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Boatbuilding: A Complete Handbook of Wooden Boat Construction Hardcover – July 17, 1994
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I'm a professional, doing repairs on wooden workboats and I do refer to it whenever I'm stumped. Not the easiest read, not completely user-friendly.....well, I'll let you in on a little secret; neither is boatbuilding.
Some have whinged about the terms, some have groused about the old-style construction methods. Well, there are certain terms that are used for certain things and you are not knowledgeable unless you can use and understand them. Learning them is part of learning the trade. Study!
Tremendous detail, wide variety of different methods covered. Chapelle was a NA/ME and a skilled designer in his own right and it too shows. Highly recommended.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a gold mine of construction details which complements my purchase of American Small Sailing Craft by the same authorPublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is a great text (one of the best) to use for specific issues as you approach a given boatbuilding task (and by boatbuilding I mean the old fashioned way). Read morePublished 10 months ago by Ditch
Even if written long ago still up to date in much of it. Technical reading mostly but quite interesting for those into it.Published 12 months ago by CM
Fun book, definitely at a level well beyond available online research.Published 13 months ago by Matthew Funk
Book was originally written in the 40's, however, there are some ideas and techniques that are still pretty niftyPublished 24 months ago by Todd J Nickel
Howard Chapelle is the recognized expert in wooden boat building. His descriptions, vocabulary, and illustrations set the standard for historical and nautical accuracy. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Walter Hansen