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Instant Boatbuilding with Dynamite Payson: 15 Instant Boats for Power, Sail, Oar, and Paddle / Edition 1

Instant Boatbuilding with Dynamite Payson: 15 Instant Boats for Power, Sail, Oar, and Paddle / Edition 1

by Harold H. Payson
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From the acknowledged master of the “instant boat”—tips, techniques, and designs for quick-and-easy plywood boatbuilding

Dynamite Payson offers you a new guide to building 15 exciting boats from master designer Phil Bolger. Instant Boatbuilding with Dynamite Payson includes plans and instructions for a multipurpose skiff for sail, oar, and power; a pirogue for single or double paddle; a big pram dinghy; a maneuverable peapod; a long, fast, rowing dory; a rugged outboard-powered work skiff; and more. You will enjoy the commonsense advice, step-by-step building instructions, and tips on tools and materials that have made Payson a hero of amateur boatbuilders worldwide.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071472647
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 04/09/2007
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 590,841
Product dimensions: 8.44(w) x 10.86(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Harold H. "Dynamite" Payson, with Phil Bolger, has opened up the craft of boatbuilding to tens of thousands of hobbyists and spawned hundreds of new designs, while writing nine books on boatbuilding and boat modeling.

Table of Contents

Introduction     ix
Plywood Boats     ix
About This Book     xi
Instant Boat Basics
Questions, Answers, and Figuring Things Out     2
Which Boat Should I Build?     2
Where Do I Start?     3
Materials for Instant Boatbuilding     7
Plywood     7
Boat Lumber     8
Fastenings     9
Glues     9
Paints and Painting     12
Flotation     13
Tools     14
Power Tools     14
Sanding Tools     15
Buying Good Power Tools     16
Hand Tools     17
Buying Used Tools     20
Boat Plans and Building Procedures     23
Understanding Instant Boat Plans     23
Building from Plans     24
Laying Out the Side Panels     24
Butt-Joining the Panels     25
Scarfing Plywood     27
Setting Up     29
Putting the Long Seams Together     30
Sheathing the Boat with Fiberglass     31
Instant Boats Step by Step
Building Boat Models     34
Model-Making Tools     34
Glues for Model Making     35
Model-Making Wood     35
The Plans     36
The Scale of the Model     36
Side Panels     37
Bilge Panels, Bottom, and Transom     37
Stem     38
Frames     38
Assembling the Hull     39
Fitting the Bottom Panel and Stem     39
Fitting the Bilge Panels     40
Floor Platform and Seats     41
False Stem     41
Gunwales     41
Skeg     42
Foot Stretchers, Breast Hook, and Quarter Knees     42
Finishing the Hull     42
Scribing the Waterline     42
Payson's Pirogue (13'0")     44
Cartopper (11'6")     49
Sweet Pea (15'0")     73
More Boats to Build
Ruben's Nymph (7'9")     96
Big Tortoise (8'0")     101
Auray Punt (9'9")     105
Fisherman's Skiff (12'0")     109
Stretched Dory (19'6")     115
Sea Hawk (15'6")     120
Diablo Grande (18'0")     128
18' Clamskiff     134
15'6" Clamskiff     143
Sneakeasy (26'6")      149
Catfish (15'1 [fraction 12]")     153
Chebacco (19'8")     162
Building Oars     173
Moorings     178
Resources     184
Glossary     186
Index     191

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