Download eBook Everybody has the dream: Build a boat in the backyard and sail off to join the happy campers off Pogo Pogo, right? But how? Backyard boatbuilding has its problems. Building in fiberglass is itchy, smelly, and yields a product that yachting maven L. Francis Herreshoff once called "frozen snot. Ah, wood.
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Download eBook Everybody has the dream: Build a boat in the backyard and sail off to join the happy campers off Pogo Pogo, right?
But how? Backyard boatbuilding has its problems. Building in fiberglass is itchy, smelly, and yields a product that yachting maven L. Francis Herreshoff once called "frozen snot. Ah, wood. You can build in the time-honored traditions of the Golden Age of Yachting, loving crafting intricate joints in rare tropical hardwoods, steaming swamp oak butts to sinuous shapes, holding the whole thing together with nonferrous fastenings that cost a buck or better each.
Does that sound like boatbuilding for everyperson? You butter regular old wood with Miracle Whip, stick it together in the shape of a boat, and off you go, right? Where does that leave us? In the capable hands of George Buehler, who honors the timeless traditions of the sea all right, but those from the other side of the boatyard tracks.
Buehler draws his inspiration from centuries of workboat construction, where semiskilled fishermen built rugged, economical boats from everyday materials in their own backyards, and went to sea in them in all kinds of weather, not just when it was pleasant.
This book contains complete plans for seven cruising boats--from a foot sailboat to a foot power cruiser. All the information you need is here, including step-by-step instructions honed by nearly 20 years of supplying boat plans to backyard builders--and helping them out when they get into trouble. Buehler is anarchic, heretical, and occasionally profane; his book is West Coast counterculture meets traditional hardchine workboat construction, leavened with hardnosed common sense and penny-pinching economy.
This book is most definitely NOT about either. It is about the realization of dreams. If you believe that everyone who wants a cruising boat can have one. If you see beauty beneath the fish scales and work scars of a commercial fishing boat. If you want to build a simple, rugged, economical, good-looking cruising boat--power or sail--using everyday lumberyard materials and few skills other than perseverance, this is the book for you.
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In this page volume, expert boat designer Gavin Atkin provides detailed instructions for building 17 different boats that are both efficient and attractive. In addition to telling you everything you need to know about the actual construction of the boats, he provides important information regarding where to buy materials and what types to buy. He also gives a crash course in ways to ensure you stay safe while working with potentially dangerous tools. While the designs that Atkin provides are not particularly fancy, there is an elegant simplicity to them, and the resulting boats should hold up well as long as they have been built properly. This book is an ideal instruction guide for beginners as well as those who want to make the construction of a ship a family activity.
Ultrasimple Boat Building