"Building a One Sheet Boat" Alternate Building





I build myself a "One sheet boat" like Vegra did https://www.instructables.com/member/Verga/

but with some minor changes as seen on the last pages

(btw: please ignore my grammar etc etc)

Step 1: First One of My Changes

My first change was that I cut down the Support frame from Vegras Original 32 inches to nearly 28 because i was to afraid that the plywood will break

Step 2: Second One...

Furthermore I decided to design stronger stem and stern post.

As you can see on the photos they look like mushrooms .

Edit: Added pictures

Step 3: Third One...

I also changed the Chine logs.

Other than Vegra i decided to double them for more Stabillity and damage consumption :)

See on fotos

Step 4: Fourth One...

At least I did some paranoid sealage work and some Beauty work

Sealant was Sikaflex for dockapplications

Edit: Added pictures.

Step 5: Paint !

I choosed for:

The inside white, the outside transparent and for the bottom dark grey Acrylic resin wich i got from a lokal diy store
I also added some covers for the stem post as you can see underneath.

The build time was a full month and I did it with my dad in the garage.

Also Thanks to Vegra for a nice instructables with no open questions to the project.

Step 6: Boat in Live Action!!!

Here is the requested in action Photo :)

As you can see i added the Water line in blue and the top egde and the lower egde in red.

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    53 Discussions


    3 years ago

    Thank you VM, congratulations for you. It is a good choice an improved version of this boat style.


    6 years ago on Introduction

    i wana make an 8foot would it be the same other then adding more length


    I have been inspired by this and if all goes well I along with the local barony (S.C.A.) will be building a 2 section,30ft viking long ship based on this concept. Thanks for the inspiration, I'll post pics if we do it. ;b


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Hi Guys,

    the video i had is not really a testing video so i wil make a new if the weather is getting better.

    Sorry for the wait

    Best regards

    PS.: Diy-Guy + Macrumpton, the video will be on youtube thats the most common i think.

    DIY-Guyjp armor

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    JP Armor:
    Do you know how to download a video in a .pdf file? I think these instructions are great to have filed away on the computer, PDF files are easy to keep, search, and even print. Video is a bit less friendly to file and find.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Good Idea! How about putting two side by side for a simple catamaran!


    7 years ago on Introduction

    My dad and I have being wanting to build a boat for a long tom and now I think I've found one that will work. GREAT INSTRUCTABLE :)


    7 years ago on Step 5

    I have followed your example and built a similar boat, extending the length by just over a foot and adding bulkheads forward and aft for storage/floatation, should be finished in a week or two, cant wait to get out on the water, cheers for the inspiration!

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    8 years ago on Step 6

    please could you do a video of how it reacts in the water because I would like to see that...I'm considering to build one on my own but I'm not yet definitive about the design....

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    8 years ago on Introduction

    my father taught us how to built canoes out of a single sheet of marine ply by slitting one end of the sheet down the middle far enough down to make the bow (or both ends if you want a double bow) then lay the sheet in the sun and put wet hessian bags over the bow section. It will curl up from the humidity. Then a piece of timber cut to shape was nailed in to the bow and same for the stern. Strips of timber nailed along the free board for rigidity and they where very strong and light. Carried them literally for miles to the nearest dam when we couldn't get a ride.

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    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    doggsboddy: This is really interesting. We would like to hear more.
    I guess that you didn't just slit the end of the ply, but you cut two tips (like the M letter in the McDonald's sign) so when they curve the two tips come together.
    But it is my guess.
    Lazarus441= great instructable and great work. Thanks a lot.


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Sounds interesting. Any way you could do an instructable on that. I would be interested in learning how you built your canoes.