The quick and cost-effective way to build the boat of your dreams
In this much-anticipated second edition of the cutting-edge book on boat building, pioneer Sam Devlin gives you the plans and expert advice you need to apply his highly developed, easy-to-use stitch-and-glue technique to a wide variety of boats ranging in size from 7 to 55 feet. This new and expanded edition of Devlin's Boat Building Manual features 200 photographs, including an entirely new section that follows the complete boat building process from start to finish.
Boat building enthusiasts will enjoy seeing the stitch-and-glue method applied to such larger vessels as powerboats and sailboats, and DIY hobbyists interested in building their first boat will find more instruction than in the previous edition. This updated edition also features, a revised painting section, coverage on the latest epoxies and resins and how to work with them, and an expanded design section showing the broad range of sizes and types of boats now buildable with this technique.
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.