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June 22, 2004 12:30 PM   Subscribe

Make your own classic pleasure boat.
posted by magullo (13 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Amazed anyone could build a boat from such minimal plans. Yet people did, these boat plans were very common in the 1950s. I know my dad built one as a teenager. Master woodworkers were a lot more common back then when everything was DIY from scratch by hand and not pre-assembled.
posted by stbalbach at 12:41 PM on June 22, 2004


A friend of mine built a boat from this place. I would love to get some spare cash and build boats full-time.
posted by crazy finger at 12:43 PM on June 22, 2004


I personally want to get this thing.
posted by crazy finger at 12:44 PM on June 22, 2004


It would be an excellent project to undertake if I had the time, space and money to do it.

If my dad were still alive then I'd definitely send him there and get him started as I'm sure he'd have loved the challenge.
posted by fenriq at 12:51 PM on June 22, 2004


Yep crazy finger, Chesapeake Lightcraft are the coolest boats. Sure beats cutting up marine plywood.
posted by stbalbach at 12:54 PM on June 22, 2004


Excellent Link! Thank you!
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 1:03 PM on June 22, 2004


Pygmy makes very nice kits. I've been wanting to build a Bolger brick for years. If you're short on scrilla, you could build a coracle or a mighty blue tarp kayak!!
posted by roboto at 1:43 PM on June 22, 2004


Glen-L is a kit house from that time that is still going. They've got anything from Martini runabouts to boats for kids to electric barges (huh?)
posted by magullo at 3:24 PM on June 22, 2004


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I would love to get some spare cash and build boats full-time
No, you wouldn't - anything you do full-time becomes just another job, as most people who manage to make a career out of their passion soon find out.
posted by dg at 5:57 PM on June 22, 2004


In high school a friend and I rebuilt an old, ahem, Snark that was ful of holes. We only took it out twice before his brother drove a motorcycle through it in the backyard. Good times...
posted by planetkyoto at 6:15 PM on June 22, 2004


I prefer my boats in one piece, thank you very much.
posted by samuelad at 8:23 PM on June 22, 2004


Build a Boat!

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posted by tdismukes at 9:39 AM on June 23, 2004


I guess I'm a heathen. The most fun I've ever had in a boat was when I was allowed to borrow one of these for a weekend.

Sailing is a relaxing way to spend a day, but breaking 100mph on the water, now that's excitement. The only problem is that it's worse for the environment than one of these.
posted by mosch at 9:58 AM on June 23, 2004


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