How To Build A Sail Boat
Learning how to build a sail boat can be challenging, yet rewarding in the long run. Being out on a nice summer day in a sailboat you built yourself can be very satisfying. Some skill and woodworking knowledge is recommended, along with a few building items.
To build a boat, you will need:
- Design Plans
- Circular saw
- Fiberglass Tape
- Plans are the first thing needed. Choose a plan that you need for the sailboat you want to build. If you do not have woodworking experience, it is probably best to buy a simple plan to ensure you do not get in over your head. You can get a pre-made plan or you can choose to design your own. If you choose to make your own design, you can use trusted names on the Internet, in books, or you can buy software programs.
- The next thing needed is plywood. Buy materials as laid out in the plan. Wood is the greatest expense in building a sailboat. Buying better quality is important for safety reasons. Mark the plywood before cutting to make sure the cuts are accurate. Use exact measurements or use a pattern and trace it onto the plywood before cutting the wood.
- Buy or borrow a circular saw. Cut the plywood correctly. Then assemble the sailboat following the plans exactly.
- Epoxy and fiberglass tape are needed next. Sealing the joints of the sailboat completely to ensure that the new sailboat does not leak is very important. Begin sealing on the inside of the boat. Then seal the outside of the sailboat after the inside is dry.
- The final touch is paint. It is then time to make the sailboat personal. Adding special touches to your sailboat is up to your personal preferences. Use high quality marine paint and allow it to dry thoroughly before sailing your boat.
- Take a test drive. It’s now time to relax and soak up some sun.