How to Build the Haven 12 1/2-footer

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Step-by-step boatbuilding in the Herreshoff tradition.

This is Joel White's keel/centerboard variation of the famous Herreshoff 12 1/2. Each step in this unique process is carefully explained and illustrated. This book, in combination with detailed construction plans, provides a thorough guide for advanced amateurs. No lofting is required, in fact, there is no offset table for this design.

by Maynard Bray
64 pp., softcover
8 x 11"
ISBN # 0-937822-13-2

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Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews

Customs took forever, but it was worth the wait!

Michael P baris
A dream delayed too long.

If I had had the forethought years ago when it was still a possibility this boat would have been the love of my life, and possibly opened a new way of life, a vocation rather than a avocation. I’ve always loved sailboats from afar yet even spending every summer as a youngster at the shore and later on the Maine coast, my love never went further than a romance from afar. Now viewing White’s interpretation being built on u-tube my heart aches over my lack of spirit and curiosity. She is the most beautiful thing a man ( or women) could make and then take off on the waters, ah joy !

Thomas McIntosh

Book was OK. Lots of dark black and white photos. It’s Purpose was to help me repair a Haven 12 1/2. It was good for letting me know the sequence of build, fasteners and their locations.

Thomas Isaacson
Great resource book!

This is a well presented book!

Teresa Dorry

I plan on building the Haven

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