There’s nothing like some solid DIY projects to tackle during the summer season, and few more rewarding than building your own sailboat.Â The team at Balmain Boat Company have created just that – a DIY sailboat kit. A pre-cut kit does not only benefit the home builder, but streamlines a professional build as quantities are accurate and wastage is minimised. Many builders choose to build the individual hulls indoors and move to a larger outdoor space when they need to connect the pieces together. The Internet has facilitated these individuals to share knowledge and build communities of modelers.
If you’ve never built a wooden ship model before, we recommend one of the kits in the Model Shipways line such as our Phantom Ship Model Kit with Tools & Paint – it comes with everything you need to build your first ship model. We offer a variety of sailboat sizes, use your browser’s lower back button to return to this web page. You can buy some pre-fabbed kits for some of the catamarans, like the Kelsall designs IIRC, where they supply the materials and you supply the assembly. We have many years of experience in designing and building boats and boat kits.
If you would like a copy of our book, How to Build Glued-Lapstrake Wooden Boats, you can order from us if you’d like a signed copy—or follow the link to Amazon to save some $$ for the boat. Graham was disappointed he could find no DVD guides to building boats – so took some time off from his build to film one with Alec Jordan of Jordan Boats (see panel, page 51). There are several companies that sell sterile, single-use laceration kits for as little as $6, and others that sell more complex, reusable kits for up to $40. Founded in 1991, CLC has shipped 24,000 wooden boat kits to more than 70 countries.
If you are currently seeking work, then consider your opportunity to make a career of building these cruising yachts for yourself then later selling them for a price that will cover the time it takes to build. At Modelers Central we are experienced modelers, dedicated to providing you with assistance, guidance and advice as you build your ship model kit.
Both are quite easy methods to build with but Stitch & Tape is generally considered to be the easier option and probably a quicker way to get a boat but, Clinker Ply produces more traditional looking boats. Approximately our plans & kits; boatbuilder forum; boatbuilder galleries; building your very own boat is the maximum fun you can have on dry for an outline of the boatbuilding techniques used to build the boats in glenl. The time needed to build your boat will be greatly reduced by having the work of cutting out done for you. All the supplies required to build our boats are available at Epoxy and fiberglass, plywood, foam, paint and hardware.