- Paperback: 85 pages
- Publisher: Wooden Boat Publications; First edition (November 1990)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0937822167
- ISBN-13: 978-0937822166
- Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 11.6 x 0.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #655,339 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Expectant Father's Cradle Boat Book Paperback – November, 1990
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Overall, the instructions are fairly clear and easy to follow. There are, however, a few pitfalls to avoid before construction starts. If you plan to enlarge the plans and patterns included in the back of the book with an architectural reprographics firm (as I did), be cautioned. The 600% enlargement specified by the book proved inaccurate. 548% brought them to scale without distortion and this was expensive (over $50). Once the plans were to scale, any stated measurements on the plans were not necessarily accurate so again, beware. Some measurements had to be coaxed from the plans and the exact placement of the transom mold still eludes me. Also a little confusing is that all the patterns are not square on the graph and, in fact, some patterns are not symmetrical. In particular the transom and rocker patterns. Purchasing the available full size plans may be the way to go.
Again the book is fairly well written as an instructional guide, even for someone like me with little boat building or woodcrafting experience. I'd have rated it much higher had the supporting plans and patterns better lent themselves to more rapid and better construction and less head scatching.
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I will be building these for sale the book gives you good plans and an advice on how to build these with ease. Read morePublished on July 24, 2014 by David W.
DISAPOINTED, was after JORDAN WOOD BOATS Boatbuilding My Way MIGHT TRY AGAIN ONE DAY IF I WANT IT BAD ENOUGHPublished on April 13, 2014 by FRANK DEBOOY
This book is reasonably well written, though it is clear the author didn't build several of these boats before writing. . .perhaps just a single prototype. Read morePublished on December 23, 2007 by J. Brown