Wood has been used the longest for building boats and has many devotees. There are two main methods of building wooden boats. Many modern boats are built using the “cold molded” method which uses wood as the core of the boat which is then encapsulated with resin and fiberglass. The other method is traditional wood boat building.
In part 3 of a 10 part series, DeCaptain Lance Gettler discusses the pros and cons of steel and aluminum hulls.
In part 2 of a 10 part series, DeCaptain Lance Gettler discusses the pros and cons of polyester resin versus epoxy resin in the construction of sailboat hulls.
One thing I’ve learned is that the ocean favors the well-prepared sailor. This ebook details what every sailor should have with them, whether you’re going on a day sail or a circumnavigation. … Read more →