Iain Oughtred is the well-known designer of elegant glued-lapstrake plywood boats, including the Acorn Skiffs, Gray Seal, Caledonia Yawl, Whilly Boat, and more. We have been offering his detailed boatbuilding plans for years, so the book was a natural fit. And, you may have noticed many of his designs in WoodenBoat magazine's Launchings column. With the book in hand, and a set of his plans, you can hardly go wrong.
Clinker Plywood Boatbuilding Manual is encompassing enough to guide you through any lapstrake (aka Clinker) boatbuilding project. It covers tools and materials needed, lining off, setting up the building jig, planking, interior work, and fitting out. There are hundreds of drawings, hundreds of photos, and it's dosed liberally with Iain's pragmatic experience.
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by Iain Oughtred
174 pp., softcover
9 x 12"
ISBN # 0-937822-61-2
The book covers the steps and some of the details really well. But for a first time boat builder some details were missing but add another book like Greg Rossel Building Small Boats and it helps fill in the technique and processes.
Read cover to cover. Very informative, and quite well wriiten. Just the ticket if you're contemplating this type of construction.
Clinker Plywood Boatbuilding Manual