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Boat Building Project Books

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Plans and Dreams by Paul Gartside Volume 2, 2018

A brand new book of designs and plans by well-known naval architect and boat builder Paul Gartside. The book contains detailed plansets for 20 small boat designs aimed at the amateur or professional boatbuilder. Each planset gives the lines and offsets, construction details, accommodation plan and sail plan. Each article is accompanied by the designer's own commentary highlighting the history, the design concept, and any particular points of construction requiring specialised knowledge. The book is laid out landscape fashion and measures 30 x 23 cm (12" x 9"). Illustrated with B&W and colour photos, with fully detailed plansets. A must for any small boat enthusiast.

Full-size drawings are also available from the designer and as electronic downloads.

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Plans & Dreams Volume 1 by Paul GartsidePaul Gartside has now published his first book, containing plans and building commentaries for 23 of his own distinctive small craft.
Purchase of the book entitles you to 25% of the price of downloaded plan sets. Offer is now valid to 31st Dec. 2017, and applies to purchases of multiple plan sets.
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Wooden Boats to Build and UseBy John Gardner
The author's last book introducing a further 16 boats.

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Classic Small Craft You Can BuildBy John Gardner.
Building details for 16 traditional small craft including dories and skiffs.

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How to Build the Shellback DinghyBy Eric Dow
Shellback is an 11ft. (3.35m) double chine plywood stem dinghy.

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How to Build the Catspaw DinghyPublished by WoodenBoat Books.
Catspaw is a 12'6" (3.8m) carvel planked dinghy drawn by Joel White.
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Build the Instant CatboatBy Harold 'Dynamite' Payson.
Details and instructions to build this 12' (3.66m) US-style 'catboat'.

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How to Build the Gloucester Light DoryBy Harold 'Dynamite' Payson.
A collaboration between designer Phil Bolger and builder Harold Payson.
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The Marisol SkiffBy Gifford Jackson.
A book featuring the complete set of plans for this 12'-6" (3.81m) sailing dinghy.

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The Expectant Father's Cradle Boat BookBy Pete Spectre and Buckley Smith.
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Ultrasimple BoatbuildingBy Gavin Atkin
Subtitled '17 Plywood Boats Anyone Can Build'

234 pages. B&W illus. Softcover.
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Building the Sea Urchinby Simon Watts
A complete building manual for this traditionally built clinker Nova Scotian dinghy.