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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
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
Epoxy Basics by Russell Brown

Epoxy Basics by Russell Brown

Renowned designer and boat builder Russell Brown shares hard-won techniques for working with epoxy in this concise, full-sized (8.5 x 11) color, print edition. Advance your epoxy skills and waste less, sand less, and achieve beautiful results. This full color 46-page book covers the basics of gluing, filleting, glassing, and coating.
$18.95
Epoxy Basics by Russell Brown  INSTANT DOWNLOAD

Epoxy Basics by Russell Brown INSTANT DOWNLOAD

Renowned designer and boat builder Russell Brown shares hard-won techniques for working with epoxy in this concise, instantly downloadable E-book. Advance your epoxy skills and waste less, sand less, and achieve beautiful results. This full color 42-page e-book covers the basics of gluing, filleting, glassing, and coating. Order now and you'll receive an automated e-mail link to download. $5.99.
$5.99
Finding Pax: The Unexpected Journey of a Little Wooden Boat by Kaci Cronkhite

Finding Pax: The Unexpected Journey of a Little Wooden Boat by Kaci Cronkhite

"Her book is nothing less than a love story for a wooden boat." —Tom Jackson, Woodenboat.

From the cover: "Around-the-world sailor, writer, and traveler Kaci Cronkhite knew better than to buy a wooden boat. But in 2007—smitten by the buxom curves of Pax and inspired by a life in the wind—she did. What transpired after that was a love story, an international mystery, and a seven-year quest. It was an unexpected journey for both author and boat."

Local author and friend of the magazine Kaci Cronkhite's just-released book is receiving rave reviews, and for limited time the copies offered through SCA are SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

Beautifully bound soft cover. 199 pages. Photo and illustrations.

$18.95
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From My Old Boat Shop by Weston Farmer

From My Old Boat Shop by Weston Farmer

We stumbled across a cool book from a press called Boat House Books down in Portland, Oregon. From My Old Boat Shop is a huge, 356-page, 8.5 x 11 hardback chock full of good reading. The dust jacket says the book is a "narrative collection of Weston Farmer's gleanings from the old boat shops such as Elco, Racine Boat Co., Hubbard, etc. and from his personal association with the greats such as Rabl, Atkin, Davis, Hanna, etc."

I really didn't know much about Weston Farmer or his designs until recently when Associate Editor Marty Loken invited me out for a spin on his elegant Farmer-designed Sundance power-cruiser. Marty had told me how efficient Farmer's motorboat designs were, and sure enough the 17-footer climbed up on a plane effortlessly and quietly in front of a barely-throttled 25 hp outboard.

Having experienced it firsthand, I found the book's claim that "(Farmer) provides the 'secret inner workings' of old boat technology that was forgotten after high power and mass-production fever forever changed boat design," much more believable.

P.S. Some of the chapters: William Atkin Pt1 and Pt 2, Tribute to Sam Rabl, El Cheapo Planimeter, Flotation Models, The Kitchen Rudder, Power/Fuel, The Lovely Fantail Launch, The 18-Foot Runabout Pllywog.



"Simply the best book on boat design philosophy available."
- Bob Pickett, Flounder Bay Boat Lumber

Farmer is the practical companion to Chapelle."
- Bill Durham

"Farmer is a champion of the cause of the home boat builder."
- Sam Rabl "

Our last copy is reference only."
- Eric Cisney, Seattle Public Library


PLEASE NOTE INTERNATIONAL ORDERS MIGHT REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING
$49.95
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From Truths to Tools by Jim Tolpin and George Walker

From Truths to Tools by Jim Tolpin and George Walker

By Jim Tolpin and George Walker
Illustrated by Andrea Love

By Jim Tolpin and George Walker
Illustrated by Andrea Love

These beautifully-bound hardcover books are signed by author Jim Tolpin.

From the publisher:

Good books give you a glimpse of small truths – about workbenches, joinery or sharpening, for example. Great books, on the other hand, stitch together seemingly disparate ideas to present a new way of looking at the whole world, from your marking awl, to your hand or to the line of the horizon.

“From Truths to Tools” is a hand-illustrated work that masquerades as a children’s book. There are funny drawings. There aren’t a lot of words. You can read the entire 208-page book in one sitting.

But “From Truths to Tools” somehow explains the craft, the entire physical world, our language and geometry in a way that makes you feel like the authors have revealed a huge secret to you. One that has been sitting in front of you your entire life.

The book begins with an explanation of a circle and a single point, and it then shows how those simple ideas can be used to create an entire set of layout tools – a try square, a straightedge, dividers etc. that allow you to build furniture.

Once you understand the language behind your tools, very complicated things become easy to understand. Compound joinery. Fitting odd miters. Making curves that taper.

And once you get those ideas in your head, it’s a short hop to grasp how those same ideas can be applied to building anything of any shape imaginable – skyscrapers, boats, bridges. When you can calculate if a tree will hit you when you fell it in the forest, you’ll be able to calculate the circumference of the earth.

“From Truths to Tools” is the third book from the geometry-loving team of Jim Tolpin and George Walker. Their first book, “By Hand & Eye,” makes the case that simple whole-number ratios are the underpinning to the built world and our furniture. Their second book, “By Hound & Eye,” gives you the exercises that open your eyes to the way geometry and ratios govern our world. And the third, “From Truths to Tools,” shows how geometry creates our tools and, once understood, leads to a deeper grasp of the things we build, the world around us and even our language.
$23.95
Gougeon Brothers on Boat Construction

Gougeon Brothers on Boat Construction

An expanded, revised, reorganized, updated edition of this exhaustive manual on modern wood/epoxy yacht construction. Extensively illustrated with photos and drawings covering every operation from lofting to launching. Extraordinary volume.
$39.95
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Iain Oughtred: A Life in Wooden Boats

Iain Oughtred: A Life in Wooden Boats

A mix of biography, simplicity manifesto, and design catalog--this gorgeous, hardbound book is coffee-table worthy and a must for fans of Oughtred's traditional wooden boat designs. Tons of photos and illustrations.
$29.95
Jordan Wood Boats: Boatbuilding My Way by Warren Jordan

Jordan Wood Boats: Boatbuilding My Way by Warren Jordan

Mr. Jordan uses his hard-earned experience and respect for tradition to teach the reader how and why to choose, start, finish, float—and perhaps even love a well-built small boat. 8.5 x 111 145 pages.
$24.95
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More Small Trimarans: A Continuing Look ay Production and Homebuilt Small Tris

More Small Trimarans: A Continuing Look ay Production and Homebuilt Small Tris

Another opportunity for you to sit down with the experts and get your questions answered about the fascinating small trimarans out there! This book picks up where Small Trimarans: An Introduction leaves off.

This book covers many newer (and some older models) not featured in the first book. In these exclusive interviews, some of the leading small trimaran designers in the world today (along with a couple representative agents) also share ...

* Unique and fascinating personal experiences

* Individual design philosophies (see where they agree, and sometime disagree)

* Useful construction tips (if you're seriously considering building your own)

* Vintage small tri history (from those who've seen the develpment of modern multihulls in the 20th century)

* Little sailing gems and pieces of information not gathered in any other "small tri" resource

A "behind-the-scenes" look at ...

1. The Tri-Star 18
$19.95
Sailmaker's Apprentice

Sailmaker's Apprentice

Sailmaker's Apprentice
Item Number: INT057
ISBN: 9780071376426

There is little about designing, making, repairing or improving sails that this book doesn't cover. More than a comprehensive apprenticeship, it is also a wonderfully illustrated examination of the world's rig and sail types. The author is our own Sail Doctor, Raven, formerly known as Emiliano Marino.
$24.95
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