Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Wooden boat building

They do take time and thats why the mid 1950s saw the instant rise of the GRP boat both in the USA and the UK.

Click on the picture for more detail. The hull and deck are in epoxy/plywood, the design is by Dudley Dix.

Given the time, not to mention the materials and the skilled labour required, it must come as no surprise to find out that wooden boats when proffesionally built are expensive when compared to GRP or pop out plastic versions?

Having said this, if you want a boat and want it bad enough, its still quite low cost if you use a CNC cut plywood kit and build it yourself!