Ultralight canoes and small boats are things of beauty, their apparent delicacy concealing great strength They are lapstrake constructed from marine plywood planks, each plank overlapping the one below it in a gracefully curved hull Epoxy glue along the laps gives the hull structural reinforcement, minimizing the need for framing and permitting an amazingly light structure Round bilged and elegant, they are built over jigs, but the method is straightforward and not time consuming You can build a boat that will give you fun and satisfaction, one you can be proud of, in a winter of leisurely weekends No fancy tools are needed, and care and patience will make up whatever you lack in woodworking skills.All the information you need is here Tom Hill, the chief proponent of ultralight boatbuilding and its leading practitioner, describes the method from start to finish using a skiff and canoe as examples In the appendix is a gallery of ultralight designs, all but one of which you can build without lofting If you want flexibility, however, you can adapt almost any lapstrake small boat design, traditional or modern, to the ultralight method With some lofting directions for which are given you may then build a wide range of boats whose offsets are available And you may adjust planking thickness and scantlings to give your boat extremely light weight with normal strength, or moderate weight with great strength.Particularly if you lack an extensively equipped workshop and professional skills, Ultralight Boatbuilding will unlock exciting possibilities you considered out of reach....
|Publisher||:||International Marine Ragged Mountain Press 1 Januar 1987|
|Number of Pages||:||144 Seiten|
|File Size||:||569 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Ultralight Boatbuilding Reviews
My husband enjoyed the book but is having problems obtaining the design plans. The book refers to Redmond Designs of Burlington, Vermont. He is unable to locate this company - any assistance your author or readers can give will be appreciated.
This book is well illustrated but is not as easy to understand as others I've read. It could be that when I read it I had a cold and my concentration was distracted. It has plenty of pics tho. He modifies tools to make these boats and learning these techniques is worth buying the book.
Covers many of the same material as Iain Oughtred's "Clinker Plywood Boatbuilding Manual" and Paul Fisher's "Manual of Clinker Plywood Boat Construction". Hill provides good details on planking and on developing the transom when lofting. The strength of the book is in the use of ribbands for spiling and beveling the strakes. Also good on cutting gains. Of the three books, Oughtred's was the most helpful. I am a novice at boatbuilding but somewhat accomplished at general cabinetry woodworking.
This book is not just good; it's an important text by a renowned designer. You need it (and others). That said, the text sorely needs editing. Not only is the style based on a liberal use of sentence fragments, even the proof reading was amateurish. Still, the author's distinctive voice is compelling and the information invaluable.
Very practical mentoring from someone who has built up great expertise by building lots of boats, with great observation and care about what works the best. Particularly liked his comments on why a clinker-built ply hull is so good structurally (as well as looking gorgeous). And no, I didn't expect to be hand-fed on who are the best people to buy materials from in 2014. Probably wouldn't help much in Australia anyway.
Excellent book, however assumes reader has a certain skill set regarding planes and beveling that remains a mystery to most amateurs myself included.