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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Wooden Boat Publications (October 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0937822892
  • ISBN-13: 978-0937822890
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.4 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #539,496 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I have always enjoyed reading books that have a function to them.
William Dennis Ely, Jr.
I would recommend it to anyone interested in building boats, even if he/she did not care to use the cold molding method described.
Fred B, Zehring
It's chocked full of useful details and good photos and illustrations.
C. D. Ott

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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By stephen sittler on January 29, 2008
Format: Paperback
I'm a 66 y.o. retiree, working solo, in my second year of building a 34' schooner. I've never built a boat. There is only good news: it's a step-by-step process, the steps are small but many, the harder ones will yield to thinking. DO IT! - you won't regret it. Mr. Parker's book is invaluable, and densely packed with good advice on every page. Buehler's Backyard Boatbuilding also highly recommended (for attitude adjustment), and the west system/Gougeon brothers' one also. A sailboat may be the most beautiful object that ordinary men have ever achieved. Or extraordinary ones, for that matter. Good luck! The big Festool "Rotex" sander, a makita battery-powered impact driver, epoxy and a bosch power hand planer will be your friends for life - money well spent.
stephen sittler
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Sam Spangenberg on April 8, 2008
Format: Paperback
Excellent technical information.
Well illustrated with photographs and drawings.
Analytical in organization, construction topics with invaluable index.
Directed at a slightly larger construction than average.
Terminology only slightly salty, but a good sailing vocabulary (or dictionary) will help.

The idea of cold-molding a boat (using thinner woods laminated with epoxy or polyester and a glass or synthetic cloth) has intrigued me for more than 30 years now. A lot has changed for the better in that time.

The method allows someone with average woodworking skills and a nominal disdain for the dangers of chemical coatings to create a boat that can provide generations of pleasure without the continuing demands a wooden boat makes on time and wallet. This is not to say that such cold molded boats are maintenance free, nor inexpensive however!

While much of Mr. Parker's book is related to the construction of a large (44 feet) boat, the information is invaluable regardless of boat size. It seems likely he would recommend something a bit smaller for your first attempt, but I got the feeling (I'm fighting the urge still) that even I could build that cruiser and head for the Caribbean.

The technical information alone, replete with careful practical and experiential considerations, makes the volume well worth adding to your bookshelf if you are planning on making, rather than buying, a boat, or if you just enjoy the pleasures of fleshing out your dreams with a significant bit of knowledge and an understanding of craftsmanship.

If you are serious about wooden boats, whether to dream of or build, I would put this on the shelf together with titles by John Gardner, Samuel Devlin, Iain Oughtred and John Brooks & Ruth Ann Hill.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Fred B, Zehring on December 27, 2012
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I was very pleasantly surprised when I looked through this book to see how complete the author has covered, not just the new cold molding method, but the entire construction of a boat. The "Lofting to Launching" portion of the title is a great description of the information contained in this book. In addition to overall boat construction, it discusses plumbing, electrical systems, power plants, you name it, if it is needed in a boat, the author covers it. I would recommend it to anyone interested in building boats, even if he/she did not care to use the cold molding method described. I was also intrigued with the New Cold Molding method. I have never seriously considered cold molding in the past, but I am sold on Mr. Parker's approach and would seriously consider it for the proper sized boat project.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By C. D. Ott on January 6, 2009
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As an avid reader of boatbuilding books, I would say that this one of the better ones that I have read. It's chocked full of useful details and good photos and illustrations. Almost a five, but I've read better. Easy to follow building steps covering all aspects of building boats this particular way. I say that because there's more than one way to skin a cat. If you are interested in building a quality boat, this book is one that you should keep in your arsenal. For an inexperienced want-to-be boat builder like myself, the cold-molding process is simple to follow and should yield a boat to last a lifetime.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By DJ Thompson on June 19, 2011
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I was been in the boat building industry for many years, read many books on the subject, and have been building a few myself since then, but Reuel B. Parkers's The New Cold-Molded Boatbuilding covered details and considerations I had never seen before. The say we learn from our mistakes, but you can learn a lot from Mr. Parker's experiences without the costs of making them yourself.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By M. Alvarez on June 24, 2010
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If you plan to build a big boat, such as the live-aboard sailing boat pictured on the cover, this is absolutely your book- 5 stars! It is thorough and comprehensive. If you are looking to build a smaller boat, such as the cold-molded, mahogany speed boats offered by the popular internet plan seller we all know and love, this book would need to be supplemented and/or substituted in different areas by another publication. Don't get me wrong, a lot of the book would prove useful for any size of boat. Because of emphasis on larger craft, however, I would give it 4 stars for smaller boats. 5 stars + 4 stars = 4.5 stars, which rounded off = 5 stars.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By EdB on October 27, 2012
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If you ever are thinking of building your own boat and are considering "Stitch and glue" techniques this is a must read. I must have read it six times now, it is a great reference and is full of details and sources.
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