Fold Your Own Origami Boats, Ships and Yachts to Sail the High Seas!
If you are an aspiring seafarer, if you love the feel of wind in your hair and salt spray on your face, or if you just love mucking about in boats, then welcome to the fun world of paper boats. With the models shown in this section, you will be able to create your own nautical adventures on boating ponds, local streams, rivers, rapids, the beach, or even the high seas… be it your local swimming pool or in your bathtub.

These models are easy to make, some require scissors, some use two pieces of paper (for sail sections) and some are fold-only – so there is a level of skill for all the family. US Letter or A4 is mainly used, though some boats use bigger paper (A3, card, etc.). I encourage you to invent your own craft too since anything is possible with paper, or plastic sheeting for more permanent water use.

Inches and millimeters are used in various places throughout this chapter, so have a ruler handy that has both metric and imperial measurements. Finally, read the instructions carefully, practice the folds and don’t give up. Once you have mastered the basic steps, you won’t be left high and dry.
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