Product: Martin Reid’s My Boat Plans
Subject: Building Wooden Boats For a Living
Product Creator: Martin Reid
Website: MyBoatPlans.com (Click HERE!)
Product Warranty: 60 Days Money Back Guarantee
Our Rating: 9 out of 10
I grew up in a Welsh fishing village named Ferryside, and I was lucky enough to spend a large amount of time in and around wooden boats.
The fishing industry was key down there – but there were also a handful of people, some of my friends included, who got by building wooden boats for a living.
Now, these guys were a lot smarter than me, and they had that creative knack that only certain people carry around with them – they took to building boats like a fish to water (no pun intended!).
Anyway, as a young adult growing up – I left this boat building lark to the friends that excelled at woodworking creativity.
I often visit my old stomping ground (Ferryside), and a couple of months back I met up with a friend who still builds boats for a living…and he’s doing pretty well out of it. I was interested in including the subject up here on the site, but I had no real idea on ‘build wooden boat plans’ – I wanted a product that suited complete beginners to the subject.
To my surprise, he knew exactly what to recommend to me – Martin Reid’s My Boat Plans…
What is My Boat Plans?
Martin Reid’s My Boat Plans is a guide that the creator is so proud of, he put his name in the title. These are his teachings, based on his own experience, and his is the name credited in many of the positive testimonials.
In the guide, Martin Reid shares his own struggles with boat building, and reveals how easy it can actually be once you know what to do.
The product targets newcomers to boat building, like you and I, but it also contains ‘special’ tips and repair techniques for more professional, and experienced boat builders.
This impressive breadth of knowledge means that users should be able to create more professional projects, and then have the confidence and knowledge to sell them.
Here’s What You Get…
When my friend passed me over his iPhone, to first show me the product, I didn’t really expect anything ground breaking…because it only cost $47!
When I finally downloaded the guide to see what all the fuss was about – I was amazed by the size of the package…
- Blueprints for over 518 boats – Included in these blueprints are rowing boats, catamarans, sloops, sailboats, yachts, a selection of cabin cruisers, kayaks, paddle wheel boats, and even novelty boats.
- 40 videos – These impressive video tutorials are set out to guide you through the numerous boat building processes, how to build a canoe, sailboat, or other wooden boat, working with the various materials, applying plywood skins, and a lot more.
- Over 500 pages of how-to guide – Here the product creator, Martin Reid, takes you by the hand and leads you step by step through the process of building the various boats.
On top of this, Martin also provides the student with a range of free bonus software:
- 3D Boat Design Software
- Complete Boat Builder’s Guide (with over 600 pages of illustrations)
- Boat Building Secrets
- Boat Safety Regulations Guide
- Specialized Members Q&A Forum (a great place to answers if you stuck with anything!)
Recap Of What You’ll Be Getting:
The Good & The Bad
1) The Never Ending Options
I had an idea in my head about the boat I would create if I was to go down this woodworking route. I kinda liked the idea of a boat which included sleeping cabins or a work space – somewhere ‘downstairs’ where the sailors could hang out!
This kind of customizing was simple with Martin Reid’s product – because there were so many options available to the customer!
I was simply able to take the boat I had pictured in my head, with what I knew it needed, and locate an available option which would meet my needs in the guide.
2) The Excellent Video Section
I’m one of those people that learns a lot faster when I can actually SEE what my tutor is doing – rather than reading what he is doing in a sea of text…
What about you?
The video section of Martin Reid’s guide offers easy-to-follow assistance right from the very beginning of your boat building journey, and it guides you to the very end.
They are set out in a simple ‘walkthrough’ format with a narrator guiding you through each section. Suited for both beginner and professional boat builders – these videos are gold when it comes to providing hints, tips and techniques that will aid your project.
3) The Quality of The Visual Guides
As I touched on above – I much prefer my education in video format…but I’m not a stranger to being educated by the written word!
When I was first looking through the guide, I was a little bit worried about the sheer amount of information put into the visual guides – how good are you at transforming text into design?
Thankfully, the visual guides are very easy to follow and have a top quality layout Both the 3D and color imagery was purposefully placed and labeled, so the newbie can avoid having that ‘meltdown moment’!
4) Money-Back Guarantee
That’s right – there’s a ‘Love it or Shove it’ system put in place on this guide – If users start this guide and feel that they have bitten off more than they can chew, or another option comes along, they can get a refund within 60 days.
5) FREE Updates on the Product
Every month Reid releases a brand new design and it is absolutely FREE to all members who have purchased My Boat Plans. This means that you can constantly build on your boat building library and incorporate the designs into any future goals.
1) The Downloading Can Drag…
Okay, this is a BIG product, and it contains A LOT of information and media – I really wish someone would have mentioned how long it takes to download the lot!
Thankfully, I didn’t have any plans later on in the afternoon I decided to download the guide – as it turned out to be a whopping 900mb in size overall.
Okay, okay – it’s not as if it took me hours to get the lot onto my computer, I just would have liked a heads up beforehand on the size of the product!
NOTE: If you have a ‘shaky’ internet connection, it’s probably best you visit the members area once you have purchased the product, and pick up the DVD version.
Conclusion: Martin Reid’s My Boat Plans
My Boat Plans is the perfect choice for wannabe boat builders who may be intimidated by the whole process. If you are interested in building boats for a living, this product can offer you a easy-to-follow guide to help you get started with your new career.
Martin is no fool – he knows that the information he’s provided in the guide is better than anything else out there at this competitive price – that is why he is offering a 100% 60-day money-back guarantee.