Amateur or professional, fibreglass, composite, ally – there is no limit to the ways people want to build their boats, or the designs they will use to achieve their dream. This section is unashamedly about how the pros build their boats, and very often, how DIY amateurs achieve pro results in their backyard – such is the diversity, talent and skill, reflected in this section of the Library.
Building in plate alloy (privately as DIY or pro-shop commercially) is best accessed through the huge, 370 page compendium - Plate Alloy Boats of Australia (Book 7.5) "The Collector's Edition" as all of the printed copies of Books 1,2,3,4,5, & 6 have long been sold out, and will not be reprinted.
We’ve always had a very strong boatbuilding section, and yes, most of the boats we’ve followed during construction are of ally construction – but that is just the way it’s been in recent years, although we’re now seeing a resurgence in composite boatbuilding (pro and amateur) in recent times – especially using saturated strip or plywood ‘planking’ as the core material. As you can see, we are now starting to build up an interesting collection of composite DIY reports.