Bowdidge Marine Designs
Performance Boat Designs with "Flare"
Our Plywood Composite Stitch & Glue Construction
This quick and easy boatbuilding method consists of plywood planking panels cut to shape from patterns in the plans which are "stitched and glued" together at the seams. Such a boat can be assembled in a matter of hours after cutting out the parts.
The stitching is done with plastic electrical ties passed through small holes along seam edges. These are zipped tight to hold the panels together. The glue is then applied between the stitching and also on the inside in a cove-shaped fillet along the seams, along the outside and inside. After curing, the "stitching" is removed and the gaps filled. Then the hull is covered in glassed.
Just about anybody can build a boat using the Bowdidge Marine Design Plywood Composite system. This method eliminates many members that ordinarily require fitting, fairing, and beveling. Thus, it's ideal for beginners. A jigsaw and drill are about the only power tools required. The resulting boat is incredibly light weight, strong, and durable.
Plans for all our designs include instructions, material layouts, and material listings. In addition, the patterns provided are precise, since they're taken from the actual 3D modeling and CAD systems.
FAST PLYWOOD COMPOSITE SYSTEM:
All our plans feature patterns for virtually every part in the boat ! ..and that's a lot of parts.
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1/ Marking out the bottom plate from the plans
2/ Marking out the bulkheads
3/ Join the plates together
6/ Topsides and bottom plates located on the bulkheads
5/ The Bulkheads and longitudinal on the strongback, ready to recieve the hull plates.
4/ Stitching the bottom plate loosly together reasdy to be placed onto the bulkheads
7/ The hull plates now stitched and glued together except for the sheerplank
8/ Showing the gluing between the stitching
9/ Glueing now finished all edges radiused ready for glassing
10/ Laying the fibreglass onto the hull, ready for wetting out
11/ The hull is now glassed, ready for construction the running strakes.
12/ After constructing the running strakes, the hull is now bogged and faired ready for painting
13/ The hull is now undercoated, ready for the top coat
14/ The bottom platee now topcoated and ready to be turned over and fitted out. The topsides will be painted once the hull is finished
15/ Time to glass the interior and then fitted out
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Boat Designs with "Reel Flare"
We have boat plans (both yacht designs, catamaran designs and power designs) for all sizes for the amateur boat builder and Professional boatbuilder. From the 12ft Mushulu plywood stitch & glue power boat design to the Oceansky 57 strip plank composite multihull design. We design and build, plywood boats, strip plank boats and fibreglass composite boats to very modern styling for both yacht designs, multihull designs and power boat in round bilge, multi-chine or radius chine hull forms, including aluminum drift boats, aluminum landing craft, aluminum monohull boats, aluminum catamarans, aluminum special purpose boats, and aluminum RIBs