Ultrasimple Boat Building

Author: Gavin Atkin
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 007159387X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The first complete how-to guide for building the latest generation of quick and easy boats In Ultrasimple Boatbuilding, renowned designer Gavin Atkin shows you how to create elegant, seaworthy plywood boats with a minimum of time, experience, and expense. Using clearly written and illustrated step-by-step instructions, Atkin explains the basics of stitch-and-glue construction, tools, materials, shop safety, and more, as he helps you choose and build the simple boat of your dreams.

Ultrasimple Boat Building

Author: Gavin Atkin
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 007159387X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The first complete how-to guide for building the latest generation of quick and easy boats In Ultrasimple Boatbuilding, renowned designer Gavin Atkin shows you how to create elegant, seaworthy plywood boats with a minimum of time, experience, and expense. Using clearly written and illustrated step-by-step instructions, Atkin explains the basics of stitch-and-glue construction, tools, materials, shop safety, and more, as he helps you choose and build the simple boat of your dreams.

How to Build Wooden Boats

Author: Edwin Monk
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486156230
Format: PDF, Docs
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Clear concise manual for amateurs offers detailed illustrated instructions for building 16 basic wooden craft — rowboats, sailboats, outboards, runabouts, hydroplane, more. 15 halftones. 49 line illustrations.

10 Wooden Boats You Can Build

Author: Peter H. Spectre
Publisher: WoodenBoat Books
ISBN: 9780937822340
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The beauty of this book is that the construction bugs have already been worked out of the designs. Plans, step-by-step instructions, material lists photographs and detailed diagrams.

Devlin s Boatbuilding How to Build Any Boat the Stitch and Glue Way

Author: Samual Devlin
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
ISBN: 9780071579902
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Why is stitch-and-glue boatbuilding so popular? Any number of construction methods will produce a beautiful boat. But for the backyard builder with limited experience and a tight budget, the choice is not so complicated. Traditional plank-on-frame and cold-molded construction require complicated lofting and building molds--to say nothing of expensive tooling and lots of time. Stitch-and-glue construction, on the other hand, can produce the same results with a substantial savings in time and money. The process is quicker, easier, uses fewer parts, and produces a boat that is much easier to maintain--without the building molds and with only the simplest lofting. For tools, you need little more than a circular saw, a sander/polisher/grinder, a block plane, a framing square, a level, and a tape measure. Sam Devlin has elevated stitch-and-glue boatbuilding to an artform, and his graceful designs have attracted the attention of backyard builders across the country. Here is all you need to know to build the boat of your dreams, whether it's a 7-foot dinghy or a 40-foot power cruiser. Devlin's Boatbuilding: How to Build Any Boat the Stitch-and-Glue Way shares the wisdom of his 16 years of experience designing, building, and helping others build his fleet of small sail- and powerboats. It's all here, from choosing a design and setting up shop to painting the finished hull and launching. There is also a gallery of Devlin's designs and a detailed appendix listing sources for tools and other materials.

Build the New Instant Boats

Author: Harold H. Payson
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071559669
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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When Harold Payson - known to associates, friends, and his wife as Dynamite - began supplementing his boatbuilding work by selling boat plans, he got feedback from a number of customers who found the boats too difficult to build. Selling plans for boats that never got built went against Dynamite's Dow

Ultralight Boatbuilding

Author: Thomas Hill
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
ISBN: 9780071567039
Format: PDF, Docs
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Ultralight canoes and small boats are things of beauty, their apparent delicacy concealing great strength. They are lapstrake-constructed from marine plywood planks, each plank overlapping the one below it in a gracefully curved hull. Epoxy glue along the laps gives the hull structural reinforcement, minimizing the need for framing and permitting an amazingly light structure. Round-bilged and elegant, they are built over jigs, but the method is straightforward and not time consuming. You can build a boat that will give you fun and satisfaction, one you can be proud of, in a winter of leisurely weekends. No fancy tools are needed, and care and patience will make up whatever you lack in woodworking skills. All the information you need is here. Tom Hill, the chief proponent of ultralight boatbuilding and its leading practitioner, describes the method from start to finish using a skiff and canoe as examples. In the appendix is a gallery of ultralight designs, all but one of which you can build without lofting. If you want more flexibility, however, you can adapt almost any lapstrake small-boat design, traditional or modern, to the ultralight method. With some lofting (directions for which are given) you may then build a wide range of boats whose offsets are available. And you may adjust planking thickness and scantlings to give your boat extremely light weight with normal strength, or moderate weight with great strength. Particularly if you lack an extensively equipped workshop and professional skills, Ultralight Boatbuilding will unlock exciting possibilities you considered out of reach.

New Plywood Boats

Author: Thomas Firth Jones
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 9781574090963
Format: PDF, Docs
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Tom Jones is a professional boatbuilder, designer, and writer.

Building the Weekend Skiff

Author: Richard Butz
Publisher: Tiller Pub
ISBN: 9781888671100
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Building the Weekend Skiff offers detailed plans and instructions for building a simple boat at low cost with easily obtainable materials and basic hand tools. The Weekend Skiff is fifteen feet in length, can hold two adults or several children, and is adaptable for oars, sail or a small outboard engine. This is a fun way to spend a weekend and get an excellent small boat easily and inexpensively. The Weekend Skiff is designed for two adults or several children and can be adapted to sail or small outboard. It is a great family project, ideal for introductory boat building courses and for community and school-based boat building experiences. Inexpensive to build, using common tools, several sheets of marine plywood and a few pieces of dimensional lumber, The Weekend Skiff can give anyone access to boat building and a boat."--Publisher's website.