You won’t find many boat building supplies and tools at your local hardware shop. Marine supply stores sell complete boat building kits. You will need to decide what type of boat you want before you start shopping for boat building kits. Each type of boat requires different types and types of kit. You should also purchase the plans before you buy a boat kit. This will give you a better idea of the materials you’ll need. You can expect to find the following items in your boat-building kit:
* Boat Fastening HardwareBoat hardware is different than what you’ll find in your typical hardware store. It should be corrosion-resistant, and must have additional strength. Experts in boat building recommend using bronze annular and silicon bronze screws. These items can be found in boat fastening kit.
*Hand Tools and Power ToolsA multipurpose power tool for boat building is the best. It includes attachments that can be used to saw, sand, grind, scrape, and remove dust. You can purchase a variety of hand tools in kits.
*Epoxy Kit– The wood and laminate parts of a boat can be glued together or coated in epoxy to increase strength and protection. These supplies include resin as well as disposable materials such as brushes, gloves, mixing sticks, and brushes. You can also purchase separate rollers or trays that are used to apply resin.
*Fiberglass Covering KitA fiberglass covering kit is a set of materials that can be used to cover a boat. These kits typically include epoxy resin, hardener, fiberglass cloth, and tools like brushes, rollers, and squeegees. Instructions for cutting the cloth or applying resin should be included in the kit.
*Products for Stitching and GlueYou will need to use plywood, wire stitching, epoxy glue and epoxy glue if you are boating equipment.
*Boat Trailer KitYou can purchase a boat making kit for a small boat, less than 15 feet in length. This includes all the materials needed to make a boat trailer that will transport your boat. Galvanized steel frames, DOT-approved lighting systems and galvanized wheels should be included in the kit.
*Sailboat SailsKits can be ordered as standard precut sails. These sails are generally less expensive than custom ones. A few sail kits come with an aluminum collapsible mast that can be used with a dinghy.
*Sailboat SuppliesKits can be bought for sailboat rigging or hardware. Kits are also available for specialty sailboat hardware such as blocks, pintles and gudgeons for pintles, eye straps, eye strings, and goosenecks.
If you are not building a personal watercraft such as a kayak or canoe then don’t expect to find boat-making kits that include lumber and other construction materials. Locally purchasing lumber is the best way to get it for your boat and avoiding expensive shipping.