- By Howard Irving Chapelle

Boat Building

  • Title: Boat Building
  • Author: Howard Irving Chapelle
  • ISBN: 9780393031133
  • Page: 302
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Boat Building Boatbuilding is a practical handbook and boatshop assistant designed and written to meet the needs of the builder covering the complete process of wooden boat construction The text covers all types

    Boatbuilding is a practical handbook and boatshop assistant, designed and written to meet the needs of the builder, covering the complete process of wooden boat construction The text covers all types of craft from flat bottom rowboats to ocean cruisers and commercial vessels, and aids the builder in overcoming difficulties and discouraging delays resulting from the lack oBoatbuilding is a practical handbook and boatshop assistant, designed and written to meet the needs of the builder, covering the complete process of wooden boat construction The text covers all types of craft from flat bottom rowboats to ocean cruisers and commercial vessels, and aids the builder in overcoming difficulties and discouraging delays resulting from the lack of easily available information on the practical side of boatbuilding Boatbuilding gives detailed instructions, with many illustrations, on all phases of boatbuilding written out of actual boatbuilding practice and aids the builder in planning each job in its proper sequence in relation to those that follow After a chapter discussing the choice of plans suitable for amateur work there are chapters on lofting, the backbone and setting up, flat bottom hull construction, V bottom hull construction, round bottom hull construction, deck framing and building, special construction plywood, strip planking, lap strake, diagonal, ribband carvel, canvas , heavy construction, joiner work, iron work, and spar making Each chapter is organized for easy and quick reference, and the book is completely indexed An added feature is the inclusion of building plans for nineteen boats designed for this book and suitable for amateur building.

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    1. Howard Chapelle provides a great resource in this book - Boatbuilding. Since the original publication date of 1941, some materials have changed, but many of the basic premises about boating (and sailing) have not. Also, from a historical viewpoint, anyone who becomes involved in older wooden craft, from either an ownership or restoration viewpoint, will appreciate the details of construction that are offered. The uses of this book can be varied. For example, I had a 45 horsepower diesel engine a [...]

    2. This is the go-to book on classic wooden boat building. I, however, found it very hard to follow the few sections that were well covered and was severely disappointed in the poor coverage of other areas. You may be better off reading books on each aspect of building, individually. I certainly will do just that.

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