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Books for the amateur or professional boat builder tradition wood construction,  metal  or new materials. A good library of boat books will save the builder considerable time and money.  SeaTales  book sales has books on maritime history, schooners, sailing .sea stories,  and tall ships.  

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Devlin's Boatbuilding Painting & Varnishing Inspecting the Aging Sailboat Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual : Legend of Chris-Craft;

cover100 Boat Designs Reviewed : Design Commentaries by the Experts (Woodenboat)
by Peter H. Spectre (Editor)

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How to Build Any Boat the Stitch and Glue
      WayDevlin's Boatbuilding : How to Build Any Boat the Stitch and Glue Way;
 Sam Devlin;
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Traditional plank-on-frame and cold-moulded construction methods require complicated lofting and building moulds, to say nothing of expensive tooling and lots of time. Stitch-and-glue construction, on the other hand, can produce the same results with substantial savings in time and money.. . The boats Devlin builds are anything but amateurish; they're works of art

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coverFifty Wooden Boats : A Catalog of Building Plans

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Paperback (February 1988)
Wooden Boat Pub; ISBN: 0937822078 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.24 x 10.84 x 8.14 Sales Rank: 39,524

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coverBoatbuilding : A Complete Handbook of Wooden Boat Construction ~ Howard I. Chapelle, Jonathon Wilson (Introduction) / Hardcover / Published 1994
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A classic in every sense of the word. Howard I. Chapelle covers nearly every aspect of the design and construction of small, traditional, wooden craft. There is much insight to be gained, and the illustrations and plans included are priceless bits of our marine heritage. Worth a read, even if you don't plan on building a boat yourself.

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coverBuilding Classic Small Craft : Complete Plans and Instructions for 47 Boats ~
by John C. Gardner
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Hardcover - 576 pages commemorat edition (October 1996)
Intl Marine Pub; ISBN: 0070228647 ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.05 x 11.30 x 8.76
Leatherman 67010103 The Wave
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Black & Decker MS500K Mouse Sander/Polisher Kit with 23 Accessories
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Ridgid 75757 RG10V Robogrip Pliers
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Leatherman TSS100A Original Leatherman(tm) Pocket Survival Tool
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Fiskars 9109 5/8" Bypass Pruning Shears
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Porter Cable 557K Professional Plate Joiner with 1000 Biscuits
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DeWalt DW733K 12-1/2" Portable Thickness Planer
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BOATBUILDINGThe New Cold-Molded Boatbuilding : From Lofting to Launching;   Reuel B. Parker;

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There are many ways of building boats one of the method Many builders favor cold molding -- a wood/epoxy matrix that couples the beauty and feel of traditional wood construction with the low-maintenance advantages of fiberglass. it is suitable for the home builder,  Parker in this book takes you from Lofting to Launching.

coverBoats With an Open Mind
Philip C. Bolger;

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some  unique craft, the author presents 75 novel and wonderful boats - some strange, some beautiful, all of  follows his function design philosophy.  If you can't find a design that matches your needs check out Phils book.

coverSpray : The Ultimate Cruising Boat;

by R. Bruce Roberts-Goodson

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coverSensible Cruising Designs ~ Usually ships in 24 hours

L. Francis Herreshoff / Paperback / Published 1991
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Boatbuilding Manual

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Book News, Inc., 08/01/94:
A revised and updated reference (3rd ed., 1987) that emphasizes traditional wood construction but also surveys plywood, wood-epoxy, fiberglass, steel, aluminum, and other boatbuilding methods. The chapters on interpreting plans, lofting, and moldmaking are common to all methods. Throughout, the author recommends products, materials, and services that he has either used or regards highly. Thoroughly illustrated in b&w. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

tcoverThe Architect's Apprentice : The Story of the Design and Construction of a Wooden Sailboat ~
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Gary M. Schwarzman / Hardcover / Published 1998
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Boatbuilding Sailboat Hull & Deck Repair How to Build a Wooden Boat; 10 Wooden Boats You Can Build : The 12-Volt Bible/for Boats;

Ultralight Boatbuilding;

Ultralight canoes and small boats are a things of beauty, their apparent delicacy concealing great strength. They are lapstrake-constructed from marine plywood planks, each plank overlapping the one below it in a gracefully curved hull. Epoxy glue along the laps gives the hull structural reinforcement, minimizing the need for framing and permitting an amazingly light structure. Round-bilged and elegant, they are built over jigs, but the method is straightforward and not time consuming. . No fancy tools are needed, and care and patience will make up whatever you lack in woodworking skills.

Boats With an Open Mind : 75 Unconventional Designs and Concepts

Building Classic Small Craft : Complete Plans and Instructions for 47 Boats ~

The Earliest Ships : The Evolution of Boats into Ships (Conway's History of the Ship) ~

From a Bare Hull : How to Build a Sailboat ~

From Glass to Boat : A Photo Essay (Changes)

How to Build a Wooden Boat ~

How to Build the Haven 12 1/2-Footer ~

How to Build Wooden Boats : With 16 Small-Boat Designs

The Laminated Wood Boatbuilder : A Step-By-Step Guide for the Backyard Builder ~

The New Cold-Molded Boatbuilding : From Lofting to Launching ~

Rip, Strip, & Row : A Builders Guide to the Cosine Wherry ~

Small Craft Advisory : A Book About the Building of a Boat ~


How to Build a Wooden Boat

Everything you need to know to construct a carvel planked cruising boat with no more than a set of plans, a pile of lumber, and determination. Written and illustrated by experienced boatbuilders, covers the entire process, from lofting to finishing out

Aluminium Boatbuilding

. A book highlighting the advantages of building in aluminum, as well as discussing limitations. shows , tools and techniques, setup, corrosion, more. illustrated..

Build the New Instant Boats;

Eleven, new, easily-built Phil Bolger designs with expert building advice. Clever and practical. No lofting required. Plans, photos, illustrations.
A "You-don't-have-to-be-an-expert" book. This is a great book for the person who wants to build a boat but doesn't want to spend years, a lot of money, or much effort in acquiring boatbuilding skills. simple but effective plywood craft, this is a bonanza for the small boat enthusiast. The plans cover yacht tenders, utility skiffs, a sports rowing boat, a couple of small outboard power boats

How to Build a Wooden Boat;

Samuel F. Manning, David C. McIntosh;

Two boatbuilder share their his knowledge about traditional, practical wooden boat construction. Every step is cover in this book from making molds to hanging the rudder. outstanding Illustrations!

cover Canoecraft : A Harrowsmith Illustrated Guide to Woodstrip Construction;

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The Wood and Canvas Canoe : A Complete Guide to Its History, Construction, Restoration, and Maintenance Building a Strip Canoe : Easy Step-By-Step Instructions and Patterns for 5 Canoe Models
Building the Maine Guide Canoe Building a Birchbark Canoe : The Algonquin Wabanaki Tciman ~ Strippers Guide to Canoe-Building
Building a Jawbone Kayak ~ Building a Strip Canoe : Easy Step-By-Step Instructions and Patterns for 5 Canoe Models ~ Wood and Canvas Kayak Building ~

Wooden Boat Renovation The Hinckley Guide to Yacht Care Shipshape : Art of Sailboat Maintenance; Boatowner's Weekend Woodworking Best of Sail Magazine's Things That Work

SEAMANSHIP Women in Sailing Sea Voyage
Hornblower Navigation O'Brian
Explorers Boatbuilding Sailing
Sea Dictionarys Narratives Great Lake Navy
Navigation   Pirates Lighthouses Sub
Schooner Hornblower Shipwrecks Chapelle
USED MARITIME BOOK Coast Guard Sailing-Ships

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Check  below  for out of print books at Sea Tale Books

Biography Boat Building and Maintance Chess Early Navy Explorers
Great Lakes History Hornblower and Historical Navy Novels Inspiration and Self Help Modern Navy
Novels Oceans And Nature Sailing Sailing Ships and Schooners Seamenship
Sea Classics and other Sea Novels Shipwrecks Treasures and Pirates Voyages

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