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10 Wooden Boats You Can Build

10 Wooden Boats You Can Build

Examines a variety of designs and construction techniques. Included are a Herreshoff daysailer, stitch & glue kayak, Norwegian pram, strip-built, double paddle canoe, lapstrake, plywood runabout, more.
$24.95
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A Boat Called SCAMP by Dick Herman

A Boat Called SCAMP by Dick Herman

Here's the real-life story of a small sailboat called SCAMP. Regular SCA contributor and author, Richard "Dick" Herman chronicles the short but interesting history of this popular microcruiser. The 92-page text covers the entire evolution, from long ago daydreams to a growing fleet of wooden and production fiberglass boats. A must-have history for Scamp owners, builders and fans. *Copies signed by author.
$9.99
A Speck on the Sea: Epic Voyages in the Most Improbable Vessels

A Speck on the Sea: Epic Voyages in the Most Improbable Vessels

More than 70 accounts of big adventures in small boats. One of our favorites and a must-have for small-boat adventure readers.
$14.95
Albert Strange: Yacht  Designer and Artist by John Leather (with a foreward by Iain Oughtred)

Albert Strange: Yacht Designer and Artist by John Leather (with a foreward by Iain Oughtred)

This gorgeous new re-issue of Albert Strange—Yacht Designer and Artist, is suitable for a coffee-table! At approximately 8.5 x 10.5", this edition features a Strange biography and commentary on many of his designs. The book also includes drawings of 27 yacht designs, an appreciation of Strange the artist, a selction of cruising yarns, an updated collection of images of his paintings, photos of Strange boats afloat, and much more. 224 pages. 12 plates. Lots of drawings, illustrations and a comprehensive list of designs. Softcover with sewn binding, cover flaps and matt lamination.

$29.95
Art of the Canoe with Joe Seliga

Art of the Canoe with Joe Seliga

An all-color celebration of the hand-crafted canoes from this master builder. The author's life story and superb craftsmanship are here passed on for canoe lovers and builders everywhere to enjoy. Color photos.

$34.95
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Boatbuilding for Beginners by Jim Michalak

Boatbuilding for Beginners by Jim Michalak

Contains full building plans for six boats: a 14 ft. sailboat, a two-person canoe, two rowboats and two motorboats along with instructions for making oars, sails and more. For the complete novice who really wants to build their own wooden boat.
$24.95
Boats with an Open Mind

Boats with an Open Mind

Phil Bolger's Boats with an Open Mind is a must-have for every small-boat enthusiast. This detailed and illustrated 406-page text features 75 designs and concepts, including the Micro, Chebacco, Martha Jane and Birdwatcher series. Soft cover.
$37.95
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Buehler's Backyard Boatbuilding

Buehler's Backyard Boatbuilding

Inspirational, irreverent, iconoclastic, step-by-step manual for those who would build boats rather than yachts, who would rather be using their boat than still building it, and who have courage to want something different and believe they can build it.
$25.95
Building Classic Small Craft

Building Classic Small Craft

Complete plans and building instructions for 47 small wooden boats. Combines Building Classic Small Craft and More Building Classic Small Craft. Includes a section of letters and eulogies celebrating Gardner's life and work.
$32.95
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Building Outrigger Sailing Canoes

Building Outrigger Sailing Canoes

Details modern construction methods for three, fast, beautiful boats offering breathtaking sailing performance. Based on traditional Hawaiian and Polynesian types, using the strip-built and stitch-and-glue construction methods. No other book like it.
$22.95
Canoes: A Natural History in North America

Canoes: A Natural History in North America

From the back of the dust jacket: “(the authors) have written a wonderfully detailed biography of the vessel that made North America possible, treating it as a living, breathing personality. As enjoyable as a swift, steady, and smooth river, this is the ideal book for canoeists—the perfect canoe trip of a read.—Roy MacGregor, author of Canoe Country: The Making of Canada.”

Hardbound at 371 color pages (approximately 8 x 10 inches), this coffee-table-worthy masterpiece weighs in at more than three pounds!
$35.95 $39.95 10%
Catalan Castaway: A Sail and Oar Story by Ben Crawshaw

Catalan Castaway: A Sail and Oar Story by Ben Crawshaw

From the publisher's description:

The adventure might be small, but the fears and dangers—not to mention the achievement—are very real —Tom Cunliffe, Yachting World

I was blown away by this book’s production —Paul Constantine, Dinghy Cruising

I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book—twice so far —WoodenBoat

A sail-and-oar adventure in our own boat, one having the inevitable beauty of a form which accurately meets function – this is the dream of many of us. But Ben Crawshaw shows us that the dream is nearer to our grasp than we may think. In Gavin Atkin’s Light Trow design he found a vision of beauty, a promise of seaworthiness, and an affordable boatbuilding project which would require the most simple and accessible of materials, and just basic woodworking ability.

Within months he was afloat in Onawind Blue, and Catalan Castaway recounts his day-sails, beach-camping cruises and a challenging longer voyage, over a five year period on the Catalan coast of Spain, where he lives with his partner and young family. Onawind Blue has been Ben’s passport to the traditional maritime community of the region, so in addition to her own exploits we learn of the indigenous boat types, many now endangered, and the dedicated band of people who keep them alive. Ben’s increasingly ambitious adventures have sometimes made him draw on deep reserves of physical and mental strength, as has his personal battle with the ‘giant octopus’ of serious illness, happily now at bay.

$14.95
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