Boat Building. Page three.



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  • Building Classic Small Craft
  • How to Build a Wooden Boat
  • Details of Classic Boat Construction: The Hull
  • 10 Wooden Boats You Can Build
  • Planking and Fastening
  • New Plywood Boats
  • Building Small Boats
  • Clinker Boatbuilding
  • How to Build Glued-Lapstrake Wooden Boats
  • Boatbuilding With Plywood
  • Frame, Stem and Keel Repair
  • Clinker Plywood Boatbuilding Manual
  • Painting and Varnishing
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    BUILDING CLASSIC SMALL CRAFT.
    By John Gardner. Paperback, 1.16kg, 285mm x 220mm, 536 pages, monochrome drawings, plans and photographs.
    When John Gardner died in October 1995, there was an outpouring of letters and eulogies in the boating press from his legions of fans. Wooden Boat magazine stated Gardnerís work has engaged and inspired more individuals connected with traditional small craft that will ever be counted. This book is a commemorative edition of Gardnerís two volumes on building classic small craft, and includes complete plans and instructions for 47 beautiful, small boats for oar, sail and motor. In here youíll find the classic skiffs, wherries, duckboats and dories that characterised Gardnerís work. Full plans and text completely explain the building process, from laying down the lines to finishing out the hull.

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    HOW TO BUILD A WOODEN BOAT.
    By David C "Bud" McIntosh, illustrations by Samuel F Manning. Hardback, 1.10kg, 220mm x 285mm, 255 pages, monochrome photographs and drawings.
    This is another of the excellent Wooden Boat publications.
    As with their other "how to" manuals this is truly an inspirational and practical book. It was the favoured text used by carpenter, sailor and novice boatbuilder Marc Scott, who built the John Alden schooner Malabar II named Retriever and shown on the cover of the book.
    As with the series in general the narrative is informative and aimed at novice boatbuilders prepared to undertake major boat construction. The text is very well supported by copious line drawings explaining the processes stage by stage. This can certainly be regarded as a standard reference for anyone wanting to build a wooden boat.

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    DETAILS OF CLASSIC BOAT CONSTRUCTION: THE HULL.
    By Larry Pardey. Hardback, 1.53kg, 210mm x 260mm, 526 pages, monochrome photographs and drawings.
    Predicted as one of the definitive books on building wooden boats, in this guide the author, one of the master-craftsmen of the boat-building world, describes how and why he became interested in boat building.
    He then meticulously explains the process of constructing a boat using extensive photographs and drawings, detailed instructions, and the inclusion of ample time-saving procedures.
    Novice readers will appreciate the sympathetic approach by an author who as a former amateur himself understands the beginner's needs.

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    THE WOODEN BOAT SERIES: 10 WOODEN BOATS YOU CAN BUILD For Sail, Motor, Paddle and Oar,
    By Wooden Boat Magazine. Paperback, 0.58kg, 278mm x 215mm, 191 pages, monochrome photographs and plans.
    Another of the excellent publications by Wooden Boat Magazine. The book features the designs and step by step building instructions for ten traditional small craft suitable for amateur construction. Construction methods pretty much cover the spectrum of wooden boat construction from traditional plank on frame construction to stitch and tape to vacuum- bagging. There are several canoes, several rowing dinghies, sailing skiffs and power skiffs.

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    THE WOODEN BOAT SERIES: PLANKING & FASTENING
    Edited by Peter Spectre. Paperback, 0.53kg, 210mm x 275mm, 174 pages, monochrome photographs and drawings.
    A book completely devoted to the information needed for planking - the task that makes the frame at last look like a boat. There are sections on preparing to plank, clamping the planks in place, fastening the planks to the structure, and finishing off. The advice is based on actual projects, some large, some small, with the advice coming from a wide variety of expert wooden boatbuilders. Packed with clear diagrams and photographs, this is a very thorough book.

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    NEW PLYWOOD BOATS.
    By Thomas Firth Jones. Paperback, 0.45kg, 178mm x 254mm, 200 pages, monochrome line drawings and photgraphs.
    Try your hand at a taped-seam kayak, a glued-lap clinker Melonseed, a folding plywood trimaran, a solid fiberglass hull built with a mold. Learn about hollow plywood spars, harware without welding, and making a new clinker cedar hull for a 60-year-old runabout.
    This book discusses design as well as construction and is packed with photos and plans, six of them complete plans for everything from a 9-foot nesting tender to a 30-foot trailerable diesel cruiser.
    These are Tom Jones's projects of the last ten years. Written with perception and humour, the book includes an appreciation of master designer Phil Bolger, and it is a must for anyone who enjoyed Jones' Low Resistance Boats and Boats to Go .

    From the contents:

  • Row and Paddle Boats
  • Daysailors
  • Runabouts
  • Long, Narrow Powerboats
  • Sailing Multihulls.

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    BUILDING SMALL BOATS
    By Greg Rossel. Hardback, 1.05kg, 220mm x 285mm, 278 pages, monochrome photographs and line drawings.
    This very attractive book is as good inside as it appears from the outside. It is a classic Wooden Boat "how to" book and an old favourite for those who want to understand classic wooden boat construction - either to do it themselves, or vicariously by admiring the skills in others.
    The focus is on two types of construction, plank-on-frame (or carvel), and clinker. The entire process is described, from selecting plans, setting up the workshop, lofting, building and finishing.
    The explanations are explicit both in narrative and by using a considerable number of photographs and line drawings. For anyone who has ever wanted to make their own small wooden boat this book is a gateway to the process.

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    CLINKER BOATBUILDING.
    By John Leather. Paperback, 0.27kg, 125mm x 195mm, 216 pages, monochrome drawings, black and white photographs.
    This book describes clinker and cold-moulded construction methods for sailing, rowing or powered boats up to 20 feet in length. Every stage in the process is covered, from preparation, tools, materials, plans, keel structure, planking, frames, centreboards and decks to finishing off the hull, masts and oars. There are also specifications for three different clinker boats which can be built at home by the amateur.

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    HOW TO BUILD GLUED-LAPSTRAKE WOODEN BOATS.
    By John Brooks & Ruth Ann Hill, Hardback, 1.27kg, 220mm x 285mm, 281 pages, monochrome photographs and drawings.
    Lapstrake boats are known for their lovely sweeping lines formed by their overlapping planks. In glued-lapstrake boats high grade mahogany marine plywood planks are glued together with epoxy to form a permanently watertight, light, strong, resilient, easy-to-maintain and beautiful boat.
    John Brooks, along with his wife Ruth Ann Hill, will show you a method of construction that can be used to build a wide variety of designs Ė a method that is straightforward and efficient whether you plan to build one boat or a dozen. They wonít abandon you when the going gets interesting, but will let you in on all the tips and techniques theyíve discovered by building boats in their own shop Ė from a building jig system that requires no clamps, to hard-won finishing secrets.
    Johnís popular WoodenBoat School classes never fail to produce a group of excited boat builders ready to start their own boats. This book will teach you all you need to know to build your own elegant glued-lapstrake boat, one that you will be proud to use and hand down to future generations.

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    BOATBUILDING WITH PLYWOOD.
    By Glenn L. Witt. Hardback, 1.08kg, 220mm x 283mm, 302 pages, monochrome drawings, plans and photographs.
    This is the Modified Third Edition of the well-known text covering plywood and its use in boatbuilding, especially from the standpoint of the amateur builder. It has become the recognized standard on a subject usually covered in other books in a chapter at best.

    Widely used as a reference text in college level boatbuilding classes, this practical book explains the simple ways to build your own boat, taking you step-by-step from lofting to finish. You can almost build a boat by "reading" the pictures and drawings. All aspects of plywood boat construction are covered including lofting, materials to use, tools required, framing methods, covering with fiberglass using either epoxy or polyester resin, cold-molded planling, cabin joinery work, and fiberglass over plywood use.

    This is a "must have' book for both the beginner and accomplished boatbuilder who plan to build a boat using plywood. Numerous drawings and photos help put this building method in perspective and illustrate how almost anyone can build a plywood boat. The author is a practicing Naval Architect and boatbuilder who specialises in the field of amatuer boatbuildeing. He knows his subject because he has built boats to develop new methods and this book is a testament to his expereince and expertise.

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    THE WOODEN BOAT SERIES: FRAME, STEM AND KEEL REPAIR
    Edited by Peter Spectre. Paperback, 0.4kg, 210mm x 275mm, 134 pages, monochrome photographs and drawings.
    The keel, stem and the frames are the very core of wooden boat construction, the elements that provide shape and strength to the structure. This book contains a collection of practical advice on the repair and replacement of keels, stems and frames. It has been written by the experts who have done the work themselves, reviewing specific projects step by step, describing why they did, what they did, and how they did it. Topics include fixing bent frames, bending wood, replacing timbers in large ships, rejuvenating existing frames, replacing broken stems and keels, and laminating a keel in place.

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    CLINKER PLYWOOD BOATBUILDING MANUAL
    By Ian Oughtred. Paperback, 0.62kg, 300mm x 210mm (A4), 174 pages, monochrome photographs, drawings and plans.
    First published in 1998, with revisions to 2000, this book is probably the most recent authoritative text on conventional plywood boatbuilding; the author is recognised as an expert in this field. The title is a little restrictive in that the book does contain a great deal of material on general plywood construction and is not limited to clinker boatbuilding.
    This book is a fully detailed study of the methods of building open boats of all types in glued lapstrake. It also contains much essential information for builders of boats of other materials. It has very detailed sections on design, tools, glues, finishing, construction techniques and rigging.
    There are very many excellent photographs and line drawings. For anyone seriously into the complete process of plywood boatbuilding this is a modern and complete textbook.

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    THE WOODEN BOAT SERIES: PAINTING & VARNISHING
    Edited by Peter Spectre. Paperback, 0.45kg, 210mm x 275mm, 146 pages, monochrome photographs and drawings.
    Painting and varnishing are part art, part science. No matter the standard of finish required, the key to achieving the desired result is a well-conceived plan of action, including the correct tools and materials, a careful preparation of the surface, and the proper application of the coating. This book contains the collective advice of several painting and varnishing experts, and looks at such topics as scraping and sanding, filling and sealing, brushing techniques, types of paints and varnishes, planning a colour scheme, and much more.

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