The New Cold-Molded Boatbuilding
by Reuel B. Parker
Published by WoodenBoat Books
320 pages, lots of black & white photos and illustrations, soft cover.
Copyright 2005, ISBN: 0-937822-89-2
It's generally agreed that cold-molded construction is the best method for
the amateur or low-profile professional interested in building a full-size
cruising boat. A truly appropriate technology, cold molding combines the
beauty of wood with the low-maintenance characteristics of fiberglass. "The
New Cold-Molded Boatbuilding" is the complete, soup-to-nuts presentation of this process, with chapters detailing every facet of construction--from
choosing a design and setting up through engine installation and wiring to
launching and sea trials. In addition, the author has streamlined the
cold-molding process considerably, producing boats that are more economical,
efficient, and sturdy--boats built from native materials that will last the
life of the builder and turn heads in harbors around the world.
Note: The Cold Molded process described in this book is similar but not the same as used in our designs. However, there is a lot of other helpful information such as joinery work, keel lamination, turning the hull, electrical, plumbing, finishing and more.