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Photographs, descriptions, and history of the Coracles and Currachs of Wales and Ireland.
Comprehensive site on the aspects of ferro-cement boats, from history to building or buying.
How to Build a Submarine
Details on a college physics project to build a submarine for under $400.00.
Woods Designs Dinghies
Woods Designs offer a range of plans for rowing and sailing dinghies and beach catamarans for home building in plywood
Scout Boats Factory Tour
Unofficial site. Includes detailed photos and descriptions showing various models in all stages of construction. Factory located in Summerville, South Carolina.
Resources, links, and discussion for the home builder. Free, downloadable plans.
Resources for the amateur boat builder, including plan reviews, FAQs, rigging information and an active bulletin board open to all.
Nova Scotia Boat Builders Association
Provides members with support services and consumers with information relating to the Nova Scotia boat building industry.
Russian Hydrofoil Page
Provides information about hydrofoils, methods of calculations, design service, and photo galleries.
ProMaritim -Boatbuilding in Asia-
ProMaritim tells you the best boat building locations in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia and guides you through the building process.
The Boatbuilding Webring
Project sites as well as design resources connected in a ring.
Parameters for efficient electric boat design. Suitable boat plans and equipment. Links to related sites.
The Boat Shop
Online version of the PBS television program. Includes information about the show, boat plans, boatbuilding tools and tips, and related links. Also supports a message board.
News about boatbuilding timber and industry updates, Lloyds approval news and BS1088 updates.
New Zealand based ezine providing resources and news for home boatbuilders, owners, restorers and users of small boats. Includes boats plans cataloges, galleries and stories about small boats.
Free Boat Design Resources
Links to articles, essays, boat design software and even a number of free small boat designs, including some from professionals.
Information to assist those that might have an interest in building a small submersible submarine.
Information and advice on building and sailing Bolger's 20' cat yawl designs.
The Arques School of Traditional Boatbuilding
In Sausalito, California, offers a full-year apprenticeship program and short courses in traditional wooden boatmaking and associated crafts. Includes information on classes, projects, staffing, alumni, news, and school location.
Free exchange of building and design information for self/home-built multihulls.
Bolger Discussion Group
Forum focusing on the designs of Phil Bolger, including construction techniques. Registration required.
Smallboats Discussion Group
Forum covering all aspects of small boats, including theory and design relating to performance and safety. Registration required; inappropriate for those with a sense of humor.
UK Epoxy Resins Product Manual
Downloadable product manual and price guide provides overview of wood/epoxy construction.
Boat Design Forums
Discussion on boat design and boatbuilding, materials, software, powerboats, sailboats, education, and employment.
History & Design of Propellers
Detailed accounting of how the first "screw" applications were invented, and how they led to early ship propulsion. outlining "how a propeller works", parts and functions of a properly designed propeller, including material selection and "advanced propping" techniques, gearcase design and nosecone application is outlined. speed prediction formulae and propeller selection methods. this is a "must have" e-book for serious boaters, designers and enthusiasts that have "a need to know
Fritz's Boat Page
Boatbuilding and Boat Projects from Juneau, Alaska...and Around the World. Construction and launch photos of a Bolger Sneakeasy 26' x 4' plywood speedboat. Also includes many other boatbuilding links.
Boat plans and design information for amateur boat builders.
Articles, columns, and homebuilding projects. By and for backyard boat builders.
Cook Yacht Design
Areas of focus include offshore cruising sailboats and motorsailers, ocean racing and day racing sailboats.
Annual competition intended to encourage innovative small craft design. Description of contest and sponsors.
An index of internet sources of boat building plans.
Albatross' Adventure- Building a 26' heavy-displacement Junk
Alan 'Maddog!' MacBride's comprehensive, often humorous, documentation of the construction of his 26' Junk rig, Albatross. Also includes detours to Puffin, Twig and other side 'procrastination' projects.
Skip Hagerman's Antique Boat & Motor Mania
A large photo collection of antique, Mercury and OMC outboards motors, Race boats, and classic wooden boats. Also see an impresive historical testament to Hal Kelly and his race boat designs, and outboard racing champion, John Schubert.
John's Nautical and Boatbuilding Page
A collection of links and articles about boatbuilding.