Sound woodworking skills are essential when building a boat from scratch or just completing a hull, whether it is made of steel, aluminium, GRP or any form of wooden construction. This highly illustrated book provides help any aspiring boatbuilder decide what materials and tools to use and how to use them. Richard Birmingham's classic text covers the wide range of techniques and skills needed when constructing a boat, from interpreting the plans to hints on working different timbers. He answers many of those puzzling questions which need to be solved in a refreshingly clear and direct manner. This book will prove an invaluable reference to the home builder or newly trained apprentice in a fitting out yard.
This book caters specifically for the needs of prospective buyers of production and custom built boats, outlining the pros and cons of all types of boatbuilding materials. It will help owners decide what material is most suitable for their needs and how to customise and modify the boat to suit their particular requirements. With his vast experience of boat design, Bruce Roberts-Goodson gives advice (for both sail and powerboats) on: construction materials and methods special tools required suitable building sites designing and building the interiors engines for sail and power electrical systems for sail and power rigging, sail plans and keels plumbing and equipment Bruce Roberts-Goodson has a thriving boat design business, and with many hundreds of enquiries each day, he is well placed to know what questions customers want answered and what the current trends are.
BOATBUILDING WITH PLYWOOD. This is the third edition of the most complete text on plywood boatbuilding, especially written with the amateur builder in mind. This book has become the recognized standard on a subject usually covered in other books by a chapter at best. It has been widely used as a reference text in college level boatbuilding classes. The latest edition expands into stitch-&-glue plywood construction. Numerous drawings & photos help put this building method in perspective & illustrate how almost anyone can build a plywood boat, simply & quickly. The revised text also covers the use of epoxies as adhesives, for encapsulating, & fiberglassing over plywood. A simplified scarfing method is illustrated for joining plywood. GLEN-L specializes in books for the home boatbuilder. All are written by boat designers in down to earth language specifically for the amateur. Three of these books are used as text books in college classes around the country. See the following other boatbuilder titles for the do-it-yourselfer: HOW TO FIBERGLASS BOATS, Illustrates fiberglassing methods using polyester & epoxy resins. HOW TO BUILD BOAT TRAILERS, RIGGING SMALL SAILBOATS, INBOARD MOTOR INSTALLATIONS (Converting auto engines for marine use), and FIBERGLASS BOATBUILDING FOR AMATEURS (Using one-off methods). Order from: GLEN-L Marine, 9152-RR Rosecrans, Bellflower, CA 90706.