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Details of classic boat construction : the hull
Pardey, Larry.
Personal Author:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Arcata, Calif. : L & L Pardey Books ; Shrewbury, U.K. : Waterline, [1999]

Physical Description:
526 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 27 cm
Format :


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VM321 .P25 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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This impressive book shows the process of constructing a boat hull with extensive photographs and drawings and includes ample time-saving procedures. Larry Pardey is accepted as one of the master craftsman of the wooden-boat building world. He and his wife, Lin, have built two, strong, handsome boats an sailed twice around the world in them. This book will help you to save money, time, and energy while creating the boat of your dreams. This book will also guide you with the right tools and equipment, planning and detailing as well as how to create and make your own tools. Guides to repairing and maintaining your boat are included as well. A world of useful information is contained in just these 500 pages.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 9
Introductionp. 11
1. Loftingp. 15
2. Cutting the Backbone Timbersp. 25
3. Assembling the Backbone Timbersp. 47
4. Shaping the Backbone and Cutting the Rabbetp. 65
5. Floor Timbersp. 77
6. Picking Up Patterns, Planking Deductions, and Frame Bevelsp. 91
7. Framing the Hullp. 104
8. Horning In the Frames and Laying On the Ribbandsp. 128
9. The Fashion Timbersp. 136
10. Fastening the Bronze Floors in Placep. 145
11. Bilge Stringersp. 149
12. Stopwatersp. 156
13. The Ballast Keelp. 159
14. The Mast Stepp. 177
15. Bulkheadsp. 183
16. Lining Outp. 193
17. Plankingp. 205
18. Caulkingp. 290
19. Finishing the Hullp. 303
20. Deck Framingp. 324
21. Planking the Transomp. 368
22. Building the Rudderp. 391
23. Boatbuilding Toolsp. 414
Appendix A Boatbuilding Woodsp. 429
Appendix B Yacht-Construction Rulesp. 436
Appendix C Superior Adhesives for the Millenniump. 487
Choosing Adhesivesp. 498
Referencesp. 508
Indexp. 511
Bibliographyp. 527