Building Classic Small Craft

Author(s): John Gardner

Nautical - Boatbuilding

As Associate Curator of Small Craft at Mystic Seaport Museum from 1969 to 1995, John Gardner sought out the best examples of classic wooden boats and then measured them, drew them, and researched their histories. Building Classic Small Craft offers his meticulous plans and clear and complete instructions for building 47 beautiful, functional wooden boats for oar, motor, and sail, including dories, peapods, Sea Bright skiffs, wherries, Rangeley boats, and many others--a lifetimes worth of admirable projects that any amateur builder can tackle successfully.


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"John Gardner's work has engaged and inspired more individuals connected with traditional small craft than will ever be counted." -WoodenBoat magazine; "Deserves an honored place on the library shelf." -National Fisherman; "Poses clear and impassioned means to go from the armchair to the open water via your own boatshop." -Sea History


In MemoriamBuilding Classic Small Craft, Volume 1PrefaceIntroduction1 The Common Punt2 L. Francis Herreshoff's Pram3 A Plywood Pram4 A Sailing Flattie5 A Chamberlain Skiff6 A Modified Quincy Skiff7 A Lowell Dory Skiff8 A Semi-Dory9 A Car-Top Semi-Dory10 The Dory11 A Modified Swampscott Dory12 A North Shore Surf Dory13 The Chamberlain Gunning Dory14 The Beachcomber-Alpha Dory15 A Sharpie16 The Peapod17 A Spurling Rowboat18 The St. Lawrence River Skiff19 The Rangeley Boat20 The Wherry21 The Origin of the Whitehall22 A Whitehall Pulling Boat23 The Sea Bright Skiff24 The Barnegat SneakboxAppendix: Notes on Boatbuilding MaterialsMore Building Classic Small CraftPreface1 Herreshoff Rowboat and Modified McInnis Bateau2 Pilot Gig3 Merrymeeting Bay Duckboat4 15-Foot Flattie Skiff5 Two 8-Foot Prams6 Four Canoes7 Down East Workboat8 Yacht Tenders9 Sea Bright Skiff10 Boston Fishing Power Dories11 Matinicus Peapod12 Two Garveys13 Clamming Skiff14 16-Foot Swampscott Dory15 Mower Dory16 Boatbuilders' PlanesBibliographyIndex

General Fields

  • : 9780071427975
  • : mcgraw
  • : mcgraw
  • : 1.1
  • : September 2003
  • : 276mm X 215mm X 19mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : John Gardner
  • : Paperback
  • : 2nd Revised edition
  • : 623.8202
  • : 560
  • : 555 photographs and illustrations