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Great boats, great advice, but MAN, he uses a lot of wood.,
This review is from: Buehler's Backyard Boatbuilding (Paperback)
The hardest thing about this book is spelling the author's name.
Buheler sets out a wonderful and simple method for building a boat--any boat. While he has some small scale plans and offsets in the book (and available from him in large scale), the strength of this book is the advice. He's "been there and done that".
His boat designs and construction methods are RUGGED. I'm not a marine engineer or naval architect, but he seems to love massive wood structures, and uses them whereever he can, even if they may not really be nessasary.
But, as he says, when things start to blow, I'm sure they're a comfort. Even if you aren't building with that in mind, read his book for the ideas. The tips on nails alone saved me lots of money.
And trust me, you'll laugh, too.