348Re: [AtkinBoats] Lady Joan
- Oct 28, 2004John is right about oak and epoxy does not mix well.
You can use white ash, rock elm, and apitong in that
order of preference for steam bending. Don't
substitute red oak for white.. That's big trouble.
"BOATBUILDING" by Howard I. Chapelle is excellent
reference as well as Robert M. Steward's "BOATBUILDING
MANUAL." However, if you are building your first boat
or a bit larger boat I would have to recommend George
Buehler's "Buehler's Backyard Boatbuilding." This is
the book that George calls his shop manual. It gives
step-by-step instructions from lofting (very simple
the George way), laying the keel, cutting the rabbit
line, frame construction, interior construction,
building a mast, everything, and its fun to read, even
if you're not building a boat. Very clear, easy to
follow with lots of drawings and photos.. I have all
Good luck and don't give up the dream....
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