100 Boat Designs Reviewed

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Design Commentaries by the Experts

With this book in hand, you will hold the collective wisdom of the ages. Or at least the wisdom of the experts. A mountain of information has been culled from the best boat design reviews from WoodenBoat magazine. You'll spend hours pouring over a variety of boats, from rowing craft to powerboats, daysailers to cruising boats.

The reviews are comprehensive and thorough. No once-over-lightly here. There is an analysis of the lines, construction plan, accommodation plan, plus recommendations for improvements. The scope of work includes designs by John Alden, Joel White, Henry Scheel, Howard Chapelle, S.S. Crocker, and many others. This is a wonderful book for boat dreamers. Study these plans, read these commentaries, go sailing in your mind.

Table of Contents:

  • Reading the Drawings
  • Nesting Dinghies
  • Simple and Able Touring Kayaks
  • A Strip-Planked Touring Kayak
  • Two Sea Kayaks
  • Two Double-Paddle Canoes
  • A Sailing Canoe
  • Two Daysailers, Chesapeake Fashion
  • Schooner and Flashboat
  • Two Chesapeake Skiffs
  • A Rowing and Sailing Skiff
  • A Lapstrake Open Boat
  • A Sloop Boat
  • A Beach-Cruising Yawl
  • An Interclub Racing Dory
  • An Experimental Daysailer
  • Three Knockabouts
  • An Ultralight Cruiser
  • Two Small Cruisers
  • A Simple Pocket Cruiser
  • A Little Sloop
  • A Double-Ended Sloop
  • Two Plywood Pocket Cruisers
  • An Electric Auxiliary Cutter
  • Two Double Enders
  • Two Shoal-Draft Yawls
  • A Keel/Centerboard Sloop
  • A Pilothouse Sloop
  • Three Concordia Cruisers
  • A Double-Ended Sloop
  • A Shoal-Draft Plywood Ketch
  • A New Old Fashioned Yawl
  • Two Chesapeake-Style Deadrise Yachts
  • A Sloop or a Yawl
  • A Keel/ Centerboard Sloop
  • A Chesapeake Skipjack
  • A Cutter and a Sloop with Regional Roots
  • A Scottish Yawl
  • A Scandinavian-Inspired Cutter
  • A Designer's Choice
  • A Stout Cruising Ketch
  • A Cold-Moulded Cutter
  • A High-Performance Cruising Sloop
  • A Modern Traditional Yawl
  • A Fast and Able Cruising Schooner
  • A Pilothouse Cutter
  • A Cutter of the Colin Archer Type
  • A Masthead Yawl
  • A Shoal-Draft Ketch
  • A Big, Fast, Modern Cutter
  • A Modified Pungy
  • A Heavy Cogge Ketch
  • Two Cruising Ketches
  • A Canoe-Sterned Sloop and Her Daughter
  • A Fast Cruising Sloop
  • Three Simple Skiffs for Oar and Outboard
  • Two Outboard-Powered Garveys
  • Two Low-Powered Inboard Skiffs
  • Three Plywood Composite Outboard Skiffs
  • Four Classic Outboard Cruisers
  • A Displacement Launch
  • A Sheet-Plywood Lobster Skiff
  • A Stretched Lobster Skiff
  • A Seaworthy Double-Ended Powerboat
  • A Traditional Lobsterboat
  • A Modern Maine Picnic Boat
  • A Troller-Cruiser
  • Two Plywood Cruising Houseboats
  • A Motor Cruiser with Workboat Character
  • A Tunnel-Sterned Motor Cruiser
  • Two Seagoing Powerboats
  • A Deep-V Power Cruiser
  • A Swordfisherman
  • Two Striking Power Yachts

    Part of The WoodenBoat Series, this book is a compilation of articles that have appeared in WoodenBoat magazine.

    edited by Peter Spectre
    264 pp., softcover
    9 x 11"
    ISBN # 0-937822-44-2

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