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The Boatbuilder's Apprentice


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Table of Contents

Introduction: Selecting a Small Boat to Build
1 Construction Systems
2 Carvel Planking
3 Lapstrake Planking
4 Dory-Lap Planking
5 Planking a Traditional Flat-Bottomed Boat
6 Batten Seam Construction
7 Strip Planking
8 Traditional Hard-Chined V-Bottomed Construction
9 Stitch-and-Glue Construction
10 Glued Lapstrake Planking
11 Cold Molding
12 Traditional Hull Materials
13 Plywood
14 Hull Knees
15 Selecting a Glue
16 Fastenings
17 Bedding Compounds
18 Boat Finishes
19 Tools
20 Setting Up Shop
21 Wood Dust
22 Construction Planning
23 Lofting Basics
24 Let's Loft Some Boats
25 Construction Setup
26 The Backbone
27 Steaming Frames and Planks
28 Scarfs
29 Steam-Bent Coaming
30 Oars and Spars
31 Oarlocks, Pads, and Leathers
32 Bitts and Pieces
33 Pulling Boats
34 Canoes and Kayaks
35 Dories
36 Sailboats
37 Powerboats
38 Taking the Lines
39 Young Folks and Boatbuilding
Appendix A: Tables, Lists, and Technical Specifications
Appendix B: Resources

About the Author

Greg Roessel is the well-known author of Building Small Boats, co-author of Kayaks You Can Build, and a long-time contributor to WoodenBoat magazine. He is a columnist for Maine Boats & Harbors, his articles appear regularly in magazines such as Watercraft, and he teaches boatbuilding courses at the Penobscot Maritime Museum, WoodenBoat School, and elsewhere. He operates a boat carpentry business in Maine, doing new construction, repairs, and historically accurate restorations.

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