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Hello to everyone and thanks for having me. I have wanted to start building for a long time and finally am in a position to do so and was looking for some info on the process.i am a carpenter and have been making scaled blades for a few years but am looking to up the game a bit .i am looking at scratch builds but i dont want to pick a build to difficult  to start any advice?

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Hi

If you would be so kind, please give us a name by which to address you.

There are several scratch builds on this site that may be a good start for you, including a cross section build of Triton and Echo, Triton complete vessel and more. 

 

The next steps would be to go to something more complex such as Naiad, Euryalus, Swann class, and quite a few others for which there are plans and books available and there is plenty of help from the members here at MSW!

 

Where are you in Florida?   There is a club in the Fort Myers area and plenty of members living here in Florida as well.

 

Good luck!

 

 

Allan

 

 

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I will be looking forward to your posts. In the meantime, as a Minnesotan, I envy your weather. There are sites which ship plans you may want to look at.

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I wont rub it in about the weather and ivlook foward to getting started and making posts.i am having issues finding the spec area here on the site if anyone can direct me i would appreciate it

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Welcome to MSW " MMD" please give us your name we are all friends here! All the best, Geoff

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Posted (edited)

Nice! I have carport or what used to be lol i made it my shop wich the wife loves on rainy days haha.

 

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Hey! So i guess it would be a good idea to close with my name in the future.thank you all for the warm reception.i am auggie by the way

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Welcome to MSW Auggie,

 

Why not start with a simple kit first.
Always good to gain some experience

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Thank you and the more  research i do the more i am leaning that way despite my experience with wood and metal work.I'm thinking of a small row boat for a scratch build though, but not sure if that would be as simple as i think 

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There is a hobby shop in Palm Bay, Florida, north of Vero Beach which has  tons of great stuff for builders. I bought some old model boat builders magazines there which had a lot of good info.  Good luck.

Edited by Philbert
wrong spelling

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Hi philbert and thank you although i am on the other coast so i may need to find something a little closer.

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Good drive on a sunny day and then you can go to Captain Hirams in Sebastian for lunch! Scallops in garlic butter are worth the trip alone.

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Ok while i tryto choose a good kit to start with my better half put me on the spot.she challenged me to design a boat my way and i have no choice but to show her now so if it would be ok i would like to post my progress. Where would i do that?

     Auggie

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Not a kit then, Auggie?  If not a kit, then the Scratch Build area would be appropriate.

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BTW, Auggie, if you go into your Account Settings you can put your name in your "signature"  box and it'll show on all your posts.

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