Written by a renowned canoe builder, this book explains every step involved in building a canoe from strips of wood reinforced with fiberglass and epoxy. It covers the design, assembly, maintenance and repair of a strip canoe, as well as workshop safety, choosing a canoe type, working with fiberglass, caning seats and making paddles.
With over 100 photos and illustrations to supplement the step-by-step instructions, the book includes full-size pull-out patterns for stations, paddles, thwarts and yokes for general-purpose, whitewater, streamlined and freighter canoes.
Novice and experienced canoe-builders alike will benefit from this reference manual by a registered Master Maine Guide.
Softcover, 8 1/2" × 11", 112 pages, 2010.