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Boatbuilding is a practical handbook and boatshop assistant, designed and written to meet the needs of the builder, covering the complete process of wooden boat construction. The text covers all types of craft from flat-bottom rowboats to ocean cruisers and commercial vessels, and aids the builder in overcoming difficulties and discouraging delays resulting from the lack of easily available information on the practical side of boatbuilding. Boatbuilding gives detailed instructions, with many illustrations, on all phases of boatbuilding written out of actual boatbuilding practice and aids the builder in planning each job in its proper sequence in relation to those that follow. After a chapter discussing the choice of plans suitable for amateur work there are chapters on lofting, the backbone and setting up, flat-bottom hull construction, V-bottom hull construction, round-bottom hull construction, deck framing and building, special construction (plywood, strip planking, lap-strake, diagonal, ribband carvel, canvas), heavy construction, joiner-work, iron-work, and spar making. Each chapter is organized for easy and quick reference, and the book is completely indexed. An added feature is the inclusion of building plans for nineteen boats designed for this book and suitable for amateur building.
List of Illustrations
The Backbone - Setting Up
Flat-Bottom Hull Construction
V-Bottom Hull Construction
Round-Bottom Hull Construction
Lap-Strake, and Other Construction Methods
Joinerwork, Plumbing, Installation, Sparmaking, and Finishing
Tools and Care, Professional Building
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ISBN: 9780393035544 ISBN-10: 0393035549 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 640 Published: 17th July 1994 Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 24.3 x 16.5
Weight (kg): 0.92
Edition Number: 1