SAILBOAT KIT CATALOGS
Many of the boat kits offered by manufacturers in the dinghies, tenders, prams and rowboats
kategory frequently offer a
sail package as an option. So you can convert or add sailing capability to these small boats as you may prefer. Special “dagger board cases” and/or “rudders” are also optional as part of these sail
conversions, as needed.
As you review the Kit Manufacturer Profiles in the dinghies, tenders, prams and rowboats kategory, you will see these sailing options and accessories. For example, one kit manufacturer offers a 7'7”-long plywood pram that can be built as either a rowing or sailing pram. There is also a 9' 8 1/2”-long sailing pram with a 4' beam and a 16' 11” mast
with 54 sq. ft. of sail.
More On Boat Kits
Building a boat from a kit is truly a woodworker's dream. The styling of these boats along with the quality of wood used 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 and skiffs; dinghies, prams 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
stained beautifully 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 be 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% - as much as $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.
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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.
Tools: Basic woodworking tools are usually all that you need. Some that may be helpful include: hot melt glue gun, sanding block and sandpaper, wood file, carpenters level, wire cutters, contact cement.
And to do the job right you need
all the right tools.
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 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 7 days for roughly $50 or $60 dollars.
KIT MANUFACTURERS' PROFILES LISTED ON THE TOP RIGHT OF THIS PAGE WILL LINK YOU TO
ALL THE SAILBOAT KITS AVAILABLE ONLINE.