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Build Your Own Boat

The earliest means of boat building were done by the use of body parts such as the hands and forearms for measuring certain lengths of a boat model. Other people used tiny pieces of sticks for the same purpose. Until relatively recently, boat designers made models of boats by having the lengthwise basic part of the boat called a keel, stems and its back part called sternposts be connected together in blocks, forming the middle section of the boat. Its rear section is also either being lifted to produce boats of various sizes. Its remaining parts are then later assembled including the floors and other parts of the hull.

Build Your Own Boat

In boat building during the Medieval period, boats were modeled either through drawings or outlines of its hull called half models. Boat builders made rough drawings of the planned boat mostly during the 15th century. Another method which was used in the 17th century was called whole molding. It is a drawing done by the use of a compass to produce the contours of a boat. It mostly concentrates on the middle section of the boat giving way for the setting up of its frames. However, only a partial portion of the boat was also being drawn. Another technique called lofting is done in the same way except that the boat was completely drawn in its entire part. During the earlier years of the 18th century, boat models were done by carving boat replicas into a certain planned shape, depending on the creativity of the designer.

Included here are plans for building a variety of different boats and devices which will aid in your adventures...