This CD contains the very same information that's in the printed version of the 30th Anniversary Edition of Lapstrake Boatbuilding. Since the information is in .pdf (Adobe Acrobat) format, you will be able to avail yourself of Acrobat's search feature, which is a very efficient way of locating the information you need quickly. Please note, however, that this disc is encrypted, so although every bit of the information it contains can be accessed on your Windows of Mac computer, you cannot print from it.
Since it was first published in 1978, 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.
This is the basic book on traditional lapstrake construction that provides the background information everyone needs. Nearly double the size of LB1 & LB2 together (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 since the 70s.
Whether you would like to build a skiff, a tender, or even one of the lovely Lincolnville Salmon Wherries like the one in the photo, Lapstrake Boatbuilding contains the information every builder should have close at hand.
This particular Salmon Wherry, built by the author, is the subject of a December 2015 WoodenBoat article.
(The article deals with the extensive repairs to her glued lapstrake hull following near destruction during a November gale here on the Coast of Maine.)