The New Cold-Molded Boatbuilding: From Lofting to Launching

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WoodenBoat Books, 2005 - Sports & Recreation - 320 pages
This features a boatbuilding process which combines strength, beauty, and the workability of wood, with the low-maintenance characteristics of epoxy. Ideally suited to the amateur builder wanting a good, solid cruising boat, this is a complete "soup-to-nuts" presentation of the cold-molding process, with chapters detailing every facet of construction--from choosing a design and setting-up, through engine installation and wiring, to launching and sea trials. Parker has streamlined the cold-molding process to produce economical sturdy boats.
 

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Contents

GETTING ORGANIZED
13
CHAPTER 5BACKBONE
33
CHAPTER 7PLANKING
47
CHAPTER 9FABRIC AND EPOXY
62
CHAPTER 10PREFINISHING THE FABRIC AND EPOXY SKIN
67
CHAPTER 12INSIDE THE HULL
78
CHAPTER 14THE CENTERBOARD TRUNK
88
CHAPTER 16MORE DECK STRUCTURE
100
CHAPTER 22COMPARTMENTS HATCHES AND WINDOWS
151
CHAPTER 23CENTERBOARDS AND RUDDERS
169
FINISHING
180
CHAPTER 25INBOARD DIESELS
187
CHAPTER 26BALLAST
194
CHAPTER 28ELECTRICITY
207
CHAPTER 29HEAT AND REFRIGERATION
214
CHAPTER 31HARDWARE AND FITTINGS
231

CHAPTER 17THE DECK
106
CHAPTER 18INTERIOR
114
CHAPTER 19TRUNK CABINS
124
CHAPTER 20ABOVE THE DECK
134
CHAPTER 21THE COCKPIT
144
CHAPTER 32RIGGING
248
CHAPTER 34LAUNCHING AND TRIALS
264
Index
316
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Reuel B. Parker has spent a lifetime building, repairing, restoring, designing, and cruising in sail- and powerboats. Author of "The New Cold-Molded Boatbuilding" (International Marine, 1990) and of numerous articles for "WoodenBoat" and "Boatbuilder" magazines, he has been a devotee of sharpies since his childhood on the shores of Long Island Sound. He is currently putting the finishing touches on a 60-foot Virginia pilot schooner; he plans to move his design business aboard and go cruising.

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