Building Classic Small Craft: Complete Plans & Instructions for 47 Boats

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Gardner was not only good with words and tools,he was a great teacher as well. He sought out the best examples of classic wooden small craft in sheds and backyards across the country,then he measured them,drew them,researched their histories,and wrote out instructions so clear and complete that any amateur builder with modest talent and ambition could build beautiful boats. And thousands have. This commemorative edition contains the texts of Building Classic Small Craft and More Building Classic Small ...
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Overview

Gardner was not only good with words and tools,he was a great teacher as well. He sought out the best examples of classic wooden small craft in sheds and backyards across the country,then he measured them,drew them,researched their histories,and wrote out instructions so clear and complete that any amateur builder with modest talent and ambition could build beautiful boats. And thousands have. This commemorative edition contains the texts of Building Classic Small Craft and More Building Classic Small Craft,Volume 1,plus a section of eulogies from Gardner's legions of fans. Here you'll find all the plans,measurements,and directions a reader needs to build any of 47 beautiful small boats for oar,sail,or motor,including dories,peapods,Whitehalls,Rangeley boats,wherries,Sea Bright skiffs,and more.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780070228641
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 10/1/1996
  • Pages: 536
  • Product dimensions: 8.94 (w) x 11.22 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Table of Contents

Herreshoff Rowboat and Modified McInnis Bateau.
Pilot Gig.
Merrymeeting Bay Duckboat.
15-Foot Flattie Skiff.
Two 8-Foot Prams.
Four Canoes.
Down East Workboat.
Yacht Tenders.
Sea Bright Skiff.
Boston Fishing Power Dories.
Matinicus Peapod.
Two Garveys.
Clamming Skiff.
16-Foot Swampscott Dory.
Mower Dory.
Boatbuilders' Planes.
The Common Punt.
L.
Francis Herreshoff's Pram.
A Plywood Pram.
A Sailing Flattie.
A Chamberlain Skiff.
A.
Modified Quincy Skiff.
A Lowell Dory Skiff.
A Semi-Dory.
A Car-Top Semi-Dory.
The Dory.
A Modified Swampscott Dory.
A North Shore Surf Dory.
The Chamberlain Gunning Dory.
The Beachcomber-Alpha Dory.
A Sharpie.
The Peapod.
A Spurling Rowboat.
The Saint Lawrence River Skiff.
The Rangeley Boat.
The Wherry.
The Origin of the Whitehall.
A Whitehall Pulling Boat.
The Sea Bright Skiff.
The Barnegat Sneakbox.
Appendix: Notes on Boatbuilding Methods.
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