Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Boat Building in Your Own Backyard Hardcover – June 1, 1958
"Warlight" by Michael Ondaatje
A dramatic coming-of-age story set in the decade after World War II, "Warlight" is the mesmerizing new novel from the best-selling author of "The English Patient." Learn more
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
I have seen 3-designs built from the book, Picaroon, Titmouse and the flattie skiff. They were as nice in 3-d as they were on the printed page.
This is a wonderful book to curl up with on a rainy night. It transports me to another place.
But, you will find out how to steam-bend frames, lay down lines, and you'll be reminded not to forget the forgotten limber holes.
This is "old fashioned" boatbuilding--how to build wooden boats. It tells you what wood to choose for each purpose, and what fasteners to use, and best of all, it provides several excellent plans from which you can build your dream boat.
It takes a lot of patience to build a boat right. It can takes months, even years of dedication. It is a big investment, not only in money, but in time and labor. But, it is something you can learn to do, and in the end, you will sail the boat you, yourself, built. No other feeling I know of can match that pride. I did it. I built the 'Wild Goose,' and sailed her on the ocean with my family.
I built one of Rabl's designs, also.
I took his plans for the Picaroon--the round bilged version--and built a model of her at one inch to the foot scale. I built every frame exactly the way I would have in actual size, and I planked her one plank at a time, carvel planked. I built each detail, scaled down from the original. I even made a keel mould, in sand, melted some wheel weight lead, and poured the keel, which I then fastened to her keelson with miniature keel bolts.
Then, when the hull was finished, I covered her in thin fiberglass (not called for in the plans), which I then sanded and polished. She is rigged with mast hoops instead of a sail slide, and is a gaff-rigged sloop.
I made a pin-rail, and rigged her like the full-sized boat. The hatches work. There are two bunks inside the cabin, and--an oaken bucket for a head.
I have sailed her on a small, quiet lake. She sails beautifully. An 18" model of the Picaroon II, which I have named "Chuckle."
Author of THE ROAD TO DAMASCUS: Our Journey Through Eternity