Canoes Plans: The Start Of A Very Rewarding Project

 By: Jim Houghtling
Canoes are extremely popular and one of the most versatile small boats that you can own. They are very light and easily carried over land. Canoes are easily transported with no need for a trailer. You can just tie it to the top of your car.

There is no question that building your first canoe is a wonderful thing to complete and also its a fantastic achievement. Very few people can separate themselves from being a weekend paddler to that of a craftsman canoe builder. Whether you are a hobbyist or an experienced wood crafter, constructing your first canoe provides you with an awful lot of pleasure.

It can though, be considerably expensive to purchase a canoe, so in the event you want to own a canoe, but really cannot afford to purchase the boat, you may consider acquiring wood canoe plans. It really is not difficult to build a canoe if you have a great set of canoes plans from a reputable company. Creating a canoe yourself with reliable assistance can be very satisfying and worry free.

Believe it! It is true. You can construct your own canoe using a reliable set of wood canoe plans. So how will you know if you found good plans for canoes? Locate a well known and well established website that has testimonials from satisfied customers.

A secondary check is to do an internet search on the company you are interested in and put the word "scam" at the end of the company name in the search. If there are dissatisfied customers, you will find very quick many negative blog posts. If you find none, then the company is very reliable and safe to use.

Also look for the money back guarantee. Many companies give up to 60 day money back guarantees. These are the companies that stand behind their product and are safe to deal with. It is also a good idea to read all the sales information and features and bonuses. Many companies offer "how to" videos and training guides; something that the rookie boat builder will find very valuable indeed.

Canoe construction plans should be easy to read and user friendly, especially for anyone with limited canoe building experience. There may be training DVD's along with the wood canoe plans. Many people learn better with video instructions instead of written manuals.

I am sure you have heard that a picture is worth a thousand words. Well a Video to me, is worth a million pictures. To actually see someone doing the canoe building project first hand coupled also with the written guides is the best of all worlds. That is the complete package that yield the best instructions.

Steer clear of totally free plans. You will generally find there is no customer support, the canoes plans are of low quality, and you typically will find no money back guarantee. So when you get those so called free plans, you must ask yourself, how do I know if the boat will be lake or river worthy? Is it a good construction plan? Are there any mistakes in the drawings that will cause a major building problem?

You absolutely do not know. Do yourself a huge favor and spend a few bucks on an excellent set of proven and reliable canoes plans that also have expert canoe building support to assist you in your project. The plans should be created by someone who has many years experience in building canoes, which means you know the canoe plan is accurate and reliable for every aspect of the build process.
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