A complete how-to manual covering all phases of building and finishing six versions of a 12-, 13- or 14-foot 28-lb. arc-bottom canoe.
It includes dimensioned hull plans, a detailed building sequence heavily illustrated with step-by-step photographs, tips and techniques for painting and varnishing, and hard-to-find background and reference material.
Anyone with a few basic hand and electric tools and a small workshop or one-car garage can build Sweet Dream.
Jay Benford's work in designing a series of offshore cruisers has helped get many people started following their dreams and sailing the world. These designs are by far and away the most economical, affordable offshore cruisers, the most boat for the money and very quickly built. This means that you not only get cruising for less money but you can do it much sooner. Something to think about!…
Text by Richard Butz
Illus. by John Montague
Line Art by William Bartoo
Contains scale plans, specifications, a tool list, step-by-step instructions—even a helpful explanation of how to paddle the canoe.
All building operations are clearly illustrated with photos and sketches.
Inexpensive to build using ordinary tools and materials, the canoe gives everybody access to boatbuilding and a boat.
This is a fun way to spend a weekend and get an excellent small boat easily and inexpensively.
It is a great family project, ideal for introductory boat building courses and for community and school-based boat building experiences.
The Weekend Skiff can give anyone access to boat building and a boat.
Takes a complex technical subject and distills the essence into helpful, comprehensive and even entertaining terms.
Author John Wills introduces the reader to the subject of marine reinforced plastics (what most of us refer to collectively as “fiberglass”), offers solutions to blistering and other problems and then challenges the reader with recent discoveries and less conventional processes.
Tiller Publishing announces the re-publication of Practical Junk Rig, Design Aerodynamics and Handling, the first and still foremost major work on the fore-and-aft Chinese junk rig.
Practical Junk Rig examines the design and aerodynamic theory behind junk rigs and discusses how bet to sail them. It is not a historical treatise but rather a detailed analysis of the intricacies of the rig, which will be of absorbing interest to both amateur owners and professional designers.
Combines both volumes of Colvin’s masterwork on building boats from steel in one complete volume.
This book offers the insights, experience and mature thinking of a man who has been a merchant seaman, naval architect, yacht and shipbuilder, sailmaker, and consultant to shipbuilders and governments on matters of vessel design and construction.
There is probably no one more uniquely qualified to pen the ultimate book on steel boatbuilding than author, designer, builder and liveaboard cruising man Tom Colvin. Cruising World
A beginner's handbook for carving letters, basic decorative figures and signs.
Carver David Hassell takes you step-by-easy-step through carving simple exercises to eight different nameboard designs, through carving letters both large and small, to three more complex eagles and on through finishing and gold leafing techniques.
From choosing the steel to installing the systems to safety at sea, there is valuable advice for everyone from the armchair dreamer to the saltiest of sea dogs.
Steel Away is a "what-to" book, rather than a "how-to" book that simply gives you directions.
Over the past thirty years The Gaff Rig Handbook has become internationally regarded as the definitive reference for anyone designing, building or sailing either an existing gaff rigged craft or a new one.
It outlines the practical aspects of the rig, masts, spars, sails, running and standing rigging, and contrasts the development of gaff rig in Britain, America, Scandinavia and France.