Thank you for your interest in Compumarine's small craft designs. You will find linked to the Compumarine Boat Plans page information including photographs, descriptions and lines drawings of each style of Small Craft currently available.
Compumarine has been providing cedar strip small craft designs to amateur boat builders since 1989. Thousands of sets of plans have been sold around the world. Hundreds of boats have already been built using Compumarine plans. You may have seen our advertising in Wooden Boat and Boat builder magazines and several other publications. Our plans are also being distributed by other sources including some currently published on the Internet.
Building a cedar strip/epoxy small craft can be a very rewarding and satisfying experience. This method of construction will produce a beautiful, clear finished hull that will attract a lot of attention anywhere you take it and it will be your own "work of art". This method of construction is very easy to learn and requires little or no wood-working experience.
Most of the plans available today for the amateur Boat builder are for flat panel, stitch and glue construction. These designs are very simple and can work well for certain types of small boats. However, nothing can match the beauty and strength of round bottom construction for most types of small craft.
Unfortunately, very few round bottom designs have been available to the amateur Boat builder in the past. Because, without previous boat building experience, this type of construction primarily carvel or lapstrake, has been too difficult for the average person. Spiling, beveling and steam bending of the planks is the norm for those types of construction.
Fortunately, with Compumarine's cedar strip construction method, none of those difficult techniques are necessary for building your own round bottom hull. Currently, very few cedar strip hull designs other than canoes, are available for the amateur boat builder and Compumarine's small craft designs are intended to fill that missing gap!
Compumarine plans packages include full size patterns and a comprehensive construction manual. Our full size patterns are computer plotted to an accuracy of .001". The construction manual includes photographs and word descriptions illustrating every step in our method of building one of these designs. Compumarine provides the most detailed instructions currently available from any source, on the process of building a cedar strip/epoxy small craft.
We welcome your comments, suggestions or questions!
John R. Clark - Small Craft Designer - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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