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Building the Six-Hour Canoe Paperback – July 1, 1994
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There are two lists of materials, one on p. 11, one on p. 58. They do not match. The one on 11 has a frame bottom, but this is not in 58, and 58 does not list the keel. They mention a "full sized pattern" for the gussets on p. 18, but no such pattern exists. They also might as well include the butt block procedure for two 4x8 pieces of plywood in the main part of the book because most places on the planet do not have 4x16 pieces of marine grade plywood. Also, readers should work hard to find a source of cheap bronze screws before they start (the project requires about 120 of them--not the 50 given in the text--and they are expensive!) It would also have been nice if they had photographs showning the canoe at main stages in the process. The above minor points did not detract from the 30 hours or so of pure enjoyment I had in using this book to build a canoe. I hope the authors come out with the sailboat version they promise.
This book is the best starting place to draw in a generation brought up in a disposable society. It teaches self confidence, a pioneering spirit, a great sense of accomplishment upon completion. Introducing young to outdoors with this project using this text can change attitudes and lives. From humble mistakes to the grandeur of a completed project has and will build character that cannot be outgrown. Right up there with any philosophy breakthroughs, this simple book can add a lot of enthusiasm in your teen, preteen, scout, or outdoorsman. Recommended with great respect.
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detailed easy to follow instructions. You can build this even with just basic skillsPublished 13 months ago by paul buckner
received promptly ,looks like a fun project for this summerPublished 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great instruction book for those who have a bit of woodworking experience and a few basic tools. I built the canoe on my back porch one spring. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Leigh
Basically it is a very good book. However there are a few important things missing, like the full size pattern for the knee brace. Read morePublished on February 3, 2014 by Carolyn Risley