Boat Building Forum

My friends over at Fishyfish are building wooden boats. They are primarily interested in the Tolman Skiff, but they build all sorts of boats. It’s a great Boat Building Forum.

Once upon a time I got very distracted by fishing, boating, and everything salt water related. I went out on the ocean off the coast of California with my friends in search of Salmon, Rock Fish, Ling Cod, Dungeness Crabs, Coon Striped Shrimp, Cabezon, and the Albacore Tuna.

We fished out of and in Bodega Bay, San Francisco Bay Area, Half Moon Bay, Vallejo, San Pablo Bay, The Moth Ball Fleet and a few other places here and there.

Dick and I fished out of his 19′ Bayliner, mostly out of Bodega Bay. We traveled North to Ross Point, and we traveled South to Elephant Rock. We caught a lot of fish on that boat that was more suited for lakes and water skiing. Later Dick bought a 22′ Seaswirl Striper and we increased our fishing trips further out, and to the Farallon Islands, and 50 miles off shore to the Albacore Tuna Fishing Grounds.

I learned a lot from these fishing trips, and I soon became obsessed with building my own boat. Looked around for Free Boat Building Plans, but never did find any to my liking.

Then one day I was looking for books on boat building and came across Renn Tolman’s A Skiff For All Seasons, and I was immediately hooked.

A Skiff for All Seasons

Fast forward, I built that boat from Renn’s Book, and though it took me 3 1/2 years, it was one of the most satisfying things I’ve ever done in this life. You can see my boat building project, along with many other boat building projects. Contemplating building a boat or a Tolman Skiff? You should join the Boat Building Forum at Fishyfish.com. Learn from other’s experiences in building boats from plywood, epoxy and fiberglass, also known as the Stitch and glue boat building method, or the tack and tape method of boat building.

Links for Boat and Skiff Building Forums
Boat Forum
Skiff Building Forum
Stitch and Glue Boat Building
Free Boat Building Plans

Links for Fishyfish
How to build a skiff
Boat Building Plans
Boat Building Book
Boat Plans
Wood Boat Building
Wood Skiff Plans
Wooden Boat and Skiff Plans
DIY Skiff Building
DIY Boat Building
stitch-and-glue
composite construction
stitch-and-glue plywood boats

Links for Renn Tolman
How to build a skiff
Boat Building Plans
Boat Building Book
Boat Plans
Wood Boat Building
Wood Skiff Plans
Wooden Boat and Skiff Plans
DIY Skiff Building
DIY Boat Building
stitch-and-glue
composite construction
stitch-and-glue plywood boats

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