Playing around on the water in a small boat is a lot of fun. But what makes it even more special is, when the boat you are in is one that you built.
Building a boat is different
with tools you probably already have at home and a small amount of inexpensive material, you can be on the water in no time, and without spending much money either. It can be a great father-son project too, working together in the garage. In the end, you’ll have something the whole family can enjoy.
Plans for building the 3.4m plywood runabout “Tewantin”. Same length and needs not much more material to build than Noosa but a much bigger boat in volume. This is a fast lightweight performance boat – you can build at home and the plans are now available. Click the button or the picture to learn more. (CNC cutting files are available).
Plans for building the 4.7m plywood proa – “Geelong”. Basic Plans so you can build this multihull you can walk to the water. Another boat you can build in your garage. How you rig it is up to you. She can be cat rigged as shown in the photos or you can Gaff rig the boat, giving more sail area with the same size mast. Rigging details are not included in the plans.
Plans for building the 3.45m plywood runabout “Noosa”. A boat small enough to build in your garage and walk down the footpath to the water. But large enough for a lot of fun on the water. She gets up and planes with a 3.3hp motor. Recommended motor size 3 – 5hp.Click on the picture to learn more. (CNC cutting files available).
Put wheels under your boat and walk it to the water – you don’t need a car. You’ll meet more people than walking a dog…
If you buy plans and decide within 30 days, you don’t want to go ahead and build the boat, I’ll refund your money.
CNC cutting files are available as an option, to computer cut all of the plywood parts. No more scarfing by hand. Any questions?
If you are lucky enough to have a CNC machine or access to one, you can save a lot of time and often material, cutting out the plywood parts to build your boat. Parts that are longer than the panel size your machine accepts, are cut with finger joints – to allow easy cutting and assembly, without scarfing.
CNC files come in dxf format, to suit both large (4ft x 8ft), and small (2ft x 4ft) machines. The also include layout drawings showing the nesting of parts on each plywood sheet (1/4 sheets, for small machines), and an alignment drawing to double check the final panels shape is perfect.
Shave days off the time it takes to build your boat. For an extra $30, cut panels that fit perfectly. No more scarfing plywood sheets. All the long parts are finger jointed for easy assembly. If you’d like more information, email Tim at email@example.com
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