Build Your Own Boat

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This clear, concise guide contains all the essential information anyone is likely to need to build a seaworthy craft with only two hands and the most basic tools. Starting with an introduction to materials, Percy Blandford — a onetime Associate of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects and a designer specializing in small craft — takes would-be boat-builders every step of the way, from choosing appropriate materials to sanding and applying the final coat of paint.
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Overview


This clear, concise guide contains all the essential information anyone is likely to need to build a seaworthy craft with only two hands and the most basic tools. Starting with an introduction to materials, Percy Blandford — a onetime Associate of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects and a designer specializing in small craft — takes would-be boat-builders every step of the way, from choosing appropriate materials to sanding and applying the final coat of paint.
A simply worded text — accompanied by the author's own clearly drawn diagrams and other illustrations — covers Clinker, Carvel, and fiberglass construction; plywood boats; molded veneer hulls; internal work; rudders and tillers; spar and oar making; basic ropework; details for installing an inboard motor; and ventilation, gas, and water installations.
First published nearly a half century ago, Blandford's book remains an excellent guide for both beginning and veteran woodworkers.
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CONTENTS
Introduction 
Materials 
Choice of Boat 
Tools 
Basic Processes 
Clinker Construction 
Carvel Construction 
Plywood Boats 
Moulded Veneer Hulls 
Glass-fibre Construction 
Internal Work
Sailing Gear 
Mechanical Installations 
Finishing 
Appendices
A Boat-building Timbers 
B Bibliography 
C Useful Addresses 
Index 
 
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