>>> Building Wooden Boats

Bruce C. Anderson has a page with some of the various wooden boat projects he’s been working on/has completed. Some nice looking craft!

I got pointed to his page by a discussion in the Duckworks Magazine mailing list concerning the use of cloth and paint as a wood finishing material instead of the more common read about epoxy and fiberglass. In the "olden days" painted cotton as a deck covering was common, and there have been some homebuilders using it as a protective layer on hulls also. Put on a layer of paint, let it get tacky, then put on a layer of open weave material. Let it dry then paint over it a few more times. Apparently can get a pretty tough shell that way.

Check out Mr. Anderson’s PDRacer for a nice looking example.