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Boatbuilding Manual

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Boatbuilding ManualBy Robert M. Steward.
Fourth Edition 1994
Now in its fourth edition and with 60,000 copies sold this has become the basic textbook on traditional and modern construction, mainly in wood, but it also surveys plywood, wood/epoxy, fibreglass, steel, aluminium and other methods.
Selected contents. Chapters cover Plans, Tools, Woods, Fibreglass and other Hull Materials, Fastenings, Lines, lofting and laying down, Moulds Templates and the Backbone, Setting Up, Framing, Planking, Deck Framing, Decking, Deck Joinerwork, Finishing, Steering, Tanks Plumbing etc., Mechanical and Electrical, and Safety. Appendices.
If you were to buy one book only on small craft construction, this would be it.
372 pages. B&W illus. Hardback.