I used to believe that building a boat myself was an impossible task that can only be completed by experts. After several months of research, I found the truth is anyone can build a boat with readily available materials and sail boat plans than even the newest of carpenters can follow. The plans and material are readily available, fairly cheap and deliver a build that's strong, sea worthy and best of all looks looks fantastic!
The method most oven used in home builds is called the "stitch and glue" approach and works exactly how it sounds. Two pieces of timber are glued then stitched together with wire or cable ties for a solid joint. You then use epoxy and fiberglass the joint to complete the seal and you're done. It's really that simple! You can even fiberglass the entire hull which after sanding provides a perfect surface for application of paint or other coating material.
By far the most important aspect of the home build sailboat are the sail boat plans itself. The wrong plans can lead you up the garden path and cost you literally a fortune in wasted materials and time. Not to mention a completed boat that won't float! The right boat plan will result in a build that will leave you with a wonderful feeling of accomplishment. Your family and friends will be astounded with quality of the vessel and the fact you made it yourself for a fraction of the price of buying a completed boat.
There are numerous plans on the internet for every style of boat imaginable. It's important to do your homework and select the plan best for you. If you have always wanted to complete your own boat build, I encourage you to start today. Everything you need is around the corner at your finger tips. You can get the family involved and they too will be proud of what they have accomplished.
Grant, an avid boat builder and sailing enthusiast, has a passion that drives him to help others pursue their dream of building their own craft. Check out his website at http://sailboatplansinc.com