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How to Build a Wooden Boat

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A complete description of the steps to constructing a traditional cruising boat with nothing more than some plans, lumber, & enthusiasm. With style & sensitivity, the author covers the entire process of traditional boatbuilding from lofting to planking & finishing out. His style readily encourages us to believe that it is easy to build a wooden boat, if we proceed carefully. Mr. McIntosh was one of the most trusted professional boatbuilders in the country before his retirement, & his writing is a wonderful blend of experience, literary style, & humor. Samuel F. Manning is also an accomplished boatbuilder, & one of the most respected illustrators in the marine field. His clear & comprehensible drawings remove all the mystery from seemingly complex processes. The book also provides a guide to understanding the structure for the variety of repair & maintenance projects that every wooden boat owner must undertake from time to time. For those who appreciate the beauty & elegance of a well-built traditional wooden boat, this book is close to an apprencticeship at the side of one of the great masters.
Product Details

Author: McIntosh, David C

Language: English

Edition: (Edition: 1st)

Binding: Hardcover

Publisher: WoodenBoat Publications

Release Date: 1988-03-01

Pages: 255

ISBN: 0937822108

ISBN13: 9780937822104