This book is about fixing up old boats made of wood. For many people, a boat isn't a boat unless it's made of wood. The psychological and philosophical reasons for needing to own a boat made from honest trees instead of the material that L. Francis Herreshoff characterized as "frozen snot" needn't concern us. But in this day and age, hard-nosed economics and the ubiquitous bottom line certainly should.
FACT: You can buy a repairable wooden boat and renovate and remodel it for a lot less money than you can buy and renovate a plastic or metal of similar size and condition.
Jim Trefethen has renovated dozens of good old wooden boats, and in this book he's sharing his collected wisdom, craftsmanship, and penury with you. It will supply you with the basic skills you'll need to successfully renovate an old wooden boat--any old wooden boat, from a 16-foot canoe to a 50-foot cruiser, and everything in between--provided the boat actually is repairable (and you'll learn how to determine that, too). After you've read "Wooden Boat Renovation," we hope you come away knowing what is possible and how to accomplish it. Then we hope you actually do it.
"I strongly recommend this book. It is as full of humor and wisdom as practical tips...It's an enriching, helpful book." The Ash Breeze "Not just another how-to book, this is in-depth instruction written with knowledge, compassion and love for wooden boats." The Ensign
Series: International Marine-RMP
Number Of Pages: 302
Published: 22nd January 1993
Publisher: International Marine Publishing Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.5 x 20.0
Weight (kg): 0.76
Edition Number: 1