At first read this book appears to be the perfect guide to building a small boat. I have no boat building experience per se, but many years of woodworking. Although I am not familiar with all of the terms in the book, it is written in such a way which still leads to understanding. The illustrations are clear and informative. The folks at the wooden boat store answered my questions promptly and enthusiastically when I was seeking a basic boatbuilding manual, directing me to this book. Can’t wait to get started building!