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DIY construction: books - kayaks, sailing and motor yachts

A book on yacht construction? Here are manuals with techniques and advice for the DIY-construction of kayaks and yachts in plywood and polyester.

Boatbuilding Manual (5th Edition)

Since its first publication in 1970, 'Boatbuilding Manual' has become the standard reference in boatbuilding and boat design schools, in the offices of professional builders, and in the basement workshops of home builders. No other boatbuilding text has simultaneously served the disparate needs of professional and amateur audiences so successfully.
Carl Cramer, the publisher of WoodenBoat and Professional Boatbuilder magazines, has fully updated this fifth edition with the latest in boatbuilding techniques and developments.
Includes the latest wood-epoxy construction methods that make amateur building more successful than ever before. Also recommendations on products and materials, saving you time and money substantial time and expense

Topics include: Plans, Tools, Woods, Fiberglass and Other Hull Materials, Fastenings, Lines and Laying Down, Molds, Templates, and the Backbone, Setting Up, Framing, Planking, Deck Framing, Decking, Deck Joinerwork, Interior Joinerwork, Finishing, Sailboat Miscellany, Steering, Tanks, Plumbing, etc, Mechanical and Electrical, Potpourri, Safety.

Author:Carl Cramer, Robert M. Steward
Specs:448 pages, 24 x 19 x 3.3 cm / 9 x 7.5 x 1.3 in, hardback
Illustrations:illustrated
Publisher:International Marine Publishing Co (USA, 2011)
Book: Boatbuilding Manual (5th Edition)

Boatbuilding Manual (5th Edition)

Language: English

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Building Classic Small Craft - Complete Plans and Instructions for 47 Boats

Offers plans and instructions for building 47 functional wooden boats for oar, motor, and sail, including dories, peapods, Sea Bright skiffs, wherries, and Rangeley boats.

Author:John Gardner
Specs:560 pages, 27.5 x 21.5 x 2.1 cm / 10.8 x 8.5 x 0.83 in, paperback
Illustrations:555 photographs and illustrations
Publisher:International Marine Publishing Co (USA, 2003)
Book: Building Classic Small Craft - Complete Plans and Instructions for 47 Boats

Building Classic Small Craft - Complete Plans and Instructions for 47 Boats

Language: English

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Boatbuilding Techniques Illustrated - The Classic Text

Sound woodworking skills are essential when building a boat from scratch or just completing a hull, whether it is made of steel, aluminium, GRP or any form of wooden construction.
This highly illustrated book provides help any aspiring boatbuilder decide what materials and tools to use and how to use them. Richard Birmingham's classic text covers the wide range of techniques and skills needed when constructing a boat, from interpreting the plans to hints on working different timbers. He answers many of those puzzling questions which need to be solved in a refreshingly clear and direct manner.

This book will prove an invaluable reference to the home builder or newly trained apprentice in a fitting out yard.

Author:Richard Birmingham
Specs:320 pages, 24.5 x 17 x 2.6 cm / 9.7 x 6.7 x 1.02 in, paperback
Illustrations:b&w photographs and drawings
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (GB, 2005)
Book: Boatbuilding Techniques Illustrated - The Classic Text

Boatbuilding Techniques Illustrated - The Classic Text

Language: English

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Lofting a Boat - A Step-by-step Manual

Lofting is an essential stage in the transition between designing and building a boat in order to turn the design plans into boat lines plans to measure off and build the full-size boat. Its a tricky art, but this book shows exactly how it is done in clear, step-by-step diagrammatic stages.

Aimed specifically at the amateur DIY builders and restorers, it will enable anyone to build a boat of any size, whether power or sail. The author has been teaching lofting to boatbuilding students for over 10 years, and has found that the key to understanding is visualisation - hence the plethora of step-by-step diagrams in this book to assist the reader to grasp the concepts.

Author:Roger Kopanycia
Specs:160 pages, 24.5 x 17 x 0.9 cm / 9.7 x 6.7 x 0.35 in, paperback
Illustrations:stap-voor-stap drawings
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (GB, 2011)
Book: Lofting a Boat - A Step-by-step Manual

Lofting a Boat - A Step-by-step Manual

Language: English

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Wooden Boat Building (Adlard Coles Classic Boat series)

Wooden boats didn't disappear with the invention of GRP. Building them is a classic craft that attracts people with a keen interest in traditional boats and is a thriving activity amongst professional craftsmen and DIY boatbuilders alike.

This thoroughly modern book aimed at the novice builder and accessible to the amateur takes a fresh new approach to a timeless activity.
The focus is on classic boat construction and restoration, but at all stages modern methods, materials and techniques are employed, together with step-by-step diagrams and explanations.

Well illustrated with colour photos and detailed close-up watercolour illustrations, this book will be invaluable for students of boat design and construction, do-it-yourself boatbuilders and even modelmakers. A landmark in wooden boat building books.

Author:Jean-Francois Garry
Specs:128 pages, 24.5 x 17 x 1 cm / 9.7 x 6.7 x 0.39 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous colour photographs
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (GB, 2010)
Series:Adlard Coles
Book: Wooden Boat Building (Adlard Coles Classic Boat series)

Wooden Boat Building (Adlard Coles Classic Boat series)

Language: English

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Boatbuilding with Aluminum - A Complete Guide for the Amateur and Small Shop

Aluminum is the ideal boatbuilding material - light, economical, maintenance-free, and easy to work with. This second edition offers you everything you need to know about working with this material, from welding to fitting out and painting.
Stephen F. Pollard has constructed 12 large sailing yachts, some well-known ocean racers, large powerboats, and hundreds of small, welded-aluminum workboats and pleasure boats.

Author:Stephen F. Pollard
Specs:320 pages, 24 x 20 x 2.3 cm / 9 x 7.9 x 0.91 in, hardback
Illustrations:illustrated
Publisher:International Marine Publishing Co (USA, 2006)
Book: Boatbuilding with Aluminum - A Complete Guide for the Amateur and Small Shop

Boatbuilding with Aluminum - A Complete Guide for the Amateur and Small Shop

Language: English

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The Big Book of Boat Canvas - A Complete Guide to Fabric Work on Boats

A thorough revision and updating of Karen Lipe's two popular earlier books, "Boat Canvas Cover to Cover" and "More Boat Canvas", combined with a whole new section on below-decks sewing projects. In this latest volume Lipe ranges well beyond the boundaries of traditional canvas work to create a comprehensive guide to fabric work on board. You'll find dozens of traditional canvas projects - sail covers, awnings, duffel bags, dodgers, and Biminis, wind chutes, winter covers - all with clear, step-by-step instructions, generously illustrated.

You'll also find dozens of not-so-traditional fabric projects to add comfort and a touch of elegance to your below-decks spaces: custom interior cushions, fitted sheets and daycovers, privacy curtains, lee cloths, even a tablecloth to fit your varnished table.
Lipe offers a veritable minicourse in interior yacht decoration, dozens of useful sewing tips, a careful detailing of materials nad tools needed for each project, and an extensive discussion of modern fabrics appropriate for exterior and interior use. In short, this handy book covers everything you need to know to sew comfort, utility, and style into your boat.

Author:Karen Lipe
Specs:256 pages, 25 x 18 x 1.3 cm / 9.8 x 7.1 x 0.51 in, paperback
Illustrations:300 photographs and drawings
Publisher:McGraw-Hill (USA, 1991)
Book: The Big Book of Boat Canvas - A Complete Guide to Fabric Work on Boats

The Big Book of Boat Canvas - A Complete Guide to Fabric Work on Boats

Language: English

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