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Wooden Boats to Build & Use by John Gardner - $40 (Nanoose Bay)

Wooden Boats to Build & Use by John Gardner
It contains twenty chapters on traditional small craft and covers topics ranging from the mystery of the old Hampton boat’s design and Alfred Johnson’s Nineteenth-Century dory to the last boat he drew the lines for, a 13’7″ Swampscott sailing dory which he carefully built inside his head, laying down construction details and ten sheets of drawings in the last years of his life. Included are boats from his days in the boatyards, such as the 11’10” Dion tender, the Chamberlain and Jonesporter launches and the 37′ V-bottom lobsterboat which he designed and helped to build while working at Dion’s Yacht Yard in Salem, Massachusetts. There are lines and construction details for two garveys, three power-driven work skiffs and the lines from a 32′ traditional New England commercial fishing vessel. A Marblehead gunning dory and Moosabec Reach Boat are covered in detail and for the first time the complete drawings and construction measurements are presented for the oldest documented American-built small boat, the four-oared gig American Star, and the fine replica John built in 1974-75, the stunning General Lafayette. These craft are all carefully interpreted and presented with the independent builder in mind, the so-called amateur builder, and John includes clear instructions on taking off boat lines, carving builder’s half-models and many helpful construction suggestions. The lead chapter is a review of the maritime museum’s role in the study of American traditional small craft and John Gardner’s strongly held conviction that the future of the wooden boats lies with their use.
John Gardner began his boatbuilding career in 1940 at Graves Boatyard in Marblehead, Massachusetts. He became a leading advocate and teacher of building small wooden boats and wrote more than 850 articles on small boats that appeared in "National Fisherman," "WoodenBoat," "Boating," and "Yachting," among others. He died in 1995.


Publisher ‏ : ‎ Mystic Seaport Museum 1996
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Softcover ‏ : ‎ 261 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0913372781
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0913372784
Item weight ‏ : ‎ 1 kg
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 21.74 x 1.98 x 27.79 cm

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