Once you find some Bamboo, you can upgrade your boat. This guide on How To Upgrade & Build A Bamboo Boat In Windbound explains how you can piece together the Bamboo Deck and Bamboo Hull so you can have a much bigger boat, allowing for additional storage and a portable campfire.
There may be multiple methods and arrangements when building a better boat but I struggle with slotting together the different pieces. So below is a breakdown, a step by step process, on exactly how you can upgrade your boat to have more space. It’s a good idea to save before you try to build a new boat but there is a “Dismantle” option in the Boat Crafting menu, that will allow you to get your resources back if you make a mistake or something goes wrong.
- Construct a Bamboo deck and place it in the water
- Make a Bamboo Hull and make sure it connects with the Deck
- Make another Bamboo Hull and make sure it connects
Step One – Building A Bamboo Deck
Firstly, you need to build a Bamboo deck. Make sure you place it on the water but not too far out. It’s very light and can get carried away with the current quite quickly. It doesn’t really matter where it’s placed so long as it’s on the water.
Step Two – Building A Bamboo Hull
Then you need to select to build a Bamboo Hull. You cannot place this piece of the boat by itself, you can only place it when it connects directly to a Bamboo Deck. It’s very finicky, so it may take a few tries before it connects. As you can see above, it’s connected when it’s green. It looks as though it will build under the ground but I didn’t have any issues with it.
Step Three – Building Another Bamboo Hull
Build another Bamboo Hull in much the same way and connect it to the other side. You can then use both sides of the boat and the deck to craft additional storage pots or a campfire so you can cook on the go. It does feel a little slower than just the single canoe, but it’s worth the additional storage. I didn’t have the materials for sails but they will likely help too.
And there you have it, everything you need to know to upgrade and build your bamboo boat in Windbound.