Boats Wooden

wooden boat building


How to maintain a wooden boat?


Hi I bought a 1957 lyman and i was wondering what i need to do to maintain it. The wood seems solid and all but the paints peeling. Peoples say let it sit in water for a little then varnish then seal then paint.. I want to no what to really do....

Caretaker says: Wooden boats are maintained with lots of Tender Loving Care. First thing is to make sure the inside is clean and dry. Wet leaves or paper left where there's no ventilation invites rot. Go over...

Help with wooden boat design !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?

Just Me says:

I'm working on my design for a small wooden boat. However, the main problem that I have is that I can't seem to find any resources that tell exactly how to calculate where the boat will sit in the water (from the very bottom to the sides where the...

Capt. John says: I built boats for years. . . I strongly (got that. . . STRONGLY) recommend, especially with this being your first boat - to start with a set of good plans, bill of materials, and instructions....

The Civil War Comes to France, 150 Years Ago

The Civil War scorched battlefields in both the North and the South, from Pennsylvania to Louisiana to New Mexico. When USS Kearsarge and CSS Alabama battled in a ship-to-ship duel 150 years ago, however, they did so thousands of miles away from North America in a most unusual theater for the Civil War—the English Channel.


Wooden Boats update! Fantastic work is continuing in replicating Pink Lady’s Cabin which when installed on... Photo gallery: Special summer events will help tell the story of wooden boats "All of the boats there were wooden, and close to the exact same shade of blue. The same light blue color of the...


How to Build Wooden Boats

Clear concise manual by noted naval architect offers a portfolio of designs for 16 basic wooden craft — rowboats, sailboats, outboards, runabouts, a hydroplane, and more. Detailed illustrated instructions for amateur boat builders cover selecting a design, choosing and assembling building materials, building and finishing. 15 halftones. 49 line illustrations.

News feed

New Classics: June 2014

The Eggemoggin 47 is high tech, even by the standards of Spirit-of-Tradition boats these days. She’s wooden… well, sort of (cedar strip with a layer of carbon inside and out), and with a lithe form drawn by Bob Stephens, in which everything from cabin ...

Planners Reject St Martin’s Boat Shed

An application to build a wooden boat store and workshop on St Martin’s has been knocked back by planners. The owners of High Barn in Higher Town want to build the store in their garden, replacing two older, smaller sheds. But a consultation response ...

Traditional Filipino boat gets makeover

Manila: The banca — the hardy Philippine wooden boat known as an all-round workhorse that provides a livelihood as well as transport for the coastal and river communities dotting the archipelago — is getting a makeover. In use since the ancient times ...

Rss Feed

WoodenBoat - Official Site

WoodenBoat magazine for wooden boat owners and builders, focusing on materials, design, and construction techniques and repair solutions.

Wooden Boats - Boat Owner's

Antique Boats For Sale by LaPointe's Antiques boats for sale with photos and prices, rebuilt engines, and classified ads. Classic Wooden Daysailers Artisan Boatworks ...

How to Make Wooden Boats | eHow

How to Make Wooden Boats. Making a wooden boat can seem daunting. The process of wooden boat building has become much easier, however, due to a method called "stitch ...

Boat Plans | Wooden Boat Plans | Boat Kits

Begin your search for wooden boat plans here! Thousands of builders have assembled Chesapeake Light Craft boats from scratch with these plans.

Breaking News

Wooden boats take center stage in Newport Beach Stewart's love of wooden boats came about unexpectedly in 2002, when he stumbled across the Galatea at Orange Coast College's School of Sailing and Seamanship. The wooden power boat was for sale for under $10,000, as it needed major work to bring 

Repairing wooden boats a labor of love The things that last. Things that you just can't buy off the shelf.” That's why Jeremy Thomas, Boatworks's youngest volunteer decided to jump on deck and learn the art of repairing wooden boats. “It's like it's alive. A fiberglass boat, steel boat