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  • Building The Uqbar Dinghy
  • How To Build The Catspaw Dinghy
  • The Dory Book
  • Building The Nutshell Pram
  • The Making of Tom Cat
  • How To Build The Gloucester Light Dory
  • How To Build The Haven 12 1/2-Footer
  • Building Catherine
  • How to Build the Shellback Dinghy
  • Building the Herreshoff Dinghy
  • Building Heidi
  • The Marisol Skiff
  • Ultrasimple Boatbuilding
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    BUILDING THE UQBAR DINGHY.
    By Redjeb Jordania. Paperback, 0.25kg, 216mm x 275mm 89 pages monochorme photographs and drawings for plans.
    IN 5 EASY STEPS YOU CAN BUILD YOUR OWN BOAT.
  • 1. CUT all parts to exact shape with the help of our cutting diagrams.
  • 2. STITCH the hull panel together with metal or plastic wire ties.
  • 3. GLUE the panels together by spreading epoxy putty over the wires on the inside.
  • 4. SNIP OFF the wire ends on the outside and fair.
  • 5. EPOXY fiberglass tape on the outside of the seams.

    In just a long weekend or a few evenings, you can realise your boat dreams with the guidance and detailed instructions offered in Building the Uqbar Dinghy. Boatbuilder/designer Redjeb Jordania walks you through the building process with advice on materials, techniques, tricks and traps, and more. Inside you will find:

  • Plans and cutting diagrams for all models, including rowing as well as sailing version.
  • A captioned Visual Guide that will show you all the steps and illlustrates vividly the techniques used in building an Uqbar.
  • Detailed step-by-step instructions.
  • First-hand descriptions from boat enthusiasts of their experiences building the dinghy on their own o give you the confidence that you can do it, too.
  • A glossary of terms related to the building process.
  • A list of (US) suppliers so you can easily find what you need.

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    HOW TO BUILD THE CATSPAW DINGHY.
    By Editors of Wooden Boat Magazine. Paperback, 0.14kg, 210mm x 280mm 31 pages monochorme photographs and drawings for plans.
    Building a Dinghy for Oar and Sail, this lovely dinghy is built along the lines of the Herreshoff Dinghy, but slightly larger. There are full instructions and many photographs to take you through the steps, plus very detailed text about what you need to do. Line drawings show the measurments and materials for the building.

    NZ$24.00 + delivery.

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    THE DORY BOOK
    By John Gardner. Paperback, 0.89kg, 210mm x 275mm, 275 pages, monochrome photographs, drawings and lines plans.
    The dory has long fascinated boat lovers. Of the simplest design, built from the most common materials, the dory has the ability to handle the most demanding tasks.
    The variations on the basic dory design are legion. Over the years the dory has been duty as a fishing boat, a lumberman's log-driving batteau, a lifeboat, a recreational rowing boat, and a racing sailboat.
    This book is the most comprehensive book on dories ever published. More than a decade in the making, it is at once a history of the dory, a practical handbook on how to build a dory, and a compendium of dory designs with full construction details. On these pages can be found details about some of the legendary dory types: Bank dories, Swampscotts, gunning dories, semi-dories, St. Pierre dories, flat-irons, dory skiffs, and batteaux. Its step-by-step illustrations of exceptional clarity make this book unique.

    NZ$85.00 + delivery.

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    BUILDING THE NUTSHELL PRAM.
    By M Bray. Paperback, 0.12kg, 210mm x 275mm, 31 pages, monochrome photographs.
    A small book with loads of information to build this delightfull little dinghy.
    From getting started to the tools, the type of wood that you should use for the best results. The book mentions buying the kitset but if one has the plans with all of the photos in the book it would be very easy to build it from these instructions.

    NZ$28.00 + delivery.

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    THE MAKING OF TOM CAT.
    By William Garden, Hardback, 0.39kg, 224mm x 286mm, 51 pages.
    You'll enjoy this - part story, part boatbuilding manual - of a small, Beetle-cat-like-boat, from a legendary designer with probably more of his creations built than any other person. You'll find out not only how the 12'6" Tom Cat is built, but also how the design came to be from someone with a (long!) lifetime of fooling around with boats. From Toad's Landing, an island off British Columbia, it becomes quite apparent that whimsy and fun are not limited to young boys and girls.

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    HOW TO BUILD THE GLOUCESTER LIGHT DORY.
    Instructions By Harold "Dynamite"Payson. Paperback, 0.12kg, 208mm x 277mm, 30 pages, monochrome drawings and photographs.

    Drawn by prolific boat designer Philp C Bolger, the Gloucester Light Dory, also known as the Gloucester Gull, is a 15' 6" dory made from sheet plywood that is easy to build, easy to row, and has such sweet lines that she has been described as Phil Bolger's "ticket into heaven" Dynamite Payson, who built well over 100 of these boats, takes you through the process so you too can build and enjoy this simple, yet elegant, dory.

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    HOW TO BUILD THE HAVEN 12 1/2-FOOTER.
    Instructions By Maynard Bray. Paperback, 0.22kg, 210mm x 227mm, 63 pages, monochrome drawings and photographs by Kathy Bray and Anne Bray.
    A keel/centreboard daysailer designed by Joel White, however the concept and detailing of this design were developed by Nathanael Herreshoff back in 1914. The design was generally known as the Herreshoff 12 1/2 footer or Buzzards bay 12 1/2 footer. Joel White has taken the original 12 1/2 and slightly modified the lines to reduce the draft by a foot, and to provide a centreboard to offset the loss of lateral plane. The goal while drawing the plans was to secure a shallower hull without losing the essence of N.G. Herreshoff's orginal design, and without creating any noticable change in performance.
    The plans are available from WoodenBoat Store, the details for purchase are in the back of the book.

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    BUILDING CATHERINE, Wooden Boat Book: Traditional Boatbuilding Made Easy - a 14 foot Pulling Boat in the Whitehall Tradition.
    By Richard Kolin. Paperback, 0.34kg, 215mm x 280mm, 97 pages, monochrome photographs, drawings and lines plans.
    We think that this is one of the most explicit books that we have seen on how to build a clinker dinghy. The diagrams and narrative are very detailed and the line drawings of very high quality and very clear. Everything is dimensioned to an unusual degree; for example there are directions on how to make the oars, complete with the shapes and dimensions at stages along the loom and blade.
    The preparation of the frame and timber false-frames for the planking is shown, and the dimensions and shapes of the individual planks. The entire construction is handled in this way.
    The Whitehall dinghy Catherine is used as the basis for the book, however the process of building this vessel is without doubt an exercise in constructing any clinker build vessel up to 6 metres or so.

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    HOW TO BUILD THE SHELLBACK DINGHY
    By Eric Dow. Paperback, 0.21kg, 210mm x 277mm, 53 pages, monochrome photographs, drawings and lines plans.
    Build your own 11' dinghy for rowing, sculling, and sailing. Easy to build from the separately supplied plans or a kit of pre-cut pieces, the Shellback is a dinghy of traditional design and modern glued-plywood construction. "As a purely recreational rowing and sailing boat, the Shellback is lots of fun. Yet her working qualities are equally great, as she makes a fine tender to a cruising boat. She seems versatile enough for sailors of all ages, and durable enough to be around for generations". (WoodenBoat magazine)
    The plans are available from WoodenBoat Store, the details for purchase are in the back of the book.

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    BUILDING THE HERRESHOFF DINGHY, The Manufacturers Method.
    By Barry Thomas. Paperback, 0.12kg, 155mm x 225mm, 50 pages, monochrome drawings, plans and photographs.
    This is a complete instruction manual on the construction of this classic clinker built, rowing and sailing dinghy. Published by Mystic Seaport it is one of a series of hand books that not only show step-by-step how to construct a specific small-craft, yet also assist the novice to gain skills in building other craft using the same techniques.
    The book includes a full set of building plans drawn to scale. The body of the text consists of informative background notes and concise illustrated directions to guide the boatbuilder through every phase and technique; from planking and caulking to smoothing and completion.
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    TRADITIONAL BOATBUILDING MADE EASY - BUILDING HEIDI, a 12 Foot Skiff For Oar And Sail.
    By Richard Kolin. Paperback, 0.29kg, 275mm x 210mm, 85 pages, monochrome plans and diagrams.
    If you fancy building a really traditional rowing and sailing skiff then you will find this a useful book. The reader is taken through every step in building this boat from lofting up the plans to finishing off. There are very clear illustrations throughout so that even the inexperienced amateur could hardly go wrong, and a minimal number of tools are required.

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    THE MARISOL SKIFF. ISBN 0-937822-88-4.

    By Gifford Jackson. Hardback, 0.54kg, 286mm x 223mm, 87 pages, monochrome drawings.

    All thirty five pages from the exceptionally detailed planset are reproduced within this book.
    In addition to seeing all of the plans drawings, you'll read designer Gifford Jackson's notes for each plans page, as well as his overview of Marisol. Plus you'll find sources for materials and the variety of woods used. And there is plenty of sailing advice from Gifford, who has plied the waters around his beautiful hometown of Auckland, New Zealand, for over thirty years...in this very boat.

    NZ$55.00 + Delivery

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    ULTRASIMPLE BOATBUILDING – 17 Plywood Boats Anyone Can Build.
    By Gavin Atkin. Paperback, 0.65kg, 210 x 280mm, 234 pages, black and white photographs and illustrations.
    This complete how-to guide to the simplest boats you can build is perfect for first-time builders, parents working with children, school and community projects, and anyone who wants to build a good, inexpensive boat with a minimum of fuss. You’ll find:
  • Plans and step-by-step instructions for 17 designs you can build right out of the book
  • Some designs so simple that you can put them together in a day with just a ruler, a hammer, a handsaw, and glue
  • Everything you need to know, from tools and materials to choosing a design that suits your boating plans
  • Boats are from such well-known designers as Gavin Atkin, Jim Michalak, Murray Isles, and others.

    Was NZ$39.00 + delivery.
    Now NZ$20.00 + delivery.

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