Author(s): Nick Schade
The first comprehensive book on stripbuilding almost any type of small boat. Strip-planking is a popular method of amateur boat construction, but until now there has never been a book that showed how to use it for more than one type of boat. Author Nick Schade presents complete plans for three boats of different types (canoe, kayak, and a dinghy) and shows you step-by-step how to build them. Written for all amateur builders, the book covers materials, tools, and safety issues..
1. Introduction: Why Use Strip Construction? 2. Choosing a Design 3. Choosing Materials 4. Tool Requirements 5. Gallery of Strip-Built Boats 6. Preparing the Strips 7. Setting up the Forms 8. Basic Stripping Technique 9. Fairing and Sanding 10. Fiberglassing Technique 11. Finishing and Varnishing 12. Double Paddle Canoe 13. Rowing Dinghy 14. Adirondack Guide Boat 15. Melonseed Skiff 16. Tandem Kayak