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Boatbuilding : A Complete Handbook of Wooden Boat Construction - Howard I. Chapelle


A Complete Handbook of Wooden Boat Construction

Hardcover Published: 17th July 1994
ISBN: 9780393035544
Number Of Pages: 640

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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 Illustrationsp. 6
Forewordp. 13
Prefacep. 17
Introductionp. 19
Plansp. 25
Loftingp. 72
The Backbone - Setting Upp. 142
Flat-Bottom Hull Constructionp. 216
V-Bottom Hull Constructionp. 272
Round-Bottom Hull Constructionp. 348
Lap-Strake, and Other Construction Methodsp. 441
Joinerwork, Plumbing, Installation, Sparmaking, and Finishingp. 489
Tools and Care, Professional Buildingp. 588
Indexp. 609
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780393035544
ISBN-10: 0393035549
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 640
Published: 17th July 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.3 x 16.5  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.92
Edition Number: 1