QUICK MENU

boat design site of the month 

HOME
 

design award 

DESIGN AWARD
 

design award archive 2003 

2003 ARCHIVE
 

design award archive 2002 

2002 ARCHIVE
 

design award archive 2001 

2001 ARCHIVE
 

design award archive 2000 

2000 ARCHIVE
 

design award archive 1999 

1999 ARCHIVE
 

search the boat design and boatbuilding directory 

BOAT DESIGN DIRECTORY
 

BOAT DESIGN

design projects 

FORUMS
 

marine design software 

GALLERY
 

design projects 

DESIGN PROJECTS
 

design articles 

DESIGN ARTICLES
 

marine design software 

SOFTWARE
 

schools 

SCHOOLS
 

boat design books 

BOOKS - DESIGN
 

BOATBUILDING

plans 

BOAT PLANS
 

materials 

PROJECTS
 

materials 

SMALL BOATS
 

boatbuilding articles 

BOATBUILDING ARTICLES
 

materials 

MATERIALS
 

boatbuilding books 

BOOKS - BOATBUILDING
 

POWERBOAT INDEX

catamarans 

CATAMARANS
 

v-hull powerboats 

V-HULLS
 

engines and drives 

PROPULSION
  

INFORMATION

newsgroups 

NEWSGROUPS
 

magazines 

MAGAZINES
 

calendar of events 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
 

other directories 

DIRECTORIES
 

link us 

WEB DESIGN
 

link us 

LINK US
 

contact 

CONTACT
 

site map 

SITE MAP
 

search 

SEARCH
 

Boatbuilding Books

Wood, Steel, Aluminum, and Fiberglass Construction.

See Also: Boat Design Books

Boatbuilding: A complete handbook of wooden boat construction

Boatbuilding : A Complete Handbook of Wooden Boat Construction by Howard I. Chapelle
A comprehensive look at the design and construction of small, traditional, wooden craft.  Includes many illustrations and plans. More InformationOrder Now

boatbuilding manual

Boatbuilding Manual by Robert M. Steward
A revised and updated reference that emphasizes traditional wood construction but also surveys plywood, wood-epoxy, fiberglass, steel, aluminum, and other boatbuilding methods. The chapters on interpreting plans, lofting, and moldmaking are common to all methods.
More InformationOrder Now

boat building in your own backyard

Boat Building in Your Own Backyard by S.S. Rabl
"
makes the whole idea of boat building simple to understand. Learn how to read boat plans, loft, and build from cheap but sturdy material"
More Information

bruce roberts boat building

Boatbuilding: Steel; Glass; Wood; Aluminum by Bruce Roberts-Goodson
If you are deciding which material to use for your next boatbuilding project, then this book is for you. If you are building a boat in either steel or fiberglass then you will find this book is invaluable.  250 photos and illustrations
R. Bruce Roberts-Goodson has over thirty years experience in the marine industry. His boats are built by the professional and home builder alike"
More InformationOrder Now
 

Building a Fiberglass Boat by Arthur Edmunds.
Art describes two popular projects as examples:  a twenty-five foot open boat and a thirty-three foot cruser, but also includes a section on sailboat construction. "By far the most important quality of glass fiber laminates is longevity. Boats built in 1950 are still being used with great success..."  "Any conceivable shape can be made from glass fiber when laminating a custom hull" 
More InformationOrder Now

building a fiberglass boat

Boatbuilding with Baltek DuraKote
Written in collaboration with the Baltek Corporation, this book details the use Baltek Durakore to achieve in record speed boats which are "stiffer, lighter, stronger, faster and easier to build than boats made from other materials... The definitive guide to building one-off hi-tech composite power and sail boats of virtually any shape for professional and home builders without time-consuming, costly plugs and conventional fiberglass molds."
More InformationOrder Now

boatbuilding with baltek durakote

Details of Classic Boat Construction : The Hull by Larry Pardey
Larry Pardey is accepted as one of the worlds master craftsmen of wooden boatbuilding. He and his wife, Lin, have built their own boats an then sailed them around the world. This comprehensive guide contains a wealth of photographs and step-by-step guides to various aspects of boatbuilding, from lofting, floors and framing, through to selection of materials, design considerations, deckbeams, partners and all the myriad details that make up a wooden yacht. There are three appendices on boatbuilding woods, yacht-construction rules and choosing adhesives.
--Paul Gelder, Editor, Yachting Monthly
More InformationOrder Now

details of classic boat construction the hull

Boatbuilding With Aluminum by Stephen F. Pollard
Stephen Pollard has built hundreds of aluminum boats-from large ocean racers to water-jet river boats-and has pioneered many of the techniques used in modern welded aluminum boat manufacturing. Readers learn aluminum fabrication, welding, and lofting through the construction of a 20-foot McKenzie River drift boat. More advanced aluminum-forming techniques and large-yacht construction are covered in detail, using specific examples, to enable readers to build aluminum boats of any size
More InformationOrder Now.
 

boatbuilding with aluminum

paysonsinstantboats

Building New Instant Boats by Harold H. Payson
Contains plans for 11 new instant boats. Built of plywood, three of them use a tack-and-tape method that eliminates most beveling. There are complete building instructions and plans for the Gypsy, a 15-foot, double-chine outboard speed boat; Windsprint, a 16-foot, double-ended, lug-rigged sharpie; and others. Full-size plans are available from the author.
More InformationOrder Now

marine composites second edition eric greene associates

Marine Composites by Eric Greene Associates
An in-depth resource covering material properties, fabrication techniques (female mold, one-off, injection, vacuum), design formulas, and modes of failure.  Includes many illustrations, tables, graphs, and photos.
More InformationOnline PDF Version

buehlers backyard boatbuilding

Buehler's Backyard Boatbuilding by George Buheler
"
a wonderful and simple method for building a boat--any boat. While Buheler has some small scale plans and offsets in the book (available from him in large scale), the strength of this book is the advice. He's "been there and done that". His boat designs and construction methods are RUGGED.  Even if you aren't building with that in mind, read his book for the ideas. The tips on nails alone saved me lots of money."
More InformationOrder Now

boat building in wood

Boat Building in Wood : From Lofting to Launching by Colin Faggetter
More InformationOrder Now

 

 

(Select books available through Boat Design Net in Association with Amazon.com)

Keywords: 


Suggest a Book or Resource to Add to this ListTop
Boat Design Books Magazines


Boat Design Net - Click Here to Return to Homepage