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Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by jcng722, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. jcng722
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    jcng722 New Member

    Hi all,
    Complete and utter newbie to boat building. At last have a space for a woodshop and it's about time to embark on some long putoff dreams. I have some simple enough goals, I guess. My son just turned 3 and there'll be another one on the way shortly. My goal is to have a nice little sailer built by the time my oldest is 8. Yes, I figured there won't be a whole lot of time for this so I give my self 5 years.

    Been searching this forum and others but it's easy to get lost so many interesting threads. So I might as well just ask. Is there a boat building/design bible? What are THE books I should read?

    Thanks all for any info.
     
  2. terhohalme
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    terhohalme BEng Boat Technology

    For design, sure: Larsson & Eliasson. Principles of Yact Design (III, 2007).
    For building, depends on your material choise. For modern wooden boats: The Gougeon Bothers on Boat Construction.

    But for a starter: Gerr: Nature of Boats and Brewer: Understanding Boat Design
     
  3. jcng722
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    jcng722 New Member

    Thank you terhohalme.
     
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