Experts, please feel free to constructively correct and participate..
1. If you're down-loading the PDF use the custom pdf.. the full doc hasn't updated and doesnt contain some corrections
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3. The duplicate text in the fairing section has been removed... and the correct text- reinstated...
Credit where credit is due.. There are many people who post their designs, ideas and plans on the web for free use by others.. Thanks, no new wheels have been invented here.
OK, All my life I wanted to build a wooden boat. The task always seemed too big or too complicated.. Then one day I saw an Instructable “Building a One sheet boat by Verga”.My Instructable is a bit of a tribute to Verga. I rate his as recommended reading and as a mandatory study project for those wishing to have a first go at boat building. My version of his boat can be seen in one of the posts..
Anyway.. Verga got me thinking, reading and wanting to design and build my own boat,.… I’m pretty good at doing a basic design and then making things as I go. Verga’s project is also of the “as you go” style. You build to a method, but the angles, cuts and lengths are finalized as the boat comes together. The construction method of this boat owes a lot to Verga’s Instructable- ie made by bending the sides around a centre ‘rib’ or frame.
This boat is an “artist’s sketch”- so it is a little over engineered for its size. This Instructable is more of a diary than a precise set of plans
I also wanted something I could fit a few kids in, and I could build with stuff that was lying around or easily picked up from building sites… ( mostly )
Lastly, I want to thank my wife and family for allowing me to build most of this 3M (118”) boat in my living room. While I’m never allowed to do this again, they love telling people how cool it was, they want me to build a bigger boat, and everybody participated…