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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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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 !
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.
This is a well presented book!
I plan on building the Haven
Have not had time to read it thoroughly, but with quick reading it seems to be of great help for my Haven-project. I have bought a Haven -hull, just a shell, made by a shipwright, and planning to complete it to a small sailing yacht in the course of fall 2011 -spring 2022. The place where I will be working on it is a Finnish wooden boat school in Kuggom, a village close to seashore in eastern Finland.