- Paperback: 175 pages
- Publisher: Breakaway Books (July 1 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1891369296
- ISBN-13: 978-1891369292
- Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 3 x 24.1 cm
- Shipping Weight: 522 g
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #274,906 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Boatbuilding for Beginners (and Beyond): Everything You Need to Know to Build a Sailboat, a Rowboat, a Motorboat, a Canoe, and More! Paperback – Jul 1 2002
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From the Publisher
This book is an extraordinary value -- full building plans for six different boat, and clear, methodical instruction to help anyone build their first boat. Over a hundred photos and drawings to illustrate the process.
Full building plans included for:
Mayfly: 14' sailboat
Piragua: 13' pirogue, or simple canoe
QT Skiff (rowing version): 13' rowboat
QT Skiff (motor version): 13' motorboat
Jonsboat: 16' jonboat
Robote: 14' taped-seam rowboat
About the Author
Jim Michalak (pronounced like "metallic", with a K) is a former aerospace engineer who over the last decade has become one of America's foremost designers of homebuilt boats.He lives in Lebanon, IL.
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This book is a great deal. Not only is it filled with all the information you need to go out to your garage/yard/shed and build a boat, it also, gives you the basics for sail, power, and rowing and the plans to do it. All the info, plans for 6 boats, and Jim's great insight for less than the price of a set of plans.
I think Jim's insight into choosing a boat to build is the best part of the book. If you are thinking about getting a boat or not happy with your boating exerience to date you should buy this book and read that section a few times.
Jim's construction methods are both simple and practical using readily available materials and a minimum of tools. If you have always dreamt of building a boat but baulked at the complexity or the price then this is the book for you.
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