Boatbuilding Manual - 5th Edition
by Robert M. Steward
New 5th edition, 190 illustrations, 433 pages, 7 1/2" x 9 1/2", hardcover.
(This new edition features construction photos of our Sea Knight built by Bill White. We're real proud of you Bill!)
With more than 75,000 copies sold, Boatbuilding Manual is one of the most widely read texts on the subject and it has been used for years as a standard reference of both boatbuilding and design schools.
A builder and designer for more than 55 years, Robert Steward has rare abilities as a writer and draftsman. His phrasing is clear and easy, and he writes the absolute minimum necessary for a complete understanding of the subject. His drawings are detailed yet uncluttered. This fifth edition, like its predecessors, emphasizes traditional wooden construction but includes a full survey of all current boatbuilding methods. Also included for the first time is a wide selection of kits and plans, many created using the latest wood-epoxy construction methods, showcasing the many ways amateur building is more accessible than ever before. Vacuum bagging is also covered for the first time. As with previous editions, products, materials, and sources have been updated to save hundreds of hours on Web searches.
"This is a book at home in the workshop, not the library. Pulled from beneath a pile of shavings, it is the thing to help make a tough decision or quell an unwanted advisor." - Sail
Click here to read the Table of Contents, Preface & Forward
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