Known internationally as "the Bible of canoe building," Canoecraft is back, and it's bigger and better than ever.
The best-selling how-to guide has been completely revised and expanded, and master canoe builder Ted Moores again infuses the pages with the experience and wisdom acquired over almost three decades.
His step-by-step instructions, generously illustrated with new photographs and diagrams and incorporated into an accessible fresh design, will allow even the beginner to create a reasonably priced classic.
North America's leading builder of woodstrip/epoxy canoes, Moores is a longtime teacher of wooden-boat construction as well. With students who have ranged in age from 11 to 87, Moores has discovered that all have been motivated by the same dream: to build something beautiful and functional.
Canoecraft is the road map to that dream. In it, Moores offers comprehensive instructions for the first-time builder and, with the second-time builder in mind, includes a larger variety of canoe plans - five of which are brand-new. In this edition, each plan is presented as a traditional table of offsets. Moores has also added a series of builder's tips and new techniques and an entire chapter on carving a paddle, the perfect accompaniment to your handcrafted canoe. His message is straightforward: When good materials are used and simple steps performed with care, professional results are sure to follow.
Whether your goal is to build a general-purpose recreational canoe, an efficient modern tripping canoe or a full-decked fast-cruising canoe with walnut veneer, Canoecraft can help you make it happen.
About the Author
Ted Moores is a best-selling author. In 1972, Moores pioneered the woodstrip/epoxy boat building system for canoes and, since then, has promoted the fine art of wooden-canoe and kayak construction. He is the author of Kayaks You Can Build.
'If you want to build a strip-plank canoe - or kayak - Canoecraft is the book to buy ... A very comprehensive boatbuilding book and highly recommended' Water Craft; 'An excellent definitive book ... something you must read if you are going to build a woodstrip canoe' Canoeist; 'A gentle push twoard your own canoe project' Woodworker's Journal. A Woodworking Magazine Top 40 Book.