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by Vanderdecken
The collected writings of E. Cooper: The best yachting writer of his day. 394 pages
$35.00
$65.00
by Dixon Kemp
The classic text; Kemp, what more is there to say! 648 pages
$35.00
$85.00
by Adrian Neison
Design and build Punts , Skiffs, Canoes, Row and Sailing Boats, etc. 151 pages
$19.95
by Edwin Monk
Some really nice looking boats with complete building instructions. 137 pages
$15.95
$24.95
by W.P. Stephens
Stephens' masterwork on small boat building. 241 pages
$15.95
$24.95
by C.P. Kunhardt
Kunhardt's massive work on early American Yachting and small boat building. 393 pages
$35.00
$65.00
by William F. Crosby
Another fine book by William F. Crosby on small boat building. 237 pages
$19.95
$25.95
by The Boy's Own Pages
A fine collection of 11 traditional English small craft.  229 pages
$19.95
$25.95
by Francis B. Cooke
Another great collection from Francis Cooke.  294 pages
$9.95
$35.95
by D. C. Beard
How to build everything from a log raft on up, with many camping tips. 219 pages
$9.95
$25.95
by Maurice Griffiths
A large number of small yachts and their characteristics; many with lines. 248 pages
$19.95
$25.95
by Geoffrey Prout
One of the best small boat building books with a particularly good section on design. 134 pages
$9.95
$21.95
by H.W. Patterson
Useful suggestions from laying down the lines full size for motor boats to the correct fiberglass to use. 213 pages
$19.95
$25.95
by John F.Sutton
Written for the amateur and covering problems which arise on producing a boat of one's own. 191 pages
$9.95
$21.95
by Robert C. Leslie
An excellent text devoted to Clench (Lapstreak) building, riggings and sailing. 180 pages
$9.95
$21.95
by Charles Bell
Complete plans of the most popular sizes. 244 pages
$19.95
$25.95
by Charles Bell
A manual of Fiberglass boatbuilding techniques, with complete information on how to improve and repair any boat. 200 pages
$19.95
$25.95
by U.S. Department of the Navy
A veritable encyclopedia of the characteristics of wood in ship and boat building. 405 pages
$34.95
$55.95
by William Bland
Experimentally derived hints on the principles regulating ship-building. 100 pages
$14.95
$19.95
by Charles Desmond
A text-book of small power boat design. 300 pages
$15.95
$24.95
YACHTS AND YACHTING (Pub. No. 7)
Vanderdecken/The collected writings of E. Cooper: The best yachting writer of his day. 394 pages

Hardcover Elephant Folio Book

YACHTS AND YACHTING
by Vanderdecken
Being a Treatise on Building, Sparring, Canvassing, Sailing and the General Management of Yachts.
This is a master-work for anyone interested in building and sailing the traditional boat. What Lever and Steel are to square rig, Vanderdecken is to the cruising yacht (he doesn't have a great deal of patience with the racers). Vanderdecken was the nom de plume for William Cooper, Esq., who wrote many articles for the yachting press of the day. Following his death, these were collected into this volume. There is hardly a single small aspect of the building and management of the traditional yacht that is not covered here with both detail and insight. Many of his thoughts are surprisingly modern; especially those on wetted surface and its relationship to boat speed, and deep vs. shallow draught vessels and the resulting differences in beam and stability. In addition to his excellent writing on the subject, there are many very fine drawings. Cooper himself drew the illustrations and they are among the best we have ever seen. There are also several excellent chapters on the management of yachts in storms and heavy weather. If you are building or contemplating a traditional boat of any size, you need this book! First published in 1873. Our edition is in elephant folio (11" X 17") to better reproduce the very fine large plates.

Vanderdecken, 394 pages

$35.00
$65.00
A MANUAL OF YACHT AND BOAT SAILING (Pub. No. 8)
Dixon Kemp/The classic text; Kemp, what more is there to say! 648 pages

Hardcover Elephant Folio Book

A MANUAL OF YACHT AND BOAT SAILING
by Dixon Kemp, A.I.N.A.
Dixon Kemp was the "guru" of yachting in the latter part of the nineteenth century in England. His work was very highly regarded and deeply respected. His Manual of Yacht and Boat Sailing is a comprehensive work, similar in some regard to Kunhardt's Small Yachts: Their Design and Construction in this country. Our edition reprints the 1878 edition and includes a great many illustrations as well as over a hundred full-page plates of designs from the period. Our edition is sized to elephant folio (approximaely 11" X 17") to better reproduce the large plates and contains two editions: The First edition and The Eighth edition. Chapters from the First Edition which were sadly eliminated from the later editions are reinstated as is the enormous and wonderful Appendix which contains the splendid Dictionary of General Information, which is a combination glossary, index, dictionary and boat building text.

Dixon Kemp, 648 pages

$35.00
$85.00
PRACTICAL BOAT BUILDING FOR AMATEURS (Pub. No. 109)
Adrian Neison/Design and build Punts , Skiffs, Canoes, Row and Sailing Boats, etc. 151 pages

Hardcover Duodecimo Book

PRACTICAL BOAT BUILDING FOR AMATEURS

by Adrian Neison
Containing Full Instructions for Designing and Building Punts, Skiffs, Canoes, Row and Sailing Boats, with a Complete A B C Guide to Canoe Sailing, A B C Guide to Camping Out, Together with all Necessary Definitions of Nautical Terms, revised and enlarged by Dixon Kemp.
Neison's book has long been considered one of the best texts on boat building for the Amateur. It is somewhat rare and does not appear very often in the Antiquarian Book market, primarily because most of those who have it tend to hold on to it. It took us some months to find one and we are pleased to offer it here. One valuable chapter, (in context with the kinds of books we publish) is the chapter on building MacGregor's Rob Roy Canoe.   Other chapters in the book are: Designing, Tools and Materials, Punts--Flat Bottomed Boats, Clench-Built Skiffs, The Sailing Boat, Canadian Bateaux--Canvas Canoe--Shooting Punts, etc., etc., A B C Guide to Canoe Sailing, A B C Guide to Camping Out.

Adrian Neison, 151 pages

$19.95
SMALL BOAT BUILDING (Pub. No. 119)
Edwin Monk/Some really nice looking boats with complete building instructions. 137 pages

Soft-cover Folio Long Book

SMALL BOAT BUILDING
by Edwin Monk, Naval Architect
Designed for the amateur, with sixteen "modern" small boat designs, rowboats, sailboats, outboards, a 125-class hydroplane and a runabout, this is one of our favourite boat-building books. The illustration is of Mariner , an absolutely charming 19-foot LOA outboard cruiser with two berths, a galley and a concealed head. After Toad Hall is finished and completes his voyage, this boat will be built; it's ideal for cruising around the Chesapeake and New England coasts. Rather than clamp an outboard on the transom, how much more improved would not the boat be for placing the outboard in a well underneath a comfortable stern lounging seat. Then it would look like a very small and very comfortable inboard cruiser. This boat is definitely on the "to-do" list. There are also plenty of other pleasing designs here in skiffs, rowboats and small sail boats. Definitely worth having! First published in 1947. This book is sized as quarto, (about 9" X 12"), and bound on the left-hand short side for easy readability and use of the fold-out plans.

137 pages, 4 plate(s)

$15.95
$24.95
CANOE AND BOAT BUILDING FOR THE AMATEUR (Pub. No. 146)
W.P. Stephens/Stephens' masterwork on small boat building. 241 pages

Soft-cover Folio Long Book

CANOE AND BOAT BUILDING FOR THE AMATEUR
by W.P. Stephens
Published by Forest and Stream in 1889 this is a seminal work indeed. Stephens was a prolific designer at the turn of the century and held in high esteem. This is a very valuable work for all those interested in boat building, canoes, small sailing boats and early American designs. Among the designs covered in this work are Racing and Cruising Canoes, Canoe Yawls and hard-to-find coverage of the Barnegat Sneakbox, the Barnegat Cruiser, the Rob Roy Canoe, and the Delaware River Ducker and Tuckup. Our edition is printed and bound to duodecimo long (71/4" X 11" in order to better reproduce the plates which were printed to 11" X 17" in the original.) Numerous illustrations and 50 full-page plates. A separate portolio of the plates only (no text), printed to their original size of 11" X 17" is also available.

241 pages

$15.95
$24.95
SMALL YACHTS: Their Design and Construction (Pub. No. 161)
C.P. Kunhardt/Kunhardt's massive work on early American Yachting and small boat building. 393 pages

Hardcover Elephant Folio Book

SMALL YACHTS: Their Design and Construction
by C.P. Kunhardt
Of all the books we have most assiduously searched out, this is our greatest prize to date! WoodenBoat™ Magazine did a reprint in 1985 which is now also out of print, but this 1887 edition by Forest and Stream is a massive work. WoodenBoat's reprint only included about a third of the content and was limited entirely to the design plates and commentary upon them. There is a wealth of additional information in the book of great interest to the designer--amateur or professional. The table of contents includes the following topics contained within the listed sections: INTRODUCTORY: The Model and the Draft; The Draftsman's Office; The Yacht on Paper and in Block; The Three Plans; The Model; Taking Off. ELEMENTS OF DESIGN: Resistance; Displacement; Stability, Rig and its Principles; Beam and its Relations; Balance and its Object; Handiness; Centreboard and Keel; Design in its Unity; The Computations; Theory and Practice Compared; ILLUSTRATIONS OF TYPE: Classification by Type; Centreboard Catboats; Keel Catboats; Light-Draft Centreboard Sloops; Deep Centreboard Sloops; Light Draft Keel Yachts; Deep Draft Keel Yachts; Compromise Keel and Centreboard Yacht; Beamy Cutters; Cutters of Moderate Beam; Cutters of Small Beam; Yachts of Special Class. (This section, Illustrations of Type, was the only section included in WoodenBoat's excellent reprint.) SINGLE-HAND YACHTING; The Boat and Her Equipment; Concerning Safety; Concerning Rig; Concerning Model; Some Notable Single-Handers; GENERAL INFORMATION: Fitting Out; In Commission; Laying Up; Boat Building; Yachts' Boats; Steering Gear; Yacht Clubs; Sailing Rules; Yachts' Papers; Receipts, and Useful Tables. Our edition reproduces the elephant folio sizing (11" X 17") of the original.

393 pages

$35.00
$65.00
AMATEUR BOAT BUILDING (Pub. No. 237)
William F. Crosby/Another fine book by William F. Crosby on small boat building. 237 pages

Hardcover Duodecimo Book

AMATEUR BOAT BUILDING
by William F. Crosby
Illustrated by Frank W. Harth
William F. Crosby needs little introduction to the fan of small boats. His many fine designs and cogent articles in the old Rudder Magazine established his reputation beyond test. Here, in this fine boat building book he synthesizes much of that advice. From the Introduction: "In the pages that follow, I have tried, so far as possible, to simplify the gentle art of boat building so that the beginner can, with a good set of plans, build himeself a sound boat with the least possible amount of complication. Having built a number of small boats myself and having designed a considerable number of boats soley for amateur construciton, I feel that it is possible for an amateur builder to knock himself together a good hull with the minimum amount of trouble, provided things can be kept as simple as possible. . . . The text matter and illustrations in this book have solely to do with vee-bottom boats of small size."

William F. Crosby, 237 pages (1 plate)

$19.95
$25.95
CANOES, DINGHIES and SAILING PUNTS (Pub. No. 238)
The Boy's Own Pages/A fine collection of 11 traditional English small craft.  229 pages

Hardcover Duodecimo Book

CANOES, DINGHIES and SAILING PUNTS
Reprinted from The Boy's Own Paper
Here's a delightful little volume with a surprisingly large number of good and serviceable designs; ranging from a canvas canoe, through simple fishing and sailing punts, to a Sharpie and some very fine centerboard and keel dinghies. While intended for boys, these are not simple boats and young boys must have been quite far advanced as amateur boat builders in the early twenties judging from these designs, though the instructions are very complete. From the Preface. "Every boy who likes paddling a canoe, or sailing a small boat on river or lake, much prefers to make his own craft if circumstances allow. It is to provide such a boy with the means to gratify his wish tht this little handbook has been compiled. The "Boy's Own" Canvas Canoe has been built and used by hundreds of lads all over the world, and has proved itself to be an eminently suitable boat for the purpose. The other small craft here described--dinghies and punts--have also been widely built with successful results. The articles throughout have been specially written by experts, and all the boats, models, etc., dealt with have stood the test of actual use. Numerous diagrams and other illustrations are provided, so that the boy-worker will have no difficulty in following the directions given. " Contents: How to Make a Canvas Canoe, A Sailing Dinghy and How to Build It, A Boy's Own Sailing Skiff, How to Make a Fishing Punt, How to Make a Saililng Punt, A Sailing Sharpie and How to Build It, How to Make a Sectional Canoe, The Boy's Own Skiff and How to Build It, The "Imada" and How I Made Her, How I rigged the Canoe "Frolic.", A Centerboard Dinghy and How to Build It.

229 pages

$19.95
$25.95
HINTS TIPS AND GADGETS (Pub. No. 240)
Francis B. Cooke/Another great collection from Francis Cooke.  294 pages

Hardcover Duodecimo Book

HINTS TIPS AND GADGETS
by Francis B. Cooke
with 83 drawings in the text by Archie White
From the Introduction: Necessity is the mother of invention" says the proverb, and it is one peculiarly applicable to the average small yacht-owner, who devotes a good deal of thought to devising gadgets that will tend to make his craft more comfortable to live in and convenient to handle when under way. When it is remembered that the cabin of such a vessel is, as a rule, only about 7 ft. square, with from 4 ft. to 5 ft. headroom, and usually has to accommodate two or more people and the innumerable articles that constitute a cruising yacht's equipment, it is obvious that there is considerable scope for ingenuity in that respect. In most cases the gadgets devised by amateurs are really practical and valuable, although it is true that one occasionally sees fitments rather suggestive of a Heath Robinson drawing. But if these examples of misguided ingenuity serve no useful purpose they probably gave their inventors a good deal of pleasure and certainly hurt no one. A surprisingly contemporary work for its original publication date of 1902 and certainly applicable today. The needs of the cruiser for accommodation and comfort have not changed and never will, and the solutions presented in this competent and entertaining work are very useful.

by Francis B. Cooke, 294 pages

$9.95
$35.95
BOAT-BUILDING AND BOATING (Pub. No. 245)
D. C. Beard/How to build everything from a log raft on up, with many camping tips. 219 pages

Hardcover Duodecimo Book

BOAT-BUILDING AND BOATING
by D. C. Beard
With many illustrations by the Author
Here's a boat building book with a difference! This is boat building from the basic to the more basic. It covers boat building from the construction of impromptu rafts in the wilderness, through the building of canoes (including the birch-bark) to the building of simple small sailing craft. Of especial interest to the wilderness camper and canoeist are the chapters on log rafts, both primitive and quite sophisticated. This knowledge will stand someone in good stead should they ever be stranded or need to cross an unexpected body of water without access to a boat and with only simple tools such as a camp hatchet. As the author says in the Preface, "This is not a book for yacht-builders, but is intended for beginners in the art of boat-building, for boys and men who wish to make something with which they may navigate the waters of ponds, lakes, or streams. It begins with the most primitive crafts composed of slabs or logs and works up to scows, houseboats, skiffs, canoes and simple forms of sailing craft, a motor boat, and there it stops."
Contents: How to Cross a Stream on a Log, Home-Made Boats, A Raft that will Sail, Canoes, Canoes and Boating Stunts, The Birch-Bark, How to Build a Paddling Dory, The Landlubber's Chapter, How to Rig and Sail Small Boats, More Rigs of all Kinds for Small Boats, Knots, Bends, and Hitches, How to Build a Cheap Boat, A "Rough-and-Ready" Boat, How to Build Cheap and Substantial House-Boats, A Cheap and Speedy Motor-Boat.

D. C. Beard, 219 pages

$9.95
$25.95
DREAM SHIPS (Pub. No. 247)
Maurice Griffiths/A large number of small yachts and their characteristics; many with lines. 248 pages

Hardcover Duodecimo Book

DREAM SHIPS
by Maurice Griffiths, G.M., A.I.N.A.
Fully illustrated with line drawings, plans and photographs.
Here the great Maurice Griffiths waxes eloquent and extensively on a very large variety of sailing craft which he has admired, designed and envied. They range from work boat conversions, through simple small cruisers up to quite large and sophisticated, globe-girdling sailing vessels. Many of the designs illustrated include the lines drawings. The book is divided into two parts, Part I: Planning the dream Ship and; Part II: Designs for Dream Ships.
Contents: Part I: One Man's Meat . . ., Four Main Types, Work Boats as Homely Yachts, Other Types for Conversion, Dutchmen and Leeboards, How Much Space Have We?, Keeping Down the Costs, The Way Lone Gull Grew, Some of Her Successors--and about Centreboards, Choice of Sails, Rigs and Gear, Trade Wind Sailing, Beyond Horizons New, What of the Future?, The Designer Earns his Fee. Contents: Part II: 23-ft. Sloop Tara, 24-ft. Sloop Wind, 35-ft., Fast Sloop Merlin, 33-ft. C.B. Sloop Morana, 38-ft. Scottish Sloop Matilda, 45-ft. Fast Sloop Killara, 32-ft. Cruising Sloop Tarawera, 35-ft. Cruising Sloop Delani, 38-ft. Sloop Hilary, 26-ft. Cutter Cirrus, 35-ft. Ketch Jalmana, 30-ft. Yawl Symphony, 32-ft. C.B. Sloop Carregwen, 32-ft. Sloop Sixpence, The Swin, Class 6-tonner.

Maurice Griffiths, G.M., A.I.N.A., 248 pages

$19.95
$25.95
SIMPLE BOAT-BUILDING (Pub. No. 248)
Geoffrey Prout/One of the best small boat building books with a particularly good section on design. 134 pages

Hardcover Duodecimo Book

SIMPLE BOAT-BUILDING
by Geoffrey Prout
One of the best small-boat building books we have yet come across, with exceptionally good coverage of how the amateur can design his own small craft. The book has coverage of a rowng flattie, a V-Bottom Sailing Dingy a Moulded Pram and a design for an outboard motor-boat. From the Preface: "The instructions in each chapter are given with the idea that the builder (a) wants to keep down expense; (b) doesn't want to crop up against difficulty in obtaining material; (c) doesn't want to buy special tools; (d) doesn't want even the smallest item in the work to be left to his own knowledge of carpentry, which, perphaps, is nil. This book is the result of an amateur's actual experience in building twelve boats, each different in length and deisgn. Three of the twelve were moulded lap-strake boats, and the work was often tackled under great difficulties owing to poor accomodation, bad weather and a meagre tool chest. So it can be done!"

Geoffrey Prout, 134 pages

$9.95
$21.95
MOTOR BOAT BUILDING FOR THE AMATEUR (Pub. No. 91)
H.W. Patterson/Useful suggestions from laying down the lines full size for motor boats to the correct fiberglass to use. 213 pages

Hardcover Duodecimo Book

MOTOR BOAT BUILDING FOR THE AMATEUR
by H.W. Patterson
A textbook describing and illustrating all steps in amateur motor-boat building, with chapters on how to design, reading plans, starting to build, etc.
There are many amateurs who would like to build a boat, not only for the savings involved, but because of the actual pleasure derived from working with tools to create something and finally the pride of possessing a boat which is the result of their own endeavor. Some years back, boat building was shrouded in more or less mystery. Mechanics were jealous of their craft and very little printed matter was available, so the amateur builder was often at a loss how to proceed. He might have the necessary mechanical skill to perform the work creditably, but did not know how to go about it in the most expeditious manner. Today all this is changed. Much has been written on the subject. The majority of these articles however, cover in more or less detail the construction of a particular boat, while it is intended that this texbook will take up various operations separately, and give general information which it is hoped will help in the building of any kind of motor boat ans also apply, as far as it goes, to sail boats.

H.W. Patterson, 213 pages

$19.95
$25.95
SMALL SAILING CRAFT (Pub. No. 259)
John F.Sutton/Written for the amateur and covering problems which arise on producing a boat of one's own. 191 pages

Hardcover Duodecimo Book

SMALL SAILING CRAFT
by John F.Sutton
This is a whizz of a book. It explains, in a clear and straightforward manner, the principles which govern the behaviour of boats. It gives much valuable information for the boat-builder, and for those amateurs who have not yet reached the stage of designing their own craft it furnishes full instructions for the building of a 16ft. New Haven Sharpie and the making of her sails. In fact, it's almost a small-boat design course in just about 150 pages. After the easy-to-understand theoretical work is done, you can put the whole study into practice by building a sweet little sharpie; the complete plans for which are included in the book.

John F.Sutton, 191 pages

$9.95
$21.95
THE SEA BOAT (Pub. No. 270)
Robert C. Leslie/An excellent text devoted to Clench (Lapstreak) building, riggings and sailing. 180 pages

Hardcover Duodecimo Book

THE SEA BOAT
How to Build, Rig and Sail Her
by Robert C. Leslie
An excellent and dedicated text on the subject of lapstreak (clincher or clinker in England) boat building of which there is not too much to be found these days.
From the Preface: "Clench boat-building being more or less a rule of thumb and eye form of naval architecture, and not at all depending upon scientific teaching or treatment, has so far had little written about it. It is, however, peculiarly an English art, for whatever in times past we may have owned to others for our knowledge of the higher branches of ship-building and over-sea navigation, Englishmen have always held their own as the finest boatmen and sea-boat builders in the world. And anyone with an eye for such craft need only pass from Dover to Calais, to note at once the inferiority of the clumsy undecked class of boats of the French compared with those of Deal or Dover."
No chauvinism there eh! Written in 1892, there is not much about lapstreak boatbuilding that can be found missing in this very complete text.

Robert C. Leslie, 180 pages

$9.95
$21.95
HOW TO BUILD 15 FIBERGLASS BOATS (Pub. No. 289)
Charles Bell/Complete plans of the most popular sizes. 244 pages

Hardcover Duodecimo Book

HOW TO BUILD 15 FIBERGLASS BOATS
by Charles Bell
Although the amateur can build a serviceable boat of fiberglass, he needs the guidance that can be supplied only by an expert in order to construct a truly superior boat. In this volume, Charles Bell, one of America’s noted boat-builders, sailors, and plastics engineers, provides this expert advice and offers step-by-step instructions on how to build fiberglass boats ranging from a ten-foot dinghy to a twenty-nine-foot cruiser. Clearly written and illustrated with detailed diagrams, the book provides careful, easy-to-follow instructions on all steps in the building process and presents much valuable information on maintenance and repair. An indispensable volume for the water sportsman and the “do-it-yourself” builder of boats, it is an authoritative work containing many helpful hints that can be found nowhere else. As Charles F. Chapman has written: “No one, in our opinion, is better qualified to supply this [expert] guidance than Charles Bell. With an educational background in engineering and naval architecture, and a love of boats known only to a practical boatman, he has pioneered in the development of successful fiberglass designs. . . . We are confident that this new volume will fill a definite need. We recommend it, without qualification, to anyone interested in the construction of a fiberglass boat.
About the Author--CHARLES BELL studied mechanical engineering and naval architecture at the University of Southern California. During World War II, he worked at Lockheed Aircraft as a preliminary design engineer and it was there that he was introduced to fiberglass reinforced plastics which were then being developed and tested for landing boats for the armed forces. Mr. Bell saw the possibilities in the use of these materials in peacetime and looked ahead to using them in the design and construction of small boats and yachts. After the war, he put his knowledge to work and has become the leading expert in the field.

Charles Bell, 244 pages

$19.95
$25.95
HOW TO BUILD FIBERGLASS BOATS (Pub. No. 295)
Charles Bell/A manual of Fiberglass boatbuilding techniques, with complete information on how to improve and repair any boat. 200 pages

Hardcover Duodecimo Book

HOW TO BUILD FIBERGLASS BOATS
by Charles Bell
If you can use a hammer and saw, scissors and a paint brush you can build a boat which you can carry on a trailer and spend your vacation on the water. Best of all you can do this in half the time and at half the cost of an ordinary wood boat. The answer is plastic--fiberglass-reinforced plastic. The use of plastic in building new boats has removed much of the complicated carpentry and has materially reduced labor hours. Here is a book to tell you how. Builders will find complete fabrication, handling and laminating techniques in this book and there are three popular type boats to build from a simple fishing skiff to a 27' sailboat.

Charles Bell, 200 pages

$19.95
$25.95
WOOD: A MANUAL FOR ITS USE AS A SHIPBUILDING MATERIAL (Pub. No. 296)
U.S. Department of the Navy/A veritable encyclopedia of the characteristics of wood in ship and boat building. 405 pages

Hardcover Octavo Book

WOOD: A MANUAL FOR ITS USE AS A SHIPBUILDING MATERIAL
VOLUMES 1 THROUGH IV
U.S. Department of the Navy, Bureau of Ships with the cooperation of Forest Products Laboratory, Forest Service, United States Department of Agriculture
A veritable encyclopaedia of wood and its use in ships and boats; we are pleased to be able to offer this title in reprint as a result of a number of requests from wooden boat builders and designers. All four volumes of the original manual are complete and combined into one volume.

From the Preface:
During World War II and the Korean action, more than 40,000 wooden ships, boats, and landing craft were added to the Fleet. A continuing program of improvement in wood laminating, extreme service adhesives, and development of wood preservatives for protection against marine borers has been largely responsible for the satisfactory performance of these craft. During the past five years, many additional wooden ships and boats have been put into service, incorporating the most recent knowledge of wood as an engineering material. Because of these many new developments in marine uses of wood, a need has arisen for a comprehensive, up-to-date collection of information based on recent investigations and tests. This new publication, Wood: A Manual for Its Use as a Shipbuilding Material, has, therefore, been prepared and should prove most useful to shipyards, naval architects, Supervisors of Shipbuilding, Inspectors of Naval Materials, and officers and men concerned with all phases of wooden boat design, construction, or maintenance.

Tables of Contents for Each Volume.

VOLUME I
Chapter 1. INTRODUCTION; Purpose and Scope, Nomenclature

Chapter 2. BASIC INFORMATION ON WOOD SPECIES; General, Structure and Growth, Bark, Wood, and Pith, CellularStructurE, Annual rings, Springwood and Summerwood, Sapwood and Heartwood, Hardwoods and Softwoods, Distinguishing Between White and Red Oak, Characteristics of Wood
Species, General, Hardwoods, Softwoods, Defects and Blemishes, General, Knots, Cross Grain, Compression Wood, Tension Wood, Checks, Splits, and Shakes, Compression Failures, Pitch Streaks, Pitch Pockets, Buns, Pith Flecks, Bark Pockets, Indented Rings, Stains and Decay, Insect Damage, References,

Chapter 3. FACTORS AFFECTING THE USE OF WOOD IN BOATS AND SHIPS; General, Live and Dead Trees, Winter Cutting Versus Summer Cutting, Turpentining, Weight of Wood, General, Specific Gravity, General, Specific Gravity and Strength, Moisture Content, General, Moisture Content and Strength, Moisture Content Determination, Shrinkage and Swelling, General, Resistance of Wood to Natural Hazards, Decay, Marine Bores, Weathering, Fire and Heat, Chemicals, Conditions Conducive to Decay, Factors Affecting Decay in Hulls, Ventilation, What Lumber ls, Plywood, Definition, Unit of Measurement, Advantages, Kinds of Plywood, Glued Laminated Wood, Modified Wood, Impreg, Compreg, Staypak, Acetylated Wood, Papreg, References

Chapter 4. GLOSSARY OF TERMS RELATING TO WOOD

VOLUME II
INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER I. SEASONING AND STORING OF LUMBER AND PLYWOOD FOR SHIP AND
BOAT PARTS. SEASONING LUMBER; General, Air Seasoning, Site, Layout, Foundations, Piling, Stickers, Board Spacing, Flues, Chimneys, Roofs and Sheds, End Coatings, Kiln Drying, Dry Kilns, Types of Kilns, Piling of Lumber, Drying Schedules, Control of Checking with Chemicals, Seasoning Defects, Surface Checks, End Checks, Splits, Warp, Honeycomb, Casehardening, Collapse, HANDLING PRACTICES FOR LUMBER; General, Handling Loose Lumber, Handling Packaged Lumber, STORING LUMBER AND PLYW0OD; General, Green Lumber, Water Storage, Piling, Coatings, Hygroscopic Chemicals, Seasoned Lumber, General, Air-Seasoned Lumber, Kiln-dried Lumber, Storing and Handling Plywood, Manufacturing Conditions, REFERENCES

CHAPTER II.WOOD-TREATING PROCESSES FOR PROTECTION AND SERVICE; GENERAL, PRESERVATIVE TREATMENT OF WOOD; Preservative Chemicals, Preservatives Borne in Oils, Coal-tar Creosote, Creosote Solutions, Pentachiorophenol Solutions and Copper Naphthenate Solutions, Water-Repellent Preservatives, Waterborne Preservatives, Zinc Chloride Preservatives, Wolman Salts (Tanalith), Acid Copper Chromate (Celcure, Ammoniacal Copper Arsenite (Chemonite), Chromated Copper Arsenate (Greensalt or Erdalith), Chromated Zinc Arsenate (Boliden Salt), Methods of Applying Preservatives, Preparing Timber for Preservative Treatment, Conditioning Green Timber for Pressure Treatment, Pressure Process, Nonpressure Treatments, Treating Specifications, Pressure Treatment of Laminated Members, Pressure Treatment of Plywood, Requirements for Wood Preservative Treatment in Wood Hull Ships, Effect of Treatment on Strength, Effects of Preservation and Treatment on Glue Joints, Inspection of Treated Wood, Handling and Seasoning after
Treatment, MARINE BORERS; Protection of Wood from Marine Borers, SHIP BARNACLES; WEATHERING OF WOOD; FIRE RESISTANCE OF WOOD; Fire-retardant Coatings, Fire-retardant Impregnations

CHAPTER III STORAGE AND REPAIR OF WOOD BOATS AND SHIPS; GENERAL, STORAGE HAZARDS, Fire and Theft, Mechanical Damage, Weathering, Drying Damage, Corrosion, Decay, Insects, Rodents, STORAGE LOCATION; STORAGE OF BOATS; Standards for Storage of Boats, Stowage, Open Storage, Storage Shelters, Single-Unit Shelters, Multi-Unit Shelters, CARE OF INACTIVE SHIPS; HULL REPAIRS; General, Types of Hull Damage, Repair Materials, Fabrication of Repair Parts, Preparing Hulls for Repair, Inspection, Initial Inspection, Prefinal Inspection,Inspection for Acceptance, Minor Repairs, Superficial Damage, Soft Patches, Butt-block Patches, Lumber Planking Repair, Minor Frame Repairs, Splices for Long Members, Major Repairs, Planking Repairs, Repair of Strip Planking, Repair of Plywood Planking, Decking Repairs, Repair of Lumber Decking, Repair of Plywood Decking, Repairs to Structural Framework, Repair of Long Straight Members, Repair of Bent Frames, Overhaul Repairs.

VOLUME III
Chapter 1.Basic Strength of Wood, General,

Chapter 2.Effect of Moisture Content and Temperature on Strength of Wood, Effect of Moisture Content on Strength, Effect of Temperature on Strength, Immediate Effect, Permanent Effect,

Chapter 3.Influence of Defects and Other Factors on Strength of Wood, General, General Definition of Strength Ratio, Influence of Defects on Lumber, Cross Grain, Knots, Effect of Knots on Bending Strength, Simply Supported Beam, Large Cross Section, Members of Square Cross Section Used as Joists, Planks or Beams, Members of Small Cross Section, Continuous Beams, Effect of Knots on Compression Strength Parallel to Grain, Knot Clusters, Shakes and Checks, Effect on Strength of Beams, Posts and Columns, Other Considerations, Holes, Compression Wood, Compression Failures, Minor Defects, Decay, Effect of Defects and Other Factors on Strength of Glued Wood Laminates, General, Cross Grain, Knots, End Joints, Curvature of Laminations, Vertically Laminated Beams, Effect of Defects and Other Factors on Strength of Plywood, References

Chapter 4.Requirements for Wood Used in Ships and Boats; General, Woods Used in Ship and Boat Construction, Hardwoods, White Oak, Teak Mahogany (American or True Mahogany) (Swietenia spp), African Mahogany (Khaya spp.) Philippine Mahogany (Shorea species and Dark Red Lauan), Softwoods, Douglas-fir and Southern Yellow Pine, Alaska Yellow-Cedar, Atlantic White-Cedar, Baldcypress, Northern White-Cedar, Western Redcedar, Port-Orford Cedar, and Redwood, Sitka Spruce, White Pines, Ponderosa Pine, Western Hemlock, and Noble Fir, Stress Grading of Solid Lumber for Ship and Boat Application, Commercially Stress-Rated Lumber, Length Considerations, Use As a Continuous Span, Cross Sectional Dimensions, Use of Commercial Grades of Nonstress-Rated Lumber, Special Boat Building Lumber, Stress Grading of Laminations for Use in Glued Wood, Laminates for Ship and Boat Application, Plywood for Ship and Boat Use, Plywood for Navy Use, Preservative-Treated Plywood, Fire-Retardant-Treated Plywood, Commercial Plywood Grades, Overlaid Plywood, Metal-Faced Plywoods, Curved Plywood, Molded Plywood, Boat and Ship Hull Specificatloas, Essential Specification Requirements, Sample Specification Statements

Chapter 5.Basic Data for Ship and Boat Design With Wood; General, Moisture Content of Wood in Relationship to its Durability, Design with Solid Wood, Design Stresses Based on Commercially Stress-Rated Lumber, Grade Modifications to Make Commercially Stress-Rated Lumber Applicable to Ship and Boat Use, General Considerations, Shake and Split, Seasoning Checks, Decay, Grading of Simple Span Beams, Grading of Continuous Beams, Seasoning Checks, Cross Grain and Knots, Modification of Design Stresses for Solid Wood, Modification for Duration of Load, Modification for Seasoning Effects, Modification for Decay, Modification for Preservative Treatment, Modification for Temperature, Modification for Other Conditions, Beam Formulas, Solid Beams of Rectangular Cross Section, Extreme Fiber Stress, Depth Factor, Horizontal Shear in Beams, Compression Across the Grain,, Deflection of Beams, Lateral~ Support of Beams, Notched Beams, Built-Up Beams With Mechanical Fastenings, Solid Beams of Circular Section, Column Formulas, Rectangular Solid Wood Columns, Length Classes, Side Loads and Eccentricity, Columns with Side Brackets, Built-Up Columns with Mechanical Fastenings, Design of Rectangular Sections, Spaced Columns, Columns of Circular Cross Section, Combined Loading Formulas, Design With Glued Wood Laminates, Design Stresses, Scarf Joints, Columns of Different Classes, Modification to Design Stresses, Modifications for Moderately Curved Members, Modifications for Severely Curved Members, Modifications Due to Radial Stresses, Examples of Tests on Solid and Laminated Boat Members, Design of Wood-Plywood Beams and Girders, General,
Limiting Considerations, Design, References

Chapter 6.Joints and Fastenings for Ship and Boat Construction, General, Mechanical Fastenings, Bolts, Bearing Strength of Wood Under Bolts, Allowable
Bolt Loads Parallel to Grain, Allowable Bolt Loads Perpendicular to Grain, Effect of Quality of Bolt on Joint Strength, Details of Design with Bolts, Drift Bolts, Timber-Connector Joints, Working Loads for Connector Joints, Tables of Safe Working Loads, Modification of Working Loads, Wind Loads, Impact Forces, Factor of Safety, Special Design Considerations, Exposure and Moisture Condition of Wood, Quality of Lumber, Loads at Angle with Grain, Thickness of
Member, Width of Member, End Distance and Spacing Placement of Multiple Connectors, Cross Bolts, Net Section, Wood Screws, Withdrawal Resistance
of Wood Screws, Lateral Resistance of Wood Screws, Lag Screws, Withdrawal Resistance of Lag Screws, Lateral Resistance of Lag Screws, Nails and Spikes, Withdrawal Resistance of Nails, Factors That Affect Withdrawal Resiatance of Nails, Surface Conditions, Surface-Coated Nails, Surface-Roughened Nails, Form of Shank, Nail Composition, Clinched Nails, Nails in Plywood, Lateral Resistance of Nails, Spikes, Glued Joints, General, Joints Between Pieces with Grain Parallel, Joints Between Wood and Plywood, Joints Between Pieces
with Grain at Angle, References,

VOLUME IV
Introduction,

CHAPTER 1. BENDING AND MACHINING OF WOOD AND PLYWOOD, General, Bending of Wood, Selection of Stock, Seasoning of Stock, Preparation of Bending Stock, Softening the Wood, The Bending Operation, Radius of Curvature, Fixing the Bent Shape, Bending of Plywood, Radius of Curvature, Compound Curvature, Molding Plywood, Bag Method, Equipment, Molds, Bags or Blankets, Glues, Machining of Wood, General, Woodworking
Tools and Machinery, Bandsaws, Circular Saws, Jig Saws, Jointers, Surfacers, Shapers, Sanders, Routers, Boring Machines

CHAPTER 2. GLUING AND LAMINATING, Gluing, General, Types of Adhesives for Bonding Wood, Resorcinol-Forznaldehyde Resin Glues, Phenol-Resorcinol-Formaldehyde Resin Adhesives, Prerequisites for Good Glue Joints, Gluing Characteristics of Wood, Gluing of Preservative-Treated
Wood, Moisture Content of Wood for Gluing, Machining Wood for Gluing, Storage of Resorcinol Glues, Mixing and Applying Glue., Working Life of Mixed Glue, Spreading of Glue, Assembly Time in Gluing, Gluing Pressure, Curing of Glues, Final Conditioning, Glue-Joint Quality Test, Laminating, General, Materials for Laminating, Segregation for Grain, Moisture Content of Lumber for Marine Laminating, Preliminary Surfacing, Steps in Preparing Laminates, Edge Joints, End Joints, Final Surfacing, Thickness of Laminations, Gluing Laminated Members, Curing Laminated Members, Curing of Glue by High-Frequency Heating, Rate of Heating in Large Laminated Assemblies, Humidification of Curing Chambers, Handling and Surfacing Laminated Members, Plant Requirements for Laminating, Plant Space, Storage Buildings, Laminating Equipment, Straight-line Ripsaw, Rough Planer, Trimsaws, Scarfing Equipment, 1 Scarf Cutter, 2 Clamps, 3 Equipment for Curing Scarfs, Cabinet Surfacer, Shaping Equipment, Additional Equipment, Laminating Jigs, Clamps for Laminate Assembly, Curing Chambers, Torque Wrenches, Laminating Room 3 Handling Apparatus, Maintenance Equipment, Test Equipment, Drying Oven, Weighing Apparatus, Moisture Meter, Potentiometer and Thermocouples, Chemical Kit., Compressometer, Block Shear Testing Apparatus, Small Bandsaw, Miscellaneous Laboratory Equipment, Edge-Joining Equipment, Equipment for Preparing Surfaces, Clamps for Edge Joining, Curing Chamber, Calibration of Various Equipment, Clamps, Torque Wfenches, Compressometer, Temperature and Humidity Instruments, Weighing Mechanisms, Moisture Meters, Block Shear Testing Apparatus

CHAPTER 3. FABRICATION OF WOOD BOATS AND SHIPS, General, Lofting Operations, Mold Lofts, Patterns, Molds, Templates, Building Ways,
Ways for Large Ships, Keel Posts and Jigs for Small Boats, Staging, Scaffolding, Shoring, Joints and Fastenings, Nailed Joints, Screwed Joints, Bolted Joints, Connector Joints, Glued Assembly Joints, Shaping and Assembly, General, Keels, Skegs, Frames, Sawn Frames for Round-Bottom Vessels, Sawn Frames for V-Bottom Vessels, Bent Frames for Round-Bottom Vessels, Bent Frames f or V-Bottom Boats, Laminated Frames, Assembly of Frames in the Hull, Stems, Sternposts, Transoms, Keelsons, Clamps, Chines, Other Longitudinals, Deck Beams, Carlings, Shaftiogs, Rudder Blocks, Knees, Breasthooks, Riders,
Pointers, Bulkheads, Hull Planking, Ceiling, Sheathing, Guards or Fenders, Decks and Decking, Calking, Ratproofing, Rudders, Masts and Spars, Superstructure, Joinery, Plywood Parts, Preservative Treatment During Assembly, General, Critical Points for Decay in Ships, Preservative Treatment, Painting and Finishing, General, Materials for Finishing Wood Boats and Ships, Lacquers, Oil Paints, Varnishes (Oleoresinous Products), Antifouling Paints, Fire-Retardant Paints, Preparation of Wood Surfaces for Painting, Seam Compounds, Wood Fillers, Methods of Applying Paints, Spraying, Brushing, General Directions for Applying Finishes.

U.S. Department of the Navy, 405 pages

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Hints Experimentally Derived on Some of the Principles Regulating Ship-Building
by William Bland, Esq.
An early attempt at codifying some of the laws of hydrodynamics as they apply to the forms of ships and boats.
From Chapter 1: "Much difference of opinion having of late years prevailed respecting the true form of Ships and Boats, I have been induced to make a Series of Experiments with models of wood, for the purpose of ascertaining, by a careful notation of results, what may be considered as the governing laws; and I flatter myself I have been successful, in some measure, in detecting a few of the leading principles which influence the speed, the stability, and the safety of vessels impelled by the wind, the oar, and steam."

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Explained in Non-Technical Terms. A Text Book of Small Power Boat Design
by Charles Desmond
Naval Architecture Simplified is, as its title implies, a non-technical explanation of the underlying principles of boat or vessel designing, intended for laymen, students and draftsmen who are just beginning the practice of naval architecture as a profession. Designing a boat or vessel is not a particularly complex undertaking for the man who understands the principles upon which the art of naval architecture is based, though it does ential an immense amount of detail work, and in the case of large vessels can be rather tedious at times if accuracy is desiged. No man can become a designer through book-knowledge alone, but on the other hand, no amount of practical experience will avail if a proper theoretical background is lacking.

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