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.
The Beginner's Guide to Making an Old Motor Run Forever
Paperback ISBN: 1891369628
Max Wawrzyniak is an outboard motor guru. He advocates finding an old motor at a yard sale for $50 and fixing it up, rather than spending $1500 on a new motor. Sometimes the “secret
The Complete Sailing Manual
Hardcover ISBN: 0756689694
From learning the basics of sailing, to mastering navigation and boat care, The Complete Sailing Manual is the most essential reference for sailing instructors and students. Revised and updated to include all of the latest developments in equipment and safety, and to reflect the current rules, regulations, and best practices, The Complete Sailing Manual is the perfect book for anyone interested in sailing.
Cost Conscious Cruiser
Champagne Cruising on a Beer Budget
Hardcover ISBN: 0964603659
The pleasures and adventures of cruising under sail are amazingly affordable, say Lin and Larry Pardey. But to keep your dreams on budget, financially, emotionally, and timewise, you have to decide - are you a cruiser or a consumer? Topics covered include making your getaway plans to finding a truly affordable boat, keeping your outfitting costs and maintenance time in control, then learning to feel confident as you cruise farther ahead.Their chart of the gear considered necessary by many shoreside experts, compared to that carried by several cost conscious cruisers, will give you a convenient checklist to gauge whether you are buying true necessities or overloading your budget and boat with high-tech items.Written by experienced cruisers (over 30 years) and authors (10 books) ...it is sure to provide answers to important questions about choosing the cruising lifestyle. -Cruising World
The Ditty Bag Book
A Guide for Sailors
Paperback ISBN: 1616081872
No sailor should leave the dock without this book!
The Elements of Boat Strength
For Builders, Designers, and Owners
Hardcover ISBN: 0070231591
"This work is significant. It is the first to include a method of assessing structural strength in the context of the modern marine environment."--Commander M. C. Cruder, U.S. Coast GuardAcclaimed author and naval architect Dave Gerr created this unique system of easy-to-use scantling rules and rules-of-thumb for calculating the necessary dimensions, or scantlings, of hulls, decks, and other boat parts, whether built of fiberglass, wood, wood-epoxy composite, steel, or aluminum. In addition to the rules themselves, The Elements of Boat Strength offers their context: an in-depth, plain-English discussion of boatbuilding materials, methods, and practices that will guide you through all aspects of boat construction.Now you can avoid wading through dense technical engineering manuals or tackling advanced mathematics. The Elements of Boat Strength has all the formulas, tables, illustrations, and charts you need to judge how heavy each piece of your boat should be in order to last and be safe. With this book, an inexpensive scientific calculator, and a pad of paper, you'll be able to design and specify all the components necessary to build a sound, long-lasting, rugged vessel.What reviewers have said about Dave Gerr's books:Propeller Handbook"By far the best book available on the subject."--Sailing"The best layman's guide we've ever read."--Practical SailorDave Gerr and International Marine made a complicated topic understandable and put it into a handbook that is easy to use."--WoodenBoat"Without doubt the definitive reference for selecting, installing, and understanding boat propellers."--Royal Navy Sailing Association JournalThe Nature of Boats"If you are not nautically obsessed before reading this book, you will most certainly be afterward."--SailingFascinating potpourri of information about today's boats, modern and traditional."--WoodenBoat
A Woodenboat Book
Paperback ISBN: 0937822396