|by Meade Gougeon Fifth Edition. 2005.
The most comprehensive text on wood/epoxy boat construction. Selected Contents,
Part One: Fundamentals of Wood/Epoxy Composite Construction.
Wood as a structural material, WEST System Products, Hull Construction Techniques - An Overview, Estimating Materials and Labour, Tools and the Boatshop, Buying Wood, Safety.
Part Two: Boatbuilding Techniques
Laminating and Bonding Techniques, Scarfing, Synthetic Fibres and WEST System Epoxy, Hardware Bonding, Coating and Finishing
Part Three: First Production Steps
Lofting, Mould Frames and Permanent Frames, Setting Up, Keels, Stems and Sheer Clamps
Part Four: Hull Construction Methods
Building a Mould or Plug, Laminating a Veneer over Mould or Plug, Stringer Frame Construction,
Strip Plank Laminated Veneer and Strip Composite Construction, Hard Chine Plywood Construction, Compounded Plywood Construction
Part Five: Later Production Steps
Interior Construction, Deck Construction.
Appendices, Bibliography and Index.
Hardback, 404 pages. B&W illus and colour plates.