J.B.'s Boatyard

Amateur boat designer and
 builder John Bell

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Discussion Groups are a good way to meet other boatbuilders and enthusiasts. These are some of my favorites:



Dinghy Cruising

Wooden Powerboats

WoodenBoat Forum


Duckworks Magazine Source for Blackberry Plans and Jim Michalak's Design Catalog and all kinds of other good home-made boatbuilding inspiration.

  The Mother of all Maritime Links: The best links page ever...  

Jim Michalak's Boat Designs: Source for SportDory and AF4 plans  

Windsprint plans are available from InstantBoats.com 

 By Rev. John Liebler


Barkley Sound Oar and Paddle: For oars and rowing hardware.  

Raka epoxy and fiberglass supplies. 


What's New (01/05): 

Designs by J.B.

11' 3" x 4' Dory
Free Plans!

Prototype Photos


 8' 4"
Yacht Tender/Trainer

Free Plans!

Boats Built by J.B.

Windsprint SportDory AF4
Windsprint Sailing
16' Lug-rigged sharpie designed by Phil Bolger  15' stitch and tape fast rowboat designed by Jim Michalak

18' Low Power Cuddy Cruiser designed by Jim Michalak

Launched 1996 Launched 1998 Launched 2001


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