Most people are drawn instinctively to water. There are literally thousands of folks who spend a lot of time near creeks, rivers, lakes and even the ocean just to get their fix of watching it flow past or onto them. It is no wonder with the deep fascination of all manner of waterways that so many love to own boats. What better way to own your first boat but to find great boat plans and build your own?
There are many ways to find boat plans for almost any kind of boat that is desired to be built. Plans for both large and small boats are on the Internet or in books found in both the library and in book stores. Sometimes it is possible to find CD ROMS at the local library that detail each step just like books. If you are very fortunate, these will be in 3D format making them easier to read for those who are not experts in the craft.
Several online sites offer printable boat plans right from their sites. Some of them are free but often the creators of the plans request a fee to defray the costs of their sites. Many of the creators of the schematics are boat builders who have made a good living off of making boats of all kinds for customers. A great deal of detail and love goes into each of their finished products and because of their success they have made it a point of offering their detailed, 3D plans to the public at fairly decent prices.
The many kinds of plans that these talented individuals have to offer are for designs such as cabin cruisers, canoes, hydros, kayaks, duck boats, sail boats, paddle boats and even surf boards. Each one of the sets of plans has a picture of how the components should look and how to attach them to the boat. They show the order in which to put each part and the best way to hold the boat and each piece.
The plans will also detail what kind of wood will work best for the particular boat you want to build. The kind of wood is important because some are more porous and weaker than others. When using the specific wood specified it will give a longer life to the product and it will often be passed along to another generation of your family.
Of course knowing where to find the supplies is another important bit of information for the new boat builder to know. There are sometimes links to web sites that carry the best and the least expensive parts to add to your boat. The right sealer, oar locks and even the motors that will work well without causing any problems are going to be offered on many of the sites and discs purchased, so you will be well on your way to becoming an expert boat builder in no time at all.