Uncle Bryan, I Wanna Build A Boat.
Those were the words of my little nephew and they were logical enough, given the circumstances. We had been watching videos about building a boat at home and talking about it for a few days. And it seemed pretty simple. So why not?
Why not indeed. So we did. Or at least we started. And we immediately ran into problems.
It was about three weeks until Christmas when we started this process. And it was cold outside. We have a shop building with a homemade wood stove in it but it wouldn't stay very warm at night. And I think that glue needs to have a fairly stable temperature before it can set properly. And it needs to be fairly warm before you can paint also. So what were we to do?
We did the most logical thing in the world. We decided to build it in the living room.
In the living room? Are you crazy?
What is crazy about that? Most living rooms are roomy, after you push things over to the sides out of the way. And it is certainly warm enough in there. Besides that, you can go out there and look and monitor your progress very easily. Sounds like a win win situation to me. The living room it was.
I had been watching videos on the Internet and this boat right here is about as simple as you can get.
But I wanted the bottom of it to be a little more curved up at the front. So I searched all over the Internet for free boat plans and located lots of them. I studied them closely and printed out a couple of sets of them that I thought would be useful. Then I sort of combined a lot of different ideas from different ones and came up with my own design. Then it was time to construct.