Boatbuilding: A Complete Handbook of Wooden Boat Construction
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.
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List of Illustrations
Foreword by Jon Wilson
THREE The BackboneSetting Up
SEVEN LapStrake and Other Construction Methods
EIGHT Joinerwork Plumbing Installation Sparmaking
amateur angle ballast base line bending bevel bilge blocks body plan bolts bottom plank builder building bulkhead butt buttocks cabin calking canvas carlins carvel center line centerboard chine logs cleats construction countersink curve dead rise deadwood deck beams diagonal diameter driven edge ends engine face fastenings fitted flat-bottom hull floor timbers fore and aft garboard gunwale half-breadth plan hawseholes height hole inches inside keel batten laid lap-strake leeboards length loft plan marked mast molds nails necessary notched outboard paint piece pipe plywood rabbet ribbands rigging round-bottom rudder sailing sawn frames scarf screws seam secured shaft shape sheer clamp sheer line sheer strake skeg small craft space spar spiled square stanchions station stem stern sternpost straight stringers strips stuffing box tanks taper template thickness through-fastened tie rods trunk usually V-bottom hulls water line wedges width wood