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The general idea is to print out your preferred model’s template, cut it out and transfer the outline to the piece of wood you intend to use as the hull. This piece of wood can be as thick as you like, but should be 3/4″ minimum.
Once you have the template transferred, cut out the template on your wood piece, sand it and remove dust. More detailed models will have the area between the canard and the spar cut out using a jig saw or dremel.
Choose your favorite team’s graphic, then print out the image in color. Cut the image out and glue it to your finished wooden hull. Spray adhesive is best for this step.
If you are not using waterproof ink, consider using clear film over your print to protect it from moisture.
Alternatively, you can use the boat graphic as a template for painting your hull. To make the model more realistic, graphics and lettering can be cut from adhesive-backed paper and glued on.
If you make the 3-D model, using staples or small screws along with wood glue to reinforce the uprights and horizontal stabilizer is preferred. You may even consider fabricating “V” braces just like the big boats.