Advice 1: How to make a wooden boat yourself

Survival in extreme situations requires certain skills, among them also important is the ability to build himself shelter and transport, in the event of unforeseen or dangerous situation. In this article we will talk about how to make their own hands a wooden boat. Besides the fact that this information may be useful to you in situations of emergency, the manufacturer of this boat will be a great entertainment for you and your kids in your free time.
How to make a wooden boat yourself
For the manufacture of boats prepare tools and two boards with a length of 3.6 meters. The width of each Board should be 50 cm and a thickness of 20 cm. Take two support straps and place them in a position to hold the beams for the construction of the boat, one plank should be placed slightly above and the second below.
To brace the bow of the boat saw a piece of timber, and then saw out feed bar, the length of which should be 60 cm Width planks for the stern is 25 cm.
The ends are installed on the frame boards together on the nose the future of the boat and attach the lumber sawed for the nose brace, with screws. The opposite ends of boards which will be on the stern, attach the strap to the stern.
On top of the aft straps attach with screws wooden seat. Thus, you now have a basis for a boat without a bottom. To install the bottom turn the boat upside down and attach it to a Board of desired length and width, filling the empty space in the bottom.
Then take and hemp, using a blunt chisel and mallet, firmly hammer tow all the cracks of the boat. After filling the cracks with a tow will prestolite joints of boards. From inside the boat a short distance from its bottom secure strap that will serve as the basis for future seats.
On top of the planks, install the boards for the seat and screw them on. Last clip on the sides of the boat oarlocks for oars.

Advice 2 : As to the boat to make a tent

The boat trip will be much more comfortable once it will be equipped with a waterproof awning. To make a tent by yourself, it is only important that it is easily removed and folded when needed and was safe.
The awning on the boat
You will need
  • - clamshell;
  • - aluminum tube;
  • - fasteners;
  • - metal corners;
  • - hooks;
  • - mounting ring;
  • - waterproof fabric;
  • - nylon cord.
Take the cot, it is best to choose a model to its width and length correspond to the size of the boat. If necessary, you can increase the width and length of the frame, increasing their aluminum tubes of the corresponding diameter (it is convenient to use straight sections of the legs of the cot).
That the awning had not been saving water during rain and debris, leave one of the legs and fold up to the desired angle. To fix the angle is possible by means of metal angles and screws.
Connect the telescopic tube method. At both ends, make two 3-4 cm longitudinal cut One of the ends shrink and the other, on the contrary, extend — the result became a narrow tube will be included in broad, you get a simple and reliable connection.
Install the clamshell upside down, that is attached to the boat is that part which is in the middle of the bed. The lateral part of the lift as high as is required for a comfortable stay on the boat. To fix it, screw the stretch marks from durable nylon cord on all four sides.
For mounting the frame of an awning on a wooden boat will require metal corners and screws. One end of a stretching clamp on the tube, and to the other attach a hook he will catch hold of the ring on the boat. Due to the fact that the hooks can be easily disassembled and the United way of the telescopic pipe disconnect, such a frame is easily and quickly disassembled.
As a shelter, use any waterproof fabric, this can be a tarp, a raincoat-tent, plastic film or other material. It is most convenient to measure the frame, then sew cover and secure it with rubber bands in several places.
For full protection from the wind and rain make a solid tent, with side and rear curtains. If the link adjacent blinds-zip, crew boats and cargo will be almost completely safe. In Sunny weather it will be enough to put blinds on the roof or mounted on the sides.
Canopy cot is best suited to wooden boat or motor boat. The owners of inflatable boats will collide not only with the problems mounting frame, but with a higher weight of the awning.
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