Building Strip-Planked Boats

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November 14, 2008


Electronic book text, 288 pages

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0071643370 / 9780071643375

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Main description

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.

Table of contents

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

Author comments

Nick Schade runs Guillemot Kayaks, one of the best-known providers of plans and kits for strip-built kayaks. He has written feature articles for Sea Kayaker and other magazines.


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