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 DrawingsNesting DinghiesSimple and Able Touring KayaksA Strip-Planked Touring KayakTwo Sea KayaksTwo Double-Paddle CanoesA Sailing CanoeTwo Daysailers, Chesapeake FashionSchooner and FlashboatTwo Chesapeake SkiffsA Rowing and Sailing SkiffA Lapstrake Open BoatA Sloop BoatA Beach-Cruising YawlAn Interclub Racing DoryAn Experimental DaysailerThree KnockaboutsAn Ultralight CruiserTwo Small CruisersA Simple Pocket CruiserA Little SloopA Double-Ended Sloop Two Plywood Pocket CruisersAn Electric Auxiliary CutterTwo Double EndersTwo Shoal-Draft YawlsA Keel/Centerboard SloopA Pilothouse SloopThree Concordia CruisersA Double-Ended SloopA Shoal-Draft Plywood KetchA New Old Fashioned YawlTwo Chesapeake-Style Deadrise YachtsA Sloop or a YawlA Keel/ Centerboard SloopA Chesapeake SkipjackA Cutter and a Sloop with Regional RootsA Scottish YawlA Scandinavian-Inspired CutterA Designer's ChoiceA Stout Cruising KetchA Cold-Moulded CutterA High-Performance Cruising SloopA Modern Traditional YawlA Fast and Able Cruising SchoonerA Pilothouse CutterA Cutter of the Colin Archer TypeA Masthead YawlA Shoal-Draft KetchA Big, Fast, Modern CutterA Modified PungyA Heavy Cogge KetchTwo Cruising KetchesA Canoe-Sterned Sloop and Her DaughterA Fast Cruising SloopThree Simple Skiffs for Oar and OutboardTwo Outboard-Powered GarveysTwo Low-Powered Inboard SkiffsThree Plywood Composite Outboard SkiffsFour Classic Outboard CruisersA Displacement LaunchA Sheet-Plywood Lobster SkiffA Stretched Lobster SkiffA Seaworthy Double-Ended PowerboatA Traditional LobsterboatA Modern Maine Picnic BoatA Troller-CruiserTwo Plywood Cruising HouseboatsA Motor Cruiser with Workboat CharacterA Tunnel-Sterned Motor CruiserTwo Seagoing PowerboatsA Deep-V Power CruiserA SwordfishermanTwo 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