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.
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.
good book but had to purchase "Lofting" in order to complete my studies of building small boats.
Building Classic Small Craft