Re: Serial Biographies of Designers and Builders
I like the biographies, but was not happy when I looked at the getting started in boats section and saw yacht designers. The article was good, I just didn't think that the getting started section was the right place for that. As I dislike criticism without suggestion, I have been thinking of a few topics for the getting started section.
Sourcing boat building materials. Not all of us live in Maine, sometimes I feel like the only person in this town that knows what a chandlery has to offer. It could have tips like getting the best deals for consumables, creative places locally that might carry epoxy.
Same for tools, and how to sharpen them. I can go into lowes or home depot and buy a plane, but at least here the materials necessary to get a good edge on it are scarce.
Picking a design, questions to ask your self and the difference between free plans and the ones you pay for.
My favorites so far have been builds of actual boats.
Last edited by switters; 02-15-2012 at 11:25 AM.
In fact, if you can saw a penciled line, apply glue, drive nails, and bring a modest measure of patience to the task, you can build and launch a smart and able craft in as few as 40 work hours. You need not be driven by lack of tools, materials, skills, or time to abandon in frustration a project you conceived in a spirit of pleasurable anticipation.