Ultralight Boatbuilding

All the information you need is here. Tom Hill, the chief proponent of ultralight boatbuilding and its leading practitioner, describes the method from start to finish using a skiff and canoe as examples.

Ultralight Boatbuilding

Ultralight canoes and small boats are things of beauty, their apparent delicacy concealing great strength. They are lapstrake-constructed from marine plywood planks, each plank overlapping the one below it in a gracefully curved hull. Epoxy glue along the laps gives the hull structural reinforcement, minimizing the need for framing and permitting an amazingly light structure. Round-bilged and elegant, they are built over jigs, but the method is straightforward and not time consuming. You can build a boat that will give you fun and satisfaction, one you can be proud of, in a winter of leisurely weekends. No fancy tools are needed, and care and patience will make up whatever you lack in woodworking skills. All the information you need is here. Tom Hill, the chief proponent of ultralight boatbuilding and its leading practitioner, describes the method from start to finish using a skiff and canoe as examples. In the appendix is a gallery of ultralight designs, all but one of which you can build without lofting. If you want more flexibility, however, you can adapt almost any lapstrake small-boat design, traditional or modern, to the ultralight method. With some lofting (directions for which are given) you may then build a wide range of boats whose offsets are available. And you may adjust planking thickness and scantlings to give your boat extremely light weight with normal strength, or moderate weight with great strength. Particularly if you lack an extensively equipped workshop and professional skills, Ultralight Boatbuilding will unlock exciting possibilities you considered out of reach.

How to Build Glued lapstrake Wooden Boats

At this time , I was especially in- terested in designing and building light , fast rowing and sailing craft , so not long after acquiring Dinghy Building , I picked up a book titled Ultralight Boatbuilding , by Thomas Hill ( no ...

How to Build Glued lapstrake Wooden Boats

As a child, John Brooks loved to build models and sail with his grandfather. When most teenagers were at the prom, John was changing jibs in the Indian Ocean, halfway through a 35,000-mile, two-year cruise. He began building boats in commercial yards at 19, while studying boat design and building his own boats. John worked for many years honing his craftsmanship on fine yachts, small boats, custom furniture, and a harpsichord. He has been a instructor at the WoodenBoat School in Maine since the mid-1990s, teaching glued-lapstrake boatbuilding, fine interior joinery, and carving. Ruth Ann Hill grew up on the coast of Maine. A writer, boatbuilding assistant, naturalist, and graphic artist, Ruth is the author of Discovering Old Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park: An Unconventional Guide and a contributing editor for Maine Boats & Harbors magazine. John and Ruth started their business, Brooks Boats, in 1991. They design and build glued-lapstrake boats in West Brooklin, Maine-and get out to enjoy their handiwork in its proper element whenever they can.

American Woodworker

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American Woodworker

American Woodworker magazine, A New Track Media publication, has been the premier publication for woodworkers all across America for 25 years. We are committed to providing woodworkers like you with the most accurate and up-to-date plans and information -- including new ideas, product and tool reviews, workshop tips and much, much more.

American Woodworker

STEVE LOAR VIDEO Ultralight Boatbuilding with Thomas J. Hill (1990, Brookfield Craft Center, Inc., P.O. Box 122, Brookfield CT 06804) 1 35 min.;VHS, $49.95 This two-hour video covers the entire process of building a lightweight, ...

American Woodworker

American Woodworker magazine, A New Track Media publication, has been the premier publication for woodworkers all across America for 25 years. We are committed to providing woodworkers like you with the most accurate and up-to-date plans and information -- including new ideas, product and tool reviews, workshop tips and much, much more.

Boatbuilding Manual

Fiberglass Boat Building for Amateurs . Bellflower , CA : Glen - L Marine , 1982 . ... Ultralight Boatbuilding . Camden , ME : International Marine Publishing , 1987 . ... Boatbuilding with Steel , rev . ed . Revised by Thomas Colvin .

Boatbuilding Manual


American Woodworker

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American Woodworker

American Woodworker magazine, A New Track Media publication, has been the premier publication for woodworkers all across America for 25 years. We are committed to providing woodworkers like you with the most accurate and up-to-date plans and information -- including new ideas, product and tool reviews, workshop tips and much, much more.

New Plywood Boats

Tom Hill's Ultralight Boatbuilding is the chief reference on the subject . His method is to put a mold stringer at each lap . However , he admits that it is a -DECK 3/8 " PLY TRANSOM 1/2 " TRANSOM EDGING 13 Daysailers 65.

New Plywood Boats

Tom Jones is a professional boatbuilder, designer, and writer.

American Woodworker

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American Woodworker

American Woodworker magazine, A New Track Media publication, has been the premier publication for woodworkers all across America for 25 years. We are committed to providing woodworkers like you with the most accurate and up-to-date plans and information -- including new ideas, product and tool reviews, workshop tips and much, much more.

The Woodenboat

Building the Wwd Canvas Cance - ULTRALIGHT BOATBUILDING With Thomas J. Hill The Story of the Catboat Craft Center NEW ! Building the Wood and Canvas Canoe Get the big bowl of popcorn ready for this one . While it is quite long , it is ...

The Woodenboat


American Woodworker

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American Woodworker

American Woodworker magazine, A New Track Media publication, has been the premier publication for woodworkers all across America for 25 years. We are committed to providing woodworkers like you with the most accurate and up-to-date plans and information -- including new ideas, product and tool reviews, workshop tips and much, much more.

American Woodworker

$13 Handmade House'boats (Conder) $19 Building the New Instant Boats (Payson) $19 More Building Classic Small Craft (Gardner) $24 Canoes and Kayaks for the Backyard Builder (Snaith) $18 Video: Ultralight Boatbuilding with Thomas Hill ...

American Woodworker

American Woodworker magazine, A New Track Media publication, has been the premier publication for woodworkers all across America for 25 years. We are committed to providing woodworkers like you with the most accurate and up-to-date plans and information -- including new ideas, product and tool reviews, workshop tips and much, much more.

The New Cold Molded Boatbuilding

... block Cabin sole Planking Laminated floor Planking Keel bolts ( dashes ) Laminated finkeel Laminated finkeel Keel bolts ( dashes ) Ballast wing - keel bulb Ballast keel bulb Canoe or IOR - type hull Ultra - light hull Figure 15-4 .

The New Cold Molded Boatbuilding

This features a boatbuilding process which combines strength, beauty, and the workability of wood, with the low-maintenance characteristics of epoxy. Ideally suited to the amateur builder wanting a good, solid cruising boat, this is a complete "soup-to-nuts" presentation of the cold-molding process, with chapters detailing every facet of construction--from choosing a design and setting-up, through engine installation and wiring, to launching and sea trials. Parker has streamlined the cold-molding process to produce economical sturdy boats.

Bibliography of Nautical Books

Bibliography of Nautical Books

This is the 15th annual edition of the Bibliography of Nautical Books, a reference guide to over 14,000 nautical publications. It deals specifically with the year 2000.

The Boatbuilder s Apprentice

Brooklin, ME: WoodenBoat Books, 2004. The New Cold-Molded Boatbuilding: From Lofting to Launching. Parker, Reuel B. Brooklin, ME: WoodenBoat Publications, 2005. Ultralight Boatbuilding. Hill, Tom. Camden, ME: International Marine, 1987.

The Boatbuilder s Apprentice

Learn the Ins and Outs of Building Lapstrake, Carvel, Stitch-and-Glue, Strip-Planked, and Other Wooden Boats Whether you are contemplating your first-ever boatbuilding project or trying to decide what design you'd like to build next, Greg Rössel can help. Here's just a glimpse of what's inside this complete overview of wooden boatbuilding: How rowing, sailing, paddling, and powerboat designs perform, and how they compare in cost, time, and necessary skills for building How wooden boats are built, including the pros and cons of carvel, lapstrake, dory lap, stitch and glue, strip plank, and other methods How to choose the best boat and building method for your next project How to loft a hull, steam bend frames, scarf a joint, cut a rabbet, laminate stems, and spile planks How to take the lines off an old classic whose plans have been lost How to make oars, spars, coamings, knees, gaff jaws, cleats, and more Greg Rössel writes with warmth, wit, and an engaging style. The Boatbuilder's Apprentice is a must guide for anyone planning or even dreaming about building a wooden boat. “Greg Rössel is a Renaissance man. While there are many talented boatbuilders in the world, only a handful are also good teachers. Even fewer can write or illustrate effectively. Yet this author is highly skilled in each of these areas. . . . The Boatbuilder's Apprentice is a successful blend of technique and wisdom, and is, I believe, destined to become a classic.”-Karen Wales, WoodenBoat Review

Lakeland Boating

David Seidman On the Wind ULTRALIGHT BOATBUILDING With Thomas J. Hill Mastering the Art of Sailing tic of thoughtful quotes he uses elsewhere to introduce chapters and sections ranging from the boat to navigation .

Lakeland Boating


Clinker Plywood Boatbuilding Manual

Canadian rock elm is a superb boatbuilding wood, but is now rare (its import is banned in Britain since the disease struck, ... Useful in racing or other ultralight boats, but soft and susceptible to surface damage in exposed places.

Clinker Plywood Boatbuilding Manual

After a successful career in centreboard racing dinghies, Ian Oughtred became one of the leading lights of the British wooden boat revival, designing, building and sailing many remarkable craft. These boats have gained a world-wide reputation for their elegance of line, sound construction and execellent sailing performance. His perfectionist approach may be unbusinesslike, but provides highly refined designs and detailed plans. In this he hopes to encourage a return to a deep appreciation of traditional values of craftsmanship, believing this is the vital part of the true education, and thus helps to nourish the human spirit in an impoverished age.

Buehler s Backyard Boatbuilding

Boats with a D/L of 550 or more are considered “heavy” displacement, 220 to 350 are “moderate,” 150 to 220 are “light,” and less than 150 are “ultralight ...

Buehler s Backyard Boatbuilding

Everybody has the dream: Build a boat in the backyard and sail off to join the happy campers off Pogo Pogo, right? But how? Assuming you aren't independently wealthy, if you want a boat that's really you, you gotta build it yourself. Backyard boatbuilding has its problems. Building in fiberglass is itchy, smelly, and yields a product that yachting maven L. Francis Herreshoff once called "frozen snot." Ferrocement, once all the rage, has pretty much sunk from favor, if you catch the drift. But there's still wood, right? Ah, wood. Nature's perfect material. You can build in the time-honored traditions of the Golden Age of Yachting, loving crafting intricate joints in rare tropical hardwoods, steaming swamp oak butts to sinuous shapes, holding the whole thing together with nonferrous fastenings that cost a buck or better each. Does that sound like boatbuilding for everyperson? What about the currently fashionable wood/epoxy boatbuilding? You butter regular old wood with Miracle Whip, stick it together in the shape of a boat, and off you go, right? Epoxy works, but They don't exactly give it away; nor is it exactly a benign substance. Suiting up like Homer Simpson heading for a fun-filled day at the nuclear power plant isn't exactly the aesthetic boatbuilding experience many of us are looking for. Where does that leave us? In the capable hands of George Buehler, who honors the timeless traditions of the sea all right, but those from the other side of the boatyard tracks. Buehler draws his inspiration from centuries of workboat construction, where semiskilled fishermen built rugged, economical boats from everyday materials in their own backyards, and went to sea in them in all kinds of weather, not just when it was pleasant. Buehler's boats sail on every ocean and perform every task, from long-term liveaboards in Norwegian fjords to a traveling doctor's office in Alaska. This book contains complete plans for seven cruising boats--from a 28-foot sailboat to a 55-foot power cruiser. All the information you need is here, including step-by-step instructions honed by nearly 20 years of supplying boat plans to backyard builders--and helping them out when they get into trouble. Buehler is anarchic, heretical, and occasionally profane; his book is West Coast counterculture meets traditional hardchine workboat construction, leavened with hardnosed common sense and penny-pinching economy. This book is for those who look around them and see that much of what is done in the world today--whether in yachting or politics or economics or interpersonal relationships--is based not on logic but on conforming and meeting other people's expectations. This book is most definitely NOT about either. It is about the realization of dreams. If you believe that everyone who wants a cruising boat can have one . . . If you see beauty beneath the fish scales and work scars of a commercial fishing boat . . . If you want to build a simple, rugged, economical, good-looking cruising boat--power or sail--using everyday lumberyard materials and few skills other than perseverance, this is the book for you. Buehler's Backyard Boatbuilding tells you how to build extraordinary boats using the most ordinary skills and materials, with complete plans, instructions, and specifications for seven real cruising boats ranging from a 28-foot sailboat to a 55-foot power cruiser. "Build wooden boats the Buehler way, which is to say inexpensively, yet like the proverbial brick outhouse."--WoodenBoat Richly flavored with personal advice and anecdotes as well as a wealth of valuable information."--American Sailing Association "Everyone will revere this book."--The Ensign

Vermont Life

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Harrowsmith Country Life

95A Softcover— $ 11.95 ULTRALIGHT ultralight BOATBUILDING BOATBUILDING By Thomas J. Hill , 134 pages Build a delicately beautiful but strong small boat or canoe quickly and economically , with no fancy tools or woodworking experience ...

Harrowsmith Country Life


McGraw Hill 2003 Yearbook of Science Technology

... 1951 ; S. Devlin , Devlin's Boatbuilding , International Marine / McGraw - Hill , 1996 ; V. Gilpin , The Good Little Ship , Sutter House , 1952 ; T. J. Hill , Ultralight Boatbuilding , International Marine / Highmark Publishing ...

McGraw Hill 2003 Yearbook of Science   Technology

Expertly edited and well illustrated for ease of understanding, the Yearbook satisfies the need of students and scientifically interested general readers as well as professionals to stay up to date on the most important current developments in science, engineering and technology. It contains approximately 170 articles by the world’s leaders in science and technology and provides concise yet authoritative reviews of the progress and significance of research on topics from Agribiotechnology to Zoonoses. References to Encyclopedia articles and scientific literature facilitate further study. The Yearbook features: Approximately 170 articles from leaders in scientific and technical disciplines from astronomy to zoology Up-to-date coverage in forefront areas such as bio-technology, cosmology, environmental science and technology, information technology, molecular medicine, telecommunications, and theoretical physics 300 images and two colour graphics enhance the text Features numerous cross-references to the Encyclopedia and bibliographies of key literature after each article An extensive subject index makes finding information a snap