358Re: Boatbuilding Books
- Oct 31, 2004William hit the nail-on-the-head... I can't begin to count the
number of books I've read and learned a tip or technique in some
phase of building a boat. I just looked at my copy of "From a Bare
Hull" by Ferenc Mate copyright 1975. Although, the book is about
finishing a fiberglass bare hull, the tecchiques can be used for any
hull material.. So may ideas I don't dare get rid of it. That book
survived my last spring cleaning. So many others, the so-so ones,
have been donated to the local library.
John you should think about William's suggestion. From what I've
seen at each of your web sites, you could write such a book..
In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, "William E. Parker" <wmeparker@c...>
> As far as lofting is concerned, I think the Gougeon book onboatbuilding,
> which may have now morphed into two books (I haven't lookedrecently), is
> very good and the techniques result in a very fair hull. Themethod for
> dealing with planking thickness in developing stations is very wellin the
> worked-out, and very quick.
> On the question of which books are important, I think all mentioned
> latest string have been very good and worth having.all his
> My interest trends more toward design than boatbuilding, but, for
> faults, Chapelle is indispensible in both. There are some books,like
> chapelle, which provide a good grounding in the basics ofboatbuilding.
> Then there are boats that provide, here and there, excellenttechniques for
> a particular operation, say spiling, or developing the angles on abecause no
> breasthook. And that is why we all have more than two or three,
> book to date provides both a grounding in the basics, and allthose "hints
> and tips". Or at least I haven't found it.
> Say, John, somebody should write that book...
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