Walt Simmons

Experience is a great teacher, and this book is the product of 30 years of building and repairing wooden boats. Here’s a way to avail yourself of lessons learned without having to learn them the hard (and expensive) way. Chapters include: Things You Need to Know (clamping, steaming,…), Backbone & Framing, Planking (lapstrake, carvel, strip), Inboard Joinerwork, and Finishing Up.

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