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.
Yachtsmen can now benefit from the practical expertise of scores of sailors and captains from a vast range of boating experience who divulge a wealth of information on types of ships, sailing areas, and requirements. This guide brings together their best ideas and secrets, including simple and cost-effective ways to improve equipment performance that make life on board more convenient and comfortable, and sailing easier and safer.
Included are tips on mooring and anchoring, handling, stowing, securing, storing during the winter, and cleaning and of course, maximizing comfort in the cockpit and on deck. Easy-to-follow demonstrations of how to tackle often complicated tasks efficiently, without much effort, and without breaking the bank, are sure to turn any serious sailor into a master yachtsman.9.6 x 6.6 144 pages.
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.
More than 70 accounts of big adventures in small boats. One of our favorites and a must-have for small-boat adventure readers.
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.
First published in 1951. An examination of traditional American sailing workboats under 40 ft. on deck. Discusses design, development, and construction.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.