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Table of Contents


  • Part 1 The Background
    • 1 Introduction
      • The Strip-Building Method
      • What You Need to Build a Boat
      • Three Strip-Building Projects
    • 2 Materials
      • Wood
      • Resin
      • Reinforcing Fabrics
      • Glues
      • Tape
      • Waxed Paper
      • Paint and Varnish
    • 3 Tools
      • Hand Tools
      • Power Tools
      • Safety Equipment
    • 4 Lofting
      • Offset Tables
      • Cutting Forms
      • Aligning Forms
      • Inner Stems and Transoms
  • Part 2 The Building Process
    • 5 Getting Started
      • Setting Up Shop
      • Milling Strips
      • Setting Up Forms
    • 6 Stripping the Hull
      • The First Strips
      • The Next Strips
      • Filling In
      • The Boat Bottom
      • Closing
    • 7 Fairing the Hull
      • Scraping
      • Planing
      • Sanding the Wood
      • Sharp Corners
      • Wetting the Wood
    • 8 Staining
    • 9 Fiberglassing
      • Using Epoxy
      • Preparation
      • Cutting the Glass
      • Wetting Out the Cloth
      • Fill Coats
    • 10 Finishing
      • Final Fill Coats
      • Sanding
      • Varnishing
      • Buffing Out the Finish
  • Part 3 Boats You Can Build
    • 11 Coot: A Pram-Bowed Dinghy
      • Strongback and Forms
      • Transoms
      • Stripping
      • Glassing
      • Gunwales
      • Finishing
    • 12 Nymph: A Solo Canoe for Double Paddle
      • Strongback and Forms
      • Stems
      • Stripping
    • 13 Petrel: A Sea Kayak for Rough Waters
      • Strongback and Forms
      • Stems
      • Stripping
      • Cockpit Recess
  • Appendix A Maintenance and Repair
  • Appendix B Safety
  • Appendix C English and Metric Conversion Factors
  • Sources
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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