Lofting

LOFTING
Allan H Vaitses
“Lofting has been one of the great joys of my life as a boatbuilder... as I followed (this) excellent depiction of the process I found myself nodding in pleasurable agreement. An excellent book... to the beginner I would say be patient: you may get foxed at times but it’s all there in the book.” Jack Chippendale’s review W21.
Wire-o-softback. 255 x 177mm. 150pp. Lots of drawings! £17 Order no. WB0065

 

How-to-build-a-Wooden-Boat

HOW TO BUILD A WOODEN BOAT
David C ‘Bud’ McIntosh. Illustrations Sam Manning
An international classic, clearly written and illustrated by two leading experts. This book tells you all you need to know about how to build a carvel planked cruising boat. From lofting to fitting out, the author takes you through each stage step-by-step, including cedar planking, oak framing, cotton caulking and bronze fastenings. Hardback. 280 x 210mm. 264pp.   200+ line dwgs & photos. £30 Order no. WB0052

gregg-ross

THE BOATBUILDER’S APPRENTICE
Greg Rossel
The American boatbuilder, teacher and author of what’s becoming the standard work on traditional clinker and carvel small boat construction, Building Small Boats, advises on other ways to build wooden boats, lofting, setting up, taking off the lines and more. US A4 hardback
£29 Order no: MGH901

Trad-bbuilding-made-easy

TRADITIONAL BOATBUILDING MADE EASY
Richard Kolin          
Building an American skiff with flat cross-planked bottom and flared clinker topsides. Amateur boatbuilder Tony Haslett said: “Well-written and informative...  like the section on oarmaking...      An excellent buy for the first time builder” - W3 review. Softback. 253 x 190mm, 96pp. 100 illus. £14 Order no. WB0013

Plank-&-Fasten

PLANKING AND FASTENING
ed Peter H Spectre
Thirty-nine articles from WoodenBoat magazine, mainly detailing traditional techniques. Jack Chippendale said: “A reasonably priced book with an excellent collection of articles and an abundance of well-detailed informative drawings” - W4 review. Softback.            

 253 x 190mm, 160pp, dwgs & pix.
£25 Order no. WB0014

Frame,stem-&

FRAME STEM AND KEEL REPAIRS
ed Peter H Spectre
Another excellent WoodenBoat compilation. Bob Forsyth said: “I can unreservedly recommend this book to anyone interested in traditional boatbuilding... The articles have the prime common denominator of accuracy and quality” -
W4 review. Softback. 253 x 190mm, 160pp, dwgs & pix.  £19 Order no. WB0015

build-classics

BUILDING CLASSIC SMALL CRAFT
John Gardner                        
The new Commemorative Edition of the writings of the American master boatbuilder which combines Building Classic Small Craft Vol 1 and More Building Classic Small Craft in one volume. With complete plans offsets and instructions for building 47 different American small boats. A beautiful book. Softback. 285 x 220mm, 536pp, b&w pix & dwgs.
£25 Order no. IM0057

 
buil-small-boat

BUILDING SMALL BOATS
Greg Rossel
Water Craft’s regular American writer on traditional boatbuilding, Greg Rossel’s handsome new book maintains the same informed and informal style as he explains in words, pictures and lots of excellent detail drawings how to build clinker and carvel small craft. Hardback. 285 x 220mm, 278pp, b/w dwgs & pix. £30 Order no. WB0056

lofting

LOFTING A BOAT
Roger Kopanycia
Review by Adrian Noyes in W100: "Lofting is a geometric exercise... most books on it tend to be descriptive but this is largely diagrammatic... the most effective path to full understanding. I thoroughly recommend Lofting A Boat to anyone building from scratch from basic drawings."
Softback.
£22.00 Order: AC10121