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Illustrated Guide to Wood Strip Canoe Building By Susan Van Leuven Hardcover – Illustrated, September 1, 1998
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Step-by-step photographs in full color and instructions by an author who has both done her homework and builds stripper canoes herself make this an excellent practical manual. -- WoodenBoat, March/April 1999
From the Back Cover
The Illustrated Guide to Wood Strip Canoe Building is a comprehensive, detailed guide to the process of constructing a high-quality wood strip canoe, written especially for the novice boat builder. Sheathed strip boat construction is becoming increasingly popular among both amateur and professional builders. This is a method of producing a lightweight, strong, beautiful boat of the sleekest design using materials, tools, and techniques available to the recreational builder. This book offers complete coverage of the procedures and techniques of mold set-up, assembly of the wood strip hull, epoxy resin and fiberglass application, finishing, and more. All phases of construction are extensively illustrated with color photos and line drawings. For each stage of the building process, a range of alternative methods is presented, enabling the builder to select those which will yield a craft customized to his or her own needs. Source lists for canoe plans, building materials, and tools are included. This book is dedicated to helping the backyard boat builder achieve professional quality results in creating a fine canoe to use and be proud of for years. 160 pages; 489 photos and 67 illustrations.
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Her fiberglassing section alone 8s worth the buy