I first read this book in 1986 and it inspired me to build my first wood strip canoe. Gil writes in a clear and easy style that is very inspiring. He takes away any feeling that wood-strip canoe building is anything other than a series of small steps that result in a wonderful, and beautiful work of craftsmanship. I finished my canoe in two months of weekends and then built the paddles as well!
If you are at all intimidated at the thought of creating your own canoe, order this book and clean out a space in your garage because you will be working on your canoe in no time.
- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: Delorme; Revised edition (March 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0899331181
- ISBN-13: 978-0899331188
- Product Dimensions: 27.7 x 21 x 0.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 363 g
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,279,269 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)