true however. One of the things that have to be correct is actually the boat hull design. There are many designs as far as boat hulls go. These have to be just right or things could go wrong with the boat. If these boat hulls aren’t correct in size and shape, then the water isn’t equally displaced. This could be really disastrous. Finding out which of boat hull design is correct for your boat depends on the use of the boat and what type of boat it is. For those boats that are going to be raced the boat hull has to be just right due to speed and the need for the boat. That is why there are so many boat hulls out there. That way you can find a design that fits just right. To learn which is best for your boat, you can go to…

Build a Small Wooden Sail Boat
Blog / 08/10/2012

Build a Small Wooden Sail Boat   Many people love boats. Sail boats are a type of boat that is quite popular. Well, if you are looking for a boat to build, perhaps you should consider one in the sailing class. Building a sail boat is pretty simple actually. Let’s take a look at how you can build a small wooden sail boat. Before you can begin working on your boat, you need supplies. Of course, the first thing you will need if building a wooden boat is wood. These come in plank form. How much wood and the sizes you will need will vary depending on which wood you use. When you determine which wood you are going to use, you can go to the local store that sells wood and they can help you find how much you need. Other times, you can use design programs. It is recommended that the stems on any wooden sail boats be made out of white oak. As you make the frame for the bottom of the boat, the frame should be flat. Once you have the stem you then focus on making the side boards. After you make the mold of…

Boat Software for Design
Blog / 08/09/2012

Boat Software for Design   Though designing a boat seems quite easy if the specifications are not followed properly even the biggest ship can sink. There should be no mistake at all when building even the smallest boat or even the biggest ship. If you miss a single step in the construction then you are in for a major disaster. You should maintain the exact weight of the boat while building and also while loading it. You should load the boat with the proper weight and do not overload. If the design of the boat is meant only for a particular weight, see that you load the boat a few kilos lesser than the required weight. This would be a sensible thought. No doubt there is much software that can help you design the right boat. But care should be taken to choose the right software, because some software only takes the place of a manual sketch that is designed by hand. Some go a longer way pushing the limit and works out an online design for your boat. The 3D software boat design software is very promising and widely used. So you can choose the program that offers you…

Boat Safety Tips
Blog / 08/08/2012

Boat Safety Tips   Building a boat or owning a boat is surely a dream come true for many, subsequently, being safe while boating is very important. It doesn’t mean that because you own the boat you could do what you like. Remember you own only the boat, not the water. The boat may take your commands but not the water. Water could be dangerous in as much as it is refreshing. Many accidents have taken place during boating sprees and it was noticed that the majority of accidents were caused due to the use of alcohol while boating. The other major factors that add to tragic accidents are lack of attention, inexperience, carelessness and speeding. One should always keep in mind that alcohol should be kept offshore and not on the boat. You should never use alcohol before or during a boat operation. The effects of alcohol act extremely high when exposed to sun, wind, noise and vibration. While boating you surely come in contact with these aspects which aggravate the alcohol in you. You must have a professional boat operator with you on your first boating expedition. This is mandatory because it is not the road that you…

Boat Plans for the Foils of Your Boat
Blog / 08/06/2012

Boat Plans for the Foils of Your Boat   As much as the hull plays an important role in boat building so does the foil. The foil of a boat is the centre board of the boat and it occupies at least four to five percent of the entire sail area. A completed boat should have all the parts properly designed and then fixed in their respective places to be able to be successful in the water. The measurement of the foil varies according to the oar type in different boats. In a lighter boat the rudder area is half the area of the center board, but if in the case of a heavy vehicle the area gets smaller. So you should plan your foil according to the weight of your boat. If you need proper stabilization for your boat you should check if the foil is fixed such that the rudder area is a maximum of ten percent of the underwater profile of the boat. But at the same time you could keep in mind that whatever the design of boat you are building the foil should have a maximum thickness at the starting point which is the front…