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9780881791914

Building Skin-On-Frame Boats

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  • ISBN13:

    9780881791914

  • ISBN10:

    0881791911

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-03-27
  • Publisher: Hartley and Marks Publishers
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Summary

This book is a goldmine for experienced and novice boat builders and wanna-be boat builders alike. Based on classic skin-on-frame boat building techniques of the Inuit, learn step-by-step how to construct seven boat styles, from a kayak to a canoe to a small sailboat. Discover innovative materials, such as the well-named "ballistic nylon," that result in strong but incredibly light and transportable skin-on-frame boats. Builders are encouraged to apply their own judgment to a few basic rules and every aspect of the boat can be customized. Detailed instructions are complete with illustrations, diagrams, photos, personal anecdotes and a thorough tool guide.

Author Biography

Robert Morris saw his first kayak while spending part of his childhood in the Arctic. He is now the owner of Brewery Creek Small Boat Building Shop in Vancouver, BC. Educated as a fine artist and designer, Robert devotes most his time to researching, building, and teaching skin-on-frame boat building.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements viii
Preface ix
Introduction xiii
PART I HISTORY 1(12)
A Short History of Skin-On-Frame Boats
2(11)
PART II DESIGN, TOOLS & MATERIALS 13(32)
Form and Performance
14(5)
Tools
19(19)
Urban Beachcombing
38(7)
PART III BUILDING A GREENLAND KAYAK 45(110)
Designing the Boat
47(8)
The Backbone: Gunwales
55(20)
The Deck
75(16)
Shaping the Hull
91(24)
Fairing, Lashing, and Finishing
115(21)
Skinning and Waterproofing
136(19)
PART IV WIDER EXPLORATIONS 155(101)
North Alaska Retrieval Kayak and North Alaska Recovery Kayak
158(13)
Netsilingmeot Kayak
171(22)
Baidarka
193(17)
Pram Dinghy
210(10)
Providence River Boat
220(16)
Canadian Canoe
236(12)
Upper Yukon River Skin Canoe
248(8)
Appendix I: Paddle Design 256(6)
Appendix II: Resources 262(1)
Appendix III: Glossary of Terms 263(2)
Index 265

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