Starting point for learning boat building

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    • #38844
      Prem Anand Joseph
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      Hello,

      I have absolutely no knowledge about boat building, but I wish to become a hobby boat builder.

      Can any recommend some books that will be helpful for understanding the concepts behind boat building.

      Thanks
      Prem

    • #38858
      Denis Pratt
      Participant

      Prem,
      You should try a technical college that has classes for Hobbists.
      Personally did a five year apprenticeship and kept formal studying for another 15 years, still have a lot to learn.
      Books are fine but hands on is much better.
      Denis.

    • #38859
      Icare
      Participant

      I’m used to read a french magazine called “Le Chasse-Marée” about wooden ships building and restauration.
      There are lots of anecdotes, a few of technical pages and classified ads to buy/sale a boat or buy the magazine’s collection.

      If you can read french try this link: “http://www.chasse-maree.com/content/9-feuilletez-une-revue” to flip through the last issues.

      If you don’t read french, you can still profit by the pictures 😉 .

      I discovered DelftShip thanks to them. B)

    • #38860
      Prem Anand Joseph
      Participant

      Thank you very much. I can’t read French, but pictures should help me.

    • #38861
      Prem Anand Joseph
      Participant

      Thank you very much.

    • #38873
      John Owles
      Participant

      Hello Prem,

      What type of boat construction are you interested in? This would help to focus any advice.

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