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The first complete how-to guide for building the latest generation of quick and easy boatsInUltrasimple Boatbuilding, renowned designer Gavin Atkin shows you how to create elegant, seaworthy plywood boats with a minimum of time, experience, and expense. Using clearly written and illustrated step-by-step instructions, Atkin explains the basics of stitch-and-glue construction, tools, materials, shop safety, and more, as he helps you choose and build the simpleboat of your dreams.
Gavin Atkin is known around the world for hisminimalist boat designs. His award-winning creations,including the celebrated Mouse, have been built by countlessboat enthusiasts.
Table of Contents
|The Virtues of Small and Simple Boats|
|How We'll Build Them|
|Three Simple Ways to Build Ultrasimple Boats|
|The Simplified Chine Log Method Stitch-and-Glue Polyurethane|
|Stitch and Glue Epoxy Stitch and Glue Your Choice|
|Materials and Tools|
|Polyurethane Glues Paint and Varnish Tools|
|Basic Skills Working with Lumber|
|Marking Cutting Working with Saws Joining|
|Lengths of Lumber Working with Plywood panels|
|Marking out using coordinates Cutting the panels|
|Making Butt Joints Using Fasteners Pre-drilling holes|
|Working with hand drills|
|Using hammers and driving nails|
|Using screwdrivers and driving screws(sidebar: Working with Chisels)|
|Working with Glues|
|Using polyurethane glue(sidebar: PL Hints from Bryant Owen)|
|Building the Hull Building with the Simplified Chine Log Method|
|Cleats for bulkheads and frames|
|Cleats for the transoms|
|Assembling the Bulkheads, Transoms, and Sides Adding Chine logs Building|
|Stitch-and-Glue Style Bulkheads and Frames Initial Assembly Taping versus "Stitching" Making Fillets with polyurethane Making Fillets with epoxy Covering the hull Adding a Skeg Inwales, gunwales, breasthooks and quarter knees(sidebar: Home Made Clamps)|
|Finishing Your Boat Painting|
|Painting with water-based paint|
|Painting with oil-based paint Varnishing|
|Fitting out and Rigging Fittings|
|Paddling and rowing gear (sidebar: A Rowing Rant)|
|Sailing Gear Daggerboards, leeboards, and rudders|
|Sails Rigging(sidebar: Knots)|
|Let's Build Some Boats|
|Minimouse and Micromouse: two tiny, flat-bottom double-paddle prams|
|Hull Decks Seats Les Brown's Micromouse|
|Lilypad: a stone-simple punt|
|Mouse and Rowing|
|Mouse: a V-bottomed messabout pram for double-paddle or oars|
|Cruising Mouse: a two-person rowing or paddling pram with carrying capacity|
|PoorBoy: a small outboard skiff|
|Dogsbody: a larger outboard boat|
|Jiggity: an "ultrasimplified" Auray punt|
|Aurette: a small sailing Auray punt|
|Piragua: a pirogue|
|Cinderella: a double-paddle canoe with a "roundish" bottom|
|Flying Mouse: a child's sailing pramString Sailing|
|Eek!: a larger, sportier sailing pram for more experienced kids and small adults|
|Puddle Duck Racer: the world's simplest racing class?|
|Summer Breeze: a versatile rowing/sailing skiff|
|Using the Simplified Chine Log Method Stem and transom|
|Frame Assembling the Sides|
|Installing the Bottom|
|Using stitch and glue Finishing the Hull Rowing|
|Accoutrements Sailing Rig|
|Doris the Dory: a rowing and sailing expedition boat|
|What Shall We Build Next?|
|A gallery of appealing designs|
|Phil Bolger Teal His 'n' Hers Schooners|
|Micro Jim Michalak AF3 AF4 Ladybug Harmonica Murray Isles Swallowdale 15 Swan Bay|
|Jacques Mertens-Goosens CK 17 Otter 16|
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