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 Minomost 8 Foot Hydro

I started building these wonderful wood boats about 20 years ago.  It started out being a great project for my son and I  and grew into a fun, fantastic hobby.  I have tried a few Boat Building Kits that worked out just fine.


I enjoyed the boat home build plans over the kits.  There is just something about crafting each individual piece from a piece of stock wood.   It also gave me a chance to pass on skills to my son and grandsons.  The pride in their faces when they make a piece that fits is worth the experience.

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The 8 Foot Hydro boat in the pictures is one my grandson and I finished this past summer.  We started out with  1/4 inch marine plywood and treated lumber.  The project took all summer due to the limited time we had for building boats.

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They have a great price for all their plans.  I find them easy to understand and follow.  They have over 518 plans for one low price.  There are several places to purchase boat building plans but I have found these to be priced right and very easy to follow.


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After I built a few boats from plans I decided to try my own design but, I did not know how to draw it up so everything would fit properly.  After trial and error I found a fantastic program that made that job easy.  I am following my design plans and will post pic’s when the boat building is complete.

If you are interested in designing your own boat check this  out.

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I will update with pictures  as soon as I finish the Boat I was able to design!


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