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Lapstrake Boatbuilding, 30th Anniversary Edition


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Lapstrake Boatbuilding has become a classic. It has found its way into boatshops, vocational training programs, college classrooms, public libraries, and thousands of private boatbuilding libraries, since the first volume was published by International Marine waaay back in 1978.

This is the comprehensive resource on traditional lapstrake construction that provides the background information everyone needs. Nearly double the size of the original two volumes, which it combines, it is chock full of tricks of the trade, and has been updated and expanded to keep the information current. There is a good reason why this book has been consistently popular with professional and aspiring boatbuilders for decades.

Whether you plan to build a skiff, a tender, or even one of the lovely Newfoundland Trap Skiffs like the one ion the cover of the book, Lapstrake Boatbuilding contains the information every builder should have close at hand. New to lapstrake construction and need to know how gains are cut? That's fully explained, as you might expect.

Here are a couple of examples from the book...


Do you know how to go about getting all your planks equal at the stem? It's not a matter of guesswork or even a matter of developing a "builder's eye."

There is a simple approach that works every time, as shown in this drawing from the book...




'Know how to improvise a clamp where nothing else will do? Check this out...



Information like this is invaluable, and it's all available right here.


Three of the chapters are of Ducktrap boats, all in full color (except for the vintage photos)...




 Lapstrake Boatbuilding, 30th Anniversary Edition
8.5" x 11", 400+ pages, 215 illustrations, indexed, and comb bound to lay flat on your workbench where it is most useful.

This book is also available in CD format.

AND it's available as a digital download so you can have it immediately with no shipping charge.

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