Traditional Boatbuilding Made Easy (series)
A lapstrake pulling boat, in the whitehall tradition.
This is the second book by Rich, and will be in the same clear, step-by-step format as his book Building Heidi book.
Rich Kolin is able to take the traditional designs, and traditional planking, and make the building process so straight-forward, you will be able to picture each step in your mind, before you make your first cut.
Catherine was featured in the May 2018 issue of Small Boats Monthly where, in the Netherlands, they are building a bunch of these handsome boats.
You can build directly from this book, as there are mold patterns with detailed measurements included. She is 14' 5-1/2" long with a 4' beam.
I In the Beginning Learning to build wooden boats, then and nowThe origins and myths of the Whitehall boatBibliography and recommended readingLapstrake boatbuilding, then and nowHow much time, space, and money do I need?Where do I get the materials?Boatbuilder's jargon
II Getting Started How to use this bookOrganizing your shopHand toolsSafety equipmentWoodOrdering woodFasteningsTool sharpeningMaterials listSources
III Setting UpMaterials requiredYour workspaceDraft and build the stem assemblyBuild the moldsShape the transomCut out and assemble the backboneBuild the daggerboard caseBuild the ladder jigSet up the backbone and the moldsCheck the rabbet and transom bevelsLine out the planks
IV PlankingMaterials requiredThe art of plankingSpile the garboard plank templateCut out the garboard plankMark the gainsFit the garboardPrepare for the next plankPlank the rest of the boatTurn over the boat
V FramingMaterials requiredSteam boxMake and install the kneesMark the frame locationsBend in the frames
VI Finishing OutMaterials requiredFit the inwalesShape and fit the guardrailsInstall the seat risersInstall the horseshoe seat braceFit the keelson and floorboardsInstall the drain plugFit the horseshoe seatFit the center thwart and daggerboard caseFit the forward thwart, mast partners, and maststepFit the thwart kneesFit the oarlock padsFit the backrestCarve the boat name and decorative details
VII Sailing Rig and OarsMaterials requiredThe sail planThe sailMake the daggerboardMake the rudderMake the spars and fittingsRig the boatMake the oars
VIII Finishing TouchesMaterials requiredVarnishPaintInstall the rope fenderInstall the stem band, shoe, and eyeboltFit the boat to the trailerProtect your leathers
by Rich Kolin
96 pp., softcover
9 x 11"
ISBN # 0-937822-62-0
This Catherine, christened Anna, was built by students at De Bootbouwschool (The Boatbuilding School) in Den Helden, Netherlands. As seen in Small Boats Monthly, May 2018.