Ultrasimple Boatbuilding

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Subtitled: 17 Plywood Boats Anyone Can Build

In Ultrasimple Boatbuilding, renowned designer Gavin Atkin shows you how to create elegant, seaworthy plywood boats with a minimum of time, experience, and expense.
Using clearly written and illustrated step-by-step instructions, Atkin explains the basics of stitch-and-glue construction, tools, materials, shop safety, and more, as he helps you choose and build the simple boat of your dreams.


Part One: How to Build Them

  • Chapter 1: Three Simple Methods
  • Chapter 2: Materials and Tools
  • Chapter 3: Basic Skills
  • Chapter 4: Building the Hull
  • Chapter 5: Finishing Your Boat
  • Chapter 6: Fitting Out For Rowing and Sail
  • Chapter 7: Models

    Part Two: The Boats

  • Minimouse and Micromouse
  • Lilypad
  • Mouse and Rowing Mouse
  • Cruising Mouse
  • Poorboy
  • Dogsbody
  • Jiggity
  • Aurette
  • Piragua
  • Cinderella
  • Flying Mouse
  • Eek!
  • Puddle Duck Racer
  • Summer Breeze
  • Doris the Dory
  • What Shall We Build Next?

    by Gavin Atkin
    224 pp., softcover

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