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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
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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
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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.
$34.00
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
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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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Chinese Sailing Rig

Chinese Sailing Rig

A practical handbook for adapting the junk rig to western style hulls. Emphasis is on practical, straight forward design and construction choices with tested materials and methods throughout. Instructions on sailing the rig, also. Well illustrated.
$18.95
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Classic Wooden Fishing Boats of the Vietnamese Coast: The Design, Construction, Rigging and Fisheries by Ken Preston

Classic Wooden Fishing Boats of the Vietnamese Coast: The Design, Construction, Rigging and Fisheries by Ken Preston

The book is about the fishing boats on the Vietnamese coast in the first two decades of the twenty-first century, and very specifically, from 2005 to 2016, the period of time when the photographs and notes were all taken. It is intended to be a field guide to the boats and, to a lesser extent, to the ports and beaches they sail from, and the highway routes from one to the next. Basically, this is a photographic record, with just enough text to place the photographs in time and space and to point out their significance. This coffee-table worthy book is hardbound, 8.5 x 12" and 327 pages full of color photos.

Here’s what’s in the book:

Chapter 1: Wooden Boats and Nautical Culture in Vietnam, Past and Present 

Chapter 2: Vietnamese Wooden Boat Design

Chapter 3: Seagoing Baskets

Chapter 4: Boat Building Techniques Chapter 5: Modern Fishing Gear on the Vietnamese Coast 

Chapter 6: A Trip Up the Coast: From Phu Quoc Island to Mong Cai

Recommended Reading and Further Resources 

Glossary of Nautical and Boat Building Terms

$39.95
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Cruising Catamaran Communique

Cruising Catamaran Communique

How to compare, select and sail cruising catamarans. Covers equipment and techniques for anchoring, diagrams, charts, specs and photos. The most comprehensive resource ever for this complex topic.
$29.95
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