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SIMPLE BOAT BUILDING
A republication of a 1931 gem
By Geoffrey Prout 1946
Reprinted with permission Brown Son Ferguson 2001
Reprinted Woodenboat.Net.NZ 2001 MOBYSNZ 2020, 2022
with the permission of the publishers
Printed and Made in Great Britain by
Brown, Son & Feguson, Limited, Glasgow, S.1.
The appearance of chime-built dinghies round our coasts of recent years has tempted many an amateur to tackle the building -of these simple craft. And, having successfully built a “flattie,” the enthusiastic amateur has realised that he can quite as confidently make an attempt ,on a moulded boat.
Once the methods adopted in building have been grasped, the work is really quite easy. Trouble comes when the builder tackles the work in wrong sequence . . . But it is easy to keep to the correct sequence if that sequence is detailed. Hence this little book.
The instructions in each chapter are given with the idea that the builder (a) wants to keep down ,expense; (b) doesn’t want to crop up against difficulty in obtaining material’; (c) doesn’t want to buy special tools; (d) doesn’t want even the smallest item, in the work to be left to his own knowledge of carpentry, which, perhaps, is nil.
This book is the result of an amateur’s actual experience in building twelve boats, each different in length and design. Three of the twelve were moulded lap-strake boats, and the work was often tackled under great difficulties owing to poor accommodation., bad weather and a meagre tool chest.
So it can be done.
Geoffrey Prout .
Author of Brown’s Pocket-book for Yachtsmen, Motor Boating for Beginners etc.
Joint Author of Yachting
David Robertson, Editor
BROWN, SON & FERGUSON, LTD.
Incorporating James Munro & Co
Nautical Publishers, Printers and Stationers
4-10 Darnley Street, Glasgow G41 2SD
9th May 2001
The Editor Woodenboat NZ
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