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Boatbuilding - Wood

Gougeon Brothers on Boat Construction : Wood and West System Materials : Meade Gougeon / Hardcover / First published 1979 (Special Order).

"This book is one of the great works on wooden boat building. Written in careful detail by someone who has been through the process many times in a wide variety of different ways, it passes on many tips and little secrets which will help the amateur or professional builder of modern wooden boats to produce a superior product. Can you do better than build your boat under guidance from the people who developed the wood/epoxy materials and methods which have rejuvinated the wooden boatbuilding craft worldwide? Very highly recommended."

Boatbuilding : A Complete Handbook of Wooden Boat Construction : Howard I. Chapelle, Jonathon Wilson / Hardcover / Published 1994 ~ Ships in 2-3 days

"One of the classic reference books for those interested in traditional methods of wooden boat construction. It will be of value to owners, builders, restorers or students of classic craft."

Boat Building in Wood; From Lofting to Launching : Colin Faggetter / Hardcover / Published 1996 ~ Usually ships in 24 hours
Cold-Molded and Strip-Planked Wood Boatbuilding : Ian Nicolson / Hardcover / Published 1991~ Ships in 2-3 days

"A good reference work covering the various methods of building modern wooden boats, with plenty of clear detail drawings, "how to" information and tips."

The Laminated Wood Boatbuilder : A Step-By-Step Guide for the Backyard Builder : Hub Miller, Hub Hiller / Paperback / Published 1993 ~ Usually ships in 24 hours
Clinker Boatbuilding : John Leather / Paperback / Published 1987 ~ Ships in 2-3 days
CoverDevlin's Boatbuilding : How to Build Any Boat the Stitch and Glue Way : Sam Devlin / Paperback / Published 1995 ~ Usually ships in 24 hours

Details of Classic Boat Construction : The Hull : Larry Pardey / Hardcover / Published 1991 ~ Usually ships in 4-6 weeks (Special Order)

Boatbuilding With Baltek Durakore : David G. Brown / Hardcover / Published 1995 ~ Usually ships in 24 hours

Boatbuilding - Composite
Fiberglass Boat Building for Amateurs : Ken Hankinson / Hardcover / Published 1982 ~ Usually ships 4-6 weeks (Special Order)

"This book will help amateur builders find their way through the myriad of questions and problems which are bound to arise during any GRP boatbuilding project.It explains how to do it and shows how in clear diagrams and photographs as well. Highly recommended."

Fiberglass Boats: Hugo Du Plessis / Hardcover / Published 1997 ~ Usually ships in 24 hours

"This is an update of the classic manual on the subject by the same author, which was aimed primarily at professional builders. It has been expanded to cover subjects such as osmosis problems and repairs and to include amateur builders. Highly recommended."

Boatbuilding With Baltek Durakore : David G. Brown / Hardcover / Published 1995 ~ Usually ships in 24 hours

Boatbuilding - Metal
Aluminium Boatbuilding : Ernest Sims / Hardcover / Published 1994 ~ Ships in 2-3 days

"A useful reference work for owners, builders and designers of aluminum boats, written by a man who has drawn them, taught about them and built them."

Steel Away : Lecain Smith, Shelia Moir / Paperback / Published 1986 (Back Ordered)

"This book tackles metal boat construction from a different angle which is of major benefit to the amateur builder. It does not try to prescribe to the reader how he must go about building each aspoect of his boat. Instead it gives all the options, describes the benefits and drawbacks of each then leaves it to the reader to decide which will suit him best. Very highly recommended."

Welding : Skills and Technology : Dave Smith, Airco / Hardcover / Published 1984 ~ Ships in 2-3 days

"This very complete manual is an excellent welders technical reference, covering the correct way to do it, choice of equipment, choice of weld electrodes, preparation, welding positions, destructive and non-destructive testing methods, what good and bad welds look like, interpreting weld X-Rays etc. Highly recommended."

Welder's Handbook : A Complete Guide to Mig, Tig, Arc & Oxyacetylene Welding : Richard Finch / Paperback / Published 1997 ~ Ships in 2-3 days
Welding Fundamentals : Mike Gellerman / Hardcover / Published 1995 ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Boatbuilding - General & Fitting Out
Boatbuilding Manual : Robert M. Steward / Hardcover / Published 1994 ~ Usually ships in 24 hours
Boat Building Techniques Illustrated : Richard Birmingham / Hardcover / Published 1994 ~ Ships in 2-3 days
Complete Amateur Boat Building : Michael Verney / Hardcover / Published 1994 ~ Ships in 2-3 days
Boat Joinery and Cabinetmaking Simplified : Fred P. Bingham / Paperback / Published 1996 ~ Ships in 2-3 days
Yacht Style : Design and Decor Ideas from the World's Finest Yachts : Dan Spurr / Paperback / Published 1997 ~ Usually ships in 24 hours
Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual : How to Maintain, Repair, and Improve Your Boat's Essential Systems : Nigel Calder, Stephen F. Pollard / Hardcover / Published 1995 ~ Ships in 2-3 days

"A most complete builders' and owner's manual to guide you through all of the installation and maintenance problems which are likely to arise with mechanical and electrical equipment during building and operating a boat. It covers a wide spectrum of subjects, including powering, refrigeration, heating, steering, plumbing, rigging, electrical and electronic systems. It is impossible for a designer to cover the details of these installations in depth and this work fills in all the gaps very effectively. Very highly recommended."

Boatowner's Guide to Marine Electronics : Gordon West, et al / Paperback / Published 1993 ~ Usually ships in 24 hours

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