Building Strip-planked Boats

Building Strip-planked Boats


By (author) Nick Schade

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  • Publisher: International Marine Publishing Co
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 191mm x 231mm x 23mm | 408g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Rockport, ME
  • ISBN 10: 0071475249
  • ISBN 13: 9780071475242
  • Illustrations note: col. ill
  • Sales rank: 89,609

Product 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.

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Author information

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.

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