elements

ELEMENTS OF YACHT DESIGN
Norman L Skene
The original, first published in 1904. “One of the seminal books on the subject... despite its age, a useful reference work provided one bears in mind that parts have been superseded... full of facts, no folksy waffle.”  Andrew Wolstenholme review W30.
Softback. 235 x 150mm, 272pp, 182 b/w dwgs. £16 Order no. SB0080

bookdata

THE BOAT DATA BOOK
Ian Nicolson
 So you want to design a boat? Here’s all the practical ‘nuts & bolts’ information you need – the sizes, weights, strengths and relative values of every  component the builder might use, including those nuts and bolts. Plus how much beam, draught and sail area for a given length and much more.  Softback.  £25 Order no. AC0177

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CANOE RIG
Todd Bradshaw
Sub-titled “Sailpower for Antique and Traditional Canoes” this brand new American title will also have an appeal to anyone putting a new rig on an open boat. Contents include making sails, making spars, leeboards, centreboards and more, all backed up with the right technical data and beautiful illustrations. Hardback. 215 x 280mm. 278pp. 200 colour illus.
£35 Order no. WB0068

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PETE CULLER’S BOATS
John Burke
The complete design catalogue of the wholesome traditional boat designs of the great American designer/builder, packed with lines drawings and photographs of a wide range of craft from simple flat-bottomed skiffs and lapstrake dayboats to  large rakish Chesapeake-style schooners. Hardback.
£33 Order no. WB0700

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INSHORE CRAFT  
Ed: Julian Mannering & Dr Basil Greenhill
At last, a reprint of one of the very best histories of the traditional working small craft of the British Isles. With contributions from the team of experts, the book is profusely illustrated with photographs and line drawings - an ideal source of inspiration for designers and boatbuilders. Softback 260x220mm. 239pp. 400+illustrations.
£21 Order no. PS700

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THE GAFF RIG HANDBOOK 
John Leather                     
A compendium of the history, design, techniques and developments of gaff rig, profusely illustrated with historic photographs and the author’s excellent diagrams and drawings, this is the revised and extended 1994 version of the original 1970 Gaff Rig in a new printing by Adlard Coles. The book’s longevity says it all. Softback 275 x 215mm, 240pp, b/w dwgs & pix. £33 Order no. AC0076

rowable

ROWABLE CLASSICS
Daryl J Strickler
“The racing thoroughbreds of the rower’s – more correctly – sculler’s world... This book certainly deserves a place on every rower’s bookshelf and even if you are not a rower, it might convert you,” wrote Alan Bright. Read his full review in W75. Hardback
£33 Order no: WB4012

plans

30 WOODEN BOATS


40 WOODEN BOATS


50 WOODEN BOATS

Catalogues of boat plans  from WoodenBoat
Three different selections of wooden boat plans, each ranging from small dinghies to cruising yachts, mostly American, some simple, some difficult.                        Softbacks: 275  x 210 mm. each £14
Order nos.
30WB/40WB/50WB

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PETE CULLER ON WOODEN BOATS
Edited by John Burke
R D ‘Pete’ Culler was a founding father of the wooden boat revival in the USA. This book includes the complete texts of his best known works Skiffs & Schooners and Boats, Oars & Rowing, plus many of his magazine articles and previously unpublished pictures.
US A4 Softback 448pp
£23 Order no: MGH900

trad-small

THE WORKING GUIDE TO TRADITIONAL SMALL BOAT SAILS
David L Nichols            
  The sub-title says it all:  A How-To Handbook for Builders and Owners. The Beauty and Practicality of the Lug Sail, The Gaff Sail, The Sliding Gunter,
The Sprit Sail and More! Also: Marlinspike Basics and Tips on Rigging and How to Retrofit A Modern Boat with a Traditional Sail. But don’t be misled by  ‘traditional’ – the ‘traditional’ rigs here use polyester sails and running rigging, Tufnol blocks and stainless steel shackles. US A4 Softback. £20 Order no. BB0501

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PRACTICAL SMALL BOAT DESIGNS
John Atkin
A reprint of a book first published in 1983, a collection of 24 designs and commentaries by the famous American designer and his famous father. "Sophisticated designs made simple by the clarity of draughtsmanship so that any of us could imagine building them" Paul Gartside review W92 Softback.
£27.50 Order no: WB1010

small-yachts

SMALL YACHTS; THEIR DESIGN
AND CONSTRUCTION

C P Kunhardt
A facsimile reproduction of Kunhardt's treatise of 1891 from the editors of WoodenBoat, with less of the words but all of the beautiful 'Dixon Kemp' type lines drawings of slender craft which seem deeper than the are long! A beautiful hardback much too good for the coffee table.
£27.50 Order no. WB0408