Build Your Own Boat

Build Your Own Boat

by Percy W. Blandford



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Build Your Own Boat by Percy W. Blandford

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486452890
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 11/02/2011
Series: Dover Books on Woodworking and Carving Series
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 886,704
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

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