Boatbuilding: A Complete Handbook of Wooden Boat Construction

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The text covers all types of craft from flat-bottom rowboats to ocean cruisers and commercial vessels, and aids the builder in overcoming difficulties and discouraging delays resulting from the lack of easily available information on the practical side of boatbuilding. Boatbuilding gives detailed instructions, with many illustrations, on all phases of boatbuilding written out of actual boatbuilding practice and aids the builder in planning each job in its proper sequence in relation to those that follow. After a chapter ...

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mainefolks

Oct 14, 2010

Great Boatbuilding Reference

This is one of the classics for traditional wooden boatbuilding "how-to." It shows you in detailed pictures and text how to build a wooden boat and explains why you should do it that way, too. Highly recommended as part of any boatbuilder's personal library.

troy2000

Dec 24, 2009

The Gold Standard for traditional boatbuilding

Everything from picky little construction details on sliding hatches to complete boat plans, with a good dose of boat history thrown in.If you're only going to buy one book about building traditional boat designs, this is the one. And if you're starting a library on boatbuilding, it's the one to start with.

My only complaint is that the modern book isn't the same size (physically) as the original; a magnifying glass is a must if you're going to study the plans. Or, since they're printed clearly on smooth paper, you can copy them and blow them up.

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