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Lapstrake Canoes
by David L. Nichols

$14.50


A lavishly illustrated guide to building a lapstrake canoe—with building plans for three boats

Lapstrake boats are guilt by partially overlapping successive thin planks the length of the boat, to make a gorgeous shape that is lightweight, very strong and stable. David Nichols makes “advanced” boat building accessible to all ages and skill levels. He has written this book so that any high-schooler with a bit of focus can build himself or herself a stunning canoe. Lapstrake Canoes is thoroughly illustrated with color photos and line drawings throughout, taking the reader step by step through every part of the process. The photos alone could teach you how to build a canoe. In addition, David Nichols’ written instructions are clear and deliberate, breaking down each job into a series of simple tasks, telling where to watch for common errors, imparting skills and good humor at every turn. He also includes free plans for three of his own canoe designs, ranging from 12 feet to 16 feet, plus plans for making your own paddle, and making a downwind sail. This book is an astonishing wealth of information and experience at your fingertips.

Read this sample excerpt: Chapter 8: Scarfing

 

 

Read a sample chapter from this book:

Chapter 8: Scarfing

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