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news: My Boat Plans Review #1
My Boat Plans is a comprehensive collection of 518 boat plans, 40 videos and about 500 pages of boat building guides. I've just bought the entire package and this is my review on the product:
What Is My Boat Plans?
The product offers step by step blueprints on over 518 boats and video lessons on boat building. The creator, Martin Reid offers a simple, efficient and user-friendly system to construct any type of boats in a simple way. My Boat Plans shows the user how to build over 500 different types of boats ranging from simple canoes and kayaks to complex designs like a cabin cruiser.
Below are some of the points I was really impressed with.
- A Huge Range of Plans To Choose From
They provide you with detailed plans and diagrams, complete with color pictures and examples on many types of boats. Sailboats, skiffs, canoes, kayaks, houseboats, paddle boats, yachts, catamarans, flat-bottom boats, dinghys and dories, to name a few. There are multiple plans available for each kind of boat, so you have some variety to choose from.
- The video section is comprehensive
The 45+ videos on boat building leaves no stone unturned. It consists of the entire boat building process from conception to the final product. It is great for beginners who want an easy to follow video guide on boat construction. There are also videos on boat repair and boat design calculations which are great for professional builders
- Great bonuses included
The bonuses you get with this product are great. You get a FREE boat designing software, a book on boat construction tips and the boat-builders handbook which is huge in and of itself.
- Full Color Pictures
I appreciated the amount of full color pictures and diagrams that are included in the manuals. I’m a very visual person, so it is easier for me to follow a picture or diagram instead of reading paragraphs.
- Money Back Policy
The 60 day money back guarantee is always appreciated. I like seeing a merchant who stands behind their product 100%. It puts the consumer at ease, knowing that they aren’t going to lose a cent if they choose to not use the system.
- It takes a while to download
Due to the huge amount of content available, there is about 900 megabytes to download. This may take a while if you have a slow connection. However you can opt for the DVD edition in the members area so that solves the issue if you're on a slow network
- Less than 20 mega yacht designs
I would like to see more mega yacht designs and plans. This would be great for professional boat builders like me who are interested in mega yacht designs.
My Boat Plans is a great collection anyway you look at it. It is suitable for beginners as well as seasoned builders alike. It offer great value for money considering the one-time price you pay for such an extensive system.
Cam Trathen: why not se the full sheat of ply wood with out cutting t to 42" ?
adam courville: Marine ply is not at all waterproof. It will rot just as fast as untreated ply. The difference is the quality, it is guaranteed to not have voids in any of the plies, uses a high grade glue, and usually has more plies than the same thickness of regular plywood. No matter what you use it has to be completely sealed from moisture. "Stitch and glue" building is a much better method. Incredibly high strength to weight and much easier to get complex shapes.
BigRigFishingAndOutdoors: How thick was the plywood they used and how tall were the sides?
Joe Cwik: This use to be how ALL boats were made. With a little innovation you could greatly reduce the weight by using different materials for the marine grade plywood - which by the way is EXPENSIVE stuff! :) Good video and clearly explained.
diger29: What is the weight of the boat?
Patrick b: Can I use this boat plan with a few changes at the stern for a air boat?
Jared Colahan: I did this boat , But I had 3/4 inch plywood, It took me 10 hrs of labor, parts of three days I was tickled , It was water proof and my son and I put it in the lake . thats 425 lbs and were 3.5 inches in the water. biggest downfall is the wieght. I used five sheets and 14 ft long.
SISSA MARQUES: It's a floating box !
Andy Mueller: Thanks for this video. I have zero knowledge of woodworking and this project actually looks within my reach - a good place for a beginner to start. I can't wait to see how this comes out - I'll post pics.
Carlo Williams: A rebel yell from down here in the low country of S.C. The boat building was a eye opener .Something I was looking for a simple plan for a boat. Should work good in the swamp and marsh down here. Thanks & a Rebel yell
Mon S: Is that just a box?
App PlayStore : thaiwoodenboat: Thanks for sharing
MrTroutguy: about how much do you sell these for?