the boatbuilder’s apprentice


Subtitle: the ins and outs of building lapstrake, carvel, stitch-and-glue, strip-planked and other wooden boats

Author: rossel g.

Publisher: international marine (mcgraw hill education)

ISBN: 9780071464055

1 in stock (can be backordered)

1 in stock (can be backordered)


Whether you are contemplating your first-ever boatbuilding project or trying to decide what design you’d like to build next, Greg Rössel can help. Here’s just a glimpse of what’s inside this complete overview of wooden boatbuilding:

– how rowing, sailing, paddling and powerboat designs perform and how they compare in cost, time and necessary skills for building;
– how wooden boats are built, including the pros and cons of carvel, lapstrake, dory lap, stitch and glue, strip plank and other methods;
– how to choose the best boat and building method for your next project;
– how to loft a hull, steam bend frames, scarf a joint, cut a rabbet, laminate stems and spile planks;
– how to take the lines off an old classic whose plans have been lost;
– how to make oars, spars, coamings, knees, gaff jaws, cleats and more.

Greg Rössel writes with warmth, wit and an engaging style. “The Boatbuilder’s Apprentice” is a must guide for anyone planning or even dreaming about building a wooden boat.

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