Advice on boats and books

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by quist, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. quist
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    quist Junior Member

    I have been reading this website for about 6 mnths or more gleaming all the info i can.
    Me and my wife are going to build a pole barn soon that we can build a boat in.
    I am curious what books you would recomend to a novice on boat building and design. We will almost deffinitaly buy a set of plans, but it is always nice to know why the designer did what he did.
    We are almost defintaly going to build a multihull, probably a small one at first.

    If you have a recomendation on a small starter boat I would like to hear it too.
    We are fond of the Farrier trimarans but they seem a litle expensive.

    We have study plans for Farrier & Searunner Trimarans
     
  2. quist
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    quist Junior Member

    Maybe i should have opened this question in the multihull thread.
    If so I hope the administrator will move it there; or just tell me if i should reopen the question there.
     
  3. Trevlyns
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  4. Gilbert
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    Gilbert Senior Member

    "Boatbuilding in Your Backyard" by Sam Rabl is an old classic.
     

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