DIY Homemade Boat Plans
Anyone who loves getting out on the water knows that a boat is a personal thing. She belongs only to the person who guides her through the waves. She might represent refuge, retreat, escape, freedom, adventure, or all of those at once; but whatever else she is, she’s yours.
In an ideal world, there would be as many different boats as hands on deck. For some people, any ready-made boat that gets them on the water is enough. But unless you’re willing to spend a substantial amount of money, the only way to obtain your perfect boat is to build her yourself. If you’re not a professional carpenter or similar, that can be a daunting prospect.
We’re going to let you into a secret. Boats aren’t difficult to build. They may look amazing, with that curved and shaped, polished wood or fibreglass, but if you have the right kit, it’s a job anyone can do.
Master Boat Builder Martin Reid used to build model boats with his father, in some of the happiest hours of his childhood. Later in life, Martin decided to have a go at building the real thing. Now, you do have to have the right kit. Martin didn’t, and his attempts were swiftly frustrated by poor plans and insufficient instruction. Finally, a retired Master Boat Builder stepped in and mentored Martin to complete his first boat. Why? Martin says it seemed that the old man just wanted “to give something back.”
Now, after 31 years of building boats, and becoming a Master Boat Builder himself, Martin wants to give something back too.
Normally, a boat-building plan – that’s a complete set of instructions, pictures, blueprints and so on – would cost at least $47. But for this price, Martin provides 518 boat plans, to ensure you find exactly the right boat for you. Supporting the plans are 40 video tutorials, construction photographs, schematics, cutting patterns and material lists, plus free updates for life. You can view these materials online, or receive them in book form or as DVDs – it’s up to you.
You don’t need experience or special skills to follow these plans. The level of detail is such that, if you follow the instructions, you will succeed. The trickiest bit is probably choosing which boat to build – there’s such a vast choice! The blueprints cover cruising or racing sailboats, catamarans, kayaks and canoes, rowboats, water bikes (very cool!), outboard runabouts, dinghies and skiffs. There are boats you can carry on the roof of your car, boats that cost hardly anything to build, all the way up to major sea-going craft.
The $49 deal (normally $147) currently comes with a 60-day money-back guarantee. You’ll also receive bonuses including guides to boating safety regulations, boat building secrets, The Complete Boat Builder’s Guide, boat design software, and free lifetime access to a members-only forum of boating enthusiasts (normally $17 per month).
To find out more information visit My Boat Plans.