The Boatbuilder's Apprentice

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An overview of the major wooden boat construction methods, includes stitch-and-glue, strip-planking, carvel, and lapstrake.
Plus it covers tools, fasteners, adhesives and coatings.

Table of contents:

Part One - Methods of Hull Construction

  • Construction Systems
  • Carvel Planking
  • Lapstrake Planking
  • Dory-Lap Planking
  • Planking a Traditional Flat-Bottomed Boat
  • Batten Seam Construction
  • Strip Planking
  • Traditional Hard-Chined V-Bottomed Construction
  • Stitch-and-Glue Construction
  • Glued Lapstrake Planking
  • Cold Molding

    Part Two - Setting Up Shop

  • Traditional Hull Materials
  • Plywood
  • Hull Knees
  • Selecting a Glue
  • Fastenings
  • Bedding Compounds
  • Boat Finishes
  • Tools
  • Setting Up Shop
  • Wood Dust

    Part Three - Building Techniques

  • Constrution Planning
  • Lofting Basics
  • Let's Loft Some Boats
  • Construction Setup
  • The Backbone
  • Steaming Frames and Planks
  • Scarfs
  • Steam-Bent Coaming
  • Oars and Spars
  • Oarlocks, Pads, and Leathers
  • Bits and Pieces

    Part Four - Boats to Build

  • Pulling Boats
  • Canoes and Kayaks
  • Dories
  • Sailboats
  • Powerboats
  • Taking the Lines
  • Young Folks and Boatbuilding
    Appendix A: Tables, Lists, and Technical Specifications
    Appendix B: Resources
    Glossary
    Index

    by Greg Rossel
    280 pp., hardcover

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