WHY BUILD A BOAT?
SAVINGS - Building a boat yourself results in considerable savings over the cost of a
factory built model. Factory built boats cost more due to such contributing factors as
labor, profits, sales commissions, shipping charges and advertising. Also, the higher
purchase price often requires the buyer to take out a loan. Finance charges and higher
payments result. By choosing to build a boat yourself, these costs can be minimized. You
are able to build at your own pace and maintain close check on expenditures. Past
experience in amateur boat building shows that most builders realize a savings of AT LEAST
50% - often 60% - versus the cost of comparable factory built models.
QUALITY - The home builder has close check on the pulse of his project. You know what
went into your boat and are assured of quality each step of the way. You come to know your
boat inside and out, thus eliminating any future service problems. Clark Craft's precision
boat building methods assure that your boat will be built to the highest specifications.
We maintain quality at every step of production.
MAKE YOUR MONEY GO FARTHER ... Building your boat enables you to save money which then
can be applied to other items you may want to include in your outfit. Thus, you can add
deluxe finishing features which the factory built hull would not have. Freedom to
customize the boat to suit your tastes is an option you can take advantage of when
PERSONAL SATISFACTION ... The great feeling of pride and satisfaction which comes from
a job well-done will be yours, once the task is complete. As you inspect the plans, models
and designs which appear in our catalogs, keep in mind that the builders of these boats
were amateurs just like you!
NEW WOOD TECHNOLOGY ... There is a new breakthrough in wood boatbuilding. It's called
the Epoxy-Plus System. The system is simple, just apply two or three coats of our
Epoxy-Plus epoxy resin to the bare wood of a boat, inside and out, and you have
effectively sealed the wood against both oxygen and water vapors. With the wood thus
sealed, rot cannot occur. The Epoxy-Plus System also adds substantially to the strength of
the hull. The result - a low maintenance wood boat with a smooth, professional finish. Now
you can enjoy all the advantages of wood, its warmth, high strength to weight ratio and
ease of construction with no fear that you will have to put up with annual repainting and
high maintenance. For further details, see inside back cover.
Another customer-built Mongoose Runabout - KS 198
Customer-built Fisherman - PB 57
All PLANS listed on this web site contain FULL SIZE FRAME PATTERNS or, for stitch and glue
designs, the hull panel dimensions plus the bill of materials and the building
instructions. STUDY PRINTS are available for some of our models. Study prints are
generally the first sheet of the complete plans set in question and show the large scale
plan and profile drawing and in most cases the bill of material information.