The Boatbuilder's Apprentice
The Ins and Outs of Building Lapstrake, Carvel, Stitch-and-glue, Strip-planked, and Other Wooden Boats
Hardcover ISBN: 0071464050
Your single source for all the ways to builda wooden boat Even the most inspired novice boatbuilder facescomplex practical questions that can scuttle theproject before it begins. The Boatbuilder’s Apprenticegets you over the hump with solid, practicalanswers to your every question. It covers the essentials ofevery boatbuilding project--tools, wood, fasteners,adhesives, coatings, and safety--and shows how eachconstruction method proceeds, how to overcomeproblems and challenges, and how to work efficiently.
A Complete Handbook of Wooden Boat Construction
Hardcover ISBN: 0393035549
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.
Boatbuilding for Beginners and Beyond
Paperback ISBN: 1891369296
This book takes the complete novice--armed only with a gleam in the eye, and a basic knowledge of hammer, saw, and screwdriver--and walks him or her through the process of building a boat. The only materials needed are easily available from any lumberyard: plywood, 2x4s, nails, and wood glue. The process is simple, the result is extraordinary--your own boat, ready to sail, in just a week or two, for a fraction of the cost of buying a factory-built (boring!) boat. And the sense of accomplishment is beyond compare. The main focus of the book is on building the 14-foot sailing/rowing skiff called "Mayfly." Full plans and detailed step-by step instructions are given, with numerous line drawings and photographs. Those instructions can then be applied to the other full plans included: for a dinghy, a motorboat, a rowboat, a canoe, and two other sailboats. The only other book to compare is Harold Payson’s venerable Build the New Instant Boats. But where that book leaves off, this book goes beyond: with chapters on making your own oars, making kick-up rudders, pivoting leeboards, sails, flotation compartments, water ballast, hatches, and tips for cartopping and trailering your boat, and much more. It is an introductory book that will continue to be pored over as the beginner transforms himself or herself into an experienced boatbuilder. Also included are a catalog of twenty other boat plans for dreaming over, a guide to boatbuilding sites on the web, a guide to materials suppliers, and a bibliography of further reading. A great book for families, for scout groups, for school shop classes, for anyone who enjoys messing about in boats. Jim Michalak is a former aerospace engineer who has become, in the last decade, one of the foremost designers of small boats in America. He lives in Lebanon, Illinois.
Sailboat Maintenance, Repair, and Improvement Advice You Can't Get Anywhere Else
Hardcover ISBN: 0071497072
Expert guidance for the hands-on sailor--whether you’re varnishing a handrail or replacing bulkheads With contributions from leading how-to experts, this wide-ranging collection of projects from BoatWorks magazine ranges from structural, mechanical, and electrical projects to plumbing and cosmetic repairs and improvements. Much of this full-color guide’s information cannot be found in any other book. Nigel Calder, Don Casey, Mark Corke, Peter Nielsen, Charles Doane, Paul Esterle, Charles Mason, Aussie Bray, and other sailboat experts show you with step-by-step photography how to: - Buy and survey an older sailboat - Replace bulkheads - Fix below-the-waterline holes - Repair gelcoat, portlights, or rotten cores - Paint, varnish, spray polyurethane, mark a waterline, or rebed deck hardware - Choose a mainsail system, install a headsail furler or an inner forestay, assemble rigging terminals, or build a spinnaker or even a new aluminum mast - Pamper an Atomic 4 gas engine, replace a Cutless bearing, maintain your diesel, and know when it’s time to repower - Install a new fuel or water tank, upgrade to wheel steering, replace a propeller or deck hardware, or install seacocks - Troubleshoot electrical problems, install cockpit speakers, or rewire your boat - Replace lifelines, install a forehatch, secure your cabin sole, and much, much more
The Book of Navigation
Paperback ISBN: 1602396213
A user-friendly reference for yacht and motorboat seafarers who require beginner-level knowledge of navigation skills covers topics ranging from reading latitude and longitude and operating on traditional navigation techniques to understanding how to cross-check electronic equipment and working around such hazards as sandbars and fog. Original.
The Essence and the Art : Sailpower for Antique and Traditional Canoes
Hardcover ISBN: 0937822574