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Trisha Flores Sailboat February 09th, 2018 - 10:55:23
If youve been thinking about building a sailboat but havent taken it beyond the daydream stage why not make that dream a reality? Sailboat building is becoming more and more popular as an increasing number of sailboat lovers step up to the challenge of building their own boat. Here are 7 reasons why building your own sailboat is one of the best things youll ever do for yourself: 1. Take control. When you build your own boat you can control every step of the sailboat building process from beginning to end. Every detail of your sailboat will reflect your requirements and decisions.
As far as the traditional monhull sailboats that most people are familiar with the most common of all of them are the single mast sailboats. Also known as a sloop these sailboats have a single mast that is either set into or stepped to the hull or the deck of the ship. This mast supports two sails the mainsail and the headsail (sometimes referred to as the jib). The mainsail is the aft sail and the headsail is to forward sail. The catboat and the cutter are two variations of the sloop. The catboat has the mainsail at the front of the ship and the cutter holds the mast aft and can commonly feature two jibs along with the mainsail. Having a single mast sailboat is easier to control and maintain and therefore is the most common sailboat for schools and lessons.
Most sailboats are fiberglass these days but if you are looking for a really strong sailboat you are likely to choose steel or aluminum. Fiberglass is fine for normal use but if you are going cross oceans or give your sailboat a hard life metal is best. They are also good materials if you want to get your own design of sailboat built. The reason aluminum or steel are best is that metals are both strong and stiff and when hit really hard they bend - fiberglass and even the most advanced composites will break and even shatter. Then the sailboat will almost certainly sink. A sailboat with a dent in the hull can keep going.
5. Avoid buying on credit. Most people take out a loan to buy a sailboat. Do-it-yourself sailboat building allows you to spread out the cost of your boat and only buy materials when you need them. When your sailboat is finished youll own it free and clear. 6. Take pride in ownership. Imagine how youll feel when people complement your sailboat and you tell them you built it yourself. Youll enjoy additional pride in knowing that youre part of an elite group of people who have built their own sailboat. 7. Making a commitment. Sailboat building requires dedication commitment and passion.