Boatbuilding in Your Own Backyard

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Cornell Maritime Press, 1958 - Transportation - 223 pages
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When building a boat from plans in this book or of any other individual design, the amateur builder will find information here that will make the job simpler and give better results. Boatbuilding in Your Own Backyard is the ideal handbook for all who build boats -- a guide to good care and maintenance for the boat owner. It is the best ever written with the do-it-yourselfer in mind.

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A beautifully thought out and presented "how to" for beginning boat builders. This book provides a basic overview of tools, techniques and knowledge required to create you own boat. The material is oriented to a less mechanised, electrified world like we have today and for those without the budget or interest in such a workshop, this book will guide you through your efforts.
The hand tools within are not so common these days but readily available on Ebay or in garage sales from older tradesmen. There are a variety of plans within the book. Although I chose to build a boat plan from another designer, this book proved valuable for the guidance it provided.
It provides the same pleasure today that it did over 35 years ago when I first picked it up.


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