For Sail, Power, Oar and Paddle
Part of The WoodenBoat Series, this book is a compilation of articles that have appeared in WoodenBoat magazine.
Design Commentaries by the Experts
With this book in hand, you will hold the collective wisdom of the ages. Or at least the wisdom of the experts. A mountain of information has been culled from the best boat design reviews from WoodenBoatmagazine. You'll spend hours pouring over a variety of boats, from rowing craft to powerboats, daysailers to cruising boats.
The reviews are comprehensive and thorough. No once-over-lightly here. There is an analysis of the lines, construction plan, accommodation plan, plus recommendations for improvements. The scope of work includes designs by John Alden, Joel White, Henry Scheel, Howard Chapelle, S.S. Crocker, and many others. This is a wonderful book for boat dreamers. Study these plans, read these commentaries, go sailing in your mind.
By Will Ansel
Will Ansel has created a book that speaks to kids in an easy, free-flowing manner. The book is about what a kid will experience – from the sights, sounds, and even smells that are a part of the boatbuildling experience. Traditional, plank-on-frame (carvel) building is featured.
An accomplished builder and artist, Mr. Ansel's unique drawings will have your kids (or grandkids) catching-on to an experience that no one should miss.
Recommended for ages 5 and up.
A fitting sequel to his popular Boat Modeling. Build nine models using the lift method: a tugboat, an English cutter, a lobsterboat, sardine carriers, a fishing schooner, a torpedo-stern launch, a Friendship sloop, and a day cruiser.
By Royal Lowell
Well-illustrated, the book includes lines for several boats (no offsets) including a 36-foot lobsterboat, a 32-foot sport cruiser, and a 26-foot sport fisherman. If you too have fallen in love with the lines of lobsterboats, you will be especially pleased to have this book, as there is so little published on the type. The book content is succinctly put into perspective for us in the foreword, written by noted marine historian Maynard Bray.
Featuring one of Phil Bolger's clean, simple designs. Dynamite clearly explains the building process that will result in your own 12' gaff-rigged catboat using the stitch-and-glue plywood method.
Easily built boats for amateurs. Includes three stitch-and-glue designs-a technique that allows the plywood seams to be "taped" together with fiberglass and resin instead of metal fastenings-and three conventional designs built without a jig.
By Greg Rossel
For years Greg has been teaching the fundamentals here at the WoodenBoatSchool in Maine. Greg's talent for relaying this experience into the written word has resulted in a text with a straight-forward friendly approach, including helpful drawings and photographs. The combination will drive-home the lessons.
Building Small Boatsis the ideal book for the construction of boats under 25 feet in length. It's perfect for folks looking to have some of the mysteries of the building process peeled away, or just boning-up on a good technique or two.
By Maynard Bray
A step-by-step construction manual for this very popular Joel White design, for oar and sail. Part of the popularity is due to the ease of construction, especially the bow. This instruction book is beneficial for anyone who wishes to build the pram from scratch using WoodenBoat's full-scale plans.
We also have full-sized pre-cut kits, a video, a model kit and building plans.
Sailpower for Antique and Traditional Canoes
This book is packed with bold, intriguing illustrations and detailed, solid information. It will spark your desire to re-examine how the wind might best move your boat. And it will open your eyes to sail and rig configurations you may have never seen. Enjoy a world that comes from the mind and hand of a sailmaker with a gift for teaching by image as well as by word.
Author/Illustrator Todd Bradshaw has an obvious addiction to canoes, although you can easily apply the principles, concepts, and detailed sail plans to any hull that strikes your fancy. So if you have a daysailer, and you're thinking about a new set of sails, you've come to the right place. Or if you are contemplating a leeboard, adding an ama, or just want a resource of ideas for a variety of ways to steer a boat, then take a look at Canoe Rig.
All the information you need for building sails, spars, leeboards, centerboards, and more, is right here. The artwork is backed up by measurements, so you can create in the flesh exactly what Todd has drawn on paper.
Iain Oughtred is the well-known designer of elegant glued-lapstrake plywood boats, including the Acorn Skiffs, Gray Seal, Caledonia Yawl, Whilly Boat, and more. We have been offering his detailed boatbuilding plans for years, so the book was a natural fit. And, you may have noticed many of his designs in WoodenBoat magazine's Launchings column. With the book in hand, and a set of his plans, you can hardly go wrong.
Clinker Plywood Boatbuilding Manual is encompassing enough to guide you through any lapstrake (aka Clinker) boatbuilding project. It covers tools and materials needed, lining off, setting up the building jig, planking, interior work, and fitting out. There are hundreds of drawings, hundreds of photos, and it's dosed liberally with Iain's pragmatic experience.
Well-known maritime writer and nautical historian Maynard Bray, and his wife Anne (she used to manage the WoodenBoat Library) have teamed-up to create a book that brings you many designs hidden away in old copies of The Rudder magazine. They have spent years pouring over The Rudder and have culled some very interesting designs for this book.
Designs to Inspire is divided evenly between sail and power, with the sailboat catagories grouped as: Cat Rigs, Sloops & Cutters, Ketches & Yawls, Schooners & Square Rigs. And the power: Launches, Runabouts & Raceboats, Power Cruisers, Motor Yachts, Commercial boats.
This is a book of line drawings faithfully reproduced from the original issues of The Rudder, improved only by Maynard's unique perspective, with designs selected as well as his commentary in caption format.
It is Mac's mission to open your eyes to the natural beauty around you. He does so by providing this course to create and use an ideal double-paddle canoe.
From the Editors of WoodenBoat magazine
The first in the three design catalog series, this book contains study plans for 50 designs-which range from a 7' 7" pram to a 41' 3" schooner. There are 5 tenders and prams, 7 sailing dinghies and pulling boats, 4 performance rowing craft, 3 power cruisers, 9 daysailers, and 22 cruisers.
In addition there are drawings that identify the parts of a wooden boat, a bibliography, a guide for the selection of various woods, and instructions by Weston Farmer on reading boat plans. None of the designs are repeated in these three books. Some of the most frugal folks we know (the kind that weigh the various loaves of breads on the scale, to select just the right loaf) still can't believe what a great value these are.
Listings show length, type, plan name, designer, plan number, and price.
Forty different designs, and none are repeated inFifty Wooden Boatsand Thirty Wooden Boats.
Includes hull dimensions, displacement, sail area, construction methods, and degree of boatbuilding skills needed to complete each project
There are 5 kayaks, 2 peapods, a catamaran, daysailers, rowing shells, skiffs, mahogany runabouts, and more.
Listings show length, type, plan name, designer, plan number, and price.
A Fourth Catalog of Study Plans
Forty-five different designs, and none are repeated in Fifty Wooden Boats, Forty Wooden Boats, or Thirty Wooden Boats.
Includes hull dimensions, displacement, sail area, construction methods, and degree of boatbuilding skills needed to complete each project. Listings show length, type, plan name, designer, plan number, and price. Such a deal!
This book contains a collection of practical advice on the repair and replacements of keels, stems, and frames.
Here is everything you need to know to construct a carvel planked cruising boat, with no more than a set of plans, a stack of lumber, and a determination. You'll be hard-pressed to find a book which does a better job of telling you how to go about the process. Bud McIntosh had a gift for explaining as well as building and designing. Combine Bud's text with the elegant yet clean drawings of Sam Manning, and you have a classic text, in print for over 25 years.
A detailed manual on the building of a superior rowing and sailing dinghy. A modified version of the famous Herreshoff Columbia model dinghy, this boat, which measures 12' 8", makes an excellent project for the boatbuilder with intermediate skills.
This version is carvel planked. While offsets are included with the book, it's advisable to build from the plans.
When you finish reading this book, you'll understand just what you need to do to build a terrific boat. A boat that is lightweight, forever appealing to the eye, a boat that doesn't leak and doesn't require much in the way of upkeep. And, because the book is clearly written and heavily illustrated with hundreds of drawings and hundreds of photographs, this lovely boat will look as though your stock in trade is indeed that of "boatbuilder".
The devil is in the details. Boat carpenter John Brooks is a picky guy – a trait you want in your teacher: he's a builder who abhors bits of epoxy messing-up a nice long clean planking line. He's going to show you so many techniques for "getting it right" your head will almost spin. From his unique building jig and clamping system to his masking techniques, you're on your way to the land of craftsmanship. Several years from now when your out for your thousandth row and you lean forward on the oars pausing to just look at the boat, we'll bet you'll still smile at the sight. John knows your attention to detail in the building stage will pay-off in spades for years and years to come, and that line-up of planks, the way it all fits makes the difference.
Read the book, use the index to quickly find all those bits of information, and sharpen your tools because you've just sharpened your mind.
John Brooks spends his summers teaching boatbuilding, and his winters building boats. Co-authoring the book is John's bride Ruth Ann Hill, who when not helping to build boats, is plying her writer trade. You'll benefit from her ability to clearly and concisely convert the physical building processes into words.
Step-by-step boatbuilding in the Herreshoff tradition
This is Joel White's keel/centerboard variation of the famous Herreshoff 12½. Each step in this unique process is carefully explained and illustrated. This book, in combination with detailed construction plans, provides a thorough guide for advanced amateurs. No lofting is required.
A shop manual on building an exceptional rowing dory. Designed by Philip C. Bolger, the 15' 6" Gloucester Light Dory is fast, seaworthy, and a delight to row.
Author and builder Dynamite Payson has built hundreds of these. It features simple plywood construction. Includes a full set of reduced plans, as well as step-by-step photos plus sketches of how to set-up.
By Eric Dow
Build this 11'2" dinghy following the step-by-step instructions of boatbuilding Eric Dow. The Shellback Dinghy is a modern classic that rows, sails, and tows beautifully. She has a traditional bow, a narrow rockered bottom, and a sweet transom that lifts well out of the water. This is engineered for the amateur builder.
If you are considering building from our kit, then read this book a time or two, and your decision will be all the easier.
If you decide to build, you will need to order boatbuilding plans. You cannot build straight from the book.
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From the acknowledged master of the "instant boat" – tips, techniques, and designs for quick-and-easy plywood boatbuilding
Dynamite Payson offers you a new guide to building 15 exciting boats from master designer Phil Bolger. Instant Boatbuilding with Dynamite Payson includes plans and instructions for a multipurpose skiff for sail, oar, and power; a pirogue for single or double paddle; a big pram dinghy; a maneuverable peapod; a long, fast, rowing dory; a rugged outboard-powered work skiff; and more. You will enjoy the commonsense advice, step-by-step building instructions, and tips on tools and materials that have made Payson a hero of amateur boatbuilders worldwide.
Title: Instant Boatbuilding with Dynamite Payson: The Fastest, Easiest Way to Build 15 Boats for Power, Sail, Oar, and Paddle
Author: Harold H. Payson
Publisher: International Marine Publishing
Published: April 30, 2007