Knowing how to build small speed boats can be a great way to combine a fun hobby with conversing with nature. Because speed boats can end up being rather expensive, it is difficult to enjoy this pastime, especially if you don’t have the money to buy one of these vehicles. However, making a homemade speed boat is not as difficult as you might think. All you need to do is follow these guidelines and you can be on your way to making a small speed boat.
Things you'll need:
- Hammer and nails
- Small boat motor
- Waterproof glue
- Sandpaper or sander
- Waterproof paint (optional)
- The first thing to do is find the style speed boat you want. There are many styles of boat to choose from, even for small motor boats. It all depends on your personal preference. Though this is not a pivotal step, it is a good thing to do to make sure you are getting exactly what you want.
- Construct the boat. Use the plywood to form the frame of the boat. The edges can be connected with the waterproof glue–make sure it is high quality glue. Though it may be more expensive, there will be fewer dangers while in the water.
- Attach seats. Take a stronger variation of the wood you used for the frame and nail it to the sides of the boat to make seats spaced to your specifications.
- Cut out a spot in the back of the boat where the motor can sit. You will want to use a wooden brace to hold the motor in place so that it doesn’t rock. Construct a place where the back of the motor can actually sit and brace the motor by nailing the frame together around it, being careful not to strike the motor.
- Place the motor and frame into the back of the boat, careful to make sure that it can reach below the bottom of the boat. Make sure the bottom of the boat is solid. If you have a pool, you may try to float the boat in there overnight to make sure it is solid.
- You may chose to paint the boat to make it look more presentable and be more resilient to the water.
Though it may be a difficult task to take on, making your own speed boat can ultimately be a rewarding and enjoyable experience.