Building Small Boats

Item #: 325-111
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For years Greg has been teaching the fundamentals here at our WoodenBoat School. Greg's talent for relaying this experience into the written word has resulted in a text with a straight-forward friendly approach, including helpful drawings and photographs. The combination will drive-home the lessons.

Building Small Boats is the ideal book for the construction of boats under 25 feet in length. It's perfect for folks looking to have some of the mysteries of the building process peeled away, or just boning-up on a good technique or two.

This book has fast become a best-seller. A classic in the making.

Table of Contents:

  • A Boat and a Shop to Build It In.
  • Tools
  • Homemade Tools
  • Wood for Boatbuilding
  • Fastenings
  • Glues, Paints, and Potions
  • Lofting Demystified
  • The Stem
  • The Keel
  • The Molds and the Transom
  • The Setup
  • The Art of Bending Frames
  • Lining Off the Hull
  • Planking Stock
  • Carvel Planking
  • Lapstrake Planking
  • Centerboard, Centerboard Trunk, and Rudder
  • Stiffening the Hull
  • Interior Work
  • Exterior Work
  • The Deck
  • Solid-Wood Spars
  • What Looks Good
  • The Builder's Half Model

    by Greg Rossel
    278 pp., hardcover
    9 x 11"
    ISBN # 0-937822-50-7

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    Jan 28, 2018  |  By Clint Williamson
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    Very good and comprehensive, and is written with Greg's wit. Definitely recommend.