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Building a boat from a kit is truly a woodworker's dream. The styling of these boats, along with the quality of wood, allows you to produce what is
almost a piece of fine furniture for the water. Virtually anyone with basic woodworking skills and tools can produce a
beautiful and functional watercraft with relative ease. The variety of wooden boat kits available is remarkable: kayaks and canoes; rowboats, prams and skiffs; dinghies and tenders; drift boats and sail boats.
Many of the boat kits use Okoume, a plantation-grown African mahogany that appears a honey color in its natural state, but can be
to any finish, as preferred. One manufacturer offers
a special “lap stitch” design that allows novice woodworkers to build beautiful
lap strake boats. Some of these boats are also designed so they can be easily propelled with an electric trolling motor or a small gas-powered outboard.
Besides the great satisfaction of building a wonderful boat, the savings over assembled boats can be significant, well over 50%
$1000 to $2000 in some cases. You can build a real show piece since these
boats can be finished with a wide variety of special
stains, epoxies, varnishes and paints.
Kompleteness of Kits: Kits usually include all of the wooden parts
necessary, brass and/or stainless steel hardware, fiberglass and taping (as
needed), as well as all of the solid wood parts including deck beams, trim and
rub rails, etc.
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Tools: Basic woodworking tools are usually all that you need. A few that
may be helpful include: hot melt glue gun, sanding block and sandpaper, wood
file, carpenters level, wire cutters, contact cement.
Accessories: Hatches and rub rails, rudders and foot braces can be added
in some cases. Sails and sailing rig parts, paddles and floatation safety
devices are also available. A complete range of epoxy and fiberglass as well as
other boat-building materials including brass fittings and screws, washers and
more are available.
Price Range: The price for a boat kit starts at about $600 and can go over a $1000, plus shipping, depending on the type of boat and the options or accessories added. Many boat kits can be shipped UPS in 2
to 7 days for roughly $50 or $60 dollars.
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ALL THE BOAT KITS AVAILABLE ONLINE.