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Boatbuilding Books on Wood, Metal, and Fiberglass and one-off Construction

Composites (12)
 Books covering fiberglass (FRP), composite core, and advanced laminate boat construction.
Steel and Aluminum (6)
 Books covering metal boat construction
Wood (15)
 Books covering srip-plank, stich-and-glue, laminated and cold molded boat construction and woodworking techniques.

A Skiff for All Seasons: Building an Alaskan Skiff  10.00
by Renn Tolman. "In Renn Tolman's book you'll find not only the plans for building your skiff, you'll also find a mountain of information for the first time boat builder. You'll know what tools you need, what supplies, plywood, epoxy etc to purchase for you project. I think at last count Renn has personally hand built over 100 of these fine boats and the design evolution is evidence of this man's quest for the perfect offshore fishing skiff." (Added: 12-Aug-2002 Hits: 1767) | Rate | Visit
A Unit of Water, a Unit of Time  0
Joel White's Last Boat, by Douglas Whynott. "...cheerful in its portraits of men engaged in a work that satisfies in its difficulty, elegant details, and infallibly stirring results" --The New Yorker (Added: 8-Jan-2001 Hits: 1077) | Rate | Visit
Boat Building in Your Own Backyard by S.S. Rabl Boat Building in Your Own Backyard by S.S. Rabl  9.00
makes the whole idea of boat building simple to understand. Learn how to read boat plans, loft, and build from cheap but sturdy material" (Added: 1-Oct-1999 Hits: 2531) | Rate | Visit
Boatbuilding : A Complete Handbook of Wooden Boat Construction Boatbuilding : A Complete Handbook of Wooden Boat Construction  1.00
by Howard L. Chapelle. A comprehensive look at the design and construction of small, traditional, wooden craft. Includes many illustrations and plans, (Added: 1-Oct-1999 Hits: 1715) | Rate | Visit
Boatbuilding Manual by Robert M. Steward. Boatbuilding Manual by Robert M. Steward.  0
Traditional wood construction with additional surveys of plywood, wood-epoxy, fiberglass, steel, aluminum, and other boatbuilding methods. (Added: 1-Oct-1999 Hits: 3063) | Rate | Visit
Boatbuilding: Steel; Glass; Wood; Aluminum by Bruce Roberts-Goodson Boatbuilding: Steel; Glass; Wood; Aluminum by Bruce Roberts-Goodson  8.00
If you are deciding which material to use for your next boatbuilding project, then this book is for you. If you are building a boat in either steel or fiberglass then you will find this book is invaluable. 250 photos and illustrations R. Bruce Roberts-Goodson has over thirty years experience in the marine industry. His boats are built by the professional and home builder alike" (Added: 1-Oct-1999 Hits: 1657) | Rate | Visit
Buehler's Backyard Boatbuilding by George Buheler Buehler's Backyard Boatbuilding by George Buheler  8.00
a wonderful and simple method for building a boat--any boat. The strength of this book is the advice. He's "been there and done that". His boat designs and construction methods are RUGGED. Even if you aren't building with that in mind, read his book for the ideas. (Added: 1-Oct-1999 Hits: 1426) | Rate | Visit
Build Your Own Boat : Completing a Bare Hull  0
This book is a must for the amateur who wants to be convinced that he can confidently approach the prospect of building his own dream boat. With the support of many diagrams and sketches, Ian Nicolson teaches all the skills necessary to create anything from a small cruiser to an impressive 75-foot yacht. (Added: 29-Jan-2002 Hits: 1484) | Rate | Visit
Building Classic Small Craft  8.00
Complete Plans and Instructions for 47 Boats. "John Gardner has engaged and inspired more individuals connected with traditional small boat craft than will ever be counted." --Wodenboat. (Added: 8-Oct-1999 Hits: 1253) | Rate | Visit
Building Skin-On-Frame Boats  0
Based on classic skin-on-frame boat building techniques of the Inuit, learn step-by-step how to construct seven boat styles, from a kayak to a canoe to a small sailboat. Discover innovative materials, such as the well-named "ballistic nylon," that result in strong but incredibly light and transportable skin-on-frame boats. By Robert Morris, Edward R. Turner. (Added: 19-Aug-2001 Hits: 1167) | Rate | Visit
Building Small Boats by Greg Rossel Building Small Boats by Greg Rossel  0
Traditional boatbuilding methods including chapters on tools, both purchased and homemade, woods for boatbuilding, fastenings, glues, and paints. Lofting, bending frames, lining off the hull, planking, lapstrake, stiffening the hull, interior work, the half model... (Added: 8-Oct-1999 Hits: 1341) | Rate | Visit
From a Bare Hull : How to Build a Sailboat  0
by Ferenc Mate. "Encyclopedic...covering every phase for the experienced and the novice...It will save buyers and builders much money, time, and grief." -Canadian Yachting (Added: 26-Nov-1999 Hits: 1306) | Rate | Visit
Lofting by Allan H. Vaitses  0
Covers the seemingly simple process of lofting, creating full size patterns from a table of offsets. (Added: 8-Oct-1999 Hits: 1273) | Rate | Visit
The Big Book of Boat Canvas  0
A Complete Guide to Fabric Work on Boats by Karen S. Lipe and Cynthia Taylor Dax. Step-by-step instructions for duffel bags, cushions, privacy curtains, dodgers, sail covers, winter covers, and other projects for home sewing machine includes a guide to marine fabrics and selecting colors and patterns for the cabin. (Added: 12-Aug-2000 Hits: 1371) | Rate | Visit
The Finely Fitted Yacht The Finely Fitted Yacht  0
The Boat Improvement Manual by Ferenc Mate, Candace Mate. "Interspersed with his unique humor are plans for hundreds of projects from major to mundane. If you are building or refitting a sailing yacht, you must read this essential reference." (Added: 22-May-2001 Hits: 1275) | Rate | Visit



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