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Boatbuilding a Complete Handbook of Wooden B


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Publisher Comments:

The text covers all types of craft from flat-bottom rowboats to ocean cruisers and commercial vessels, and aids the builder in overcoming difficulties and discouraging delays resulting from the lack of easily available information on the practical side of boatbuilding. Boatbuilding gives detailed instructions, with many illustrations, on all phases of boatbuilding written out of actual boatbuilding practice and aids the builder in planning each job in its proper sequence in relation to those that follow. After a chapter discussing the choice of plans suitable for amateur work there are chapters on lofting, the backbone and setting up, flat-bottom hull construction, V-bottom hull construction, round-bottom hull construction, deck framing and building, special construction (plywood, strip planking, lap-strake, diagonal, ribband carvel, canvas), heavy construction, joiner-work, iron-work, and spar making. Each chapter is organized for easy and quick reference, and the book is completely indexed. An added feature is the inclusion of building plans for nineteen boats designed for this book and suitable for amateur building.

Book News Annotation:

Reprint of the Chapelle (Search for Speed Under Sail) original published by Norton in 1941. Now printed on acid-free paper and with a new foreword by Jonathan Wilson.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (


is a practical handbook and boatshop assistant, designed and written to meet the needs of the builder, covering the complete process of wooden boat construction.

About the Author

Howard I. Chapelle (1901-1975) was an American naval architect, and curator of maritime history at the Smithsonian Institution. In addition, he authored many books and articles books on maritime history and marine architecture, including Yacht Designing and Planning, Boatbuilding: A Complete Handbook of Wooden Boat Construction, The History of American Sailing Ships,The History of the American Sailing Navy: The Ships and Their Development, American Small Sailing Craft, and many more.

Product Details

Wilson, Jonathon
Wilson, Jonathon
Introduction by:
Wilson, Jonathon
Wilson, Jonathon
Chapelle, Howard I.
W. W. Norton & Company
New York :
Ships & Shipbuilding - Engineering
Boating - Boatbuilding
Ships, wooden
Ships, Wooden -- Design and construction.
Nautical - General
Edition Description:
Includes index.
Series Volume:
UAG R-279
Publication Date:
Illustrated throughout
9.5 x 6.5 x 1.4 in 2.015 lb

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