This straightforward guide is designed to take the novice step-by-step through the stages of designing both power and sailing boats, explaining the reasons behind the procedures and using typical lines plans and working drawings to help understanding.
The late John Teale designed cruising yachts, fast powerboats, motor cruisers and commercial craft. Virtually all his designs were one-offs and were built all over the world. The ORC International Rating Rule
NZ$110.00 + Delivery
PERFORMANCE BY DESIGN: HYDRODYNAMICS FOR HIGH SPEED VESSELS.
By Donald l Blount. Hardcover, 352 pages. 216mm x 280mm. 1.39 kg Published october 2014
Although the primary audience for this book is undergraduate university students studying naval architecture and marine engineering, the content will certainly be of interest to most designers working with high-speed craft.
Author Donald L Blount says, "My intent has been to share the technical information, decision criteria, rules of thumb, and the opinionated experiences which have helped me in making choices for developing marine craft intended to operate beyond displacement speeds. According to Blount, Chapter One is a reprise of his article "Original Speed," (Professional BoatBuilder magazine, June/July 2008) followed by nine chapters of "science, my skewed views of science, a few things I don't understand, definitions of things on which no two naval architects will agree, design criteria which have been my friend, and guidance on design procedures embracing technology."
This book also includes numerous graphs, charts, tables, and formulas to clarify the material in the text
NZ$260.00 + Delivery
PETE CULLER ON WOODEN BOATS.
Edited By John Burke. Pbk, 215mm x 275mm, 386 pages, monochrome photographs and line drawings.
Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, R.D. "Pete" Culler was one of a triumvirate of small-boat authorities - along with John Gardener and Howard Chapelle - whose writings kept traditional wooden-boat design and building alive in America. Culler was also a superlative boat designer and builder in his own right. His designs are classic melds of elegance and utility, and his workmanship is akin to artistry.
Collected here is the best of Pete Culler, including the complete texts of his two classic books - Skiffs & Schooners and Boats, Oars and Rowing - along with articles from The Mariner's Catalogs and commentaries from Pete Culler's Boats: The Complete Design Catalog. A blend of clarity, good sense, insight, and wry humor. Culler's writing helped launch the wooden boat revival and inspired a generation of enthusiasts. He remains an unimpeachable authority on the design, building, and use of traditional small boats, and this collected wit and wisdom is a vital reference and a source of unending pleasure and fascination for builders and owners of small wooden boats.
NZ$55.00 + delivery.
PETE CULLER'S BOATS THE COMPLETE DESIGN CATALOG.
By John Burke. Hardcover, 1.26kg, 218mm x 285mm, 295 pages, black and white photographs and line drawings. Published in 20120.
If you are an admirer of traditional boat design - and if your idea of a good boat is a practical boat - you'll find an astounding windfall of designs in this book.
The pillars of Pete Culler's design philosophy were simplicity, economy, and ease of use. He believed that designs based on the working craft of the past could fulfill today's boating needs - and do so with style - while recognizing that many of these boat types could be cumbersome, even burdensome, as required by the trade that spawned them. In the words of author John Burke, "Captain Pete's lasting contribution lay in his ability to refine and enhance these workboats for today's pleasure uses, without losing their applealing qualities."
Pete Culler worked in a shop, not an office. He built boats, as well as designed them. His career as a boat designer was relatively short - the bulk of his design work was done in the 1960s and 1970s. Every design he ever put on paper - more than 100 in all - is included in this book.
The boats range from the "Good Little Skiffs" to the sturdy, ill-fated schooners Integrity and John F. Leavitt. They include a wheelbarrow skiff, a fast gig, outboard workboats, a sharp wherry, a double-paddle canoe, a V-bottomed yawlboat, a Sharptown barge, a scow schooner, fast launches, a 26-foot tugboat, a dogbody, a Tancook whaler, a Baltimore clipper, an express cruiser, sampans, shallops, sharpies, and schooners.
Author John Burke grew up in the shadow of Pete Culler's shop. His book is a labor of love, undertaken with the help of Pete Culler's widow. If you find it to be an inspiration, an appendix includes a list of all the boats built in the shop, and tells you how to order plans to build your own simple, economical and easily handled boat.
NZ$140.00 + delivery.
THE GAFF RIG HANDBOOK.
By John Leather. Paperback, 210mm x 276mm, 240 pages, black and white photos and line drawings.
To many, a well built wooden craft of superior traditional design, with gaff rig, is a thing of unparalleled beauty.
From the humble waterman's boat to the sturdy North Sea fishing smacks to the great racing cutters of the late 19th century, gaff rig has proved effective, versatile, and greatly admired.
Over the past 40 years, this book has become internationally regarded as the definitive reference for anyone designing, building, rigging or sailing either an existing gaff rigged craft or a new one. It outlines the practical aspects of the rig, masts, spars, sails, running and standing rigging, and contrasts the developments of gaff rig in Britain, America, Scandinavia and France.
The Gaff Rig Handbook provides a fascinating insight into the design, history, techniques and developments of a rig which has evolved over centuries and which is strongly extending its use for pleasure sailing in the 21st century.
NZ$75.00 + Delivery
PRACTICAL JUNK RIG.
By HG Hasler & JK McLeod. Softcover, 0.64 kg 220mm x 276mm, 243 pages, black and white line drawings. Reprinted 2011
The fore-and-aft Chinese junk rig is incomparably safe, seamanlike and easy to handle. As such, it is particularly suitable for small boats and for shorthanded or family sailing in all weather.
In this encyclopedic volume the late "Blondie" Hasler and his partner Jock McLeod, both pre-eminent in their field, have synthesized 25 years of research and development of the junk rig as adapted to western craft. It is a work which has been welcomed by the growing number of yachtsmen and designers throughout the world who already enjoy the benefits of junk rig or who wish to design one. First published in 1988, it has become the definitive work on the subject.
Practical Junk Rig examines the design and aerodynamic theory behind junk rigs and discusses how best to sail them. It is not a historical treatise but rather a detailed analysis of the intricacies of the rig, which will be of absorbing interest to both amateur owners and professional designers. It examines the rig in detail, the principles that underlie it, considers possible alternative shapes and arrangements and, of course, performance, all assisted by a wealth of detailed line illustrations.
NZ$150.00 + Delivery
THE NATURE OF BOATS
By Dave Gerr. Paperback, 0.73kg, 245mm x 200mm, 418 pages, monochrome photographs and drawings.
For the yacht designer, the owner who wants to know "why" or the person just interested, naval architect Dave Gerr has put together this collection of facts, graphs, stories and drawings which illustrate many of the more obscure details of why a boat performs (or doesn’t) the way it should. Written in an easy narrative style with a very wide range of information covered. This is a real treasure trove for anyone who enjoys thinking about boats. Recently released in a more economical paperback format.
NZ$62.00 + Delivery.