And here comes the perfect and so easy to follow an understand guidance to building boats for amateurs. This book has become world popular among boatbuilders as a result of the simple and straightforward way of explanation. The authors of the publication presented all information using a tack-and-tape method as well the framing method, which is more conventional. There are so many people who have managed to build the boats using the designs, techniques and data provided on the pages of this publication. The duet of authors consisting of the professional boatbuilder Harold Payson and professional designer Phil Bolger created a perfect reference source. the secret of the success of this book was the proper combination of the boatbuilding genius and excellent writing style of Payson with the amazing designs prepared by Bolger. The general technical knowledge and a huge number of construction plans and drawings allows the boatbuilding enthusiasts to construct nearly everything from a regular six-foot boat to a twenty-five-foot classic schooner. The book is written having the newcomer in mind, that is why the authors preferred not to go too deep into technical information - all the construction methods presented there are fool-proof, practical and easy to implement.