How To Build A Wooden Boat

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Here is everything you need to know to construct a carvel planked cruising boat, with no more than a set of plans, a stack of lumber, and a determination. You'll be hard-pressed to find a book which does a better job of telling you how to go about the process. Bud McIntosh had a gift for explaining as well as building and designing. Combine Bud's text with the elegant yet clean drawings of Sam Manning, and you have a classic text, in print for over 25 years.

Table of Contents:

  • Laying Down
  • The Making of Molds
  • The Ballast Keel
  • The Backbone: Keel and Sternpost
  • The Backbone : Stem, Rabbet, and Frame Sockets
  • The Backbone: Tail Feather, Transom, Molds, and Sheer
  • Ribbands and Timbering Off
  • Floor Timbers
  • The Planking Process: From the Sheer Down
  • The Planking Process: From the Garboard Up
  • A Smooth and Fair Hull
  • Ceilings
  • Fitting the Deck Framing
  • Laying the Deck
  • Building the House
  • Hatches and Other Deck Joinery
  • Fittings the Bulkheads
  • Spars
  • The Rudder
  • Tools and Devices

    by David C. "Bud" McIntosh
    wonderfully illustrated by Samuel F. Manning
    254 pp., hardcover
    9 x 11"
    ISBN # 0-937822-10-8

    Cover photo by Neil Rabinowitz of the Alden schooner Malabar II. This boat was built by Marc Scott (in Idaho...) who said the Bud McIntosh book was a big factor in being able to build the boat.

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