subtitled ALWAYS MORE TO LEARN
Thad has been an instructor at our WoodenBoat School for many years, and has self-published this book on building a lapstrake Norwegian Pram, and a carvel planked rowboat.
"In this book, I present the processes followed to build a Norwegian Pram and an Arthur Spurling rowboat, along with discussion and anecdote on the impetus and skills that make building these and other boats possible. The pram, a lapstrake boat with transoms at both ends, built without plans, is the simplest of vessels built with techniques perfected by Vikings 1000 years ago. The lapped method of plank fashioning and fastening described can be used for a wide range of other designs. Arthur Spurling built hundreds of rowboats that were treasured by their users on the coast of his native Maine. The building process described will produce a fine rowing boat but can also be used in the construction of any other boat built to plans."
"Besides the building processes, I tell something of the experience I have had leading me and guiding me through the building of boats. This book will be a guide to you, but you will find other guides for yourself, not least by thinking your own way through the process of building your boat."
by Thad Danielson
8-1/2 x 11", softcover, 125 pp