Boat plans similar to this boat?
- Capt. JohnLv 77 years agoFavorite Answer
WOW! That's an awful lot of boat for a first time boat builder. .If you start on it tomorrow, and work on it full-time - your family and friends won't see you again until about 2030. LOL.
I know, I built boats for over 40 years - and my last one "44 feet" took me almost 9 years to build, and that was with 30 years experience behind me, and an enclosed lighted, air-conditioned, hanger with hoists, concrete floor, small fork lift, and adjustable steel rails and boat building forms to build it on & under. I also had shop space with all the tools, lots of supplies, lights, fans, work benches, table saws, and a ready to go inventory that would rival a Lowe's lumber dept. and supply storage the size of a West Marine. Furthermore, my "shop" was only about 100 feet from my back door.
There is "an awful lot" to consider before taking on that size a project - like: How are you going to turn it over? How are you going to move it to the water? Can it be moved to the water? ie: is there a clear path from where you build it, to the water for an (18 wheeler size) truck & trailer to get it to the water? What and how are you going to protect your boat, supplies, etc. from the weather? You will need something strong and sturdy to stand up for several years.
This, or something like it, is bout as close as you will find in a home built:
Check out the larger boats at the bottom of this page:
I am all for anyone that wants to get into "building boats". But you have to make sure you are doing it for all the right reasons.
I grew up with a lake in my back yard. I started young, building anything from anything I could turn into anything that resembled a raft or a boat. Then a teacher turned me on to math by using a Glen-L boat building book. From my first 8 foot Glen-L boat, I was hooked. From then on, it simply became a passionate & life long hobby - and a very expensive one - the older I got.
So, while I encourage it (as a hobby or project. . . You should be aware:
1. It will take much - much longer then you think it will.
2. It will cost much-much more then you think it will.
3. It will NOT be cheaper then buying - even though your labor is free.
My best advice for you? Build your "dinghy" first. Then move up to something a little bigger you can have fun on the water with while you spend half the rest of your life, and most of your discretionary income - building your "dream boat".Source(s): http://captainjohn.org/
- Anonymous6 years ago
I wanted to build my own boat and I bought an online program called MyBoatPlans. Here is the link: http://boatplans.toptips.org
It's a collection of 518 boat plans, 45 videos on boat building and hundreds of pages of illustrated guides on boat building. It provides a comprehensive package that contains all the plans and directions that will help you build any type of boat you would like to build. MyBoatPlans is an instantly downloadable product that you can look through right after sending in your payment. Aside from 518 specific plans for different types of boats, your purchase will also include 40 videos and four bonuses with more than $1000 of value. They provide you with detailed plans and diagrams, complete with color pictures and examples on many types of boats. Sailboats, skiffs, canoes, kayaks, houseboats, paddle boats, yachts, catamarans, flat-bottom boats, dinghys and dories, to name a few. There are multiple plans available for each kind of boat, so you have some variety to choose from.
Hope it helps.
- Anonymous6 years ago
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- BarbaraLv 44 years ago
The houseboat might work, since the floatation devices are typically large aluminum skiffs. But Jetskis? Dude, they are gonna melt in a hot second... Id recommend the Zodiac as well. At least that way you might impress the serial killer who has a boat named after him...
- Harry ButtcrackLv 77 years ago
Try this site: