Building Classic Small Craft

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by John Gardner
536 pp., softcover

Combining two out of print books, Building Classic Small Craft and More Building Classic Small Craft, this edition includes plans, offsets and building instructions for 47 different boats.

Including:

  • L. Francis Herreshoff's Pram
  • A Lowell Dory Skiff
  • A Car-Top Dory
  • The Peapod
  • The St. Lawrence River Skiff
  • The Origin of the Whitehall
  • The Barnegat Sneakbox
  • Herreshoff Rowboat and Modified McInnis Bateau
  • Merrymeeting Bay Duckboat
  • Down East Workboat
  • Matinicus Peapod
  • 16-Foot Swampscott Dory and many more.

    For each design the author provides plans and text that take the reader through the building cycle, from laying down the lines to setting up, lining off, planking, timbering, and finishing out. Gardner also describes the origin and evolution of each boat type, and he profiles some of the builders and designers of the past who were instrumental in their development.

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    nancy vanier
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    good book but had to purchase "Lofting" in order to complete my studies of building small boats.

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    Mark Johnson

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