Over sixty years of amateur boatbuilding lie behind every page. It is for readers with some woodwork experience, who have never built a boat, but would like to attempt one. It focuses on modern materials and methods; they give us boats which are stronger, longer-lasting, and far lighter than their traditionally-buiIt ancestors. And many readers will simply enjoy reading about how quality wooden boats are built.
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About the Author
The author earned a B.A. in English from Mt. Allison University in 1960. Since then he has worked as a surveyor, migrant crop picker, insurance investigator, public relations executive, reporter, radio news editor, UPI stringer, and a teacher in both private and public schools. The one constant through all of this, and now retirement, has been building wooden boats. The smallest are two eleven-foot lapstrake canoes, the largest is a forty-foot strip-built cabin cruiser. He has taught boatbuilding to about one hundred youngsters from Grades Five to Twelve, sometimes with a boat, or several, being built in a regular classroom. Twelve of the pupils took home their own skin-on-frame kayak. He lives with his wife, Lyn, in Victoria, British Columbia.