Synopses & Reviews
This book is a goldmine for experienced and novice boat builders and wanna-be boat builders alike. Based on classic skin-on-frame boat building techniques of the Inuit, learn step-by-step how to construct seven boat styles, from a kayak to a canoe to a small sailboat. Discover innovative materials, such as the well-named "ballistic nylon," that result in strong but incredibly light and transportable skin-on-frame boats. Builders are encouraged to apply their own judgment to a few basic rules and every aspect of the boat can be customized. Detailed instructions are complete with illustrations, diagrams, photos, personal anecdotes and a thorough tool guide.