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Boat Building With Plywood.

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Boat Building With Plywood.The author was among the first to acknowledge the improvements in commercially made plywood as a result of wartime research into resin glues.
His years of experience in plywood techniques make him an authority on the frame, stringer and panel construction method.
Not to be confused with 'stitch and glue' or clinker plywood construction, this method uses plywood as a panel material fixed over frames, bulkheads and chines or stringers. A complete text from planning to launching, perhaps more oriented towards power craft rather than sail.
by Glen L. Witt and Ken Hankinson
302 pp., hardcover

The authors specialize in the needs of the amateur, providing valuable scantling recommendations and a chapter on the stitch-and-glue method. A must read if you are thinking about building in plywood.

Table of Contents:

  • Why Build a Plywood Boat?
  • Can You Build Your Own Boat?
  • Tools & Equipment
  • Plywood
  • Lumber
  • Fastenings
  • Glues, Adhesives & Encapsulation
  • Lofting
  • Full Size Patterns
  • Frames
  • Stems & Breasthooks
  • Transoms
  • Settings Up
  • Keels
  • Chine Logs
  • Sheer Clamps & Harpins
  • Battens
  • Fairing
  • Plywood Planking
  • Righting the Hull
  • Decking & Deck Framing
  • Motor Stringers
  • Finishes & Fiberglasses
  • Interior Joinerywork
  • Cabins
  • Daggerboards, Centerboards, & Rudders
  • Stitch-and-Glue

  • 300 pages, B&W illustrations, hardback.