I’m fairly new to boat building and since it’s a complicated process, I’m going to break it down into steps.
Choose the plans– Completed Inventory tools– Completed Already owned Need to buy/rent Find the build site– Completed
- Get material quotes – In progress
Wood for the build shed– Completed
- Plywood for the hull
- Interior structure wood
- Interior fixtures wood
- Teak strips for decking
- Epoxy, fiberglass, filler, et al.
- Lead ballast
- Twin keel soft metal
- Build 1/15th scale model
- Build Khepri
- Mead, beer, wine and, I guess, food
Building the wood shed – *NEW* May 2019
Come up with an idea: I read George Buehler’s section on this, looked at a ton of online photos and came away just as confused as I was before! According to George, there should be the structure should be 12ft wider and a few feet longer than the boat’s dimensions. Okay, but that left me with some questions:
- At what angles should the lumber be cut?
- How long should the top beams be to give me a certain angle and enough room?
- Are there any plans for this online anywhere?
Think for an hour and then say “Screw it! I’m going to wing it, just as long as it’s solid!”– Completed
- Make upper cross members 30° at 12ft long, each; this gives roughly 21ft across, which is plenty for the boat; – In-progress
- Space the frames 4ft on center to 28ft in length; – In-progress
- Walls are 8ft high; – In-progress
- Overlap upper cross beams with wall studs and measure 21′ across on top, middle and bottom; trace out angle and use hand saw to cut – In-progress
OPTIONAL: If trying this by yourself, curse like a sailor, drink a couple beers (or 6!), relax, curse again, break a middle section of a completed frame while installing, erect one-half the frame and make it solid and call it a day– Completed