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 ConstructionConstruction SystemsCarvel PlankingLapstrake PlankingDory-Lap PlankingPlanking a Traditional Flat-Bottomed BoatBatten Seam ConstructionStrip PlankingTraditional Hard-Chined V-Bottomed ConstructionStitch-and-Glue ConstructionGlued Lapstrake PlankingCold Molding
Part Two - Setting Up Shop Traditional Hull MaterialsPlywoodHull KneesSelecting a GlueFasteningsBedding CompoundsBoat FinishesToolsSetting Up ShopWood Dust
Part Three - Building TechniquesConstrution PlanningLofting BasicsLet's Loft Some BoatsConstruction SetupThe BackboneSteaming Frames and PlanksScarfsSteam-Bent CoamingOars and SparsOarlocks, Pads, and LeathersBits and Pieces
Part Four - Boats to Build Pulling BoatsCanoes and KayaksDoriesSailboatsPowerboatsTaking the LinesYoung Folks and Boatbuilding
Appendix A: Tables, Lists, and Technical Specifications
Appendix B: Resources
by Greg Rossel
280 pp., hardcover