Buehlers Backyard Boatbuilding

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This second edition is subtitled "For the 21st Century", and has10 more designs and lots more text than the first edition. Drawings are CAD, so legibility is clear and crisp.

In this practical guide for the do-it-yourselfer, Buehler shows how to build simple, rugged, and economical cruising boats using the most ordinary skills and materials. Includes instructions, plans and offsets for sailboats, from an 18' to 50' schooner, and powerboats from 28' to 48'.

Table of Contents:

  • Things to Think About When Choosing a Boat to Build
  • Setting Up Shop
  • Materials
  • Lofting
  • Keels and Ballast
  • Framing
  • Planking
  • Decks
  • Bolt-Ons: Rails, Chainplates, Posts, Sprits, and Bulwarks
  • Hatches and Houses
  • Mechanical Stuff
  • Interiors
  • More Bolt-Ons: Coamings, Rails, Companionways, and Rudders
  • The Finish: Paints, Varnish, and Oils
  • The Launch
  • The RigAppendix A: Outfitting, Appendix B: What About Steel?, Appendix C: Boat Plans, Appendix D: Changing a Design, Appendix E: Suggested Reading.

    by George Buehler
    400 pp., softcover

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    Leonard De Bruyn
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    The book delivers exactly what it promises. His designs are rugged (“overbuilt” even) and simple, and he makes it very easy to understand. The updates to this version regarding changes in available materials, etc are very helpful. After reading it, you will be able to build one of these boats if you like.

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