Links to some folks who helped with information &
I know I left many out, but more to come:
Gavin Atkin's Free Boat Design Resources:
It was through Gav's site I found Herb's plans, he also moderates a great
amateur boat design list. http://home.clara.net/gmatkin/design.htm
I'm now building Dave Carnell's "$200 Sailboat" a rework of
Bolger's Featherwind. Interesting site. http://home.att.net/~DaveCarnell/
Bill Young's site - Check out his lapstrake canoe. He uses a ShopBot.
He also has run a high school boat building project for several years.
Check it out.
Great Encouragement to boatwrights! http://www.iws.net/wier/bbfile1.html
Craig O'Donnel's Cheap Pages: bamboo, Bolger boats and much more.
Jim Machilak's essays: An great resource for amateur designers. And some
nice boat plans as well. Send for his catalog!
John's Nautical and Boat building page:
He also has the The
Mother of all Maritime Links! It's searchable!
Messing About In Boats - my all time favorite boating mag - twice monthly
- get it http://www.mims.com/maib/
Duckworks Magazine! Chuck's put together a great index of plans and
articles that can get you out of your chair and into the garage!
Some interesting design software:
Blue Peter Marine (Hullform
hull design software, including public domain obsolete version)
Carene40 and Carene50
(Hull fairing and sheet expansion programs from Robert Lainé, free
Hull design shareware:(at the bottom of the page, let it load)
Gavin's Hull's tutorial: http://www.carlsondesign.com/
Sail making info:
Robert Laine's amazing sail and boat design software! http://users.bart.nl/~jmlaine/sailcut/
A Tyvek sail - the paper houses are wrapped in and shipping bags
are made from. http://www.cyber-dyne.com/~jkohnen/Tyvek/index.html
Polysail - they sell kits for making white poly tarp sails - good
tutorial too! http://members.aol.com/polysail/