Building Classic Small Craft: Complete Plans and Instructions for 47 Boats (Anglais) Broché – 1 septembre 2003
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"Gardner's work has engaged and inspired more individuals connected with traditional small craft than will ever be counted."--WoodenBoat
"Ought to be considered the Bible on the subject."--Cruising World
As Associate Curator of Small Craft at Mystic Seaport Museum from 1969 to 1995, John Gardner sought out the best examples of classic wooden boats and then measured them, drew them, and researched their histories. Building Classic Small Craft offers his meticulous plans and clear and complete instructions for building 47 beautiful, functional wooden boats for oar, motor, and sail, including dories, peapods, Sea Bright skiffs, wherries, Rangeley boats, and many others--a lifetime's worth of admirable projects that any amateur builder can tackle successfully.
John Gardner was the acknowledged "dean of small craft," and Building Classic Small Craft is an enduring expression of his philosophy, his knowledge, and his work. All the information you need to build these boats is here; no other plans are necessary.
"Worth your attention whether you seriously fancy to build boats yourself or just enjoy reading about them."--Sailing
"Another must for the boatbuilder's library from John Gardner, the authority on traditional small craft in America."--Down East
"Required reading for anyone who thinks of building a small boat."--National Fisherman
Biographie de l'auteur
John Gardner began his boatbuilding career in 1940 at Graves Boatyard in Marblehead, Massachusetts. He became a leading advocate and teacher of building small wooden boats and wrote more than 850 articles on small boats that appeared in National Fisherman, WoodenBoat, Boating, and Yachting, among others. He died in 1995.
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Commentaires client les plus utiles sur Amazon.com
Any beginner can appreciate this book, but it will take some research and effort to learn lofting and make use of the plans provided. I'm afraid most amateurs will probably be overwhelmed when they see the lofting charts. Don't be dissuaded, it looks more complicated than it really is. Tutorials and videos are all over the internet. Even if you don't plan on building any of these boats, the stories and information provided herein are equally valuable.
- there is a lot of valuable boatbuilding material inside, thou as it is contained within boat's construction notes, it's hard to extract. This book will not be a reference manual.
- Boat's construction methods are not so classic. There is a lot of plywood and epoxy.
- Selection of designs was rather unsatisfying for me. There are wonderful rowboat designs (peapods, whitehalls) but it lacks in sailboat area. If you are not sailboat maniac you will find interesting designs on all levels of difficulty, after all.
- The level of details vary from design to design. Some are very complete step by step guides, others only rough sketches.
- As the book is about small craft there is little information about heavier backbone member construction. But to tell the truth I haven't found any book that would be satisfying in this field.
- For me, notes at the end (boatbuilder's planes) were one of the most interesting and part of the whole volume (along with boat's and builder's histories).