Boat Plans: Boat Building Kits for Amateur Boat Builders
Blog / 08/05/2012

Boat Plans: Boat Building Kits for Amateur Boat Builders   It is the lifelong dream of many people to own a boat. Well, after buying the condo, the car and many other trinkets and luxuries, there remains at the corner of some people’s heart, the desire to have their own boat or yacht in which they can sail away into the beautiful sunset. Well boat plans are one desire and interest that unite so many people around the world. It is also considered a status symbol and a sign that you have arrived when you have your own boat to enjoy as well as to flaunt. It sure increases your social quotient and status to own a boat and that is one of the primary reasons why some people want to own a boat. Buying a boat off the shelf is quite an expensive proposition. There are celebrities and multi-millionaires who can afford to buy their own boat and live it up in style. Champagne parties off Cannes or Miami are stuff that dreams or celebrity lifestyles are made of. For most of us, such a lifestyle is well nigh unimaginable just for the simple reason that we cannot afford…

Why to Use a Boat Kit When You Can Design Your Own?
Blog / 08/04/2012

Why to Use a Boat Kit When You Can Design Your Own?   To me, using a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) boat-kit is like painting “Van Gogh by Numbers” (You simply divide the painting into a grid and copy each cell). And then too, what if the one that you want to build is not available in the kit? Or you really liked a particular boat but the cabin was just not right; or not enough seating for the kind of outing you had in mind. Imagine the various other mix-and-match combinations that are possible if you decide to construct your own boat instead of bringing home a DIY kit. Is it a time consuming activity? Of course it is! But I’m thinking if you’re the kind of person who is willing to assemble a DIY kit, you will definitely love the challenge of starting from scratch. And who says your circle of family and friends can’t contribute. The basic boat building activity involves deciding on which type of boat you would like to construct. That is the one question you need to answer before you embark upon this project. And your purpose behind wanting to own a boat that you have…

Boat Interior Essentials
Blog / 08/03/2012

Boat Interior Essentials   Whatever we build we sure need to consider the interiors as well. Let is be a house or an office or a work shed or a simple garage. There surely needs to be some interior planning. It’s the same with a boat building plan too. Perfect interiors should be planned while planning the boat in the beginning. Building a boat is okay, but the interior should be done perfectly well because this is where you would be most of the time while on the water front. You need to be comfortable and the place should be spacious and clean and most of all dry and good to look at. First the floor should be strong enough to bear the weight of all the other fittings in the boat. The flooring material to be chosen should be adaptable to wear and tear by frequent walking of the inmates of the boat. See that the floor mats if you want to fix them, should be water proof and able to grip when walked on and not slip. There are different types of plywood to choose from, but if you are looking into economy you should choose exterior ply…

Boat Hull Designs – Make Sure You Follow the Rules
Blog / 08/02/2012

Boat Hull Designs – Make Sure You Follow the Rules   When building a boat much importance should be given to the hull because this is the part of the boat that will be in contact with the water and hence perfect buoyancy force should be allowed to the hull. While designing the hull care should be taken to see whether the hull is accurate enough to float the boat or stable the boat in water. It should also maintain the right buoyancy on the right side of the boat. If this is not there then the boat would begin to sink much to your dismay. So you need to follow a set of rules when building the hull of your boat. Its strength is very essential. It should be strong enough to come in contact with strong winds and rough waters too. So if you are a novice at boat building you need to choose hulls that are easy to build but at the same time not weak. They should be built with metal that is durable and safe. If it has these features then it is considered near to perfect. While building the hull of any boat care…

Boat Design Software is Essential for Every Boat Builder
Blog / 08/01/2012

Boat Design Software is Essential for Every Boat Builder   No doubt boat builders are experts and they can design and build a boat manually with the required accuracy. They will have a few designs in mind and keep building the same type of boats over and over again thus duplicating the earlier ones. Boat lovers who are unable to build their own boats need to select anyone of the boats designed by them and pay for it. However, many books and magazines one goes through the designs will be almost the same and the sails and background images will be repeated. But this is not so if the same boat builder follows the boat design software that is provided on the internet. It has many shapes and sizes to choose from. The mathematical calculations for the cutting of material and the joining of edges are accurate that one can never go wrong. There is much more freedom when modeling knuckle lines and many more holes and gaps can be made on the surface before the final design is confirmed. It allows you to import and export files from boat design software to AutoCAD software. The software renders all the…

Boat Design Software Features
Blog / 07/31/2012

Boat Design Instrument Features   It is now a well-known incontrovertible fact that 3D boat design tool is the best choice for designing and constructing one of the best boat. The boat is also a flat bottomed or a ‘V’ formed one, the most secure and best solution is to use the boat design software. With the boat design instrument you must by no means go incorrect although you are a beginner at it. The step-by-step way is so consumer friendly and easy to have in mind and observe. All you need is somewhat computer skill and the ability to read and consider the tactic of designing a boat. The boat design options are much a couple of might ask for and are expecting. First of all you’ve gotten the step-by-step person manual which is the primary and the best information whether or not you are a amateur at boat designing or an experienced engineer. With the device you have to make good and correct resistance calculations that allow the boat to flow on the water perfectly. This is most vital isn’t it? Virtually all software for designing boats comes with a large number of patterns and designs that you…

Boat Design Software
Blog / 07/30/2012

Boat Design Software   Boat design software is surely available on the internet and is much simpler than manually building a boat. At the same time CAD has introduced much software to design not only boats but anything like a house or furniture etc. There are different types of software and one should choose the right type to suit their skills. CAD has software to suit amateurs and professionals too. So if you are an amateur you sure should look for something that would give you all the details from scratch. If you look for software that should be used by professional architects and engineers then you will find that you are stuck and unable to go further because the instructions would be to suit a professional. Now with the introduction of the 3D boat design software you still have a chance to work like a professional. You will notice that a boat design consists of many curves and bends and straight lines. So while you are working on all these lines and curves you need to maintain accuracy. The specialty of the software is that the computer itself would automatically make corrections if you are making the wrong bend…

Boat Design is Fun
Blog / 07/28/2012

Boat Design is Fun   Without a doubt designing a boat is fun, especially when you are designing a larger boat. How can you say that boat designing is fun, when you need to do difficult calculations and cutting and shaping of the angles etc? This myth was believed earlier, but today with the latest technology of 3D boat designing software nothing is impossible, everything is possible. It is the same as designing a house using CAD software. With CAD software you could design almost anything that you choose to have. It does have its limitations though. The CAD programs vary in terms of features and cost. Some designs are basic and easy to follow but others are a bit complex and could be used only by engineers or designers. But in the case of designing a boat using the 3D boat design software its real fun, you can make the model appear as a wire frame on the computer screen or as a solid object fully completed with sail and hull and background landscapes as well. The CAD software is advantageous when you are making the curves in the design the computer does it automatically and accurately much to…

Boat Design for Beginners
Blog / 07/27/2012

Boat Design for Beginners   When you say boat design for beginners it means for amateurs, for novices, for those who have no idea or experience of building a boat before. Boat building requires some skill and training surely, because one who is not a carpenter can’t make a chair, likewise one who is not an architect can’t build a house. In all events and occasions in life there always should be a beginning and an end. In the beginning you are new to the job and you gradually learn from your past mistakes and gain much experience till you reach the final goal of victory. Whatever may be the reason, it could be at work, at college or just anywhere. The same could be said about boat designing for beginners. But this is not so now with the newly introduced 3D software for boat designing that is available on the internet for a small price. Beginners are able to bring out the finest designs of boats at the first attempt itself. These boats look exactly like the ones engineered by experts. How is this possible you may think? That is the specialty of the 3D Boat Design Software that…

Aluminum Boat Plans
Blog / 07/26/2012

Aluminum Boat Plans   Boats may also be built on more than a few supplies like plywood and plenty of more however the apt material to construct a boat upon is the use of aluminum. For an extraordinarily long time, boats have been constructed on wooden and it used to be the only option and even now you will discover that there are various boats that are created from wood and are still used. That used to be then, now you’ll see that boats are built with different metals. The metal that you just now see in a ship is aluminum. Aluminum boats are simply wonderful as it is sturdy. It is a very common option for boats as a result of its distinctive houses that make it especially excellent on the water. One of the vital primary reasons and good thing about this steel is that it is extremely immune to corrosion. A boat is meant to set sail in water and can’t be used on land and when you consider that it is used most effective in water, aluminum crafts the structural integrity. It additionally provides more to it than simply this. Aluminum has a low density making…