22.02.2022

BOATBUILDING — A COMPLETE HANDBOOK OF WOODEN BOAT CONSTRUCTION

Boatbuilding - A Complete Handbook of Wooden Boat Construction

Author(s) Horward I. Chapelle
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Date 1969
Pages 632
Format pdf
Size 111 Mb
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Here is the very practical handbook designed specifically to be used as the boatshop assistant and written by the professional to meet all needs of the boat builders. The content of the volume covers the entire process of constructing wooden boats, from row-boats to the huge commercial and war ships.

The idea of the author was to help boat builders facing difficulties and various delays that usually result from the insufficient practical information. The book provides readers with the detailed info and tips supplemented with the numerous pictures addressing all stages of the building process. Such information will be of great use to the people engaged in planning the boat building process, with due consideration given to the sequence of the operations.

The nine sections of the book cover the plans and lofting, set up and construction of the flat-bottom, V-shaped-bottom, and round-bottom hulls, different construction methods, joining, spar making, plumping, installation works, finishing, as well as the tools normally used for construction. The approach used by the author make the understanding of the material easy even for the absolute beginners and this is one of the advantages.

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