Devlin's Boat Building Manual: How to Build Your Boat the Stitch-And-Glue Way, Second Edition (Paperback)

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The quick and cost-effective way to build the boat of your dreams

For nearly 30 years, Devlin's Boatbuilding Manual has been walking backyard boat builders like you through the process of creating a beautiful, seaworthy vessel with your own hands. This popular guide focuses on the stitch-and-glue process--a simpler, cheaper method than plank-on-frame and cold-molded construction--that produces the same stunning results.

Now, master boat builder Sam Devlin has updated his classic work with critical insights, information, and refinements he has learned over the decades, including:

  • Step-by-step look at the process from start to finish
  • Tested new ideas to streamline the building process
  • New insights on stitch-and-glue building from the amateur's perspective
  • Additional materials and tools for expanding your building/finishing options
  • Fresh ideas for constructing cabins and pilothouses
  • More in-depth coverage of maintenance and repair
  • Expanded appendix showing the range of stitch-and-glue boats

Whether you're looking to build a seven-foot dinghy or a 50-foot motor cruiser, Devlin's Boatbuilding Manual provides proven plans and expert advice to get the job done--and get it done well.

About the Author

Sam Devlin has been in love with boats since childhood. The boat building operation he started with his wife on a shoestring in 1977 has flourished, and Devlin Designing Boat Builders each year rolls out between 20 and 40 stitch-and-glue boats of various sizes from its shop on the shores of Puget Sound.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781260467673
ISBN-10: 1260467678
Publisher: International Marine Publishing
Publication Date: August 17th, 2023
Pages: 384
Language: English