Plywood boat building is a great project for the novice wood worker who has little or no experience. If you have ever thought about building your own boat, but were too afraid to try, then plywood boat building is most likely a good entry level project into the world of hobbyist boat building.
Why would you consider plywood boat building if you have no previous experience with boat building? There are many reasons:
Marine plywood has the some of the best flotation capabilities and your chances of success in building your first boat with plywood will be greatly enhanced.
Purchasing a factory made craft is very expensive. The materials required to construct a plywood boat are relatively low cost. You will save a lot of money in the long run and gain experience with this beginner project to move on to more complicated boat building projects.
There are many great DIY plan sets available that are reliable and tested, easy to follow and beginner-friendly.
It can be a fun project for the whole family to work on.
Once you gain experience with plywood boat building, you could build some for friends and other family members, and even build your own business with these inexpensive, practical vessels.
There is no better feeling than building a boat with your own two hands and getting out onto the water with it. Many people dream of owning these crafts, but find that they are just too costly to purchase, even used ones. Boats do not have to be expensive, and building your own vessel will ensure that you save costs at every turn.
The best way to go about building your first boat is to locate the best set of plans that you can find. These plans should be very straight forward, so that even a novice can use them. They should include a comprehensive material list and there should also be DVDs available if you need to see visual examples of how the process is carried out. The most important thing about the plans is that they should be authored by someone who has experience themselves with building boats.
Any plan set that you choose should have options for other types of boats, because building boats is an addictive hobby. Once you build your own boat and master the art, you will look forward to building another boat and taking on a more complicated project.