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What are the basics of building a boat?

  1. thranax profile image52
    thranaxposted 7 years ago

    What are the basics of building a boat?

  2. easyguyevo profile image82
    easyguyevoposted 7 years ago

    Don't let the finished product leak, lol!

  3. jhlbrk profile image58
    jhlbrkposted 7 years ago

    Hey thranax,

    Yeah, no holes is best!

    Always try to picture how you are going to use the boat first.
    It's good to make a check list here.

    Row, Motor, sail or a combination. Who's going to use it and how many. Where it will be used, inland lakes or out in the open water.

    Where will the boat be kept during the boating season on a mooring or a trailer or at a dock. How about storage, in the garage or at a marina.

    Then you can look at appropriate plans and find a design you like. Try to match your skill level to a plan.

    http://boatbuildingplansinfo.net/ has some good ideas.

    Then start thinking about how you want the boat finished. This will determine some of the building steps. If it's to be left all bright or wood finish you need to take extra precautions to wind up with a nice finish. If youir painting then you can be a little more messy.

  4. internett1t3 profile image57
    internett1t3posted 7 years ago

    You must learn first buoyancy to avoid your boat prone to sink, and then create a great design to avoid your boat easy to sunk.

  5. bettanywire profile image56
    bettanywireposted 7 years ago

    Balancing of course to prevent the boat from sinking.

  6. dabeaner profile image56
    dabeanerposted 7 years ago

    Make sure the center of gravity is always below the center of buoyancy.

 
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