A $10 – 10 Minute Steam Box


A $10 – 10 Minute Steam Box by Jack Dice, Stonington, Maine I needed to bend some wood the other day. I was installing new gunwhales and inwales on a fiberglass skiff (an old “Plastic Pete’s”) that was molded with a rounded bow as many of those fiberglass skiffs are. The original wood had rotted […]

Latex Paint for Boats???


Latex Paint for Boats by Dave Carnell When I bought my first yacht (27′ auxiliary sloop) for $300 in 1951 I quickly learned that if it’s for a boat, the same material costs several times as much as if it is for your house. Oakum was $1/lb. at the marine supply store compared to five […]

First Steps in Building Your Boat: Setting up – The foundation for building a boat


  A boat, unlike a house or garage, does not have flat areas such as a level foundation with vertical uprights (studs).  A boat is curved from most any direction you view it so an artificial foundation must be created. We’ve developed a method of using a “building form” to substitute for the “foundation” in the analogy […]

Jubilee House boat Build

On April 26, 2012, in Builder Blogs, Houseboats, Inboard Powered, Plywood Construction, by Lowka53

The Build By Rod Hughes Ogden, Utah Jubilee House Boat Spec’s My plans come from Glen-L Marine Characteristics Length overall 29′-0″ Modified Length overall 40′ Length waterline 26′-3″ Beam 10′-2″ Modified beam 14′ …Hull draft (with skeg) 14″ Hull weight 2100 lbs. Displacement 7310 lbs Height overall 10′-0″ Headroom 6′-3″ to 6′-7″ Freeboard 3′-6″ Fuel capacity […]