Building a flat-bottomed boat can be both fun and inexpensive.
Kentucky Afield’s Tim Farmer and woodworker John Akers have made a video that shows in great detail how to make your own wooden flat bottomed boat.
A flat-bottomed boat usually has a two chined hull that’s perfect for:
- farm ponds
- shallow, calm lakes
They’re one of the easiest types of boats to build, and the most forgiving to paddle.
Plus, they’re great for hunters and fisherman as the flat hull remains quite stable under load in calm conditions.
How to build your own flat-bottomed boat.
What a great tutorial. I found myself pausing and taking notes throughout the video. The clamping process for making the curved bottom of the boat worked flawlessly.
I also liked the way he cut the transom 3° outward, pushing the gunnels away from perpendicular and improving buoyancy. Watch below as Tim and John test the boat on the water.